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All reviews guest lounge cd player venison one night in town small town complimentary glass of wine breakfast was excellent modern rooms franz josef bed was very comfortable big bathroom a great place to stay easy parking short distance south island local area
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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Fantastic hotel, catered for all our needs. Nice views, lovely staff, cosy clean spacious rooms, breakfast was delicious, huge powerful shower...5 stars!! Wifi was not great but that didn’t bother us. Hard to fault this place.

Stayed: July 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Shane O
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DistinctionFox, General Manager at Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Thanks Shane it's been a pleasure hosting you stay and great to hear you thoroughly enjoyed all the hotel and staff had to offer. Enjoy the rest of your NZ trip! Regards Christian

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

This was a tour stop for the night. The rooms were clean, spacious and well provisioned. The common room was very comfortable with a nice fireplace. Walking near the inn or just looking out our window, spectacular views abounded. Staff was friendly and attentive. The included breakfast was very well prepared and quite substantial.

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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DistinctionFox, General Manager at Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Your feedback is much appreciated and we trust you had a wonderful trip to the West Coast. Regards Christian

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

The hotel as a whole was well maintained. The available parking spaces were covered, which we appreciated in case it rained. This is an atypical hotel in that the reception area is in a smaller building across from the covered parking lot, which I felt detracted from the ambiance of the place (as they say, first impressions are everything). As a hotel with multiple floors, they had an elevator that we were able to fit both of us + our luggage. We visited at the very start of winter and one could tell: the interior hallways were FRIGID - so much that we could see our breath in the evenings and mornings and often they were colder than the outside during the day.

The room we booked was nice with a large bathroom. The room was chilly but had heaters in the room and in the bathroom so one would be willing to disrobe to take a shower. They also had a small dorm fridge in which to store anything. However, I noticed a stain on the inside of the top comforter which was a little unnerving (the comforter fabric also felt like it could have been used as drapes or furniture upholstery).

The free WiFi was nonexistent. Technically, there was WiFi because they gave you information with which to log in, but it would state "internet may not be working" and the WiFi network name would disappear from your "available WiFi" list. When I asked the staff about this, I was told that they have been aware of this for a while, but that management hasn't done anything about it yet. As one who doesn't have an international calling plan, I rely on WiFi to stay in touch with my family and having WiFi is a major factor for me when booking accommodations. Had we known this, we would have booked elsewhere for much cheaper.

The staff we interacted with were friendly (we mostly saw them at breakfast). They had an automatic espresso machine (not a Nespresso) and a continental breakfast laid out. You also had the option of ordering a hot breakfast off of their small menu (We ordered the eggs, which were pretty good).

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

A night stay after long drive this hotel is a perfect place to stop by in the evening
in Fox Glacier & visiting Lake Matheson in the morning.
The town is so small so everything is in a short walk. Room is very clean with big bathroom including bathtub and shower room. Breakfast is good and cosy atmosphere with a view.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled with family
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DistinctionFox, General Manager at Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay here at Distinction Fox Glacier and thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. Enjoy the rest of your NZ trip. Regards Christian

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

We enjoyed staying here while on a tour. The room design wasn't the typical cookie-cutter style. Instead it had rustic charm and was large, clean, comfortable with all the amenities we needed. The entire staff were friendly and helpful. And the breakfast was fine. We also enjoyed the nice lounge. Just up the road we discovered glow worms on a night time nature walk. Helicopter tours are also within walking distance. A really nice little place to stay.

  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
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DistinctionFox, General Manager at Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

We are very pleased to hear enjoyed your stay here at Distinction Fox Glacier and thank you for sharing your experience here at the hotel with us. Regards Christian

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