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Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel

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Singapore
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Believe it was a pretty, cosy boutique hotel, but the furnishing is little dated. There is a crack in the bathroom's sink too. The view is nice, breakfast is good and place is quiet enough for a good night rest. Overall, the experience is below our expectation for the price charged.

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Watsonville, California
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We are here for one night. the room is very clean. There is a hot water maker for tea or coffee. A non- stocked refrigerator is hidden behind a door. The bathroom has separate bath and shower. There is a restaurant within the hotel which is good because this village is so small; I saw one restaurant(maybe two? I missed...

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

I am pleased you enjoyed your stay at Distinction Hotel Fox Glacier and trust you had a wonderful time in NZ! Regards Christian

Rio Verde, Arizona
Reviewed 8 October 2016

The staff are great, the rooms are very nice, the dinner was excellent. Breakfast was also very good as you can have your eggs cooked to order. Located right on the highway in Fox Glacier. Would recommend it.

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

Thank you for your encouraging feedback and enjoy the rest of your trip! Kind regards Christian

Kensington, Maryland
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Nice hotel/B&B. Clean well appointed rooms. Helpful friendly staff. Provided comfortable meeting space. Breakfast was very good. The facility is located close to where buses stop for transport to the glacier.

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

Hi Alan Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback regarding your recent stay here at Distinction Fox Glacier. I am glad to hear you had a comfortable stay and trust you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Regards Christian

Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We stayed only one night and it was just fine. A very nice clean hotel along the west coast with a restaurant included. Rooms were just average and our room had a view of the small town (nothing spectacular) . Nice bathroom and plenty of room in the hotel rooms. Dinner was good and so was the breakfast the next...

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

Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback and we trust you enjoyed the rest of your trip to our beautiful country. Regards Christian

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This was a very comfortable small establishment. But, its lack of size is in total contrast to the quality of service and care exhibited by management and staff. The food was excellent and the room, though not elegant, very comfortable and more than adequate for our needs. We would stay there again quite happily.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your stay here at Distinction Fox Glacier. I am pleased you enjoyed your time here and that you were looked after well by all staff and management. Kind regards Christian

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This is well designed and very much resembles the inns in Switzerland. Spacious room, comfortable beds, GREAT shower, beautiful well-appointed lounge, and ample cooked-fresh breakfast. We only stayed one night but would have happily stayed longer if our trip allowed. Our host Christian was welcoming and well informed. We really enjoyed our stop here.

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

I trust your recent stay at Distinction Fox Glacier was an enjoyable one and appreciate you generous feedback about our rooms and your dining experience at breakfast time. I Look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Best regards Christian

Michigan City, Indiana
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We only had one night here. We enjoyed our dinner. Breakfast was tasty, but not remarkable. Our room was clean, small, yet comfortable. We didn't have time to use the laundry facilities, but they looked just fine.

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

Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback regarding your recent stay here at Distinction Fox Glacier. Regards Christian

London
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

A great place to stay for a few nights while you explore Fox glacier and the surrounding countryside. Clean,modern rooms. Warm, welcoming and homely feel. We stayed 2 comfortable nights. Restaurant not open for dinner but there is a great restaurant just down the road. Hotel restaurant open for breakfast. Would highly recommend this accommodation. FYI, There is no ATM...

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

Hi Steve Thanks for your great feedback - I will share it with all staff concerned. Kind regards Christian

Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

In a country full of friendly people it's hard to stand out. But the staff of this hotel did. They were very helpful, friendly and happy to help us at any time. The hotel room was nice and spacious. The breakfast area was small but suited for the number of rooms this hotel has and it gives you the feeling...

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

Hi Patricia Thanks very much for your generous feedback. I have just returned from leave but will share your experience with all staff who made your stay feel like "at home away from home". Regards Christian

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: $275 - $445 (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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“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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