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The Westhaven Motel

29 Main Road, State Highway 6 Westland, Fox Glacier, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7859 New Zealand
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The Westhaven in Fox Glacier is located right in the heart of the Fox Glacier township. We are a modern stylish complex with 23 large studio units. Each room is self contained with private en suite bathroom with bath, shower and toilet. All rooms have a kitchenette which includes a fridge, microwave and kitchen appliances. Our beds are really comfortable, queen, king and super king beds are all available and all rooms have good heating, beds have electric blankets. We offer FREE internet access and have a guest laundry facility.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
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Parking
Wifi
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Desk
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
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Sofa
Telephone
Iron
Dishwasher
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
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woodlet7 wrote a review Apr 2023
leics145 contributions73 helpful votes
This was a real disappointment on arrival. It certainly didn’t feel 4*. The room was very tired, there was a kitchenette with all the equipment you might need, however, had to wash the cutlery as the knives were dirty. It looked as though there had only been a light cleaning done, but the beds were comfy and the shower was good. The area felt very run down, there was very limited choice of places to eat but we had a couple of really nice meals nearby. If we hadn’t been within a couple of minutes walk for the helicopter trip we’d booked, we wouldn’t have stayed. In fairness, it didn’t help there was torrential rain at the time, which never helps. There was a minute terrace outside, but only about 10feet from the neighbouring property, whose windows looked right into our room. We did ask if there was another room available but were told no, despite the sign outside saying there were vacancies.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Navigator60727622650 wrote a review Jan 2023
Although our room was very spacious it wasn't very clean. It had left over bacon in the microwave! And didn't look like it had been vacuumed. There were also cars parked outside our room making it difficult to access our room. For the price of $264 I expected a bit more.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Dick F wrote a review Oct 2022
Crawley, United Kingdom359 contributions160 helpful votes
Not to the same standard as we had experienced previously. Room was a bit tired and sofa-bed needed dumping as cushions were warn out and it was very uncomfortable to sit on. Wi-Fi was poor to non-existant. There own website states continental breakfast supplied, but this is not the case. Had to ask for milk, which we would have expected to be in the fridge when we arrived. Most importantly, there is a sign in reception which stated that the water MUST be boiled as it is unsafe., but sign turned riu d in reception - luckily we had been advised of the situation whilst eating locally. Such a notice should be displayed next to each tap in the facility.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mary L wrote a review Aug 2022
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Nice motel at a good price , but sadly very few people around. Room was very clean and equipped for cooking . Comfortable bed and a couch. Was warm after we turned heater on and also underfloor heating in bathroom. We were glad of the electric blankets. I would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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jessiev25 wrote a review Mar 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand571 contributions108 helpful votes
First time staying at The Westhaven Motel. We usually stay down at one of the motels on Cook Flat Road but this time chose to stay in 'town'. Sadly not too many people around Fox Glacier township and a number of businesses have closed. Stayed 2 nights. Room was large. Self catered one night and ate out at the White Pub the next. Did both the classic Lake Matheson walk, and the longer and steeper Lake Gault walk on seperate days (starts off the main Lake Matheson walking track). We would stay again at The Westhaven Motel. Price had reduced than earlier advertised, was very reasonable being $100 pn
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Gregandanna wrote a review Apr 2021
Cromwell, New Zealand14 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed two nights here - warm, clean, comfortable beds, friendly service, toiletries included, good Wifi. There’s good parking and it’s a 2 minute walk to shops and restaurants. Would come back for sure.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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yummymummyWellington wrote a review July 2020
Wellington, New Zealand76 contributions28 helpful votes
Very nice, large and clean units. Good sized bathroom with a bath. Close to the road that takes you to Lake Matheson and Gillespie's Beach (a must see). Close to a few good pubs and restaurants. Wifi was very weak. We got a very good price of approx $80 a night, but it was just after lockdown was lifted and I think they were encouraging people to come. Some milk in the room would have been good. Overall a good choice for this area.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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barbarajandrews wrote a review Mar 2020
Melbourne, Australia111 contributions37 helpful votes
Staff were pleasant and helpful. Room was very clean, shower was good, beds comfortable. Perhaps another choice of pillow would have been helpful. WiFi was ok. Heater worked well at night. Good recommendation from the staff to go to Lake Matheson for dinner. That was excellent. It was a bit pricey for what you got, but it was ok.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Responded 20 Mar 2020
Thanks very much for your review, so warm to hear that during this hard time. stay safe.
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Cam Adamson wrote a review Mar 2020
Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions
Website advertises extras like wifi and breakfast. Wifi is so weak you have to stand at your door to use and it’s $13 for a continental breakfast. Not an overly clean motel either. I wiped my shelves clean myself. Accomodation is limited down here
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bruce S wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia18 contributions
This motel is overpriced for a very ordinary motel. It claims to be luxury but is, in fact, more or less standard. That said it was comfortable and well-run. It is centrally located and near restaurants and bars.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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AU$144 - AU$213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestland Tai Poutini National ParkFox Glacier
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Westhaven Motel
Which popular attractions are close to The Westhaven Motel?
Nearby attractions include Lake Matheson Walk (4.4 km), Fox Glacier Hiking Trails (0.1 km), and Fox Glacier South Side Walk (1.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Westhaven Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at The Westhaven Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Westhaven Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Westhaven Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Westhaven Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Matheson Cafe, The Last Kitchen, and Betsey Jane Eatery & Bar.
Is The Westhaven Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Fox Glacier.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Westhaven Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Westhaven Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting River Walk (1.5 km).
Is The Westhaven Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.