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Distinction Fox Glacier Te Weheka Boutique Hotel

4.5 out of 5.0

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My husband and I are traveling through New Zealand on our honeymoon, and we had the privilege of staying at Distinction with Christian and his absolutely lovely staff for three nights. We were planning on two nights initially, but extended our trip due to some early Spring weather, and we couldn't have been in a better place to rest and relax for a few days. The delicious cooked breakfast each day was such a treat, the fireplace in the cozy lounge provided a perfect backdrop for a quiet read, and especially after many days of hiking and traveling all over, we had everything we could possibly need. Comfortable bed, great shower, and above all, the kind and friendly truly above and beyond service of manager Christian made our stay a highlight of our trip to New Zealand. Couldn't make a higher recommendation! (Be sure to walk around Lake Matheson, eat dinner at The Last Kitchen--we did all three nights, it was so good!, and take advantage of all the other short tramps/hikes in the area. Even in cold and unpredictable weather, we had a ball!)

We had a lovely stay at Distinction - the rooms were very spacious, clean and had amazing views. Staff were absolutely fantastic - we accidentally left a laptop in the hotel before travelling on to Wanaka and Christian went above and beyond trying to track us down and get it to us. After a huge effort on Christian's behalf, we finally received it - and we can't thank him enough!

One of the best rooms I stayed in over my two weeks of traveling in both North and South Islands. The bed was very comfortable, the room beautifully furnished, and no t.v.! Instead of a 'box', there was a serene and lovely view of the forest right outside our sliding glass doors that we appreciated continually. The main lodge is attractive and rustic as you would expect with a large lounge holding several sofas and chairs, a big fireplace and hearth, and historic art work and photos. You can get wi-fi in the lodge, mainly, which is typical of hotels in the region. Nice restaurant and bar, accommodating staff, and plenty of information on where to walk and hike, spot wildlife, and take nature tours. I was sorry we only spent one night here - so relaxing and pleasant..

The staff member (Freddie) was very friendly and very helpful and pointed us in the right direction for photo opportunities. The rooms were spacious, comfortable, clean and very warm. We didn't have our meal there but we did enjoy a lovely breakfast in the morning overlooking a very frosty Fox Glacier.

As mentioned it the best accommodation if you are travelling to the glacier country. The room is clean, beds are comfortable, very friendly and professional staff with excellent in room facilities and amenities. Special thanks to Freddie at the desk for being very helpful, with his right attitude went his way out to assist me with my minor ice climbing injury. Breakfast is with right selections you need to start your day in Glacier country. I strongly recommend all to stay here.

These were clean, comfortable and spacious rooms. Both breakfast and dinner were excellent. I had an excellent Lamb with blueberry sauce, and my wife had the fish with a butter sauce. Service was very good.

Comfortable and spacious room close to town. Breakfast was excellent, served in the dining room. There is also a very comfortable guest lounge on the 1st floor. Very good value for money. Very helpful and friendly reception.

This hotel by far is the best hotel in Fox Glacier. We drove around to every motel hotel in town when looking for a room. This hotel is by far has the best accommodations. Modern rooms. Comfortable beds. Elevator. Good heating. Free parking. Good wifi. Considered 5 star in this neck of the woods and I would agree!

Good, clean basic place. Friendly staff at check in with helpful ideas for the day and restaurants for dinner. Nice hot breakfast served in the morning. Would stay again if I was in the area. One of the best places to stay in Fox Glacier.

A small boutique hotel in Te Weheka close to Fox Glacier. Room is spacious, clean, quiet and well appointed. The bathroom is large with separated bathtub and shower stall. The common room can contain a large group of guests with a beautiful fireplace. Restaurant offers a variation of well prepared local cuisine: venison, local fish...dishes.

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85% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 298 reviews