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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was the 3rd time (Oct1998, Sep2011, and now Sep2014) we were here and it's still wonderful. We also brought another 2 couples as we know the Lake Matherson Motel will deliver. Rooms were still excellent in all ways and our friends loved it. The hosts Mike and Heather Reilly were so friendly and helpful. We chat with them for... More

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fox Glacier is in my opinion to be preferred to Franz Josef. The resort is more quiet, and the glacier is much more accessible. Lake Matheson is also much closer. The Lake Matheson Motel is a perfect base if you want a little bit of luxury, but away from the hotels. We booked a King Bed Studio, and it was... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having arrived in fox glacier without pre booking a motel, we turned up here and were greeted very warmly by mike. We decided to stay the night and were very happy with the room price and everything else. That happy that we ended up staying another night! Highly recommend to all!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reviews in Lonely Planet for this property is all true about the room but for a hotel that is number 1 in Fox Glacier, we had two bad experiences 1) In our trip of 10 days and some 8 hotels, this is the only hotel to ask for payment upfront and not at check-out. Well, not such a major problem... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely place to spend two nights in Fox Glacier. I'm giving it 5 star due to the very pleasant people looking after the place, the rooms were really clean and sizeable for a family of four. The grounds on site are clearly looked after very well by the owners and this is something we are finding a fantastic... More

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Beijing, China
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We choose this place because of its recommendation in the Lonely Planet and I just can agree to them: For the fair price you pay, you get some very good quality rooms...much better than normal New Zealand Motel style.

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Morisset, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic establishment! The studio apartment had everything you could need or want. The bed was very comfy. Breathtaking views and a short 5 min walk to main street. The manager always ready and willing to assist and with a smile. Thank you!

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights recently in our way to Queenstown. Very clean and nice room, warm and cosy. Owners extremely nice, when cleaning the room they did our washing for us while we were out. We returned from the glacier and there it was, washed and dried! My wife was flabbergasted! Very competitive rates too. Recommended.

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Singapore, Singapore
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

fox glacier is a very very small place. Given that the location is really not relevant. It is on the road that leads to lake matheson and gillespies beach - hence the name. The rooms are very neat and clean. However they are quite small and a bit cramped. One toilet though. Otherwise they are very comfortable. We spent 2... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Lovely little motel just off the main road. The staff were very helpful with regard to helping us out in organising a heli hike on the glacier. The room was comfortable and warm, with plenty of cooking amenities. Would recommend this motel to everyone.

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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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