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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for one night while in the region. Staff where friendly let us check-in early. Room was large and well equipped a bit old in places but nothing that was a deal breaker. Compared to what else is on offer I would stay again.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place isn't bad, and the owners were friendly and helpful, but I think the decor could use an update. We also experienced some problems with the smoke alarms going off when we used the shower, and we heard the same thing happen twice to our neighbours who appeared to be cooking.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband spent 2 nights here as part of our 10 day driving trip in the south island. The weather had been raining and cold most our trip and on arrival to fox glacier we were greeted with the same weather. We arrived at the motel to a welcoming staff member who checked us in and showed us to our... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed one night here and had a pleasant time. The room was big and clean, though it lacked virtually any electrical outlets which was somewhat inconvenient for us (had to charge phones in the bathroom) and there was some noise from the rooms next door. Free wifi was a plus, and there were bikes on site free to borrow,... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I recently visited NZ, and stayed in the Lake Matheson Motel in early November, 2014. We wanted to view both Fox and Franz Joseph Glaciers, and the local area. We really liked the accommodations, and the management at the Motel. We met the owners, and they were, as all Kiwis are, very friendly. Everything was in excellent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is an ideally located, good value for money motel. Excellent, undercover parking at the door of each unit. Plenty of space, spotlessly clean, good kitchenette and bathroom. Also just far away from the Main Street (read tourist buses!) and heli-pads to be comfortable. Owner operators are lovely people quick to help, give good tourist advice, etc. Would not hesitate... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

stayed in here after a long drive from queenstown. staff was very helpful with directions local attractions and discount ticketing . modern kitchen with all utensils. very comfy bed and free internet. wish stayed there for longer. highly recommended for stay in fox glacier.

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Nashville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Managers Mike and Heather treated us more like friends than clients. Travel instructions and restaurant recommendations were excellent. After a problem with our rental car, they were very supportive and helped us straighten out related problems. Mike even offered to drive us to local attractions because our car was inoperable. We were consumed with rearranging the rest of the trip,... More 

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Mountain View, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My wife and I spent two nights here during our three week trip through New Zealand. We were completely satisfied with Lake Matheson Motel and Mike, the innkeeper. The room was clean, quiet and very comfortable. Mike was very helpful in giving us info on places to go and things to do. An added plus was that it is situated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This was the 3rd time (Oct1998, Sep2011, and now Sep2014) we were here and it's still wonderful. We also brought another 2 couples as we know the Lake Matherson Motel will deliver. Rooms were still excellent in all ways and our friends loved it. The hosts Mike and Heather Reilly were so friendly and helpful. We chat with them for... 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*
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 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier
#2 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
#2 Luxury Hotel in Fox Glacier

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