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Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier

55 Main Road Main Road, Fox Glacier, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7859 New Zealand
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Newest accommodation complex in Fox Glacier. Superior accommodation in the heart of the Village. Stroll to restaurants and cafes.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
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Desk
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Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Microwave
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Modern
Languages Spoken
English
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John H wrote a review Feb 2024
Hamilton, New Zealand106 contributions17 helpful votes
Tightness was a recurring theme here. Parking was some of the most constricted we encountered on our trip, and needed careful back-and-forth positioning. Getting up the stairs required giving way if someone was coming the other direction. Even the rubbish bin in our bathroom had to be relocated because the lid was blocked by the S-bend of the sink above it. Despite these complaints, the room was clean and comfortable and the reception staff were helpful.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Heather-in-Canada wrote a review Feb 2024
Toronto, Canada126 contributions132 helpful votes
Excellent one night stay here . Karen on reception welcomed us warmly and gave us some great tips for exploring the area. Room was well equipped, very clean and was comfortable . Location was good and plenty (free) parking . Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tony W wrote a review Nov 2023
Cambridge, United Kingdom454 contributions271 helpful votes
Stayed one night as stop-off on drive up west coast. Staff were extremely friendly & helpful, and room was clean & to a high standard. Location is on the main road, within easy walk of cafes, restaurants, and the petrol station across the street (handy for supplies when other places are closed. Was excellent value for money.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Radarz wrote a review Oct 2023
Melbourne, Australia415 contributions259 helpful votes
Reception was pleasant and efficient with plenty of information being provided or us to consider in our short stay. Located in the centre of Fox Glacier township and on the main road through the town. Bella Vista Motels are located in every town we went to on this trip and all look the same. Nice enough rooms with a kitchenette and bathroom. Clean and tasteful. If there was any complaint it was the stairs to get to the upper level, however it was ok for us but something to be aware of if you cant negotiate stairs. Parking was plentiful right outside your rooms. Very few TV channels and the picture on our TV was vey dark. Just as well we were not there to watch TV. We ate at the pub across the road.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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debbie wrote a review Jan 2023
Southampton, United Kingdom41 contributions6 helpful votes
Short stay here and second time have stayed in a Bella vista motel, again clean and very comfortable with large fridge , toaster microwave and crockery. Great value for money. Very warm welcome from reception . Easy walking distance to restaurants and short drive to lake Mathewson
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kyuubimom wrote a review Jan 2023
Oceanside, California5 contributions
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There was a heater in the bathroom and the bedding was warm and cozy. Fast and free WI-FI to book your glacier activities for the next day. Stargaze on the shared veranda or watch the trees light up with glow worms on the short Minehaha Trail in the forest next door. Possible sightings of native birds and non-native deer or possum. Restaurants and other businesses were less than 5 min walk from the hotel. Clean laundry facilities. Fox Glacier Village is also closer to Lake Matheson for hiking and breakfast at the cafe.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: Fox Glacier Village, though smaller than sister Franz Joseph Glacier Village, is quieter and...
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Albert wrote a review Jan 2023
Flagler Beach, Florida297 contributions106 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed at the Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier. The accommodations were very nice, modern and close to eateries and other shops. We enjoyed our nights stay there and would recommend this Motel to other travelers.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Anne wrote a review Jan 2023
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We enjoyed our two night stay. Clean, comfortable with good facilities. We were told by staff at reception to boil drinking water which we did, however, it would be great if the motel could supply a water jug so that water could be cooled and stored in the fridge. Just a suggestion which could be helpful for others in the future.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Cherri_R25 wrote a review Dec 2022
Pullman, Washington44 contributions32 helpful votes
We recently visited Fox Glacier for a helicopter ride and decided to spend the night at the Bella Vista hotel. We were very pleased with our accommodations and the friendly staff. The room was clean and quite comfortable. For a hotel at this price point it was well above what we had expected. The staff person we dealt with was very welcoming and made us feel right at home. If you are passing through the area and need a clean comfortable place to stay that is moderately priced, the Bella Vista checks the boxes.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jade Ward wrote a review Apr 2022
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We had a great experience at Bella Vista. Karen was super accommodating with our after hours check in and left us a cute note with all of the info we needed. Very knowledgable and informative. The room was spotless and well equipped and the motel is in a great location. Walking distance to everything we needed. Highly recommend!! :)
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
AU$155 - AU$290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestland Tai Poutini National ParkFox Glacier
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier
Which popular attractions are close to Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier?
Nearby attractions include Lake Matheson Walk (4.4 km), Fox Glacier Hiking Trails (0.2 km), and Fox Glacier South Side Walk (1.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier?
Conveniently located restaurants include Matheson Cafe, The Last Kitchen, and Betsey Jane Eatery & Bar.
Is Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Fox Glacier.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier?
Many travellers enjoy visiting River Walk (1.3 km).
Is Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.