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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights on our way to Queenstown. Staff were very friendly, and great with recommendations on local sites to visit. Rooms fairly modern and very clean. Great we could have brekky in our unit. Sat out the back in the sun one afternoon and had a wine, and the managers came and joined us! Washing facilities,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lake Matheson Motel has some lovely, modern and comfortable rooms which were a delight to stay in. Friendly, helpful staff, a short drive to the centre of town... I would definitely recommend staying here!

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Madrid, Spain
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38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

The motel is well located. Rooms are big, comfortable and clean, and also the staff was pretty helpful and they recommended us some places for dinner and to visit the next morning apart from Fox Glacier. We could park the car just in front of the room so it was easy for us to move all our stuff :) We... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We were greeted warmly by a friendly manager who checked us in promptly. She has turned on the heater in advance which is really thoughtful especially it was a cold and rainy day when we arrived. She was really kind to provide us a larger room. Room is clean and comfortable. The property is well maintained and car park is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Location was good in a quiet part of a quiet town. View outside was amazing! Laundry facilities were great and super useful! Rooms were great with a comfortable bed and kitchenette! Heater was super good, so no complaints there! Issue was that staff was not at the check-in when we arrived. It took 2 hours for us to find someone... More 

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Thank Paul S
RobHalsey, Owner at Lake Matheson Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. Really appreciate you taking the time to write it. Can I just offer my apologies for the phone fiasco. I understand you tried to check in early avo and instead went out and about and made the most of your time in Fox. It was great you let us know when you... More 

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We stayed in the King studio. This is a spacious unit with a fully equipped kitchen. It is clean and the bed is comfy. Everything is there you can expect in a motel. You park the car right in front of the door and it is coverd. The staff is friendly and helpfull. They point directions and give advice what... More 

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RobHalsey, Owner at Lake Matheson Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and I hope we definitely see you again sometime. All the very best Rob More 

Channel Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We got a lucky last minute booking and then an upgrade to a King room which was spacious and very comfortable. Good kitchen facilities and great bathroom, car parking right outside the door was very convenient. Five minute walk to the shops, restaurants etc and just 3 minutes drive to Lake Mathieson, the walk around the Lake with its superb... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Lake Matheson Motel was an awesome place to stay a couple of nights, great big bed, comfortable room with a nice bathroom. A few hundred metres off the main road, couldn't have picked a better placebo stay in Fox Glacier. Will be booking it again when I return.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We loved this place. The rooms were all very spacious and clean. What was particularly good was that we arrived in torrential rain but because of the car port outside each property we did not get wet unloading. The staff are very helpful in the office and you are close by to everything in fox glacier village

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Thank Robert C
RobHalsey, Owner at Lake Matheson Motel, responded to this review

I appreciate you taking the time to post this review. Thrilled you had a great stay. And yes - the carports are great but can be a double edged sword sometimes - while they block some of the mountain views from your room, they also provide a dry unload space for each unit. My father insisted on having them when... More 

Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

After a booking mix-up we were upgraded to a King room. I think the Queen rooms have less in the way of cooking facilities. Big bed, huge shower, a table large enough to serve a meal on, and adequate kitchen equipment. It's on the outskirts of town, a fair stroll to the action. The owners were very pleasant and helpful.... More 

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RobHalsey, Owner at Lake Matheson Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your upgrade to one of our king studios. Yes the queen studio units have only a microwave, toaster, kettle and cutlery, plates, etc - while the kings have a two ring hot plate and pots. Hence why we charge less for the queens. Thank you very much for staying with us and... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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; while we are not on the edge of the Lake, we are only a ten drive away and the same for the Glacier. Our motto is '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 and utensils. We have a 4 star grade with Qualmark. So come and enjoy our studio and 2 bedroom units, with mountain views, in a peaceful location. We have WIFI,undercover parking for all units, some spa units, King and Queen bed units, continental breakfasts, a portable BBQ and a Guest Laundry for your convenience. We hope to welcome you to Fox Glacier soon. Heather and Mike, Motel Managers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake Matheson Motel

Address: Corner Cook Flat Road & Pekanga Drive | PO Box 23, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
Price Range: $71 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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#1 Luxury Hotel in Fox Glacier
#3 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
#3 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier
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