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Carmel, Indiana
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 15 January 2016

This small hotel far exceed our expectations. We thought it had just been completely redecorated for the 2015 season, but it was not. It is closely located to Fox Glacier and local restaurants in the town, The breakfast was prepared by the owner, and was very good.

Thank Tom E
Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

We had two nights here and found this to be away from the tourist feel of the township. A short 20mins walk to the main road where there are some good restaurants or a short drive to the lake where there is a superb cafe. Rooms were large, airy and clean with toiletries, tea and coffee. An excellent place to... More 

1 Thank Kem1609
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

We stayed here for three nights last week and we loved the peace and quiet. The whole place is immaculately neat and clean. It is a short walk to town (15 mins), and just a couple of minutes drive the other way to Lake Matheson. I'd just like to point out that High Peaks is much nearer to Lake Matheson... More 

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Wamberal, Australia
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 12 December 2015

We stayed her for 1 night. It was very comfortable, spotless and the bed was very comfortable. All rooms are accessed by a common internal hallway with central heating. The television was small and very old, the little bar fridge was up on a shelf above my head. However, the room was large and comfortable and the views of snow... More 

Thank Shirley C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Not really a hotel, in the sense that there are no facilities such as bar, restaurant (apart from breakfast) and seemingly only one, delightful, staff member. Large room in quiet property that could do with some modernisation but is perfectly clean and adequate for a night or two. If you are looking for mid - high end accommodation then best... More 

Thank flying_rugs
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

This is a gorgeous motel with fantastic views of the Glacier (even better when the weather is good). The rooms are roomy and warm and extremely clean. We always appreciate having a fridge, free wifi and guest laundry. This was our third stay and we will stay here if (when) we return to the West Coast of NZ. Marlene went... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 10 March 2015

Hard to fault. We stayed here on a road trip around the South island. The owner was very welcoming and helpful when we arrived. The place was clean and spacious, beds were comfortable. Would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone coming to Fox glacier or travelling down the West coast.....and the Matthieson lake restaurant for food as well is also... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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60 reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2015

Lovely new clean room. Nice large bathroom. Good views from the property. Nice position on the road to Lake Matheson. No cooking facilities (if that's what you are looking for). Very close to Matheson Cafe for great meals. Further out along the road away from town are some really great glacier views.

2 Thank matpre
Beaumont, Australia
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46 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2015

On Cook Flat Road, about 1 km along, we found Hign Peaks Hotel. Staff were friendly and helpful when we booked in. Even suggesting we visit the Fox glacier that afternoon as rain was predicted. The room was very spacious and well appoints. The bathroom well supplied and the hot water - hot. The hotel bed was so comfortable and... More 

Thank Julia B
San Diego, California
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27 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2015 via mobile

Excellent find of a hotel. Room is large and spotless. Owners are very friendly and it is obvious that they care! A full cooked breakfast for NZ$20 was good value. Good location - Just a short drive to Fox Glacier and about half an hour from Franz Josef. (We went to both glaciers in one day. It's a longer walk... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about High Peaks Hotel

Address: 167 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand (Formerly High Peaks Motor Lodge)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
Price Range: €124 - €194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — High Peaks Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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#4 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
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“Choose a room with an outside entrance some rooms a connected via an internal corridor.”
 of 5 bubbles TravellingRobos, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I would say any of them!! All good, all clean & cosy!”
 of 5 bubbles 762JulieT, 24 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Request a room facing Mt.Cook”
 of 5 bubbles 465shirleyc, 12 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Make sure you eat at the Matheson Cafe.”
 of 5 bubbles 360JuliaB, 2 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All rooms seem to be good but try to get a view to the mountain side.”
 of 5 bubbles 811walterf, 25 Jun 2014 | Read review
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