Ropatini's Homestay B & B
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Ropatini's Homestay B & B

81 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7859 New Zealand
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4.5
#3 of 5 B&Bs in Fox Glacier
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
Ropatinis Homestay B&B is a superior quality, friendly Bed & Breakfast accommodation, set amongst a beautiful large garden in Fox Glacier, West Coast, New Zealand. We can provide garden studios (with ensuite) or rooms in the main house (with ensuite or share facilities). A generous continental breakfast is provided every morning, scrumptious home baking and we can also provide a delicious dinner on request. We are always happy to provide our guests with information.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
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Seating area
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family
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Location

81 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7859 New Zealand
Getting there
Car recommended
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Barbjefts wrote a review Feb 2020
Kalispell, Montana129 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Trish and Colin run a great place that is truly country. Fantastic welcome in a downpour and lots of suggestions for where to eat, hike and explore.

The breakfast part of the stay was like being with family and chatting over coffee well after finishing the meal.
Colin is a gifted Woodworker— self
Taught after retiring from being a Chef. He incorporates found items like shells and stones into the live edges of his tables before sealing. The huge slab breakfast table includes pieces of jade and some gold flecks he got from panning the river in the dry season. Each room has counters and shelves that he has handcrafted.
Trish is a master at getting her rescue dog Teddy to do tricks. He goes way beyond shaking hands.

Highly recommend you visit them!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jwwats0n wrote a review Apr 2020
Prosser, Washington28 contributions44 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
With virus fears reducing the number of Chinese tourist and avalanches closing the only road in from the north for a month, Fox Glacier was almost deserted when we were there in February. Ropatini's was feeling the pinch but still provided a quality stay. Rooms were large and comfortable and breakfast was above the average B&B fare. Hosts Trish and Collin were congenial, helpful and provided great company around the large breakfast table table crafted by Collin. We enjoyed our stay and hope their season improves.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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NannyNic53 wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My adult daughters and I had the opportunity to stay at Ropatinis recently. On arrival a plate was lovely fruit cake was delivered to our unit.
We were in one unit which was roomy and very well appointed. The wooden furniture, made from local timber by Trish’s husband was very unique and suited the environment. The room was spotless. The beds were very comfortable with electric blankets on all 3 beds.
Waking up hearing the lambs over the fence and eggs for breakfast being laid would be an experience so many people would never have the chance to experience.

Breakfast was on another level. Not the ordinary continental! Of course fresh farm eggs! Wild meat cold meats. Home made bread.
Trish joined us and an American family for breakfast and everyone enjoyed sharing travel stories and listening to suggestions from Trisha for local sights etc. After breakfast Teddy, the wee wonder dog, gave a lovely show of tricks for the American children.
It was just a lovely time and a very homely experience.
If you like a stay with a bit of that rustic rural feel then Ropatinis is tops.
Thank you Trish. A delightful hostess with a great B and B
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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smart-traveller19 wrote a review Jan 2023
Bavaria279 contributions54 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
While planning our trip and subsequently looking for a nice accommodation on the west coast of the South Island, we came across this beautiful accommodation by chance. Trish and Collin are simply the best hosts we met during our New Zealand tour. The accommodation was clean and in a very quiet location. It is also an unbeatable starting point for the numerous activities in the Fox Glacier area. From our hosts Trish & Collin we received well-founded and very helpful tips for our activities, enjoyed an extraordinarily delicious breakfast with always freshly prepared fruit, drinks, very good coffee, even delicious farm-eggs prepared on request/any style. As if that wasn't enough to keep us happy, we enjoyed probably the best panoramic view of the nearby mountains from the breakfast table. We were also allowed to admire Teddy's (dog) art pieces. All in all, it was an unforgettably beautiful stay (unfortunately too short with only 2 nights). Therefore, we can unreservedly recommend this accommodation and its hosts! Many thanks again to Trish & Collin.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: wer Ruhe, einen guten Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge in die Gegend und dazu noch bestens betreut...
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slo2019 wrote a review Mar 2020
Stevenage, United Kingdom37 contributions47 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The accommodation was perfect - all we needed for a short stay in Fox Glacier. Loved the way Trish and Colin joined us for breakfast (which was delicious BTW) and gave us tips on where to go/what to see. Would highly recommend!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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tropicaltravels6 wrote a review Jun 2011
Calgary, Canada230 contributions322 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed here for 1 night, based on the tripadvisor reviews. It looked like a beautiful house and everyone was raving about the hospitality and food.

As we are vegan I did not know if it could be accommodated, but the host was very kind and thrilled with a challenge. The breakfast spread was huge, even though it was just us and she had lots of fresh fruit out for us which was nice.

The dinner was huge, lots of vegetable dishes and different creations and it was really great to have. Better than a restaurant and honestly more than I was expecting. The only thing was, I was never told the cost of it, or that it included wine and sparkling drinks. I don't drink, and my husband normally doesn't, but she offered so he had some wine. So when it came time to pay the bill I was very very surprised. Since it was full price and we had declined dessert and declined the drinks all but one glass of wine.

