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Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier

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Reviewed 25 March 2014

Fox Glacier as a town doesn't have a lot of choices. The Bella Vista is clean, has a microwave and is within a block or two of pubs and restaurants. The front desk staff was very helpful and patient. We only stayed one night on our way through from Queenstown to Christchurch but I have no complaints.

1Thank fishingchic
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 March 2014 via mobile

My husband and myself stayed here earlier this month, and after a long day of driving from the east coast it was nice to be checked in by friendly staff who knew the area. We were thinking about visiting lake Matheson in the afternoon but the receptionist said it would be best to go the next morning because the ducks...

Thank Kelcaller
Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 10 March 2014

This hotel was very clean, modern, well furnished and well maintained. The management was very helpful and flexible. We were able to do laundry and use their spa. The location was excellent--very centrally located on the main street--for enjoying Fox Glacier.

1Thank fellis4290
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Checked in was given a good brief on the area restaurants and things to do. Also got an upgrade to a King room as the motel was not fully booked. The bed/living area was a good size and spotless - very impressed. Kitchen area with a Microwave, toaster and fridge. The town is quite small with a few shops, restaurants...

1Thank 320KEVIN
Hampshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2014

Good modern motel with all the normal facilities and comfortable bed. Close to the main road but very little road noise due to road being closed at night because of landslip on Haast pass road. Manager recommended Lake Matheson cafe to us for dinner and also suggested driving along the glacier view road since my wife is a wheelchair user...

2Thank Mymsman
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2014

A clean, modern, fit-for-purpose comfortable motel with good facilities right in the centre of Fox Glacier Village. The owners are really helpful, I left my camera behind on Christmas Eve and they got it to me in Wanaka, free of charge by Boxing Day (Brilliant service, Thank You). The staff were friendly and knowledgeable of the area.The Last Kitchen next...

1Thank belly5uk
Chorley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2014

Very comfortable motel with good facilities right in the centre of Fox Glacire Village. The owners are really helpful, friendly and knowledgable of the mountains and area. Unfortunately it was the only time on our whole trip that the weather let us down, it never stopped raining so we didin't really see much of the glacier or surrounding area. The...

Thank LizEaves
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 19 February 2014

We stayed here for two nights while we visited Fox Glacier and would definitely look for another hotel if we came through again. The room was very small and $70 a night more expensive than any other hotel we stayed in while we have been in New Zealand. It is advertised as free Internet but you only get a certain...

1Thank Liz19592014
bvfox, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier, responded to this review

As the owners of this business we were very disappointed to receive this negative review. Our aim is to have every guest leave satisfied. In response we would like to point out that the Glacier Region in New Zealand has higher tariffs than other parts of New Zealand due to it's isolated location and high cost involved with running an...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2014

A clean, modern, fit-for-purpose motel at the edge of Fox Glacier village. The path to Fox Glacier starts right next to the motel, where you can see many glow worms at night. The Last Kitchen next door provides a great dinner after your day of walking around and on the glacier. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Kitchenette well equipped. Shower...

Thank John W
Hokitika, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 February 2014

Had to laugh at some of these reviews. We stayed in 20 odd motels on our 4 week tour of New Zealand. Bella Vista Fox Glacier rates up there. Everything clean and modern. The front desk staff were helpful and and ensured we had all the necessary information to enjoy our stay in a stunning part of New Zealand. The...

Thank Anna S

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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 - $402 (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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