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Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier

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Singapore
Reviewed 4 December 2014

We travelled to Fox Glacier and stayed at the well recommended Bella Vista Motel. While the rooms were clean and functional as a whole, we have constantly felt a serious lack of security, with a long corridor along almost all the guest rooms. There seems to be room for improvement in terms of infrastructure. A number of areas in the...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 December 2014

Fox Glacier is a tiny palce with town spanning few 100 meters. For such a small place, This place is a excellent for over night stay. Conviniently located close to all amenities its good for budget accomodation.

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1Thank Amardeep46
Paris, France
Reviewed 13 November 2014

We stayed at the Bella Vista in FG fora couple of nights. We found a clean and spacious room and bathroom, plenty of towels and toiletries provided. The kitchenette was very well equipped, even the bread knife was sharp! Comfortable bed with great pillows. Very helpful receptionist and excellent free 1Gig wifi. Nothing special, but definitely very good value for...

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1Thank Ajansen216
Reviewed 1 November 2014

Easily the best Bella Vista we have stayed at. Large, comfortable and cosily warm family room. All very clean with abundant towels and kitchen facilities. Owners were extremely welcoming and full of information and travel tips.A very nice stay.

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1Thank John M
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 8 October 2014

Freya at the front desk is the most amazing receptionist I have ever seen!!! Instead of the normal "professional" smile, Freya has that truly beautiful face that you can see her genuine heart trying to help you in whatever way she could. From leading us to the glowworm track to booking helicopter trips with discount, she made me feel that...

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4Thank JasonBrisQ
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 7 October 2014

Fox Glacier isn't that big, so being in a great central location isn't hard, but this place is ideal for short stay in a great little town. Nice little rooms with an ensuite bathroom with heater and exhaust fan, kitchenette, couch, heater and a small flatscreen TV with some Sky channels. Fairly basic, but it's hard to beat near new...

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1Thank AKandCK
Reviewed 2 October 2014

Location: Along Haast Highway. First stop not far from the town entrance from Haast. Next door is The Late Kitchen Restaurant (always filled with people). Motel: Two level building with carpark available. Room: Clean room with kitchenette facilities (microwave, kettle, sink, cutlery, simple crockery, dish drop). Big comfortable firm bed with nice comfortable pillows. TV with limited program. A small...

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1Thank Syeen
Rayong, Thailand
Reviewed 21 September 2014

Great location (Fox Glacier is tiny, so hard to be a bad location here), but walking distance from the "Saloon". Owners very nice and helpful. Room maintained perfectly, motel is 6 years old and looks brand new inside and out.

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1Thank n8mthai
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 September 2014

A very average stay. Location was good, but in a town like fox where everything is within walking distance, that doesn't mean much. Paid NZD $100 for the night It was the smallest hotel we stayed in during our travels within the South Island, and with just a fridge and kettle, it had the simplest kitchenette (if you can even...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, but we wish to respond with the following point. The website clearly describes all the room types with a description of the facilities in the room. The option you took was the cheapest and obviously had less facilities than the larger rooms which all had microwave kitchenette facilities etc. The...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2014

The room was well equipped and a reasonable size. The location was superb, although the town is very small so nothing is really too far away. Ideal to cross the road to the main booking office for guided tours. Very helpful staff and the whole place is very clean. The location did it for me.

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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 )
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  • 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: $86 - $158 (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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