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Reflection Lodge

141 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7859 New Zealand
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#4 of 5 B&Bs in Fox Glacier
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Reflection Lodge offers panoramic views of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman, New Zealand's two highest peaks reflected in a private lake. Hosting since 1992 and pride ourselves in friendly and homely hospitality in a relaxed atmosphere.Arrive as a guest and depart as friends! Families very welcome.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Highchairs available
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
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Mountain view
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Maureen L wrote a review Mar 2023
Calgary, Canada2 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful location. Very private. Raelene is an exceptional host. Our room was spacious and super clean. The garden is lovely. Good restaurants close by. Lake Matheson is near and the walk is a must. We highly recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Audrey wrote a review Dec 2018
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We only stayed for one night but we felt like coming home. Realine was very hospitable and generous. She has given us useful tips about the neighborhood. Clean room with wonderful gardenv view. The Reflection lodge has a very nice view at the mountains.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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locosfc wrote a review May 2018
sydney439 contributions154 helpful votes
We were a family of 3 and stayed in January from Australia. We found Raelene and her partner to be great hosts and the day we arrived we were made feel right at home. The breakfasts were good and reasonable. The location of the property is away from the shops and restaurants so you do need a car but the views from the proeprty up to the mountains and glacier are amazing and worth the expense. Thank you very much Raelene and we really hope that all is good and sorted in the future. Hope to c you again one day.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Sheila K wrote a review Mar 2018
Liverpool, United Kingdom45 contributions15 helpful votes
Reflection Lodge is set in its own beautiful grounds. Our room was large, with a seating area and an equally large bathroom all spotlessly clean. The bed was extremely comfortable! Had a great sleep. Breakfast was delicious and there was plenty of it. Would recommend this B&B if you are staying in Fox Glacier.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Elizabeth A wrote a review Mar 2018
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The three of us, my husband, a friend and I undertook a road trip from Dunedin, to Wanaka, to Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, Greymouth and then to Christchurch via Arthur's Pass. This was.a very scenic trip and we stayed in some lovely accommodation. Raelene made us feel very welcome and showed us to our rooms. She emphasised that it would cost no extra for our friend to occupy another room rather than use the single bed in our room. That was very nice of her. Her breakfast, and particularly the poached eggs were delicious. She really knows how to poach an egg, which most people find as challenging as rocket science to get right. The beds were very comfortable although the pillows could have done with a bit more oomph. My husband and I like a decent pillow - 2 of them for preference. When it came to paying the bill, however, it came as a surprise to me that we were to be charged $280 for the 3 of us for one night instead of the total of $230 that was stated on the print out of the booking. I had thought that $230 was reasonably expensive for the 3 of us compared to other places along the way and in that vicinity, but had gone along with that price as a treat to ourselves on this occassion. To be then told it was an extra $50 was a price hike into the realm of unacceptable. I would not have booked it if I had seen the small print on the website stating that an extra person attracted a fee of $50. There were plenty of other places cheaper than that and seemingly just as nice. What is printed out on the booking sheet should be exactly what the customer should expect to pay. Raelene excused this by saying that that is just the way it prints out. I would suggest she look at this problem as a matter of urgency. I paid the extra $50 but I am sure there are many who would not have (and probably have not done so in the past). Had her poached eggs been just a shade less than the perfection they were, she would not have got her extra $50. These kinds of incidents when travelling do tend to leave a a sour taste in the mouth of what is usually otherwise a very pleasant experience.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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honeylaw wrote a review Feb 2018
Los Angeles, California330 contributions23 helpful votes
Stayed at Reflection Lodge for one night. It is located off of the main road on several beautifully landscaped acres of gardens and a pond with ducks. The room was large and the hosts friendly. Good hot breakfast included. Wonderful place to relax.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Konrad E wrote a review Nov 2017
Schwindegg, Germany87 contributions23 helpful votes
My hosts Raelene and Colin and their place are absolutely top of the top notch. They really mean it if thes say feel like home, and i felt like home. had a wonderful three nights there and we parted as friends i would like to say. everything more than perfect in a lovely and quiet sorrounding with spectacular view of the glaciers at mount Tasman and Cook. great breakfast with mountain view’s, individually cook eggs...... phantastic. i would like to thank them sincerely and look forward to be there again sometime in the future. Konrad
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Response from reflectionlodge, Owner at Reflection Lodge
Responded 22 Nov 2017
always a pleasure to have you come stay Konrad thank you for the lovely review so pleased that you felt at Home we always say to our Guests that we only have one rule [please make your self at home and if you need anything you only need to ask ] Raelene
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Flooo B wrote a review Nov 2017
33 contributions6 helpful votes
Very friendly and welcomming hosts. We felt really at home and had a lovely stay. Very enthusiastic hostst and Had some good laughs with the hosts as well:) poached eggs for breakfast were very good and nice tips for in the area.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 11 Nov 2017
thank you for the lovely review I am pleased you felt very welcome
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thuytut wrote a review Oct 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia4 contributions5 helpful votes
Reflection Lodge is ideally situated if you want to explore Fox Glacier (and also Franz Joseph Glacier which is only about a 30 min. drive away)! Accommodations are very comfortable and the view from the property of the mountains is amazing. Raelene is an excellent host -- warm, funny, and full of personality and great tips about the area. (She also made fresh poached eggs for us each morning, courtesy of her chickens!) The lodge is located just off the main strip in town, which has bunch of restaurants nearby (maybe a 10 minute walk). And you are also just a few minutes away from Lake Matheson which is great for a short walk. We were able to hike out to see Fox Glacier and Franz Joseph Glacier in one day. Raelene also connected us with the local helicopter company to do a flight and glacier landing (unfortunately the weather did not cooperate). We really enjoyed meeting Raelene and being her guests during our time there. Highly recommend if you're going to be in the Fox Glacier area!
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Responded 11 Nov 2017
thank you for the nice review I also enjoyed your company very much
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melamark wrote a review Mar 2017
Scottsdale, Arizona18 contributions6 helpful votes
We loved this place! We booked the B&B on the fly, while on a two-week motorcycle tour of NZ, and didn't know exactly what to expect. But, wow, were we pleasantly surprised. Raelene is simply a blast. She is funny, playful, outgoing and eager to please. And she gave us perfect suggestions for everything we wanted to do while in the area. The home and rooms are very nice. But to make it all the more special, the view from the reflecting pond in front of the property, at least on a clear day, is stupendous (see attached picture). Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from reflectionlodge, Owner at Reflection Lodge
Responded 24 Mar 2017
just love the photo you captured so happy you had a great stay thank you for the lovely praise
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Frequently Asked Questions about Reflection Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Reflection Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Lake Matheson Walk (2.9 km), Fox Glacier Hiking Trails (1.5 km), and Fox Glacier South Side Walk (1.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Reflection Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Reflection Lodge?
Top room amenities include a dining area, a view of the mountains, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Reflection Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Reflection Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Reflection Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Matheson Cafe, The Last Kitchen, and Betsey Jane Eatery & Bar.
Are there any historical sites close to Reflection Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting River Walk (1.7 km).
Does Reflection Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.