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Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia 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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Stamford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our stay here even though it certainly was not cheap! As they say you only get what you pay for and we thought that the rooms were very comfortable and of a reasonable size. It also has so far been the only hotel in New Zealand where we have been asked up to the guests lounge for a...

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us your feedback regarding your recent stay here at Distinction Fox Glacier. It is great to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your room, our hospitality and dining room experience. I will share your lovely comments with all staff concerned and trust you had a great trip to NZ. Regards Christian

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only thing distinctive about this hotel is the price! This was by far the most expensive hotel we stayed in across all of New Zealand, and it probably offers the least. The rooms are clean and reasonably spacious. And that's about all one can say about the establishment. The restaurant was closed in the evening. Breakfast was a very...

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

A very spacious room and bathroom, very modern and well maintained, and extremely clean. Had all the amenities we could want, including a refrigerator, comfortable chairs in front of a large window, laundry facilities, and a good breakfast included with the room. A 5-min walk to everything we wanted to get to.

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

Hi Karen Lovely to hear you had an enjoyable stay with us and I am pleased our room facilities and breakfast were up to your expectations. Enjoy the rest of your trip! Regards Christian

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I read a lot of good reviews and yes it is functional and clean but it is a motel! We paid over 350 Nzd to stay at a motel which is a modern and larger version of Holuday Inn Express or Ibis? Maybe it is me but my god I would never pay that much to stay st an Ibis!

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Sadly we only had one night at this hotel. It is quiet, well maintained, the rooms are a good size with all you need for a restful stay. There is a large residents room with books, games and comfy chairs. The wine time is complimentary - lovely after a long drive to unwind before dinner. Friendly, helpful multi lingual staff.

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

Hi Janine Nice to hear you had a great stay with us and enjoy the rest of your trip! Regards Christian

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This was a charming hotel with many tasteful amenities. There was a complimentary happy hour for guests, a nice restaurant, well appointed rooms and a gracious staff. A definite respite. The downside is that it is in the middle of a very unremarkable village and there is no view. Still, I would have loved to stay longer.

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

Thanks Sandy for taking the time to send us your feedback regarding your recent stay here at Distinction Fox Glacier. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your time here and trust you had a wonderful time in NZ. Regards Christian

Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

The hotel is very clean, nicely furnished and peaceful. A perfect retreat after long days of outdoors activities. Breakfast is good. The best were the staff. Julia recommended a lake trip and restaurant on our first day - and both were excellent. On our second day Federico helped us try to get transportation to Franz Josef - and as it...

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

Hi Raul I am pleased to hear you had a wonderful stay with us and I have passed on your feedback to Federico and Julia who made your stay a memorable occasion. Merry Christmas and enjoy the rest of your trip! Regards Christian

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
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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: $232 - $413 (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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“Ask for a quiet room on the top floor.”
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“Get a room on an upper floor.”
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“This hotel would serve if you are desperate or nothing else is available. Otherwise look elsewhere.”
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“Rooms are definitely roomy; has a floor with a library too if you want to get out and read.”
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“Find another place to stay. This place is over the top on price”
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