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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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342 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice comfy bed, complete with electric blanket. Well set up kitchenette, including coffee percolator. Good heater in room, plus in bathroom. Fabulous views. Just outside township so lovely and peaceful. Most enjoyable stay

Thank HKinsey
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this Motel only to be charged 20% after cancellation because they have 'fine print' that says 20% will be charged and kept even though the website we used said free cancellation. As I explained to the owner, the change was done immedietly as we had to change plans after the terrible earthquake. I also explained that it was... More 

Thank olcayozcelik
sunsetmotellers, Owner at Sunset Motel, responded to this review

So as threatened by you here is the "shi*iest" review ever that you told us you would write. So let's get to the real story.... You had booked 3 rooms under Booking.com where the cancellation policy is clearly written and also on your confirmation that there is a 20% non-refundable deposit. This was also emailed to you shortly after your... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a one night stay - room was clean. Nothing special but likewise nothing bad. We booked room at the last minute so price was higher than I would have expected for this level of motel. So other than price all was fine

Thank Vern D
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very quite & small city. Most of the restaurant is closed by 9/10 pm. which is a great problem for tourist.The hotel reception does n't give us warmly welcome reception.We was group of 4 people & a baby. By the time we reached there all the store was already close. We asked for an extra milk cartoon(250ml)... More 

1 Thank KanizFatima
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2 nights at the Sunset Motels on our 2 week trip through New Zealand. The room and views were just like the pictures - our room (#19) had a great view of the mountains (even though the weather didn't fully cooperate as we had a lot of clouds and rain during that time) but it was good enough... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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110 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here recently on a trip South. We found the room well appointed, and very clean. We had a great view of the mountains, when the cloud broke. It's only a short walk into the main area of Fox Glacier where there are shops, cafes and bars. There is also a fuel station that offers 'pay at the pump'... More 

Thank scarz
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138 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed one night on the way to Wanaka. Good location for Lake Mathieson but the room was cold with only a thin duvet on the bed. Town with several good cafes is only a short walk away. Fill up with fuel in Franz.

Thank airbus0320
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we checked in, we had a great feeling about this property. It's very warm & welcoming and set in a fantastic position to look out onto the beautiful mountains. We stayed in a spa room & the spa bath was appreciated after our long walks in the area. The rooms are well equipped with kitchenette facilities including... More 

Thank Belinda M
Boulder Creek, California
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Off the main road and quite and well maintained property. Rooms look to the view, if the weather permits! Studio was in great condition but needed a small table for eating. Has a little balcony with table but weather was rainy for our stay. Room had a new carpet odor but it faded or we got accustomed so not an... More 

Thank n6ta
Edithvale, Australia
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2016

Just off the Main rd on the way to Lake Matheson, great motel and the rooms are clean and modern, warm and the linen was clean. The owners are very helpful and the view out the back well...its not that often you get greeted by Mt Cook. Highly recommend.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Free wifi when booking direct 25 spacious ground floor units.Four star plus qualmark rated 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 

Additional Information about Sunset Motel

Address: 93 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7859, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
Price Range: $97 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunset Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Sunset Motel Fox Glacier
Sunset Hotel Fox Glacier
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier
#2 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
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“Most rooms in a row so all have same view.”
 of 5 bubbles n6ta, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view but get up early anyway and catch the sunrise as well as the sunset.”
 of 5 bubbles Liney1966, Aug 18, 2016 | Read review
“Please do not stay as they charge your card after stay for cleaning etc”
 of 5 bubbles , Jul 30, 2016 | Read review
“Request room with view to mountains.”
 of 5 bubbles D7665XCbarbaras, Apr 28, 2016 | Read review
“Wifi is free only if you book online. Ask for a room further away from the road if you're staying in your room during the day.”
  • Modern bathroom
  • AMPLE storage shelves and wardrobe.
  • Compact but very serviceable kitchen area
  • Bedroom and Patio
 of 5 bubbles Flannery52, Apr 23, 2016 | Read review
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