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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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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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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155 reviews 155 reviews
75 hotel reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We really enjoyed our short stay at this motel. The husband/wife owners (apologies if they're not a couple!) were as friendly as can be when we checked in. The rooms are not huge, but really that's all you can expect or want in such a small town as Fox Glacier. The room we stayed in had a spa bath, which... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We chose to stay here after the reviews on Trip adviser but felt let down with the quality and value for money. Specifically, there was no mattress covers only a electric blanket, no bedside table, crumbs on the carpet, lots of dead insects on the bathroom ceiling- loads in fact which could have easily be cleaned off. Also our unit... More 

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RobHalsey, Owner at Lake Matheson Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review. I can only apologise for your experience and I have spent all morning talking to staff to get to the bottom of your complaints. In particular, cleanliness is one of our main focuses - so I was gutted to read this. As part of our daily practice we do unit checks prior to check... More 

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