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Brighton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

we camped in the limited spaces available but close to the bijou kitchen that was a safe haven and budget saver in the pouring rain. The shelter allowed us to dry off. Close enough to Fox to drive to and also lake Matheson area. Lots of flies!

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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174 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

The Pine Grove Motel is very famous among cyclists along the South Island's west coast - it's just about the only accommodation between Fox and Haast so if you're not carrying a tent (or even if you are), everyone stops here. I rolled in very late one evening after a long day's ride from Whataroa and was greeted with all... More 

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

I booked this on the basis of its price compared to options at Fox Glacier. It is advertised as a "budget motel" and that is a fair description! Perhaps a little too budget on reflection.... Three things troubled me. 1.The lack of screening on all but one window in an area that was extremly full of sand flies. The choice,... More 

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Thank iowstevie
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40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

The budget rooms have one toilet and one shower between approximately 20 guests. Also the kitchen is shared. Friendly owner. And excellent location, I had deer, and cows coming up the back fence. Very cool!

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Thank NZDAN007
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Relatively cheap place to stay, but poorly maintained, older style decor, quite tired throughout.The bed was uncomfortable, with old bedding. The lack of a smoke alarm was a very worrying situation, not one that we have struck before, and especially worrying when there was no mobile phone signal, the staff were not on site, but up the road, and the... More 

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Thank Jan D

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 January 2016

We stayed in the famous room 11 - the one with a mirror on the ceiling, well to tell you the truth the other rooms might have mirrors above the beds also, but we and our friends who have stopped at Pine Grove Motel have only ever stayed in room 11. Love the mirror above the bed or hate it,... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 6 January 2016

I stayed here for two nights on a tent site, and it was the highlight of my trip on the coast. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, and the facilities incredibly clean. Awesome value for money too.

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Taupo, New Zealand
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2015

Very quiet motel in the middle of nowhere! Excellent location for the glaciers and although it was very dated, the price did reflect that. Linen was excellent, very clean smell! Cooking facilities left a bit to be desired, but we only had a studio unit, which would make a difference. Excellent friendly reception.

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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2015

Very cheap basic rooms but warm with the heater and the staff member was very friendly and helpful! Bargain it was a nice quiet area! Kitchen was extremely well equipped with fridge and all the utensils you could imagine

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Garner, North Carolina
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73 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2014

The self-contained unit was large enough but very tired. The number of things plugged into power strips was eye-opening. The cook top appeared to be a camping stove connected to outside propane. The bed was comfortable. The location was great for the 2 glacier areas. It was very quiet though it was right by the only highway. Across the road... More 

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Address: 6km South of Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
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