Glacier Hot Pools

Glacier Hot Pools

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Arlene

Ranking: 10/10

Great experience! We got a combo “Wet & Wild” which paid for our entry into the Hot Pools and the Kiwi Wildlife Centre. Definitely recommend

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Paula G

Ranking: 5/10

If you book a private pool & pay for it on line, take your credit card with you. Even when I showed booking and payment confirmation on my phone, together with showing the payment coming out of my bank account AND showing them id, they still made us pay again in cash (lucky husband had $100 in his pocket) and said it will be 10 days for them to refund the first credit card payment. They said it’s to stop fraud...What a joke! Over kill
The pools themselves are quite nice, though was hard to enjoy knowing we just paid $200.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Monica Francia

Australia

Ranking: 4/10

Hot pools were quite crowded, water was not natural spring water but highly chlorinated. Hot pools were also not as hot as previously experienced.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Flrent

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

I was really disappointed by the difference between what was written in the guides and the reality. Three small pools, crowded, just one personal shower, extra fees for lockers and towels.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Claudia Hobbs

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

The glacier pools are a tranquil place to relax, whatever the weather. They are fairly expensive, but your time is unlimited.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Jessica and Jonny Pollard

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Good price, small facility but felt really intimate and enclosed. All pools were covered so was great to avoid sunburn or bad weather. Changing rooms were clean. Lockers were non refundable, which meant you could not access your belongings multiple times, so would have paid a bit more to have an easily accessible locker.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Hailey S

United States

Ranking: 10/10

So relaxing!! Bring shampoo and a hair dryer if you want a good shower after! Have powerpoints for hair dryers. Lockers are a $2 coin or you can put your stuff in a cubby outside near you!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Helena Bond

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Beautifully landscaped pools to loll about in and warm you right through to the bones. Expensive but worth it.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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James Esele

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice pools in native rainforest. Good to chill in on a rainy day. But, very expensive for backpackers/tourists. $40 per person.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Julian Zeissler

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Very nice after a long hiking tour but that is it.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Antoine

France

Ranking: 8/10

A good relaxing moment in hot pools after a hard walking track, perfect!!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Michele

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Sheer bliss! Lovely pools and facilities and I enjoyed a fantastic 1/2 hour massage while there too - was well worth it, we easily passed a couple of hours relaxing here!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Fred and Carin

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Clean site and friendly people.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Danielle Roberts

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Hired a private spa, worth the money great experiance.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Vlutters

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice spa.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Lynn Robinson

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful, relaxed, beautiful setting, expensive but worth it.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Andreas & Leonie Fehr

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice!!! Private pool for $70 (1 hour, 2 persons).

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Ian Bailey

New Zealand

Ranking: 6/10

Lovely setting, very expensive for heated hot water.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Koster

United States

Ranking: 2/10

Glacial Hot Springs - nice but not worth $25 each - no jets, no free lockers, nothing natural about the area, good for an expensive shower.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Seth & Carla

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Private pool for an hour, perfect for couples, peaceful, relaxing and very private. After a long walk to the glaciers in the wet and cold, a great end to the day.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Mariette Salden

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful surroundings, good bath, private pools are great.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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scottee

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

A much nicer experience than Hamner Springs. They were so relaxing.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Victoria Boolsen

Denmark

Ranking: 7/10

Ranking is because of the price - very expensive, could be cheaper during the day for families. Beautifully done, felt like an exclusive spa.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Dwong1959

China

Ranking: 1/10

If there was a negative I would select it. I was told this was glacial water. It isn't! It's tap water heated with LPG. See the huge tank out the back. I want a magical experience in your bush like Taupo and Rotorua. Expensive bath water which isn't even hot. So much for your carbon reducing hot pools!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Nataly Loewidt

Israel

Ranking: 7/10

Nice place, good for a rainy afternoon.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Matthias

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great to be in a private hot pool, friendly lifeguards, relaxing atmosphere.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Roland Berger

Austria

Ranking: 8/10

Franz Josef Glacier. Good alternative for bad weather.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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ELLY186

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

The hot pools were 3 different temps. 36; 38; and 40. They were roomy and spotlessly clean. Staff were very friendly and helpful; constantly standing by pools in case anyone was affected or overcome by the heat. It was a great way to relax and worth every penny. Even better when you arrived for the earlybird special before 5 = )

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Risch & Seybold

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Moderate prices. Clean facilities, very nice and cosy atmosphere in the pools. Unfortunately no hair dryer for the women.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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Mary Van

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Thoughtfully designed, immaculate and the prefect way to end a day hiking. Not usually our thing but we were very impressed and loved it.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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KAA

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Glacier Hot Pools. It rained the whole time we were on the West Coast so we could only spend limited time at the glacier. We spent the afternoon at the hot pools instead with our two children and loved it. The pools were not crowded when we were there. Perhaps at other times of the day they are more crowded, but we had a perfect afternoon and loved it. Very clean facilities.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Jana Steve

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice for a few (1-2) hours hot water 'swimming'.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Sally Hall

United Kingdom

Ranking: 5/10

We paid $22:50 each to go in, they were ust ok, but not really worth the entry fee.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Kyle Riseley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Very spacious pools with relaxing setting made a very pleasant stay all round. Very professional staff also.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Joanna Harrnon

England

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely staff, very good service. Wonderful massage! only downside was had to pay extra for lounger by pool.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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marianneb

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely after a days tramping but too expensive. Would not go back because it is cost prohibitive.

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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harryb

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Nice setting and very clean.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Conrad Duden

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Great Pools, nice showers and in walking Distance from the TOP 10 Holiday Park...

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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AdelineC

France

Ranking: 9/10

We could look at the pool to see it, it was crowed and also how is it. Good open time, clean. Nice cosy atmosphere.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

Glacier Hot Pools responds:

Great feedback - thanks Adeline!

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Denys

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Ok, relaxing. Not that spectacular. Only 3 pools.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

Glacier Hot Pools responds:

Hi Denys thanks for your feedback! The pools opened in november 2008, and yes we have three public and three private pools, by completion, the complex will have 7 public and 10 private pools!