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Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier

55 Main Road Main Road, Fox Glacier, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7859 New Zealand
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4.0
#2 of 5 motels in Fox Glacier
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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Newest accommodation complex in Fox Glacier. Superior accommodation in the heart of the Village. Stroll to restaurants and cafes.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Hiking
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Microwave
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Modern
Languages Spoken
English

Location

55 Main Road Main Road, Fox Glacier, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7859 New Zealand
526Reviews3Q+A76Room tips

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Inlook wrote a review Jan 2020
Paris, France142 contributions69 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Big clean apt with king bed in living room and 2 twins in the bed room. Nice and fully furnished. Only one laundry machine operating between 2-8 and it’s set to cold water only. The TV is small with limited channels and the sound is terrible. They had the windows open and a bunch of mosquitoes were in the room and we were mosquitoes food for a night.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Bella_Vista_Fox, Manager at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier
Responded 22 Jan 2020
Thanks for posting a review Inlook, we appreciate you taking the time. It's great to hear you found the unit clean and comfortable. Sorry about the mosquitoes, they are rare in this part of town, and if you'd popped in to reception we could have helped with some bug spray. Enjoy the rest of your holiday!
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Stephen A wrote a review Mar 2020
Dursley, United Kingdom339 contributions154 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived after a drive from Queenstown and were met with a friendly greeting and advice on where to eat and best times for viewing theGlacier in terms of weather etc. The room was comfortable and well equipped with parking right outside the door. It was a very short walk to shops and cafes. After leaving I discovered thatI had left my headphones in the room. Although not found immediately I received an e mail when they were found. Sue the manager very kindly posted them to a future destination without any payment. Brilliant service - they were there whenI arrived in Wellington.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Tom Syben, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier
Responded 4 Mar 2020
We were so pleased to be able to reunite you and your headphones Stephen. But even more pleased that you found the motel so comfortable and convenient. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, enjoy the rest of you journey.
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suzieFortCollins wrote a review Feb 2020
Fort Collins893 contributions245 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First don’t expect a 5 star hotel there are none in Fox Glacier. This is the best hotel because of the friendly staff, clean rooms, WiFi and Convenient to everything in Fox Glacier. The rooms are small but have everything you need ,small kitchenette TV . There aren’t any views, In the middle of town but again not an issue since town is so small. The manager Sue and other Sue are great and so accommodating. They offer great suggestions for food and umbrellas are always available
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Tom Syben, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier
Responded 21 Feb 2020
Thank you for such a delightful review! We're so pleased you enjoyed your time here and thanks for mentioning all the things you enjoyed about our property. Enjoy the rest of your trip. From one of the Sues :-)
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Cherri_R25 wrote a review Dec 2022
Pullman, Washington44 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently visited Fox Glacier for a helicopter ride and decided to spend the night at the Bella Vista hotel. We were very pleased with our accommodations and the friendly staff. The room was clean and quite comfortable. For a hotel at this price point it was well above what we had expected. The staff person we dealt with was very welcoming and made us feel right at home. If you are passing through the area and need a clean comfortable place to stay that is moderately priced, the Bella Vista checks the boxes.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Steve wrote a review Aug 2020
Ashburton, New Zealand8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for two nights and found the room to be most comfortable. Host in office was excellent and friendly - she offered advise on local points of interest and where to eat. Good value for money and couldn’t see any reason to stay anywhere else if we visit again.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Tom Syben, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier
Responded 23 Aug 2020
Thanks for the review Tripb71! It was a pleasure to host you and we look forward to seeing you again some day.
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Claire wrote a review Mar 2020
17 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I travelled to Fox Glacier for work and was so happy with this accommodation. We were greeted by friendly staff who provided us with information about the Coast, a map of the town, hidden gems of the town and dinner recommendations. We went to Cafe Matheson which was one of their recommendations and it was amazing! The room had everything you needed and the motel is in a convenient location. The staff let us know that the road was closed then updated us again in the morning which was much appreciated. Would love to stay here again next time I come to Fox!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Tom Syben, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier
Responded 6 Mar 2020
Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review jerialc! We love being able to show our town off to fellow Kiwis, as well as international visitors. Cafe Matheson is definitely a highlight. Hopefully your onward journey went well.
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Anne wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our two night stay. Clean, comfortable with good facilities. We were told by staff at reception to boil drinking water which we did, however, it would be great if the motel could supply a water jug so that water could be cooled and stored in the fridge. Just a suggestion which could be helpful for others in the future.
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Date of stay: January 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Kyuubimom wrote a review Jan 2023
Oceanside, California5 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
There was a heater in the bathroom and the bedding was warm and cozy. Fast and free WI-FI to book your glacier activities for the next day. Stargaze on the shared veranda or watch the trees light up with glow worms on the short Minehaha Trail in the forest next door. Possible sightings of native birds and non-native deer or possum. Restaurants and other businesses were less than 5 min walk from the hotel. Clean laundry facilities. Fox Glacier Village is also closer to Lake Matheson for hiking and breakfast at the cafe.
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Date of stay: January 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Fox Glacier Village, though smaller than sister Franz Joseph Glacier Village, is quieter and...
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PJSec0nd wrote a review Mar 2024
Adelaide, Australia28 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice place to stay. The host was very informative and engaging and provided some nice insights for our day there, including places to eat. Well presented rooms, ideal for short stays while exploring the many spectacular sights in the area.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ushmendra Hardeo wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand75 contributions76 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here 1 night and booked 3 rooms for our friends.
Very clean and tidy motel with excellent amenities. The motel reception manager was very friendly and very helpful. She pointed out all the attractions in the area.
This is probably one of the best accommodation providers in this remote place. WiFi was excellent. Nothing much to complain about. And off course good value for money.
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Tom Syben, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier
Responded 26 Jan 2021
Hi Ushmendra H and thanks for taking the time to write a review. We enjoyed hosting you and your friends and are happy to hear you had a good time with us. We love our little town and it's an honour to share it with our guests. Come and visit again some time!
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Farouk B asked a question Nov 2018
Durban, South Africa93 contributions34 helpful votes
Are toiletries like shampoo and soap provided?
Answer from Bella_Vista_Fox
1 contribution
We provide bodywash and handwash.
pandmg asked a question Nov 2016
Killay, United Kingdom427 contributions75 helpful votes
Do the rooms have air conditioning please?
Answer from Bella_Vista_Fox
1 contribution
All our rooms have built in heating and a ventilation system to keep the air fresh. The rooms are also double glazed which keeps them quiet and warm. We hope to see you in Fox Glacier soon.
mayyen_tan asked a question Oct 2015
Singapore6 contributions4 helpful votes
Hi, how long is the drive from the motel to MOunt cook village
Answer from Richard J
Burnside, Australia68 contributions60 helpful votes
As Coaster said, around 450kms, and a pleasant drive, as most in NZ tend to be.
Kyuubimom wrote a tip Jan 2023
Oceanside, California5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Fox Glacier Village, though smaller than sister Franz Joseph Glacier Village, is quieter and offers the same types of activities."
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Paul J wrote a tip Mar 2019
Leicester, United Kingdom452 contributions125 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Downstairs rooms had table and chairs outside, not sure whether upstairs did"
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rbthodge wrote a tip Apr 2018
Whitby, Canada1,635 contribution278 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ground floor room, so you don't have to haul luggage up stairs"
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Paul C wrote a tip Mar 2018
Modbury, Australia152 contributions35 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pick your time of year carefully as the tourist trade from Asia has made prices over the top."
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Christine J wrote a tip Oct 2017
Bargara, Australia397 contributions106 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a ground floor room if you have mobility issues or heavy suitcases."
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PRICE RANGE
$104 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestland Tai Poutini National ParkFox Glacier
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier
Which popular attractions are close to Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier?
Nearby attractions include Lake Matheson Walk (4.4 km), Fox Glacier Hiking Trails (0.2 km), and Fox Glacier South Side Walk (1.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier?
Conveniently located restaurants include Matheson Cafe, The Last Kitchen, and Betsey Jane Eatery & Bar.
Is Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Fox Glacier.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier?
Many travellers enjoy visiting River Walk (1.3 km).
Is Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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