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Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel
Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel
a large house with a view of a mountain range, Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel in Fox Glacier
Lobby, Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel in Fox Glacier
Lobby, Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel in Fox Glacier
a bedroom with a large bed and a large window, Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel in Fox Glacier
a hotel room with a large bed and a large window, Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel in Fox Glacier

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8.7

Excellent

378 reviews

378 reviews

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9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery 4.3 km
Lake Matheson 5.0 km
Gillespies Beach 16.2 km
Mount Cook Airport 34.7 km
Glentanner Airport 50.7 km
Hokitika Airport 114.5 km
Richard Pearse Airport 134.4 km
Greymouth Airport 147.0 km
Ashburton Airport 151.8 km
Wanaka Airport 153.2 km

Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel

Main Road (State Highway 6), 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. This 4.5-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

Excellent room comfort & quality

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Balcony/terrace

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Restaurants

Shops

Bar

Laundry service

Safety deposit boxes

Cheaper than 70% of all properties in Fox Glacier in the last 24 hoursCompared to 20 Fox Glacier properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money7.9
Distance to city center0. Km
Location rating9.1

Rooms available at Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.4

King or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Standard including Breakfast
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Standard Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
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Single Room
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  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Triple Room
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  • Shower
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Shower
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Double Or Twin King Size Bed
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    room
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      Super King
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel?

        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 hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

        How do I get to Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel?

        For those who wish to drive their own cars, Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests.

        Is breakfast offered at Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel?

        Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel.

        What are my dining options at Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel?

        Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

        What is the smoking policy at Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel?

        Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

        What restaurants are nearby Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel?

        Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel is located in Fox Glacier, famous for good restaurants such as The Last Kitchen, Cook Saddle Cafe & Saloon and Cafe Neve.

        What popular shopping places are close to Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel?

        Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel is located in Fox Glacier area which features shopping places such as ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery.

        What popular beaches are close to Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel?

        Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel is located in the Fox Glacier area, which includes Gillespies Beach.

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        What people love about Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel

        • 7.6

          Very good
          Location

          "The hotel is at a good location, and the room is big with a decent balcony."

          CHING

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          September 29, 2022

        • 9.2

          Exceptional
          Location

          "The hotel location is perfect for visiting the Glacier and lake Matheson."

          Rajesh

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          January 17, 2021

        • 10

          Exceptional
          Spaciousness

          "Wonderful spacious room with comfortable bed and excellent facilities."

          Adrian

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          May 23, 2021

        Overall rating:

        8.7

        Excellent
        378 reviews
        Cleanliness
        8.7
        Facilities
        7.8
        Location
        9.1
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        More about Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel

        More about Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel

        Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel

        Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to travelers. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy free parking right at the hotel. Front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs.
        Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hotel's ticket service and tours. Get cozy and warm in the lobby with the hotel's charming on-site fireplace. Packing light is possible at Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel thanks to the hotel's laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time.
        For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hotel.
        Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. Some rooms at Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel even come with extra design features such as a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment amenities including the cable TV is provided in some rooms. In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker at your disposal.
        Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel also provides a hair dryer and bathrobes in bathrooms for select rooms.


        Dining and things to do

        Every day at Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel begins with a delicious in-house breakfast. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hotel, for whenever you get hungry. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hotel's bar.
        Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities for guests to enjoy. Engage in some easy evening fun with other guests with the hotel's hiking trails. Get social at the hotel's library, where you can meet other guests. Grab some last-minute needs or local souvenirs for yourself or those back home without having to go anywhere at the shops available right on-site.


        Reasons to stay here

        Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 90% of the city's other accommodations.
        Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 85% of accommodations in the city.

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        Amenities and facilities

        Very good
        Facilities

        7.8

        Most talked about facilities

        Breakfast

        2 mentions

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        1 mention

        Housekeeping

        1 mention

        Languages spoken
        • English
        • Spanish
        Accessibility
        • Wheelchair accessible
        Internet access
        • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
        • Internet services
        • Wi-Fi in public areas
        Things to do, ways to relax
        • Hiking
        • Ticket services
        • Tours
        Cleanliness and safety
        • Cashless payment service
        • Daily disinfection in all rooms
        • Daily disinfection in common areas
        • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
        Dining, drinking, and snacking
        • Bar
        • Kitchen
        • Restaurants
        Services and conveniences
        • Air conditioning in public area
        • Daily housekeeping
        • Elevator
        • Facilities for disabled guests
        • Fireplace
        • Heating in public area
        • Ironing service
        • Laundry service
        • Library
        • Luggage storage
        • Safety deposit boxes
        • Shops
        • Smoke-free property
        • Smoking area
        For the kids
        • Family room
        Access
        • Non-smoking rooms
        • Pets allowed
        • Smoke alarms
        Getting around
        • Car park [free of charge]
        • Car park [nearby]
        • Car park [on-site]
        Available in all rooms
        • Air conditioning
        • Balcony/terrace
        • Bathrobes
        • Bathtub
        • Coffee/tea maker
        • Desk
        • Free bottled water
        • Hair dryer
        • In-room safe box
        • Ironing facilities
        • Non-smoking
        • Private bathroom
        • Refrigerator
        • Satellite/cable channels
        • Separate shower/bathtub
        • Shower
        • Telephone
        • Toiletries
        • Wi-Fi [charges apply]
        • Wi-Fi [free]

