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Interior view, Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel in Fox Glacier
King Studio, Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel in Fox Glacier
a small house with a view of a mountain range, Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel in Fox Glacier
Interior view, Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel in Fox Glacier
Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel
Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel
a bathroom with a sink, toilet and bathtub, Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel in Fox Glacier

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8.6

Excellent

837 reviews

837 reviews

Housekeeping15
24-hour front desk1
Car Park1
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8.9

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery 4.2 km
Lake Matheson 5.0 km
Gillespies Beach 16.1 km
Mount Cook Airport 34.5 km
Glentanner Airport 50.4 km
Hokitika Airport 114.8 km
Richard Pearse Airport 134.3 km
Greymouth Airport 147.3 km
Ashburton Airport 151.8 km
Wanaka Airport 152.8 km

Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel

55 Main Road, Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier, New Zealand, 7859 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Fox Glacier part of Fox Glacier, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 4.5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant and spa on-site.

Highlights

Check-in/out [express]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Ticket services

Laundry service

Hygiene Plus

This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Spa

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

This property is in high demand!

3 travelers have booked today.

Value for money7.6
Location rating8.9

Rooms available at Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

Twin Studio
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Street view
  • 2 single beds
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Triple Studio
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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One-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 queen bed and 2 single be...
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Superior King Studio
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Queen Studio
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 queen bed
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Queen Studio
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 queen bed
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1 Bedroom
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed and 2 single be...
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Standard Queen Studio
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Compact Queen Studio
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Queen Queen Spa Studio
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The motel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel?

A stay at Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the motel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Fox Glacier with private transportation, the motel can arrange car rental for you.

Is breakfast offered at Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 18 NZD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the motel.

What is the smoking policy at Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel?

Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel?

Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel is located in Fox Glacier, famous for good restaurants such as Bigfoot Bar and Restaurant, The White Pub Cafe & Bar and Cafe Neve.

What popular shopping places are close to Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel?

Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel is located in Fox Glacier area which features shopping places such as ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery.

What popular beaches are close to Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel?

Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel is located in the Fox Glacier area, which includes Gillespies Beach.

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What people love about Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Very clean."

    Martin

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    February 15, 2021

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Room is very clean."

    Christine

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    December 25, 2019

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Spaciousness

    "Room is spacious and good wifi signals and parking is right infront of the unit"

    Edmund

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    April 25, 2019

Overall rating:

8.6

Excellent
837 reviews
Cleanliness
8.4
Facilities
7.6
Location
8.9
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More about Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel

More about Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel

Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel

Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Your explorations of Fox Glacier can be assisted with car hire and shuttle services available. Parking is provided free of charge for guests.
You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. The motel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel. In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice.
The motel is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. Some rooms have cable TV to keep guests entertained. You may be assured to know that a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker are available in some select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer and toiletries provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up with no worries at Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel, where breakfast can be provided in house. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the motel. The motel even has in-house cooking amenities such as BBQ facilities for its most selective guests.
Throughout the day, you can enjoy the activities offered at Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the spa.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.6

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

36 mentions

Internet

15 mentions

Food & Dining

2 mentions

Car Park

2 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Spa
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • BBQ facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
Services and conveniences
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms
Getting around
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
Sports equipment rental
  • Bicycle rental
Available in all rooms
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Microwave
  • Non-smoking
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Continental

Location

55 Main Road, Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier, New Zealand, 7859
Excellent
Location

8.9

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-17 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Guests arriving after 06:00 PM are requested to contact the property directly prior to arrival.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until20:00
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)18 NZD
The property
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of rooms 24
  • Year property opened2008

Reviews of Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel from real guests

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Cleanliness8.4
Facilities7.6
Location8.9
Room comfort and quality8.0
Service8.1
Value for money7.6
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7-8 Very Good (61)
6-7 Good (35)
<6 Below Expectation (21)
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8.7
Excellent
Rebecca from Australia
Solo traveler
Queen Queen Spa Studio
Stayed 2 nights in May 2012

Fantastic hotel with lovely staff”

Location, spa in room and the friendliest staff you could ask for

From the time I arrived at the Bella Vista I was warmly greeted and welcomed by the lovely lady at the reception desk who offered me fresh milk for hot drinks along with hot chocolate packets which weren't in the room. Pretty much every request was attended to swiftly but also any questions no matter how silly were answered honestly and throughly. She was always happy for a quick friendly chat as well. My room faced onto the road on the ground floor so there was slight noise coming from the road but the town is so small that the noise is minimum, unless you are there when the towns fire alarm goes off. This is very loud and occurs when there is a fire, car crash or something similar and I'll ring until they have enough people to help the situation. The loudest noise you'll probably get is when the large coaches arrive into the town. Being at the end of the town there isn't much noise around from other hotels or the bars as they are at the other end of the street. Location of the hotel is convienent being at the end of the main street in Fox Glacier township so everything is just a quick walk up the hill; being the convenience store, restaurants and the checkin location for the Glacier tours. Just next door to the hotel is a little walking track leading through the rainforest that leads to the base of the Glacier itself. Lake Matheson is a good walk from the town but there are people who will drive you there return for $10 and is well worth the walk around the lake. My favorite feature of my room was the heating available; being the great wall heater along with the electric blanket on the bed but the best thing was the in bath spa. Greatly needed this after a tour on the glacier as it was relaxing and heated. The TV has the normal channels in NZ with some cable movie channels included. I was nothing but impressed with the Bella Vista in Fox Glacier from the moment I arrived until I unforturnely had to leave. I would recommend this hotel to other travel

