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Lake Matheson Motel

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Corner Cook Flat Road & Pekanga Drive | PO Box 23, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Thorpe Bay
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96 reviews 96 reviews
14 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Motel in May for 2 nights. The Intercity bus dropped us right outside if not it is about 400 metres from the bus stop. we had a really great greeting with tips on eating. The next morning Mike arranged for a driver to collect us and take us to Lake Matheson where we had views of the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stay two nights in Lake Matheson Motel and I like this place very much. Heather and Mike are very helpful to arrange my activities like helihike and skydive, include the advice of weather. As on the date of arrival, I took the ferry from Wellington to Picton and arrived Picton at 11:30 am and then need to drive from... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

very good location in the town of glacier. walking distance to town center and a three-minute drive to the scenery methason lake. Enjoyed the hospitality of owner and arrangement of garderns inside the motel.

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

When we arrived we were greeted by Mike who was very friendly and couldn't do enough to share with us and recommend places to see and visit. He told us an ideal place to drive out to to view the Fox glacier, phoned and booked a helicopter ride for us and was interested in what we'd seen during the day.... More 

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DeLand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Loved our overnight stay here. We walked to the store, bought food to cook and stayed in for dinner. The hosts/managers, Mike and Heather, came out and joined us for a glass of wine and friendly chat while we all enjoyed the sunset. They were helpful and shared many New Zealand stories with us. We felt right at home. It... More 

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Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Very impressive motel in a fantastic place Fox. The motel Owner recommend us to visit the fantastic lookout point for fox glacier. It's amazing. I'd like to go to Fox again and spend more nights in the motel. It makes me at home. it's the only motel in NZ have electric cooker and we can cook rice by ourselves. It's... More 

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Perth Western Australia
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7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Loved my overnight stay at this lovely Motel. The owners were just so friendly and went out of their way to make my stay fantastic and a really memorable experience. Everything about the place is faultless, situation, rooms, facilities, cleanliness. Highly recommend.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Arrived late in the day and were greeted by the most helpful owner. He gave us tips on how to see the best views that evening and what to look for the next day. The room was just the right size, very clean and comfortable. Too bad we only had one night to stay in such a scenic area.

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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This motel was fantastic! We'd read before arriving that the owners were putting their profits back into the motel, and you could tell this was the case. Our large room was beautifully decorated and it looked like it had a brand new kitchen and bathroom. The heater in the room was much appreciated too since it got cold in the... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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75 hotel reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We were happy with our one night stay at the motel; it was clean, comfortable and well equipped. Staff was friendly and helpful. The only downside was the stingy wi-fi allocation which was used up very quickly.

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