        Food and dining

        Breakfast options
        • American
        • Continental
        Restaurants on site
        Restaurant
        • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte

        Location

        Main Road (State Highway 6), Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier, New Zealand, 7859
        Exceptional
        Location

        9.1

        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.

        Infant 0-1 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
        Children 2-12 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
        Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
        Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
        Others
        • 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 until22:00
        Getting around
        • Distance from city center0. Km
        • Travel time to airport (minutes)120
        The property
        • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
        • Number of floors2
        • Number of restaurants1
        • Number of rooms 20
        • Room voltage240
        • Year property opened2002
        • Most recent renovation2008

        Reviews of Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        8.5
        /
        10
        Cleanliness8.7
        Facilities7.8
        Location9.1
        Room comfort and quality9.4
        Service8.8
        Value for money7.9
        High score for Fox Glacier
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (13)
        8-9 Excellent (3)
        7-8 Very Good (4)
        6-7 Good (0)
        <6 Below Expectation (2)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (6)
        Jun - Aug (3)
        Sep - Nov (7)
        Dec - Feb (6)
        All guests (36)
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        9.0
        Exceptional
        Sebastien from France
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in September 2013

        Good room in the center of Fox Glacier town”

        Clean, god breakfast, helping staff

        Very good stay in Distinction hotel. Good breakfast and walking distance to any shop/activity (the town is small anyway). We went there in Spring so the hotel was not full which was very good! I guess you need to book VERY early in Summer. The manager was talking about people booking 1.5 year in advance, crazy! Definitely one of the best hotel in Fox Glacier!

        Reviewed October 01, 2013

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Ching from Singapore
        Couple
        King or Twin Room
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

        Nice accommodation with a hint of luxury.”

        The service wis lovely and our booking comes with a buffet continental breakfast as well as a warm American breakfast. The room is a bit tight but very comfortable. There is aan elevator serving all floors but teh hallways are tight. All the rooms are named after the explores to the region or the pioneers. That is a wonderful touch. The Fox Glacier township is less busy than the Franz Josef township but it is far cozied. The Fox Glacier trails were all closed and closed indefinitely unfortunately.

        Reviewed March 15, 2019

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        Rajesh from United Kingdom
        Family with teens
        Standard including Breakfast
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2021

        Great stay in Fox Glacier ”

        The hotel location is perfect for visiting the Glacier and lake Matheson. The staff are very friendly and the rooms were spacious with all the amenities. Bed was very comfortable and good for my back. The only downside was the lack of options for the morning breakfast but I understand that could be due to number of visitors to that town due to COVID and also the closure of the road to the Glacier. Otherwise a fantastic stay here.

        Reviewed January 18, 2021

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Yuzhi from China
        Family with teens
        Stayed 1 night in December 2017

        a comfotable place to stay ”

        The hotel is very quiet and clean. Check in is easy, breakfast is great. The location is great, can easity get to several beautiful sites, including the Fox Glacier.

        Reviewed January 02, 2018

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        8.3
        Excellent
        David from Australia
        Couple
        Standard including Breakfast
        Stayed 1 night in June 2012

        good location, in centre of Fox village ”

        spacious room with great bathroom

        distinction hotel was more like a b & b with hosted drinks with the manager each evening in the lounge. lounge area on 1st level was comfortable area to relax & read with gas fire and internet area, and reading material. free wi fi should have been available without charge the rooms were tastfully decorated, spacious, modern with comfortable bed, bath robes and excellent bathroom with full size bath and separate shower, and good quality shower gel, shampoo and conditioner. plunger coffee available in rooms at no extra charge. breakfast was included in the tariff with good continental selection, cold cuts and a couple of hot selections from the bain marie.

        Reviewed June 11, 2012

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        9.3
        Exceptional
        Amit from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Standard including Breakfast
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

        Lovely cosy place and service with a smile”

        Perfect location, good breakfast, extras included eg free Xmas drinks, extremely helpful Scottish staff lady

        Stayed for a 2 night stay and loved this hotel. Good sized room with great views. Walking distance to town centre and restaurants. Extremely helpful Scottish staff lady who gave us loads of travel tips- both locally and around the West Coast. Would def return here again.

