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Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier

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Reviewed 9 January 2015

Our family of five recently stayed at the Bella Vista and were very pleased. We are very seasoned travellers and found the hospitality of the managers and the accomodations to be very nice, especially given the remote nature of Fox Valley. We were greeted warmly and provided many excellent recommendations for scenic views, picture spots and restaurants. The rooms were...

3Thank Michael K
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 7 January 2015

If you don't expect much you won't be disappointed. We are seasoned travellers and have stayed in varied standards of accommodation globally so we know what to expect. Things we do not expect are : to be told to sleep within the sheets and not on the covers, to be told what we may or may not cook, to be...

2Thank StenySS
Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

Visited Fox Glacier with in-laws for New Year (great wee town). Jill and Bill were extremely welcoming and provided a wealth of information about local things to do - rain or shine. They even went out of their way to drive us up to see the Glacier when it became apparent we'd be unable to see it by helicopter the...

2Thank Robin D
Reviewed 1 January 2015

Arrived quite late on in the day due to the long drive down from the Interislander ferry in the north. But we received a nice welcome and the room was perfect for our 2 night stay in Fox. The room had good a amenities and free wi-fi and as Fox is small, the location is spot on.

2Thank Paul F
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 30 December 2014

Fox Glacier is a small town and so you can walk everywhere you need to go. Bella Vista Motel is clean and has free wifi. One night our wifi stopped working which irritated the man in the room next to ours and he kept coming and knocking on our door seeing if ours was working. Apart from the interruptions from...

1Thank jessvee
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

Rooms are nice but quite small. Please mind that there isn't any elevator to the first floor could be some difficulty for some. WiFi is free and good. location is great and parking is free. I recommend to stay at Fox glacier and not at frantz Joseph because of the proximity to Lake Matheson that the best photo opps are...

Thank ZorikU
Reviewed 28 December 2014

We selected Bella Vista based on TA reviews and I was extremely pleased with the motel. We stayed in Queen Studio room. The rooms were nice and clean, clean linen and towels. The room had a well equipped kitchenette (which we did not use except for making tea and coffee). The lady at the front desk was friendly and was...

1Thank MRahul
Reviewed 18 December 2014 via mobile

Our 2 night stay at Bella Vista Fox Glacier was fantastic. Bella Vista are the only motel in Fox Glacier to offer free unlimited WiFi which was great for us as we run a business remotely whilst on vacation and need high speed access 24/7. Our room was spotlessly clean and we had a great view to the mountains from...

1Thank Kiwi5000
Reviewed 15 December 2014 via mobile

The room at this motel was very comfortable and clean plus the bathroom was excellent so I would stay again. As I am a late sleeper it did not concern me too much but the main negative was both neighbours of my room could be heard very easily, one side was a Chinese tourist who talked nonstop until midnight and...

1Thank Changwonmatty
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 December 2014

Quite adequate accommodation for a one or two night stay. The rooms are large and well equipped, the beds very comfortable. The room seemed a bit gloomy but it was classic wet NZ West Coast evening. Fox Glacier is a small community with limited facilities, especially for dinner and/or breakfast but the kitchen facility helps.

1Thank wcraft

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Newest accommodation complex in Fox Glacier. Superior accommodation in the heart of the Village. Stroll to restaurants and cafes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier

Address: 55 Main Road | 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: ₹ 4,142 - ₹ 7,602 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier 4.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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“There are no lifts so a ground floor option may be best if you can't handle the stairs with all your luggage.”
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“Try the glow worm walk in the forest next door, the hosts will tell you about it.”
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“Rooms not facing road and car park would be quieter.”
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