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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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Bowen, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mike and Heather were absolutely wonderful, they made our short stay the best ever and ensured we got on that helicopter to see the glacier, they are nothing short of fantastic people and I encourage anyone going to fox glacier to stay here.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I had stayed there for 3 nights in 2-bedroom apartment. Actually it was my second time to stay there. Position: 5 min by walk to town center, 20 min by walk to Lake Matheson. surrounded by farms with cattle and horses. quite good for jogging in the morning or in the evening. Hosts: very friendly and really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night. We came in at midnight and the nice chap at reception organised for us to get into our room. The room was clean, and the spa bath was amazing ! Not to mention the view. If we come back, we will for sure stay here again. Durning check out, he gave us a map... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The manager was very helpful and gave some great recommendations. The 2bedroom unit was clean and comfortable and importantly in July, warm. Only a few kms from Lake Matheson for the best breakfast in town.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our stay at the Lake Matheson. We arrived late into the Fox Glaciers having travelled from Nelson and were given fantastic advise from the owner to go and take a picture of the Glacier before the sun went down. We got some magical shots from halfway down the road and thank goodness we did as the next day... More 

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Thorpe Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

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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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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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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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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