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Sunset Motel

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 10 hotels in Fox Glacier
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
ChristineBernasconi Sydney, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Situated a km out of town, this lovely hotel had very clean, comfortable accomodation. The room had a FANTASTIC view of the mountains in a courtyard area out the back. The service was standard...The rooms were clean...Great place to stay....

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed for two nights, good welcome on arrival, given info on where to eat, map and could help with booking activities if needed. Lovely clean room with nice garden and views of the mountains! Decided we would book helicopter flight and reception organised this for us for the following day. Decent walk to the centre for meals in the evenings... More

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Sydney, Australia
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20 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Large studio style rooms with a small terrace - plenty of space, small kitchen and lounge but the real highlight was the floor to ceiling glass windows looking out over peaceful gardens with snow topped mountains behind. About a 900m walk into the small town centre. Hotel staff were very helpful, and can also organise glacier flights and tours.

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Mollymook, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed two nights. Very impressed with the attention to deal down to the small necessities in the room. Reception staff were extremely helpful and knowledgable of things to do and at what times to get the best advantage. We travelled with our son so had three in a room, very comfort and cosy? Fantastic views from our room! Well... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean, modern and comfortable room with lovely views! One of the better motels we stayed in during our trip. Reception also provided helpful information on Fox Glacier and its surrounds. A great base to explore Fox Glacier and Lake Matheson.

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Piedmont, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a standard studio for one night. Room was cool when we arrived, but heaters warmed it up well and quickly. Room was clean. Staff were helpful with dinner recommendations. We did not use kitchen amenities, as we arrived on the later side and left early for a glacier walk. Very good choice for place to stay.

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

Stayed for 2 nights, but didn't arrive until 8pm due to a lengthy drive from milford sound (had pre warned at time of booking). Was warmly welcomed and provided with an upgrade to a spa room- thank you very much- and information about places to visit whilst in the area and good places to dine including what would be open... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the 2 bedroom room and it was small but cosy. It is a 3 minute drive to the town centre which was convenient. We only spent a night but it was a very comfortable stay. It doesn't feel like a motel.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
34 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Comfortable modern and spotless apartments, well equipped for self catering if required and right next to Glacier Helicopters' launch site. The views of Mount Cook from the apartments and small outside patios (within larger gardens) are stunning and it was wonderful to sit outside with a glass or 2 as dusk approached and the clouds moved across the mountains and... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this motel to be excellent in so many ways. Bruce and Lindsay were so helpful and friendly. Our rooms were great and we were very happy with our choice for a two night stay. Bruce helped us to book a helicopter trip which was breathtaking and a real highlight of the holiday. When we first arrived we were... More

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Also Known As:
Sunset Hotel
Sunset Motel Fox Glacier
Sunset Hotel Fox Glacier
Address: Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Fox Glacier
#6 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sunset Motel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
25 spacious ground floor units.FOUR PLUS STAR qualmark rated in 2008 with views from every room of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman. We have a large back lawn for your enjoyment. Our property is located on Cook Flat Road so we avoid the noise from State Highway 6 that runs through the main town. So no traffic noise or late night bar noise. Sleep in peace with only the views to keep you awake.Studio, Spa and Family units all designated non-smoking, serviced daily, microwave kitchenette with cooking facilities, tea/coffee,32 inch LCD tv's with Satellite television, electric heating , electric blankets, phone, wireless internet available, ironing facilities, cot/highchair available, continental breakfast available, guest laundry, 900 metres to cafes and tour operators. all major credit cards accepted. ... more   less 
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