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Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Modern motel, clean tidy, walking distance to everything, reasonably priced. Kitchenette facility, WiFi, compact but comfortable room. Bars and restaurants are all in walking distance. Information on the area provided on check in

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bvfox, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review Jane and we appreciate the great feedback from you. We trust you enjoyed the rest of your time in New Zealand.

Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Clean and comfortable room. Excellent hospitality. Close to all necessities in town. Will definitely stay here again in the future and highly recommend for anyone looking to stay in Fox Glacier. Even gave us a list of recommendations for site seeing on our travels south to Queenstown!

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bvfox, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier, responded to this review

Thanks Erin for your review. We would definitely love to have you stay with us again. The information for your onward travels just helps you enjoy the drive to your next destination and gives you ideas and what to see.

Seneca, South Carolina
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed one night in Fox Glacier. The Bella Vista Motel worked fine. The room was small but clean. The shower was large with plenty of hot water. The king bed was good and we were able to park at the door.

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bvfox, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are always getting feedback from our guests about how great the showers are. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lady at reception was very helpful with suggestions. The room was very spacious and clean. I did find it a bit noisy with the road out front and I could hear people talking in the room next door. There are numerous choices for dining and many activities to do. If you stay here be sure to view the glacier...

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bvfox, Manager at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review russdon3, we really appreciate the feedback. The Peak Viewpoint certainly is a glorious sight when it's all lit up by the late sun!

Chiang Mai, Thailand
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good standard motel offering comfortable if not particularly spacious accommodation. it was very quiet and had a good internet service. The location is excellent, with plenty of Bars and restaurants within walking distance.

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bvfox, Manager at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier, responded to this review

It's great to hear you were comfortable during your stay with us, thank you for taking the time to write a review Val_Mansfield. Being close to the bars and restaurants certainly makes it easy to go out and about in our little town.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for two nights. The host Jill was amazing from the word go. She gave us a ideas on what to do at fox glacier since we had only booked for the helicopter ride. All her suggestions turned out to be perfect. The rooms were spotless, the bathroom was a good size, the bed was...

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bvfox, Manager at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier, responded to this review

Thanks for such a lovely review Ivy444! We're happy to have made your stay so comfortable and that you found so many things to do. Yes, the guests are welcome to use the washing line :-)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for a couple of nights, very pleasant, right next to the glow worm walk for night time. By far the best stay we have had in New Zealand. Would defiantly recommend others to stay here. The hosts were very lovely and handled all questions we threw at them very well. Thanks for a wonderful stay in Fox...

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bvfox, Manager at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review Paige G. The glow worm walk is a definite favourite - hope to see you in Fox Glacier again soon.

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here one night in the smallest room. Though tight, it was laid out efficiently. The room was clean, modern and comfortable. Bathroom was very nice. Wifi was okay. The hotel is located right next to the beautifully maintained pedestrian and bicycle paths to a Fox Glacier. Good restaurants are just a few steps from the motel.

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bvfox, Manager at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write this lovely review Jim G. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us - the Te Weheka path is one of our favourites, so lucky to have it just 50m from our door!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staffs ,the located is good,close the township and restaurants ,also closer the Rainforest Track for small walk and watching Glow worm at night ! Free unlimited Wi-fi and speed it's good ,tidy and spotless rooms ! Great place to stay if you'll visiting Fox Glacier!!

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bvfox, Manager at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Fox Glacier really is a magical place to visit - we love the glow worms too!

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Motel is situated in town so handy for restaurants. The room was a bit on the small side but spotlessly clean with a comfortable king size bed. The wifi is slow but useable. The staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. Definitely a good place to stay if you are visiting Fox Glacier.

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bvfox, Manager at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are in a great location in Fox Glacier and as you stated handy to all the restaurants. We are aware that at certain times the "wifi" gets slow, and can be frustrating, but unfortunately we don't have any control over the supply into Fox Glacier and the fact that it is on satellite. Hopefully...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Newest accommodation complex in Fox Glacier. Superior accommodation in the heart of the Village. Stroll to restaurants and cafes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier

Address: 55 Main Road | Main Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7859, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
Price Range: $88 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier 4.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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“There are no lifts so a ground floor option may be best if you can't handle the stairs with all your luggage.”
russdon3, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Try the glow worm walk in the forest next door, the hosts will tell you about it.”
BigTea33, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the 1st floor”
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“Rooms not facing road and car park would be quieter.”
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