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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for one night so we could visit the glaceir. We were happy with our choice. Nice big room whit a very comfortable bed and an average but pleasant spa bath. The owner was friendly and helpful, The room was clean and there was a BBQ provided (this can come in handy as the restaurants in town are... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a two bedroom apartment which on first inspection seemed nice - it was lovely and breezy as they'd left all the doors and windows open. However, once you've booked in and close all the doors and windows because you're going out again, when you return to the apartment it was a bit smelly. The shower was a mere... More 

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London
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24 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really liked this motel. Clean, practical rooms, really friendly and helpful owner, and a great gas BBQ we used to cook some salmon we picked up at the salmon farm on the drive up from Wanaka - delicious. We stayed two nights and were pleased with our choice. Convenient distance to the village. No particular view as such, but... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a five star hotel but as a motel it is very good. The room was fine and the shower worked fine with nice hot water. We could not find anywhere free to eat so used the microwave and kitchen facilities. These were up to the job. The owner provided lots of information and the area was wonderful.... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way through the pass and stayed in a 2 bedroom unit which had more than enough space for 4 adults.The beds were clean and comfortable; however the futon in the living area was extremely hard and uncomfortable.There was a carport immediately outside our door which really helped with loading and unloading. The owners were very... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I apologise about the light bulbs that had blown. As part of our daily cleaning regime, every room is checked by our housekeeper to ensure that the rooms are ready for our guests to arrive. This includes checking light bulbs. So in this instance we have not picked up these... More 

Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We stayed here on our last visit to New Zealand in 2011 so it was the natural choice when we decided to come back and just visit the South Island. Unfortunately on this occasion the weather was against us from leaving Wanaka on the Thursday to the east side of Arthurs Pass on the Saturday, something that is not unusual... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We just stayed one night here but could have stayed longer. Really modern, comfortable and clean rooms - the lovely owners have clearly put thought into the décor and they've done a good job. We visited Peak View (but felt that you got better views of Mt Cook and Fox Glacier from the main road) but best of all we... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Clean and cozy with everything you need in a quiet setting. Motel manager was very helpful in directing us to local sights etc and best places to eat in town. Only about 500m walk to local village which has eateries and mini supermarket.

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Seattle, Washington
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We stayed there for one night during the holiday season. It is located off the highway and in a walking distance to the restaurants and the fox glacier town center. The room itself is very clean, neat and cozy. you have an amazing view of the mountains towering the motel. It has a tiny kitchen with a microwave and a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We stayed there for one night on new year's eve. The room is very clean, neat and cozy. Has everything we need, even a rice cooker :) (though we didn't use). Hotel manager is very friendly and they can also help to book helicopter trip to glaciers at 20NZD cheaper price.

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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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Also Known As:
Lake Matheson Hotel Fox Glacier
Lake Matheson Fox Glacier
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Fox Glacier
#2 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier

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