        Reviewed December 28, 2012

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Kiyotaka from Japan
        Couple
        Standard including Breakfast
        Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

        In a league of its own for quality (and price)”

        High quality finish, especially the bathrooms, nice communal lounge, $15 for unlimited wifi (first 50Mb free) was great, and the $2 laundry (+$2 dryer) with free detergent is a very nice touch for those looking to travel light.

        - Incoming calls could not be routed to rooms in the small hours - Room door let cold air in underneath from the corridor, and leaving the heater on to compensate made the air super dry - View was decent from 2F room, but some neighboring houses could look directly into our room - Manager had a go at us for taking 4 slices of bread and 4 salami slices to make lunch sandwiches for the road with our left-over breakfast... would have been happy to pay. - Manager did go out of his way to get the intercity bus to pick us up in front of the hotel

        Reviewed August 26, 2012

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Brenda from Australia
        Group
        Standard including Breakfast
        Stayed 1 night in November 2011

        The best hotel regardless of the weather”

        great view with a relaxing lounge with all amenities and staff were brilliant

        We arrived on a rainy day and were treated to some 'Scottish' hospitallity by the manager both professionally and personally. Cannot speak highly enough of her and her staff. Well done.

        Reviewed November 27, 2011

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        Mark from Australia
        Family with young children
        Standard including Breakfast
        Stayed 1 night in September 2019

        Great Service”

        Nothing was too much trouble. We got there early and they did everything to check us in. All the staff were very accommodating.

        Reviewed September 24, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Michael from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in September 2015

        Great Location”

        Location, breakfast, friendly staff

        Very comfortable overnight stay, handy for walking to the town for evening meal etc.

        Reviewed September 05, 2015

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        8.8
        Excellent
        Shek from Hong Kong SAR, China
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in February 2019

        Excellent”

        Staff is very helpful and professional

        Reviewed February 17, 2019

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Veera from Thailand
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in November 2015

        Small hotel, the only best hotel here”

        Good always stay here. Value for money

        Reviewed March 25, 2017

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        yik from Hong Kong SAR, China
        Couple
        King or Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in December 2017

        Celebrate our Christmas here!”

        Helpful staff!

        Reviewed March 11, 2018

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        4.8
        YEW from Singapore
        Couple
        Standard including Breakfast
        Stayed 1 night in August 2016

        no worth it”

        very disaapointed

        Reviewed September 09, 2016

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        7.6
        Very good
        CHING from Singapore
        Couple
        King or Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in September 2022

        Everything ok, except bed too soft”

        The hotel is at a good location, and the room is big with a decent balcony. The bed is very soft though, just in case you prefer hard bed. I can’t turn sideways for long, due to the soft bed that makes my hips aching. The room is very nice and very well equipped with all necessity. At this location, we don’t need an aircon and fan is provided for your use. Hotel staff is friendly and recommended us some places to eat as well as for sight-seeing. Very knowledgeable staff. The breakfast is at a cozy place, and breakfast (scrambled egg, mushrooms and bacon) is freshly cooked with a small buffet corner. Recommended to stay.

        Reviewed September 30, 2022

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Adrian from New Zealand
        Couple
        King or Twin Room
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2021

        Exceptional”

        The friendly staff were very helpful and welcoming. Wonderful spacious room with comfortable bed and excellent facilities. Breakfast was delicious, definitely recommended.

        Reviewed May 23, 2021

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        John from Australia
        Couple
        Standard including Breakfast
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

        Good, comfortable & friendly.”

        Quality of Building, size of room
        Reviewed May 11, 2014

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        4.4
        Matthias from United States
        Family with young children
        Stayed 1 night in March 2017

        Durchschnittliches Motel zum Luxuspreis!”

        Ich hatte gedacht, bei dem hohen Preis ein gutes Hotel zu brkommen. Es ist aber nir ein überteuertes Motel - alles leicht dreckig, keinerlei besondere Austattung. Mit Boutique Hotel hat es meiner Ansicht nach auch gar nichts zu tun! Nur von aussen sieht es gut aus - schöne Mogelpackung.

        Reviewed March 19, 2017

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        WENJUN from China
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in September 2017

        工作人员太可爱太友好”

        地理位置非常好,fox小镇进来就能看到啦。工作人员特别热心,friendly.kindy.

        Reviewed September 15, 2017

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        SONG from Malaysia
        Group
        Standard including Breakfast
        Stayed 1 night in May 2017

        非常舒适及高级的郊外酒店”

        酒店位置于冰川附近,驾车至冰川区约5--8分钟的车程,而且酒店的附近也有油站及步行3分钟就有几间西餐馆非常方便,关于酒店的房间对他非常讚,夠宽阔,床又大又舒适免费wifi,早餐好吃。

        Reviewed May 05, 2017

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