So please ask how much dinner is so it's not a surprise. It's very tasty and well presented but much more than a restaurant, which was just shocking to us since we eat fruits and vegetables which are normally lower in cost than prime cuts of meat. Had I have known how much we'd pay we might have asked for some leftovers or taken dessert.

The dinner table is beautiful, it's the biggest table I've ever seen in my life!

We got to use their internet for free, which was very nice. Most places in New Zealand have expensive and slow internet.

We did enjoy our stay. The rooms are beautiful and comfortable. I was amazed at how nice the weather is and beautiful the mountains are, so much warmer than Arthur's Pass. I can see why someone would want to live here. I would definitely want to stay in the area longer.

We checked out Fox Glacier before we got to the B&B, Lake Matheson and the Minehaha walk on the day we left. I got so many beautiful photos. Please check out these places, it is definitely worth it.

I would love to come back to this part of New Zealand again.
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Date of stay: March 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DlwjCarter wrote a review Jun 2015
Midland, Texas3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our dream trip of a lifetime and the first time I have travelled out of the states and Trisha and Collin made it so memorable for both of us. Great food, wonderful atmosphere, and a wonderful experience for us.

We are happy to say we feel like we made wonderful friends and awesome memories for life.

Daniel & LaVon Carter
Midland, Texas
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Date of stay: June 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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CocoaBerkshire wrote a review Feb 2015
Crowthorne, United Kingdom498 contributions248 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved staying here, shame it was only one night. Made very welcome by Trish, who is very knowledgeable about the area. We had only been here 10 minutes and we had been booked on a helicopter flight for that afternoon, and given muffins to go with our cuppa! Garden room had an enormous bed which was very comfortable. Big bathroom with a lovely powerful shower. Breakfast was yummy with plenty of choice (continental). I helped collect the chicken's eggs and made a fuss of the two sheep.

Wifi is not brilliant so if you have important things to do either plan to do before or after your stay here.

When you are looking for this property it is directly after the primary school on the left hand side of the road.

Hope the missing chicken turned up?
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Date of stay: February 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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checkeranda wrote a review Nov 2014
Rochester, New York21 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a truly wonderful, memorable and unique stay and would recommend Ropatini's in a heartbeat as THE place to stay in Fox Glacier. Trish make us feel immediately at home and the bed was amazingly comfortable. Moreover, we were sincerely impressed by the luxurious boutique toiletries provided (they felt so good and smelled amazing), the simply amazing breakfast spread included in our stay, all the insights into local life Trish shared, and Trish's continual generosity and kindness. When we stayed she had also just taken in an adorable baby lamb, which we got to pet and hold.
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Date of stay: November 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Allforonenoneforall, Owner at Ropatini's Homestay B & B
Responded 16 Jan 2015
Thank you for your kind review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and cuddles with our baby lamb. I enjoyed our chats over breakfast and glad to add the touch of luxury with the toiletries. By the time you come back next time I will have completed garments from the lambs wool. Till we meet again all the best.
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Florida Peggy wrote a review Jul 2011
St. Pete Beach, Florida86 contributions76 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We completed our month-long trip to New Zealand at Ropatini's B&B in Fox Glacier. The location, accommodations and hosts could not have been better. Our hosts, Trish and Collin, we're very helpful with what to see and do in Fox Glacier (don't miss the rainforest and helicopter ride). The breakfasts were very generous and delicious as was the dinner we asked them to prepare. The views of Mt.Cook from Ropatini's can't be beat. Trish and Collin are the perfect hosts.
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Date of stay: May 2011Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We stayed in one of the cabins they built which are right next to the main house. Lovely with...
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smart-traveller19 wrote a tip Jan 2023
Bavaria279 contributions54 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"wer Ruhe, einen guten Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge in die Gegend und dazu noch bestens betreut sein möchte, der ist hier bestens aufgehoben!"
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vjbar wrote a tip Mar 2017
Southampton, United Kingdom38 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose mountain view rooms for the best view"
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REISEGIGI wrote a tip Oct 2016
Hannover, Germany237 contributions91 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Both units are the same..."
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MikeSB81 wrote a tip Mar 2016
Korntal-Münchingen, Germany164 contributions43 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Cabins are great if you want to be on your own."
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LisJ101 wrote a tip Dec 2015
Sydney, Australia16 contributions12 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you must stay here, book the outside cottages."
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$232 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestland Tai Poutini National ParkFox Glacier
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ropatini's Homestay B & B
Which popular attractions are close to Ropatini's Homestay B & B?
Nearby attractions include Lake Matheson Walk (3.5 km), Fox Glacier Hiking Trails (0.9 km), and Fox Glacier South Side Walk (1.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ropatini's Homestay B & B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Ropatini's Homestay B & B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ropatini's Homestay B & B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ropatini's Homestay B & B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Matheson Cafe, Betsey Jane Eatery & Bar, and Cook Saddle Cafe & Saloon.
Is Ropatini's Homestay B & B located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Fox Glacier.
Are there any historical sites close to Ropatini's Homestay B & B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting River Walk (1.5 km).
Is Ropatini's Homestay B & B accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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