Hartland Hotel was a hotel not leaving very much to remember afterwards. It is what you can expect in a place like "Glacier Country". And more positive than negative. Friendly staff, big and clean room and as a small positive gesture a plate with fresh fruits in your room upon arrival. As a negative thing was the restaurant. I don't know if I ever have seen a more dull and inhospitable restaurant in any hotel before. But no worry. On the opposite side of the street was again a positive surprise "Cook Saddle" with good food and nice interior design.
The rooms in this motel are set round a car park and are ageing. There are old single beds on castor wheels in the rooms and the shower plumbing leaves a lot to be desired. We had no meals included in our stay so can’t comment on the food. The walls are paper thin so every sound from next door and below can be heard. This was one of the most expensive rooms we booked on our trip around New Zealand due to lack of availability, but probably the poorest value for money.
This is a basic 2 story motel-style place to stay. It was comfortable, but our bathroom was very small and only had a tiny sink. Actual room keys were given to us instead of the more commonly seen electronic cards. They have a restaurant/bar which we tried and both were quite adequate. From what I understand, most lodging in Fox Glacier is quite basic since everyone comes for the views.
Great stay - rooms clean but small; service excellent. Breakfast included - basic Continental fare. Very friendly staff. Information nugget: a siren goes off to call volunteer services in the event of an emergency. It is not usually a natural disaster, could be a fire, a medical emergency or such. Nobody tells you this, but there’s no need to be alarmed if the siren goes off in the middle of the night. Happened to us at 12:53 am!
Hotel is located near the glaciers in the Main Street. Room was nice and reasonable size. Bathroom was very small and hot water impossible to control. I learnt a few new swear words from my partner while she tried to wash her hair in the morning. Pub over the road for dinner. All up, staff were friendly and it suited our purposes.
The room was spacious, however the shower flow was low and the temperature control erratic. Might be better on the lower rooms. The bed was a bit soft but we still had a good night’s sleep. When we raised the shower with the management, they claimed that no-one else complained about that before. Not convinced. They should still investigate - it could be a partial blockage somewhere, maybe in the thermostatic control unit. Room 25 if they are interested.
We stayed during road closure and are glad to have come across this Hotel. we arrived with no booking and were greeted by very friendly and professional duty manager Prianca. She was very kind and accommodating and also provided us with lot of information regarding road closure and our further travel in New Zealand. She also recommended us for dinner at white pub cafe which was also delicious. I would highly recommend this hotel.
Old place with some modernization- room was large, bed comfortable, breakfast was fine- good selection and friendly crew Very small town, everything, everything, in walking distance- short walk It looks as if this company has a number of places here
Basic, but comfortable motel style accommodation, only a short drive to Fox Glacier (Not to be confused with the nearby Heartland Hotel, Fox Glacier!). My room was rather small, which as a solo traveller didn’t bother me, but had large windows which abutted a footpath linking other rooms, so the curtains had to be drawn to get any privacy. Breakfast was good and there are restaurants within easy walking distance. There is not much parking on site but there is plenty of free street parking adjacent to the hotel. The wi fi was very poor, but other than that this it’s fine for a night or two if you’re not expecting large, luxurious accommodation.
The motel was good but very noisy with buses arriving and leaving at early times. was central to the town with everything within walking distance. If you are there as couples you play second fiddle to the buses and tend to be pushed out of the way.