We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Foxes

Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Upper Moutere
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
Show Prices
Management photos
The Foxes
View Map
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review

29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 26: English reviews
Start your review of The Foxes
 Click to rate
San Francsico
Reviewed 27 May 2016

The Foxes is owned and operated by Margaret Fox along with her dutiful watchdog - Horton. It’s clear that she takes pride in her home and extensive garden. In fact, she specifically invited us to take a walk in the garden - which we did on several occasions. I would encourage anyone staying at Foxes not to miss the garden...

Thank McTravelSFO
Jamison, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 April 2016

From the moment we arrived till the moment we left, we felt very welcome. Margaret, our gracious hostess, was very helpful with the details of our visit. (Horton added to the fun.) The Foxes is conveniently located to the Abel Tasman National Park and the restaurants in Mapua. From our lovely room, the view of Tasman Bay and Nelson at...

Thank bruceandsally2016
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 nights. The rooms are very spacious and well appointed with all the amenities necessary. The beds are unbelievably comfortable. Margaret is a great host. Full of advice and recommendations of what to do and where to dine. She made all the reservations for us. The lovely touches of savoury cakes and chocolates in the rooms. Breakfast was...

Thank Rodney M
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Everything has already been said by other reviewers and it's all true! The rooms are spacious and immaculate and everything has been thought of. Margaret is delightful, helpful and thoughtful but never intrusive. We love the Abel Tasman national park and The Foxes is a really convenient place to stay if you want to walk or kayak there. Highly recommended,...

Thank Huggis
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2016

We visited The Foxes for 2 nights over Christmas in the middle of our honeymoon and we couldn't have asked for a better stay! Margaret and Derek are brilliant hosts - they truly have thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable and easy as possible. Just a couple of examples included Margaret booking a dinner reservation for us...

Thank Jon S
Columbia. MD
Reviewed 23 December 2015

The room at The Foxes was spacious, very well appointed with all the modern amenities. Margaret is a very warm and gracious host who had great suggestions and advice for our excursions into Nelson, Abel Tasman and the Ruby Bay area.

Thank Intranett
San Diego, California
Reviewed 30 May 2015

We spent two days in this beautiful house with an incredible host, Margaret. She is a wonderful person with a lot of knowledge of the region and real pleasure to talk. The room is great, the little extras, porto, chocolate, fruit are wonderful. The view of Ruby Bay superb. The garden and flowers a delight. We felt sad when we...

1Thank Saul301
Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 25 March 2015

The Foxes, high on a hill, was truly a dream place. The room was equipped with amenities such as frig. with dessert, complimentary port and fruit, free Wifi.fine linens, the best mattress, robes. All was spotless and tasteful including a gorgeous white bathroom with huge walk in shower. The glass doors of the room opened to create a feeling of...

1Thank seasong2
Wollerau, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Margaret is an outstanding Hostess, supported by Horton (Insiders know who is meant....). The room, the house and its garden and the service were fabulous.The "little things" like the turndown with chocolates etc. were appreciated and make the difference to other places. Thanks for sharing your home with us!

1Thank Swissy_13
Harker Heights, Texas
Reviewed 4 March 2014

I just returned from a trip through New Zealand and I have to say that one of my favorite places to stay was The Foxes overlooking Ruby Bay. The accomodations are modern and very comfortable. The view of Ruby Bay was just simply out of this world....what a way to wake up every morning! The home and gardens are incredibly...

1Thank Mary H

17 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (16)
Dining (1)
Hotel & Grounds (7)
View from Room (3)
Other (5)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (1)
Other (1)
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Upper Moutere
1.0 km away
Pine Hill Lodge
Pine Hill Lodge
#1 of 2 in Ruby Bay
70 reviews
2.5 km away
Accent House Boutique Bed & Breakfast
4.3 km away
Atholwood Luxury Country Accommodation
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.2 km away
Mapua Chalets
Mapua Chalets
#3 of 14 in Mapua
50 reviews
13.8 km away
Equestrian Lodge Motel
Equestrian Lodge Motel
#1 of 4 in Motueka
494 reviews
11.7 km away
The Mudcastle
The Mudcastle
#3 of 8 in Upper Moutere
19 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Relax, unwind and enjoy the inside and outside living and the panoramic views at this luxury rural retreat in Ruby Bay, Nelson region at the top of the South Island. A contemporary, architecturally designed house, light and spacious, appointed to the highest standard and natural hues reflecting a calming ambiance. The property offers two luxuriously appointed, spacious suites, each with their own entrance, private balcony and en-suite bathroom. There is also a private guest lounge which opens onto a wide balcony offering spectacular views over Tasman Bay and Nelson harbour. Outside enjoy a walk around the extensive,landscaped, two acre gardens and explore the rich diversity of the exotic and native trees, shrubs, flowers and cacti. Follow the garden path down to the three ponds linked by gently cascading waterfalls and surrounded by grassed areas where you can relax, have a picnic, read a book in the shade, enjoy a glass of New Zealand wine or doze off to the gentle sounds of water. Why not treat yourself to a massage by the pond, leaving you totally refreshed and restored? The Foxes Luxury Boutique B&B is also the ideal peaceful base from which to explore the many activities offered in the Nelson Abel Tasman region. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Foxes

Address: 304 Pomona Road, Upper Moutere, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Mapua > Upper Moutere
Price Range: $331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Foxes staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from The Foxes staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Don't miss a walk in the gardens”
McTravelSFO, 27 May 2016 | Read review
“Only saw 2 rooms, both with desirable views”
seasong2, 24 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All of the rooms are quiet and have an excellent view!”
G1643DYmaryh, 3 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Ask for the room with the terrace overlooking the water. You can sit out on the terrace and drink your morning coffee or tea, very relaxing and soothing.”
Time2paint2014, 25 Feb 2014 | Read review
“No worries...both are excellent.”
  • The Gardens Below
Kent-DebbieE, 9 Jan 2014 | Read review
5 of 5