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The Westhaven

0.1 km from Fox Glacier centre
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Statehighway 6, Fox Glacier | Westland, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 29 March 2014

An old fashioned motel well equipped and very clean rooms.Only an overnight stay but right in the centre of town and so enabled us to arrange a glacier flight with helicopter landing,allarranged by the host.Comfortable beds and a nice grassy area to sit out behind the room. Great views great stay.

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San Diego
Reviewed 28 March 2014

We were able to do our laundry as well as have the internet we require. The motel was clean and comfortable and the hosts friendly and helpful. Easy walk to restaurants and pubs. The weather was perfect in March!

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Bonn, Germany
Reviewed 27 March 2014

The motel is quite nice and well located. But, unfortunately, the main street is in front of the hotel, so it could be al little bit noisy. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the room was very clean with lots of space. We can recommend this motel.

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Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France
Reviewed 26 March 2014

we stayed overnight coming from Hawea and Haast on our way to Greymouth - we have had a very warm welcome - the room was clean and large enough for 2 - many restaurants and shops at less that 1 minute walking distance -

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Reviewed 26 March 2014

We stayed here overnight as we were making our way up the west coast of NZ from Queenstown. It is clean, staff friendly, close to Fox Glacier hike. Sandi at the front desk recommended a wonderful restaurant that was in easy walking distance. Fox Glacier is a smaller town than Franz Joseph so much quieter.

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Bendigo, Australia
Reviewed 24 March 2014

The stay at The Westhaven was completely catered for. The hosts were very friendly and exceptionally helpful in activities and catering to requests. The accommodation was very clean and the underfloor heating was a bonus. I absolutely enjoyed my stay here and look forward to coming back again. Thank you very much!

Thank Teresa P
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Ok for a 1-night stay--rooms are a bit noisy because of the direct parking lot access to all the rooms, but I guess since the options are so limited in this town you take what you can get. Amenities inside the room were ok, the place was reasonably clean and like other reviewers said, basic but clean enough. Beds were...

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Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2014

Very friendly and helpful at check-in. Lovely spacious, comfortable and clean accommodation. Great to have a bath with shower. Walk into village couldn't be easier, but it was quiet. Easy access to Glacier and Lake Matheson. Highly recommended.

Thank Frank_n_Fair
Reviewed 12 March 2014

The room is spacious measuring 4 metres across by about 9 metres deep and our had two double beds and a combined bath and shower in a good sized bathroom. It is described as having a 'fully equipped kitchenette' which is wholly inaccurate as there was no cooker. Upon enquiring about this we were provided with a Sunbeam electric frying...

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Reviewed 9 March 2014

Had a great couple of nights at The Westhaven the location was excellent really close to everything. The room was a really good size and great comfort. It was a great start to our journey in New Zealand. Would definitely recommend a stay here.

Thank Marie C

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  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Westhaven

Address: Statehighway 6, Fox Glacier | Westland, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
Price Range: $138 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Westhaven 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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Westhaven Fox Glacier
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#6 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
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