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High Peaks Hotel

167 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland Tai Poutini National Park New Zealand
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#9 of 10 hotels in Fox Glacier
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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High Peaks is a modern hotel offering comfortable, relaxed accommodation in Fox Glacier, on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. Set in a quiet, rural location, High Peaks provides you an ideal setting to enjoy some of New Zealand's most spectacular scenery. The hotel is perfectly located as a base to explore the West Coast's glacier country and Lake Matheson, one of our local icons is only a hop skip and jump away.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Restaurant
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Desk
Housekeeping
Seating area
Telephone
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Modern
Languages Spoken
English
206Reviews0Q+A32Room tips

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Peter M wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom1,438 contribution269 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dropped in here as wanted an early start to visits Fox and Franz Glaciers.. this is 5 minutes from Fox Glacier Car Park so great, also only 5 minutes from Maddison Lake too.
Smooth check in and guy (Manchester) on reception was super helpful.. Recommending everything from time to go the Glacier to the Visit of the Glow Worms and the lake and places to eat.. Top Man!!
Room was super clean fresh light and airy huge en-suite shower room fresh towels ..
kettle coffee tea hot choccy in room fridge too.
Internet dropped off at 23H.. other than that 😀
Excellent facilities and location Highly Recommend
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Kaye L wrote a review Jan 2020
Adelaide, Australia33 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel room is clean and room is spacious. Fast wifi and plenty of free parking. Mike at reception was friendly and nice. This is a great place for a stopover in Fox Glacier as we travelled through South Island. It’s a short drive to Lake Matheson and the Peak Viewpoint and not too far from the glacier access road. The host and staff were helpful and responsive and we appreciated that they accommodated changes to our booking. I would recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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heatherem wrote a review Jan 2023
Wigan, United Kingdom568 contributions103 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
on first arrival looked nothing great, very derelict looking from outside, the reception was manned by a young lady, very polite . our room was clean tidy and the bed comfy, but as somebody stated previously we only had half a toilet roll, good job we only stayed 1 night, very strange place, reception all shuttered up early evening with a note for somebody who was due to arrive later. had to go out to our car at 1 point, spooky to say the least, front sliding door left unlocked all the time. view from room was bad, derelict buildings, when we left we just had to leave key in a box and leave door unlocked..... wouldn't stay again in hindsight.
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Date of stay: December 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Varley H wrote a review Nov 2022
11 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This place claims to be a Hotel. Sorry it is not it is a Motel. When we drove in it looked like it was not operating. Run down weeds been growing for some time in the drive, broken drain pipes dilapidated feel.
Their was a receptionist and we received our room key, and sleep quality was fine and as it was 2km out of township was fairly quiet, and also a good location to explore Lake Matheson.
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Date of stay: November 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Read the reviews, don't believe booking.con
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WEH1947 wrote a review Jan 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand18 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Not a welcoming hotel at all. Lady on reception was OK. Gave us the key to our room. Our room was very smelly. Smelt very musty and damp. When told about it she just put some spray around the room. To be offered another room would have bn nice. On 2 rooms were occupied. Reception all closed up at 5.30 pm but outside door left open to reception. Not very safe for guests. Grounds very unkept. Broken down pipes, restaurant that wasn't open. Certainly not worth $150 night. Glad it was only 1 night. Definitely won't be staying here again. Part refund would be good 🤣🤣🤣🤣
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Date of stay: January 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Try another place to stay not here
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Donna P wrote a review Dec 2022
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely horrible. We arrived after hours and our key was waiting at reception which was good. We found room comfortable and clean. The issue was we had a small amount of toilet paper and no new roll on our room anywhere. We waited until morning and when looked reception was open but no one was there. We phoned the numbers provided and no answer we left messages and sent emails and still no response. We finally had a roll placed at our door after 2 nights. It was like a ghost town even during office hours and they didn’t even answer the after hours phone. Very glad we didn’t have some type of emergency.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Tartan69 wrote a review Mar 2007
Singapore, Singapore290 contributions231 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
After my first choice hotel was fully booked, they referred me to the High Peaks Motor Lodge. Prices were average for the area, in general horrendously overpriced compared to the rest of the South Island.
