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29 Main Road, State Highway 6 Westland, Fox Glacier, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7859 New Zealand
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#5 of 10 in Fox Glacier
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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
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Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
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jessiev25 wrote a review Mar 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand554 contributions106 helpful votes
First time staying at The Westhaven Motel. We usually stay down at one of the motels on Cook Flat Road but this time chose to stay in 'town'. Sadly not too many people around Fox Glacier township and a number of businesses have closed. Stayed 2 nights. Room was large. Self catered one night and ate out at the White Pub the next. Did both the classic Lake Matheson walk, and the longer and steeper Lake Gault walk on seperate days (starts off the main Lake Matheson walking track). We would stay again at The Westhaven Motel. Price had reduced than earlier advertised, was very reasonable being $100 pn
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Gregandanna wrote a review Apr 2021
Cromwell, New Zealand14 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed two nights here - warm, clean, comfortable beds, friendly service, toiletries included, good Wifi. There’s good parking and it’s a 2 minute walk to shops and restaurants. Would come back for sure.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled
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yummymummyWellington wrote a review Jul 2020
Wellington, New Zealand76 contributions28 helpful votes
Very nice, large and clean units. Good sized bathroom with a bath. Close to the road that takes you to Lake Matheson and Gillespie's Beach (a must see). Close to a few good pubs and restaurants. Wifi was very weak. We got a very good price of approx $80 a night, but it was just after lockdown was lifted and I think they were encouraging people to come. Some milk in the room would have been good. Overall a good choice for this area.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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barbarajandrews wrote a review Mar 2020
Melbourne, Australia111 contributions37 helpful votes
Staff were pleasant and helpful. Room was very clean, shower was good, beds comfortable. Perhaps another choice of pillow would have been helpful. WiFi was ok. Heater worked well at night. Good recommendation from the staff to go to Lake Matheson for dinner. That was excellent. It was a bit pricey for what you got, but it was ok.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from The Westhaven M, Front Office Manager at The Westhaven Motel
Responded 20 Mar 2020
Thanks very much for your review, so warm to hear that during this hard time. stay safe.
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Cam Adamson wrote a review Mar 2020
Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions
Website advertises extras like wifi and breakfast. Wifi is so weak you have to stand at your door to use and it’s $13 for a continental breakfast. Not an overly clean motel either. I wiped my shelves clean myself. Accomodation is limited down here
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled
Bruce S wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia18 contributions
This motel is overpriced for a very ordinary motel. It claims to be luxury but is, in fact, more or less standard. That said it was comfortable and well-run. It is centrally located and near restaurants and bars.
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Date of stay: February 2020
mikelalv wrote a review Feb 2020
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain922 contributions112 helpful votes
Overall the stay wasn’t luxurious or spacious (as it looked on the pics!) but it was comfortable and clean. Until on our last day, whilst it’s absolutely chucking it down all day, come 10am, electricity goes away and we’re left with nothing. Literally! No WiFi, no fridge, no microwave, no TV... we thankfully had hot water at least! Not a single apology (whether it’s at fault or not... you just apologize!), no compensation, even the simple fact of arranging breakfast for us at the nearby cafes would have been so nice... and information, people like to be informed when things aren’t going to plan! It just left that last sour taste in our mouth as everyone had been so accommodating and helpful until then!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled
Yeung wrote a review Dec 2019
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Due to the severe weather conditions led to road closures from Christchurch to Fox Glacier, we tried all the way and still couldn't arrive to Fox Glacier and could not check in The Westhaven Motel. We requested for the refund but the motel just pulled all the responsibility on to the guest. What a shame on to this motel!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
Otmar G wrote a review Dec 2019
Feldkirch, Austria444 contributions210 helpful votes
The central location is no special bonus as everything is central in Fox. The architect did not waste any time on the outward appearance of the motel, which lacks even the slightest touch of attractiveness and charm. The room itself was quite big with two big beds of good quality. One of the bedspreads had a fairly big dirty spot in the centre, which didn't improve our first impression. The view from our window was blocked by a high fence in about one metre 's distance. The bathroom was ok. Breakfast was already in the fridge and definitely basic. We had a good night' s sleep as it was absolutely quiet. My recommendation is not to spend more time here than you have to.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Ginges_revenge wrote a review Oct 2019
Brisbane, Australia2556 contributions418 helpful votes
The motel is just on the corner just before the coming into the main street proper when coming in from Franz Joseph glacier. It is a short walk to the central area of Fox Glacier. Check in is across the fore court and separate from the rooms. There is two wings of units. There is plenty of parking in front of your room. The rooms were one of the nicest we stayed in. Very lush and well appointed. The bed was nice and comfortable and you get a good sleep. Our room was closest to the road on the top side of the units. It had a window that looked out over the road. It had a covering but it didn't block out the light. There was hardly any traffic noise at night. We were there in winter which is the off season. The WiFi was very bad, I know, first world problems and all, but when you are trying to contact family in a different country, it made it nigh on impossible. Other than that, it was very clean, well appointed, comfortable and the pricing was excellent. Well worth staying at.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Westhaven Motel
Which popular attractions are close to The Westhaven Motel?
Nearby attractions include Lake Matheson Walk (4.4 km), Fox Glacier Hiking Trails (0.1 km), and Fox Glacier South Side Walk (1.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Westhaven Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at The Westhaven Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Westhaven Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Westhaven Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Westhaven Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Matheson Cafe, The Last Kitchen, and Betsey Jane Eatery & Bar.
Is The Westhaven Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Fox Glacier.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Westhaven Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Westhaven Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting River Walk (1.5 km).
Is The Westhaven Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.