Overview of The Westhaven Motel

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4.3/5 Excellent
424 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast Available


What's nearby

Popular LocationFox Glacier Glow Worm Forest4 min walk
Popular LocationFox Glacier3 min drive
Popular LocationLake Matheson9 min drive

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  • Comfort Triple Studio

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    • 30 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Exclusive Studio, 2 Queen Beds

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    • 30 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Executive King Studio

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    • 30 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Exclusive Superior King Studio

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Accessible King studio

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    • 25 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
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About this area

Fox Glacier

The Westhaven Motel is located in Fox Glacier. St James Anglican Church and Our Lady of the Alps are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Westcoast Wildlife Centre and Glacier Hot Pools. Explore all the area has to offer with hiking/biking trails, skydiving and mountain biking.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Fox Glacier Glow Worm Forest - 4 min walk
  • Fox Glacier - 3 min drive
  • Lake Matheson - 9 min drive
  • Air Safaris - 33 min drive
  • Alex Knob - 34 min drive

Getting around

  • Hokitika (HKK) - 112 min drive

About this property

The Westhaven Motel

3-star guestrooms with kitchenettes and patios
Along with concierge services, this motel has dry cleaning and laundry facilities. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour front desk, a computer station and tour/ticket assistance. All 23 rooms feature kitchenettes with fridges and microwaves, plus free WiFi, free wired Internet and LCD TVs with digital channels. Other amenities available to guests include patios, DVD players and room service.
The Westhaven Motel offers 23 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and a safe. Rooms open to patios. LCD televisions come with digital channels. Accommodation at this 3-star motel has kitchenettes with fridges, microwaves, kitchenware and utensils and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.
Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

Free self parking

Food and drink

Continental breakfast available for a fee daily: NZD 13 per person
Room service available

Things to do

Bike hire

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
DVD player
Laundry facilities


No lifts

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken


Business services

Computer station


BBQ grill(s)


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


Free toiletries
Shower/bathtub combination


Digital channels
DVD player

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker

Outdoor space



Access via exterior corridors
Connecting rooms available
Iron/ironing board



Check-in between 2:00 PM and 11:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 13 per person (approximately)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of NZD 0

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

National rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.
This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. We have provided a rating based on our rating system.

Property is also known as

Westhaven Motel Fox Glacier
Westhaven Motel
Westhaven Fox Glacier

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Westhaven Motel and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Westhaven Motel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Westhaven Motel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is The Westhaven Motel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this motel?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this motel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is this motel located?
Situated in a national park, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Te Wahipounamu and Fox Glacier Glow Worm Forest. Lake Gault is 3.2 mi (5.1 km) away.

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020


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    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Disappointing hotel

    We found this hotel very disappointing. The room was very old and the sofa and chairs were very worn and dirty looking. The bathroom was very dated as well, no toilet seat lid, no towel bars. It definitely is time for them to do a major renovation to the rooms. They charge top dollar for a 2 star hotel. We disliked it so much we left a day early.

    Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

    Good location and a clean place to stop overnight but not a resort property. Fixtures are basic and a bit tired but clean. Management and staff are pleasant.

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    The room met our needs. Clean,roomy, within our budget, Although we had trouble with the TV.

    Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020