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Lake Matheson Motel

4.0 of 5 Corner Cook Flat Road & Pekanga Drive | PO Box 23, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here on our last visit to New Zealand in 2011 so it was the natural choice when we decided to come back and just visit the South Island. Unfortunately on this occasion the weather was against us from leaving Wanaka on the Thursday to the east side of Arthurs Pass on the Saturday, something that is not unusual... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just stayed one night here but could have stayed longer. Really modern, comfortable and clean rooms - the lovely owners have clearly put thought into the décor and they've done a good job. We visited Peak View (but felt that you got better views of Mt Cook and Fox Glacier from the main road) but best of all we... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Clean and cozy with everything you need in a quiet setting. Motel manager was very helpful in directing us to local sights etc and best places to eat in town. Only about 500m walk to local village which has eateries and mini supermarket.

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Seattle, Washington
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed there for one night during the holiday season. It is located off the highway and in a walking distance to the restaurants and the fox glacier town center. The room itself is very clean, neat and cozy. you have an amazing view of the mountains towering the motel. It has a tiny kitchen with a microwave and a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed there for one night on new year's eve. The room is very clean, neat and cozy. Has everything we need, even a rice cooker :) (though we didn't use). Hotel manager is very friendly and they can also help to book helicopter trip to glaciers at 20NZD cheaper price.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was very reasonably priced and comfortable, no complaints. The owner gave us some great tips about the weather (cloud cover tends to go by the afternoon) and also instructed us to visit Peak View Lookout. Highly recommended. A little bit out of town but only a very short walk.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owners were nice and friendly, helpful with info on what to see in the area, helpful when we asked of a fan as it so hot. Room were clean and tidy. Comfy bed. TV worked well, Would stay again, close to the main shopping area too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Motel was impressively neat and tidy and had all the basic facilities we needed. Obviously a very well managed motel! We were glad to have spent our Christmas there....and would choose to return again if we ever have to get to Fox Glacier again!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This is well located - off the main highway but close enough to walk to Fox Glacier tours and shops. The rooms are enormous and kitchen is well equipped. The only slight downside was the limited free internet allowance but this is common in NZ. Highly recommend a visit to Lake Matheson cafe for great food and views after a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The 3 suggestions provided by the owner was what we did - we went down the road for the glacier view, went up for a helicopter landing at the peak and walked up the trail to see the terminal ice. The room was spacious for a family of 5. Everything was in great shape. Location was walking distance to the... More 

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Address: Corner Cook Flat Road & Pekanga Drive | PO Box 23, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
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Hotel Class:4 star — Lake Matheson Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Lake Matheson Hotel Fox Glacier
Lake Matheson Fox Glacier
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier
#2 Luxury Hotel in Fox Glacier
#2 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier

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