Reviewed May 27, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Sanchia from Singapore
Solo traveler
Compact Queen Studio
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Very nice apartments in the center of town”

The motel is centrally located and very close to the tour bus pickup point. I had a wonderful one-night stay and will come back. The room was well-furnished with a comfortable bed and kitchen facilities. The bathroom was clean and white, and was even equipped with a spa bath-tub. What a treat! The complimentary wifi connection was good. The lady at the reception desk (Sue) was extremely friendly and provided helpful tourist information. The only downside was the yellowish water from the taps. It was not the fault of Bella Vista. It was the water in the Fox Glacier area. I bought my own drinking water from the grocery, which was just 50 meters away. I had dinner at "The Asian Wok" next door. It used to be called "The Indian Kitchen". I tried the Thai food, which was delicious as it was cooked by a real Thai chef. An Indian couple dining there told me the Indian food was excellent.

Reviewed November 10, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Hsiao from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Queen Queen Spa Studio
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

Friendly staff and perfect location”

It was an unforgettable experience for me in Fox Glacier. The Motel is located in the main street, where you can access bistros, grocery stores, and travel centres in minutes. The room is spacious and bright, in addition, the staff (or the owner) of the motel is extremely approachable and honest, she almost forgot to take the bond for check-in. Also, the grounds is strictly supervised by the staff; I overheard the guests were warned by the staff to maintain their voice level and clear the rubbish in the carpark at night. I'd like to spend another holiday with Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel again.

Reviewed July 31, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Nee from Singapore
Couple
Compact Queen Studio
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Friendly staff and clean rooms”

After a long drive from Wanaka, all we need is a friendly face and clean room to rest, and Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel has it all. Despite is the quieter sister to Frank Josef, you get to enjoy the serene and beautiful sunset sky. The bar nearby is recommended too.

Reviewed June 29, 2018

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9.3
Exceptional
JOANNE from United States
Couple
Compact Queen Studio
Stayed 1 night in December 2011

Great motel with efficient, friendly service”

Great, big, clean shower; proximity to Fox Glacier; great hosts

Bella Vista Fox Glacier Motel is very clean and well run by the hosts, who will offer great suggestions and make the bookings for you (e.g., helicopter tours of the glaciers). This is how a motel should be run.

Reviewed January 05, 2012

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9.3
Exceptional
Anna from Australia
Solo traveler
Compact Queen Studio
Stayed 1 night in March 2012

Good location, and a very basic room”

Good location

hotel is in the fox glacier, within 5 minute walk to the fox glacier office, so we could wake up 30minutes before the glacier tour. it was a very small town, so eateries were limited, and there was one petrol station. the motel supplies were basic, but adequate, and it was clean. no lifts in the motel, & there are 2 floors, so if you're upstairs, prepare for lifting your luggage up.

Reviewed September 16, 2012

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9.3
Exceptional
Cynthia from Australia
Couple
Compact Queen Studio
Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

Great location!”

Right opposite the road from Fox Guiding and all the cafes/town center - very handy as it rains all the time in Fox

the room was very very clean but is on the smallish side. It also has good heating, which came in handy as you can get very wet in the Fox Valley and after a day on the glacier as it rains 2 days out of 3! Being right across the road from Fox Guiding, it was very easy to just grab breakfast at the Hobnail cafe and go on your glacier hike with the company. No need to worry about parking or getting up early etc. The people that run the motel are very friendly but you need to remember that check out is at 10am. We assumed it was the standard 12pm and were a little late but the mix up was cleared up with minimal hassle.

Reviewed January 09, 2013

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8.3
Excellent
Ling from Singapore
Group
Compact Queen Studio
Stayed 1 night in July 2012

Great Location and Good Service”

Location, service and price

The room is compact with everything that we need, especially heated blanket, which was a gift during winter. Location is great. But agaiin, Fox Glacier is a super small town and everywhere you go is within walking distance. Bella Vista is just less than 5 minutes walk away from the Fox Glacier Guiding and a small supermarket can be found nearby.

Reviewed July 30, 2012

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8.7
Excellent
Ivana from Croatia
Solo traveler
Compact Queen Studio
Stayed 3 nights in February 2013

Decent motel with helpful staff”

Great location

great bed, decent motel room, very helpful staff. both the motel and the location (fox glacier) grow on you each day. i would stay here again. there are not many options for a mid range accommodation at fox so it did feel that this motel was a bit overpriced, even with agoda discount. please be aware that free internet comes with restrictions (you get 50 mb per day which disappear very quickly is you use ipad and alike).

