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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 #7 of 10 hotels in Fox Glacier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014
Georgia S Melbourne, Australia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Prophetstown, Illinois
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108 reviews 108 reviews
52 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

After reading reviews of Sunset Motel we were looking forward to our stay. When we arrived we drove through sleet and some snow. We arrived at 5 p.m. with a reservation. They expected our arrival. I had to use a restroom on arrival and the only one I could use was in our room. I ran into the room and... More

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sunsetmotellers, Owner at Sunset Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our rooms are aired daily and the windows are left open to ensure that our rooms stay fresh, due to our location and rainfalls we have to ensure our rooms do not become damp or musty. Our process has been to turn on the heaters from 5.30pm. Since you stayed we have changed this timing... More

Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Don't expect much if you are travelling to the little town of Fox. Food is bloody horrible & isn't a huge amount to do. Sunset Motel was basic but pleasant. Bed was comfortable & the linen was soft. Television was in the perfect spot to watch in bed for those cold rainy afternoons. DVD player is available for hire for... More

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sunsetmotellers, Owner at Sunset Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad that I helped to celebrate your partners birthday with the gift organised via your travel agent. We have now decided to make our dvd rental free of charge to any of our guests. thanks Linsey Evans Owner More

Miami, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My partner and myself travelled to Fox Glacier to photograph Lake Matheson so the location of this motel was great. We enjoyed the little town. The room was clean and neat. The shower did not have the best pressure but was still ok. The views from the back of the room were amazing. A highlight to this hotel. The only... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The weather was terrible but the room was great. Well appointed, clean and modern. Located out of the township away from the main road which makes for a quieter stay. Friendly help from the front desk as well! Will be back hopefully for some better weather! Cheers.

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Sydney, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

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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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

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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Address: Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
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Hotel Class:4 star — Sunset Motel 4*
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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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