The motel itself was spotless but lacked warmth and character. I had booked the 'honeymoon suite' but this was basically a big room with a jacuzzi bath. It seemed like the room was brand new but they made a mistake painting the walls grey.... The Motel is in an ok location, about a 10 minute walk into the main street of Fox and the reception staff were very helpful.
Overall an average experience but compared to some of the other fantastic places we stayed in the South Island, it doesn't get a glowing review from me.
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Date of stay: February 2007
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AdamandElodie wrote a review Jan 2012
13 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I am almost reluctant writing this review especially when I see what the owner replies on bad reviews but here you go.
Plus: very good space room and bathroom, clean and good service (the woman at the reception was very nice). Nothing to complain really. We did have a room with view but not sure this is necessary (at least not for us) but again appreciable.
Minus: potentially a bit far from center compared to other hotels/ motels but if you have a car this is not an issue at all (only 5 minutes drive) and this is close to lake matheson). Very quiet, almost too much? We have nothing to say against the place but we just wondered how expensive it was compared to other places. We booked based on the reviews and because it was our honeymoon we didn't care about the price but looking around we realized that most places were full so we did wonder if we could have found similar for cheaper... So I would probably recommend investigating. It is true that the cooler does not really work but no big deal. We did not try breakfast as we found cheaper places in the center... Having said that, maybe the portion were much bigger at the hotel.
Overall, a very good place but potentially a but pricy.
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Date of stay: January 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Lisa G wrote a review Jan 2018
Sydney, Australia3 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Worst place I stayed in 3 weeks in NZ. Arrived to be told that our booking for two adults one child was only one bed and they were full so no arrangements could be made. Then the desk guys said breakfast was included which made sense as it was about 50-70 dollars more than any other “like” hotel we stay in last 3 weeks. After eating a very average breakfast we were charged $75! and told by same desk guy that he had not said it was included-the story about breakfast had changed. The 1gb of internet was useless as it was so weak at night that you could not use it. Take another option if offered this place.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Enahs1989 wrote a review Apr 2019
Pune, India100 contributions43 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The High Peaks hotel in Fox glacier was outstanding. The rooms were so big and comfortable. the bathrooms were big and great too. Everything was great. The location was good to, 2 km from all the restaurants and cafes. Lots of parking.
only problem I had was with the payment I asked the hotel not to charge my card despite it being mentioned that no pre payment was required, this was because we were 5 individuals booked together, hence we were all going to pay individually. However despite assuring me that they would reverse the charge on my card, they didnt and at checkout time 830am there wasnt anyone at the hotel so we just had to leave the keys in a box at the reception.
But payment issues aside, the hotel was great and would stay here agin in a heartbeat and recommend this place to anyone.
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Date of stay: April 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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WEH1947 wrote a tip Jan 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand18 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try another place to stay not here"
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Varley H wrote a tip Nov 2022
11 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Read the reviews, don't believe booking.con"
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Roger H wrote a tip Dec 2018
Toowoomba, Australia26 contributions20 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go somewhere else. try camping on the nature-strip outside. The service will be the same."
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Gerry wrote a tip Nov 2018
Yeovil, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid this hotel."
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HenkFlipse wrote a tip Mar 2018
Budapest, Hungary70 contributions54 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ander hotel"
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PRICE RANGE
$96 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
High Peaks Motor Lodge
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestland Tai Poutini National ParkFox Glacier
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about High Peaks Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to High Peaks Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Lake Matheson Walk (2.7 km), Fox Glacier Hiking Trails (1.7 km), and Fox Glacier South Side Walk (2.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at High Peaks Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at High Peaks Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at High Peaks Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at High Peaks Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to High Peaks Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Matheson Cafe, The Last Kitchen, and Betsey Jane Eatery & Bar.
Are any cleaning services offered at High Peaks Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to High Peaks Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting River Walk (2.0 km).
Does High Peaks Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is High Peaks Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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