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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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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lake Matheson Motel was the favourite of all our stays in South Island. Mike and Heather are the lovely, friendly couple who run the place. We got engaged while we were in Fox Glacier, and they went out of their way to make it a special occasion for us. The view from the garden is stunning - it was the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were really nice and helpful, location was walking distance into town. Only real downside was that the water pressure was very low (which is probably common in the area) and the beds were hit and miss. Ours was very soft. Rooms themselves were well appointed. Far more positives than negatives. Would stay there again.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is just off the main road providing easy walking access to the restaurants. The management is very friendly and helpful regarding things to do in the area. There is a laundry facility and a BBQue. Yes, the rooms look a bit tired but they are clean and have kitchen facilities.

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Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel advises that it's has great views and it doesn't disappoint, room booked was a queen bed with a spa bath and it was perfect check in was missed so on arrival a detailed map was provided on the door with contact information if required. Was a cold night so was prepared for a cold room was I mistaken... More 

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Broome, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately a bit disappointed due to a couple of factors. Don't get me wrong the lady at reception was excellent, it was the tired worn out room that struck me first, that and an awful musty smell. Time for new fixtures and fittings I reckon. Furthermore there is no noise privacy as we could hear everything from next door and... More 

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Outer Brisbane Australia
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Great for an overnight, hosts were wonderful, clean but bed needed either turning or replacing, rolling together for $180 was not great fir a good sleep. It would have been nice to have table and/or chairs outside each room to enjoy the view. We could not hear anyone though the wall which was great.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We stayed 2 nights during our 10 day tour of New Zealand. Mike and Heather were superb hosts. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. Parking at the door. wonderful suggestions for dinner and things to see and do. Awesome place to stay.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

nothing much to add. the room was clean and spacious and the parking place for each car is directly in front of the room. the main advantage is that it is off the main street and therefore quiet. staff was great and showed us the perfect viewpoints for the mountains and the glacier. we would stay again.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We stayed 2 nights at this place. The room is very tastefully decorated, clean, comfortable, good heating, good kitchenette facilities, close to city centre. The place has pleasant views of the mountains and the farms. The hosts Mike and Heather are delightful people. Heather even got us fresh milk and gave us tips on what to do. Thank you Heather... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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101 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit just next to the reception. Parking right at the doorstep which was convenient for loading and unloading especially on a rainy day. Short 5-10 minutes drive to lake Matheson and the cafe. Short drive out to fox glacier walkway and township. Free limited wifi was crawling. Unit is a bit small, but ok... More 

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