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Lake Matheson Motel
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Fox Glacier
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Bengaluru, India
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12 reviews
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“Simply Amazing!!!”
Reviewed March 19, 2014

We just stayed for one night but wished we had a longer stay at this beautiful cottage. The rooms are very cozy an comfortable with all the basic amenities intact. The kitchen was well equipped too. We had taken a room with the spa and after a long drive ( almost 600kms) weren't we glad of our decision. It was very well heated.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Charmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

We only have positive things to say. The accommodation is clean, spacious and modern. The kitchen area is well equipped and there is a spacious bathroom with a large corner bath. This is amongst the best motels we have stayed in so far on our tour (I think is is the twelfth). We recommend it to anyone staying in the Fox Glacier area.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2014

Really enjoyed our stay here. The motel is in a great location - just a couple of minutes' walk to the restaurants, but far enough that it is nice and quiet in the motel itself. The room was of a high standard and nice and clean. The best bit for us was the large grassy area with chairs etc for guests to sit and relax in. We were lucky enough to have a sunny stay so we made good use of these! Friendly staff too.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

Spa bath and a bottle of bubbly was a great way to relax! Good facilities, adequate kitchenette for a basic meal, comfortable large bed. Walking distance to the shops/cafes and very friendly/helpful staff.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

We stayed in Lake Matheson motel for a night. Our stay for very brief so cant say much about the service as such but then we loved the room, it was cosy and very clean.Location was the USP. We could see Mount Cook from there.Wifi was also provided.They BBQ facility too. I would love to stay in this motel once again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

Friendly customer service going out of their way to accommodate the guests and ensure their comfort and convenience. Convenient location close to the main center and local attractions such as Fox Glacier and the Lake! Clean and modern rooms with the reasonable price.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

Stayed 2 nights and both nights had issues with noise from other rooms. You hear everything from conversations to kitchen taps, but worse is whenever someone opens/closes the sliding front door the entire room shakes.

We had different people around us on both nights so it wasn't just the people.

Worst sleep in NZ, would not go back or advise.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Lake Matheson Motel
Address: Corner Cook Flat Road & Pekanga Drive, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Fox Glacier
#3 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier
#3 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Lake Matheson Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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 
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