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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
15 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for one night at Lake Matheson Motel and absolutely loved it! My room no 2 was immaculate, clean, bed was comfy and I slept really well. The bathroom was amazing with very good hot shower. It has small kitchen, a heater, a tv and location wise...it is just perfect. It's very close to the main street. The motel... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for two nights in August. We would have stayed for a longer period had time allowed us to. Our room was cosy warm when we arrived, extremely clean and very comfortable. We dined out on our first night at a lovely local restaurant, and cooked a bar b que on the second night at... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here in July with my family and couldn't have asked for better service! The heaters were on when we arrived so the room was nice & toasty. The managers, Heather & Mike were extremely helpful and suggested things we could do whilst we were there. It was nice, peaceful & quiet plus good value for money. Highly recommended.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived late in the evening and were greeted by a lovely couple, Heather and Mike, who showed us to our two bedroom apartment, where they had the lights and heating already on. I thought this was a really nice touch. The apartment was spacious, well decorated and impeccably clean. We all felt at home straight away. Heather reminded us... More

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8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for one night with our 3 kids. One of the more spacious units we stayed at on our trip for a bigger family. Also one of the less expensive stays. Nice and toasty warm with all the heaters on after our chilly and wet west coast hike up to the fox glacier. Simple, clean, comfortable, and warm.... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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WOW we are a bit shell shocked!! Yes we were having trouble with our WIFI after a prolonged period of bad weather and power cuts. This has now been resolved. However, all guests for this 4 day period (until the computer repairman arrived) were advised that there was no charge for WIFI as it was a bit hit and miss... More

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14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 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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27 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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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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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