We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Professional photos
Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

354 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier
See the most recent reviews
Showing 330: English reviews
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 September 2014

A very average stay. Location was good, but in a town like fox where everything is within walking distance, that doesn't mean much. Paid NZD $100 for the night It was the smallest hotel we stayed in during our travels within the South Island, and with just a fridge and kettle, it had the simplest kitchenette (if you can even...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Homerbalboa
bvfox, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, but we wish to respond with the following point. The website clearly describes all the room types with a description of the facilities in the room. The option you took was the cheapest and obviously had less facilities than the larger rooms which all had microwave kitchenette facilities etc. The...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2014

The room was well equipped and a reasonable size. The location was superb, although the town is very small so nothing is really too far away. Ideal to cross the road to the main booking office for guided tours. Very helpful staff and the whole place is very clean. The location did it for me.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Trangmard
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 July 2014

I chose Bella Vista FG because I saw other reviews on TripAdvisor saying that it is modern and clean. My number one requirement was met! It was a very nice gesture of the owner to have allowed more-than-enough wi-fi access. I was able to keep my family & friends updated while traveling solo. The rain forest and the hiking track...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank Single_Traveller08
Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We are nearing the end of a week-long road trip around the South Island staying in a range of motels and Bella Vista Fox Glacier is without doubt setting the standard for others to aspire to. The building is modern/fairly new with double glazing for peace at night and very smart bathrooms. Everything is compact but stylish, functional and spotlessly...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Paul S
Foster City, California
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights recently while we visited Fox glacier. It was a great stop and we were Very happy. Bella Vista is right on the main road, across the street from the "last petrol for 120 km" and very close to everything in town. We were able to easily walk to the shops and...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Jenn D
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Our friends stayed here recently and said how good the motel was and how friendly the staff were. On their recommendation we booked a night and end up staying for 2 nights. Everything they said was true. The staff couldn't be more helpful and arranged a flight for us over the Glacier and also made recommendations of other activities to...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Sally B
Wales
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Stayed here on our recent trip in New Zealand and it was great. Rooms were clean and comfortable. On arrival we were given 1gb on free WiFi which was included in the room rate. Staff were help and friendly giving us information on activities in the area. would certainly recommend tnis motel to others.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank SueVoisey
Kincumber, Australia
Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

The weather was pretty wild whilst we were at Fox but our room was warm and cosy. It was a small room but adequate for us. The outdoor spa was a great place to defrost. Nice bathroom as well. Great referral for dinner at The Last Kitchen.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank dyannegreg
Naperville, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 21 May 2014

The staff was very helpful and encourage us to go to her anytime with our questions. The room is large and clean. We had a king bed and it was very comfortable. The motel is located next to all the shops and restaurants. We walked to dinner etc. We appreciated the information the staff gave us regarding hikes. We took...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Vickie M
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Pleasant staff and made welcome on arrival. All very clean throughout and everything required was provided. Large comfy bed, no duvet cover only a sheet, which I wasn't happy about and the room was a little on the small side. Walls not sound proof and could hear people in the next room talking and using the bathroom facilities. Not happy...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank sue56_11

67 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (42)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (7)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (27)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (25)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (6)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (12)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Fox Glacier
0.3 km away
The Westhaven
The Westhaven
#3 of 10 in Fox Glacier
329 reviews
16.4 km away
Aspen Court Franz Josef
Aspen Court Franz Josef
#1 of 14 in Franz Josef
1,002 reviews
1.7 km away
High Peaks Hotel
High Peaks Hotel
#7 of 10 in Fox Glacier
155 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 km away
Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge
1.1 km away
Misty Peaks
Misty Peaks
#4 of 10 in Fox Glacier
260 reviews
0.5 km away
Lake Matheson Motel
Lake Matheson Motel
#1 of 10 in Fox Glacier
350 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • 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: $95 - $443 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier 4.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Agoda, Travelocity and Priceline so you can book your Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Fox Glacier
#5 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question
Swansea S.Wales
2 months ago
Singapore

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for a room on the 1st floor”
 of 5 bubbles Z1196DTthomasl, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms not facing road and car park would be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 21DaysAway, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Avoid room no.24”
 of 5 bubbles Bhaskarbvr, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor if you don't want to carry your luggage up the stairs”
 of 5 bubbles CKWJ30, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 13 was good.”
 of 5 bubbles VickiBrooklyn, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay