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Mount Cook View Motel
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Fox Glacier
Wells, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Poor value for money”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

We booked ahead having read the Trip Advisor reviews and decided to push the boat out and have a spa room. We were very dismayed when we arrived. The motel is 2km out of town, and felt far from being superior. We found it dated, dreary and down at heel. The spa bath is a single bath of probably 80s vintage with 4 jets, and from the vantage point of sitting in the tub you had a view of the mildewed silicone round the bath, and the chipped door panels of the washbasin vanity unit.
The coating on the Teflon frying pan was damaged to the point of putting it beyond use, but to be fair,, the people at reception went home to get their own pan to replace it.
In 7weeks of travel around NZ this this was the 2nd most expensive accomodation, but by far the worst. They did listen to our comments, and reduced the payment.
On the positive side, we were near the office and the free Wi-Fi worked well.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Notts,England
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131 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2013

We stayed for one night prior to a visit to Fox Glacier and Lake Matheson. We had a large unit with good views, very clean and tidy, and the proprietors were both friendly and helpful. Easy parking right outside unit. The motel is a couple of minutes drive out of Fox itself, towards Lake Matheson, but nice and peaceful. Certainly worth a try if you are staying in the area.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
311 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights and was happy with our choice.

Service - Friendly welcome at the reception by Stephanie and proceeded to explain the local attractions plus directions. Very helpful and easy to deal with.

Value - Reasonable and standard price but we did get 2 double bed and 1 single bed for 115 a night. Can't complain but only 2 of us here :)

Sleep quality - Got 2 great night of sleep in a warm bed and comfortable pillows.

Cleanliness - Everything was tidy and clean. Very impressed with their cleanliness.

Locations - Slightly out of town centre but got a great view out of our room plus close to Lake Matheson. Besides, everything is close in Fox Glacier so nothing wrong with the location.

Rooms - See above.

Overall - A nice place to stay and would definitely recommend it to others if they plan to come to Fox Glacier.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dorset
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights in February and thought the motel was excellent. The staff were really polite and helpful, our room was lovely and big with a small kitchen for us to prepare our own food. The motel is about a 2 min drive from the main shops and restaurants which made it really peaceful and quiet with some spectacular views. Would definitely recommend staying here if you are visiting Fox glacier.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Stayed here for two nights, enjoyed trips to Fox Glacier, Franz Josef Glacier, Lake Matheson. Comfortable, clean, rooms. Friendly, helpful staff. Views from room amazing. Would definitely recommend, we had a great stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

It was quiet chilly and extremely pleasant. There is hardly any noise and the food was great! The staff were very friendly and kind. We had a great time and really enjoyed staying there. The view was fantastic and to die for! When we were there, in November, it was spring so one day when i was enjoying a peaceful stroll, it started snowing! My family were so excited since it was our first time seeing snow fall!

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2013

We stayed here for one night. The room was spacious and furnished reasonably well. Location was great as it was just outside the Fox Glacier township, on the road leading to Lake Matheson. The owners were friendly and helpful and we had no complaints.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Mount Cook View Motel
Address: 203 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
Amenities:
Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Fox Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Mount Cook View Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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