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Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel
Ranked #2 of 9 Fox Glacier B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Uk
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108 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Luxury Accommodation hotel???!!”
Reviewed 10 December 2011

The above is quoted from their own email, hardly call this place Luxury or indeed Boutique. If this is what New Zealanders call Luxury then I am very worried.
For UK travellers who may be reading this, think of a Travelodge then minus what they offer by 50% and you will get my point!
We paid a stupid amount of money for ‘luxury’ not worth the price at all.
Our welcome, however by the receptionist was very warm and helpful, cant knock that at all. Our room was reasonably large but it stank! The shower smelt horrible. The room itself after a good airing and a good sprits of expensive perfume smelt so much better. On the plus side the bedding was clean!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 November 2011

The rooms were spacious and big bathroom. The lounge was lovely with books to read, we had a lovely time here due to the very poor weather with a glass of wine with the fire lit. The local pub was great fitted us in due to labour day thank you. Excellent breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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distinction_hotel, Manager at Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 23 November 2011
Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Distinction Te Weheka, and for taking the time to share your lovely feedback.

It is a pleasure to hear that you so enjoyed your stay with us, and that the service, rooms, facilities, and breakfast met or perhaps exceeded your expectations. It is certainly lovely to sit in the lounge by the fire on a cold day, and I am glad to hear that you were able to make the most of this facility, and that it improved your stay due to the bad weather.

We hope to welcome you again some day.

Kind regards,

Distinction Management.
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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 9 November 2011

You have to understand that when the wife and I were going to Fox Glacier, we weren't sure what to expect. We knew that New Zealand was full of small towns and that Fox would probably be the smallest one we'd be visiting on our honeymoon. After a very long and stressful drive from Blenheim (first day driving on the left side of the road AND we hit the mountains at night!) Te Weheka was the first thing we saw getting into Fox...a welcome sight.

The property is immaculately maintained and has a very modern but quaint feel to it. We arrived around 8:00 PM (20:00), and the manager was up waiting for us. He had turned the heat on in our room prior to our arrival which was definitely nice seeing as how it was freezing that night. When we got up to the room, there was a complimentary bottle of champagne waiting for us...the ONLY place that did that for us on our honeymoon (and every place had been informed that we were celebrating our honeymoon prior to our arrival). The room was clean, modern, comfortable and one of the most well-appointed that we stayed in the entire trip. Beautiful bathroom with a huge tub, glass-paned shower and separate heat. Our room was on the second floor and the balcony had a great view of Mt. Cook and Mt. Tasman.

The staff was extremely friendly and accomodating, and even though we were the only ones staying in the hotel that night, the cook came in the next morning to make us breakfast.

I highly recommend this place if you're ever in Fox Glacier, and look forward to booking my next stay at Te Weheka. Thank you for making our honeymoon special.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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distinction_hotel, Manager at Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 10 November 2011
First of all, congratulations! And it is a joy to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your honeymoon and your stay with us.

It is fantastic that both the town and the hotel exceeded your expectations in the end, and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back.

Thank you again for you recommendation.

Kind regards,

Distinction Management.
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Reviewed 30 October 2011

Stayed here for 2 nights with parents. When we got in, staff had already turned on the heat in the room which was a nice touch. Room spacious and clean. Hotel has a big lounge with open fire and good views of the town backed by mountains, perfect for relaxing after a day hiking on the glacier.

  • Stayed October 2011
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distinction_hotel, Manager at Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 10 November 2011
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on Trip Advisor. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the service of our staff, and that you so thoroughly enjoyed our facilities.

We hope to welcome you again soon.

Kind regards,

Distinction Management.
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 4 October 2011

Great rooms with spa bathrooms, gourmet meals and very attentive staff. Minutes from the Franz Josef and Fox Glacier.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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distinction_hotel, Manager at Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 10 November 2011
Thank you for posting your feedback - it is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay both in the hotel and in the region. We hope to welcome you again some day.

Kind regards,

Distinction Management.
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Property: Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel
Address: 15 Main Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7859, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Fox Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Distinction Fox Glacier is a purpose built 20-room property located on State Highway 6, 100 metres from the centre of the township of Fox Glacier. The rooms are 20.6 sq metres with generous 7 sq. metre en suites with separate bath and shower, super king or king single beds, tea and coffee facilities, wifi, iron, arm chairs, writing table, Sky TV, direct dial telephones, individually controlled heating, balconies with views of the surrounding native bush and mountains. Guests access their rooms via undercover parking, which leads to an internal stairway or elevator. ... more   less 
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