Reviewed February 17, 2013

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8.0
Excellent
Chiew from Malaysia
Couple
Twin Studio
Stayed 1 night in May 2012

new and clean motel”

new and clean

the motel we stay in fox glacier was new and clean, it is goood for couple like ourselves. we tried bella vista for few destination, and noticed that the design of all bella vista is about the same concept, the reason we chose bella vista is due to the price is competitive.

Reviewed June 11, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Kathleen from United States
Couple
Queen Queen Spa Studio
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

Clean and up-to-date”

This new-seeming motel is just far enough off the highway that the light traffic of the March season had no impact on our experience. Room was clean and well stocked. Fox Glacier is a much smaller town than Franz Josef, so if you are traveling from the north and have any shopping needs, you might want to take care of them before leaving FJ.

Reviewed March 21, 2017

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8.3
Excellent
Terry from United Kingdom
Couple
Compact Queen Studio
Stayed 1 night in October 2014

A welcome break from the campervan”

Location, Staff, Price

After a week in a campervan we decided we needed a break. We also wanted to catch a helicopter onto the Fox Glacier, and the place that runs the tours is a 4min walk from this Motel. We stayed 2 nights as the rain appeared in the afternoon (after a great trip to the Glacier that morning). The women who runs the motel (it appears on her own!) was very helpful. There are some great restaurants just nearby, and she was happy for us to leave our (small) campervan in the car-park until we wanted to leave later the following day. I would definitely recommend this motel if you are looking for good value accommodation.

Reviewed November 07, 2014

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8.8
Excellent
Edmund from Singapore
Couple
Compact Queen Studio
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Good stay right in town”

Motel located in town, and is walking distance to food, mart, and fox glacier guiding. Great place to stay for the night if you are heading out early the next day for glacier tours, hikes etc. Room is spacious and good wifi signals and parking is right infront of the unit

Reviewed April 25, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Kaye from Singapore
Family with young children
Standard Queen Studio
Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

Helpful Host ”

Comfortable

Room is very well-maintained. Toilets are superbly cleaned. Kitchen is well-equipped The hosts are very friendly and approachable. They have helped recommended on the helicopter rides, a short trail for us to take our 3 year old son, helped with the laundry, etc. Fox Glacier is a small town so everything is within walking distance. Lake Matheson (must visit) is a short 5 mins drive from the hotel.

Reviewed December 22, 2012

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9.3
Exceptional
Jennifer from United States
Couple
Compact Queen Studio
Stayed 1 night in June 2013

Great location and clean”

Close to town, nice bathroom with hot water, friendly staff

We stayed here one might and it was comfortable. You could walk to everywhere in town. The staff was friendly and recommended a place for dinner. Close to the Fox Glacier guide shop and we were able to leave our parked car even after we had checked out. There was limited free Internet but we weren't expecting any Internet so that was nice! The heaters in the room were good. There was a kettle and dished provided and a mini fridge. I have no complaints about this place!

Reviewed June 08, 2013

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9.0
Exceptional
JOANNA from United States
Couple
King Studio
Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

Centrally located”

Very friendly owners

We stayed here 2 nights because it is close to Fox Glacier Guiding. The room was ran and adequate. Laundry facilities are available on site for a fee. You get 100 MB of Internet per night for free but that didn't last for me as I had work emails to go thru. You can buy more time. The hotel is centrally located in this very small town so you can walk to restaurants and bars.

Reviewed February 20, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Shek from Singapore
Group
Queen Studio
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Staff are very helpful”

Not bad, value for money. Rooms are comfortable. I initially booked a “high floor” room but found out there is no elevator, hence requested a ground floor room during Check-in, reception quickly changed for us. Also, reception let us know what to do in Fox Glacier and asked where is our next destination, she gave us a paper introducing what to along the way to the next destination.

Reviewed August 11, 2018

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9.3
Exceptional
Kuan from Malaysia
Couple
Compact Queen Studio
Stayed 1 night in July 2013

Comfortable and well maintain room”

Comfortable room, nice and friendly staff, new utilities in room

We went for fox glacier half day climbing tour and we were exhausted. The hotel is just opposite the tour company and we can get back to room quickly. The room is big, clean and comfortable. The utilities in the room are all new and well maintained. Had a wonderful night here.

Reviewed July 27, 2013

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9.0
Exceptional
Chong from Singapore
Family with young children
Compact Queen Studio
Stayed 2 nights in April 2012

Clean and good location”

free wifi, clean room and near the restaurants and shops

2 nights at Bella Vista Fox Glacier. good location. recommended.

Reviewed April 16, 2012

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8.3
Excellent
NOPANUN from Thailand
Couple
Compact Queen Studio
Stayed 1 night in December 2012

Clean and convenience place”

Close to Fox Glacier center

The motel is at a very short distance from Fox Glacier Guide center. The room is clean and has everything necessary for travelers. The service is excellent. The motel provides with free internet access. Our room is quite small but, as you know, you get what you pay for. The receptionist is very helpful to us when asked. It is worth every dollar you pay for.

Reviewed December 13, 2012

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