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Sunset Motel

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93 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7859, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sunset Motel was the perfect place to stay after hiking Franz Josef glacier that morning. A welcoming host provided a local's guide to the Fox Glacier area, and provided an update on the road and weather conditions for the next day. Great value, very comfortable bed and spotless large room. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We stayed at 6 different hotels during our winter visit to New Zealand, none was more enjoyable than the Sunset. The rooms are comfortable, spacious and offer great views of the mountains. Each room was exceptionally well maintained and well appointed and had all the amenities you could ask for; extra pillows, blankets, space heaters (which we did. It need)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

On arrival I was warmly greeted and given a map and a number of ideas to fill my time here, with helpful information on where the best spot is for my 'money shot' of Lake Matheson 😉 When I went to my room I was blown away by the stunning view of the mountains, which just added to my experience.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My least favorite hotel we stayed at in New Zealand. Location was good. View was good, but that was about it. The rooms smelled weird and they charged for every little thing. We stayed two nights and they were going to charge for a packet of coffee for the second night. Charged for local calls to our next hotel. We... More 

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sunsetmotellers, Owner at Sunset Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I am a little unsure what the smell and the water pressure issue was that you have mentioned. If you had come to us to advise of this we would have happily moved you to another room and investigated. In regards to the phonecalls, we are charged for the calls made from here. Local calls... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for two nights in March of 2015, and we were very happy with our stay. They most memorable thing about the room was the amazing view. It was great to wake up to, and nice to enjoy after a long day out and about. The room was spotlessly clean and the bed and furniture... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We spent two nights here and were pretty happy with everything overall. Arriving when it was dark, we were greeted by friendly staff and check in was a breeze. We had no idea of what the view would be like from our studio room... until the next morning... and wow, what a view. Great to wake up to... or to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had a great stay here. Always good to spend a few nights in one place in a clean, comfy apartment. The complex is well kept. The apartment was very clean, owners and staff were friendly and helpful. Our self contained apartment had; a queen bed in the lounge/living room, a four seat dining table, lounge, coffee table, and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

The motel is located about a 5 minute walk from the central portion of Fox glacier. Spacious room with comfortable beds. Shower and bathroom clean. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare a meal. Friendly, helpful staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Stayed here while we were driving through the west coast. The staff member was very friendly and advised us on the places to see. The room was perfect, new and very clean. A few mins drive to the restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Had a fantastic stay at the Sunset Motel. Rooms were well planned out with excellent views. Standard of cleanliness were excellent and the Scottish cleaner we encountered was extremely friendly and helpful. We look forward to our next trip

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