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Lake Matheson Motel

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   Corner Cook Flat Road & Pekanga Drive | PO Box 23, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 10 hotels in Fox Glacier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
chrisrl53 Christchurch, New Zealand
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Lake Matheson Motel in April this year for two nights and what a pleasant stay it turned out to be. Our one bedroom unit was lovely and warm when we arrived (thanks to Heather) and everything thing in our unit was perfect. On the first day when went for a walk to Lake Matheson which is... More

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The room was freezing cold, the room was small with no privacy from the street unless the curtains were closed, the wifi didn't work and the reception staff were inattentive. Luckily I had got an online deal for a cheaper price or I would have been disappointed with what I had received for my money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed one night in Two bedroom unit and requested for 2king beds. This motel has only one floor. All rooms are on the first floor, fully furnished and clean. My unti has 2bedrooms, 1lounge consist of living room with sofa, dining table and kitchen. Kitchen is very well equipped and has all you need, but no oven. The window... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed over for 1 night before heading to Queenstown. We wanted an accessible room for 4 but there wasn't any, so they gave us 2 units of 1 bedroom and charged us the price of a 2-bedroom, appreciate the flexibility and discount! Clean and comfortable rooms, with small kitchen that is well-equipped and we managed to fix ourselves a decent... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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18 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Positive Points : Fox Glacier is a very small town, the location was ok. Room was clear and well decorated, as well as the bathroom. Parking spot in front of your room. Lady at the reception was nice and helpful. Negative Points : Breakfast (served the day before) was too expensive for what is was...

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Mililani, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lake Matheson Motel provided clean, comfortable accommodations with the basic amenities. The location is in a quiet area, but within walking distance to the several eating establishments. It is convenient for a visit to Fox Glacier and Lake Matheson and was a good stop on our drive from Queenstown to Westport. Our accommodations for a family of 6 adults included... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Lake Matheson Motel. We received the absolute best service from the 2 managers. We were treated like we were the only people who were staying at the motel. The male manager drove us to the Fox Glacier hike, and after our hike, he picked us up in a timely manner. We borrowed their... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The room was nice and the bed was comfortable. For our convenience, the room was kept warm (heater was on) when we arrived at night around 7PM. Mike was wonderful to interact with. Our Fox Glacier activity was cancelled due to rains. He suggested us pretty good "free" alternatives and the cancellation turned out to be a blessing in disguise.... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The staff were friendly and helpful. For the price of a 2 bedroom apartment it's not really worth it. The town puts up its prices because of its location and they can, so I guess it's not their fault, except for we didn't have any power in the bedrooms. They had already given it to us at discount price but... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Stayed here in Jul'12 for 3 nights in a 2 bedroom unit. The place was clean and cosy and overlooking a huge garden. There was no central heating but the electric heaters and blankets were sufficient to keep us warm during the winter nights. Parking is just outside your unit. Location very convenient and close to the city centre and... 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*
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Lake Matheson Motel is ideally located 400 metres from the town centre of Fox Glacier. While we have been proudly named after beautiful Lake Matheson for our 22 years in business, we are definitely a town based motel; and are not on the edge of the Lake which, like the Glacier, is a ten minute drive away. Our aim is to be 'simply nice'. This means we provide simple, clean and comfortable accommodation and focus on giving you good quality basics such as quality Sleepyhead beds, cotton linen, good showers, televisions (flat screens currently being installed in all units) and utensils. After extensive renovations over the past two years (we still have four units to complete this winter), we have gained a 4 star status with Qualmark, but have kept our prices at our original 3 Star Plus level. So come and enjoy our 21 studio and 2 bedroom units, with mountain views, in a peaceful location. We have a newly installed Zenbu wireless system, undercover parking for all units, some spa units, King or Queen bed units, continental breakfasts, a portable BBQ and a Guest Laundry for your convenience. We hope to welcome you to Fox Glacier soon. Myra, John and our son Jamie, Motel Managers. ... more   less 
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