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Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at Distinction for 2 nights, and had a very pleasant stay. Christian was awesome; he organised our helicopter flight over the glaciers and made sure we had a time slot before the rain came in. What an experience that was! The hotel is very clean and comfortable, and we enjoyed using the communal lounge room. We wouldn't hesitate...

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Scarborough
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wished we had been staying more than one night here, the lounge looked warm comfy and inviting. We we warmly greated by Christian with helpful suggestions for eating in the evening, our room was spacious with a comfy king bed, and breakfast room was nice and clean, waiter service for hot food. We were made very welcome and can...

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DistinctionFox, General Manager at Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Hilary Very pleased to hear you've thoroughly enjoyed your stay here at Distinction Fox Glacier and safe travels for the remainder of your NZ trip! Best regards Christian

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Freddie's welcome, local knowledge and recommendations made us instantly feel at home before we entered our lovely room. A complimentary welcome evening drink in the comfortable lounge and a delicious breakfast with delightful waitresses. A wonderful place to stay.

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DistinctionFox, General Manager at Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind feedback and I am pleased you were made feel at home away from home. Trust you had a lovely trip to our country. Regards Christian

Carson City, Nevada
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This hotel is clean and comfortable. It does not have a bar, but is within very easy walking distance of a couple of local pubs. The white pub just down the street in town and across the main road is a true locals pub if you want that feel. We had dinner at the hotel. It was adequate but not...

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DistinctionFox, General Manager at Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay here at Distinction Fox Glacier. Helicopter flights here in town are one of the main tourist attractions and are part of the local tourism industry as they are the only way to access the glaciers. I will share and discuss your feedback with all staff concerned. Regards Christian

Brooklyn, Iowa
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Just a nice & cozy place on a night when it was cold outside. The rooms were clean. The meeting area was great for our group as it was a great get together spot after a long day of travel. The Lounge offered wine and drinks and comfortable seating. The dining room offered a very nice breakfast buffet with eggs...

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DistinctionFox, General Manager at Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Ron Lovely to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and I am pleased our breakfast offerings were to your liking. Trust you had a great trip through our beautiful country. Regards Christian

Williamstown, New Jersey
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The hotel is in great location for visiting Fox Glacier and just a quick 5 minute walk to the town center. But this is no 5 star hotel. The hosts were very helpful but the rooms really need some updating.

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DistinctionFox, General Manager at Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there - thanks for your feedback. The hotel however is not advertised as 5 star but we are currently reviewing room updates. Regards Christian

Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Perfectly ok for an overnight stop on the west coast within a few minutes drive of the glacier. Room was clean and comfortable and breakfast was also good. We dined out so can't comment on the quality of other meals

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DistinctionFox, General Manager at Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you taking the time to send us your feedback regarding your recent stay here at Distinction Fox Glacier. Enjoy the rest of your trip! Regards Christian

Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2017

My wife and I stayed for one night. We were greeted by a friendly and knowledgeable receptionist. Our top floor romm was comfortable with a small balcony. Our breakfast was adequate without being anything special.Like many places in New Zealand this hotel caters for bus parties who at least leave early to allow couples like us some peace and sanity....

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DistinctionFox, General Manager at Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Richard Thanks for taking the time to send us your review regarding your recent stay here Distinction Fox Glacier. Trust you had a wonderful time in our beautiful country. Regards Christian

Mount Juliet, Tennessee
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed here as part of a tour. It is a small but pleasant hotel. It has no air conditioning but it was not needed when we were there in February. The breakfast was short of expectations with few items. We also had dinner there the night before. It was a pre fix dinner. I had the lamb, which was good.

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DistinctionFox, General Manager at Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I will share it will all departments concerned. Regards Christian

Stamford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We saw the reviews comparing it to an overpriced motel, but completely disagree with them. We found the owner to be very welcoming and helpful, with good suggestions of where to eat (the last kitchen) and what to do, including updates on access to the glaciers. The rooms were large, with fantastic views. The bed was very comfortable and the...

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DistinctionFox, General Manager at Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind feedback regarding your recent stay here at Distinction Fox Glacier. It is our aim to make the hotel a home away from home and I am pleased you received a warm welcome and that your room (and views) was to your liking. Enjoy the rest of your trip and safe travels! Regards Christian

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Distinction Fox Glacier is a purpose built 20-room property located on State Highway 6, 100 metres from the centre of the township of Fox Glacier. The rooms are 20.6 sq metres with generous 7 sq. metre en suites with separate bath and shower, super king or king single beds, tea and coffee facilities, wifi, iron, arm chairs, writing table, Sky TV, direct dial telephones, individually controlled heating, balconies with views of the surrounding native bush and mountains. Guests access their rooms via undercover parking, which leads to an internal stairway or elevator. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel

Address: 15 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: $225 - $402 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“No rooms really had views.”
foodiefool_10, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a quiet room on the top floor.”
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“Get a room on an upper floor.”
Whitesaway, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“This hotel would serve if you are desperate or nothing else is available. Otherwise look elsewhere.”
BarbaraL183, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are definitely roomy; has a floor with a library too if you want to get out and read.”
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