I will admit to feeling a little apprehensive on arriving at the High Peaks Hotel. It was not what I was expecting from viewing the website. It was very quiet. The car park seemed rather in need of maintenance. However my first impressions were misleading and we had a comfortable and pleasent stay at the High Peaks and consider it extremely good value for money.
Fox Glacier is a reasonably small place - in some ways with an Austrian Alpine appearance. The location of the High Peaks Hotel was convenient in that it was a 2 minute drive off the main SH6 basically half way between Fox Glacier and Lake Matheson which is a "MUST DO" - a beautiful lake providing a fantastic walk.
We liked our room. It was clean, quiet, well-appointed with a very comfortable bed and plenty of space. The view of Mount Cook was tremendous and provided a outstanding backdrop to our breakfast which was simple and well cooked even if lacking in choice. It was obvious that we had visited at a very quiet period but we appreciated the friendly and welcoming nature of Marlene and Alan.
Our main reason for visiting Fox Glacier was to take the helicopter flight and glacier landing. This we did and enjoyed immensely and the High Peaks was a convenient and comfortable place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- High Peaks is a modern hotel offering comfortable, relaxed accommodation in Fox Glacier, on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. Set in a quiet, rural location, High Peaks provides you an ideal setting to enjoy some of New Zealand's most spectacular scenery. The hotel is perfectly located as a base to explore the West Coast's glacier country and Lake Matheson, one of our local icons is only a hop skip and jump away. ... more less
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