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Sunset Motel
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Fox Glacier
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great views”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

What a beautiful place to stay !! We had wonderful views of the snow top mountains while sitting in our room drinking wine. The only disappointment was the shower.. Water pressure not good and it took ages for the hot water to kick in

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Clean, modern, views, good bathroom and kitchen facilities - I just don't know why I wasn't more excited about this place. Perhaps it was the fact it seemed a bit far out (definitely need a car when it rains) or maybe it was the take it or leave it attitude at reception. Maybe it just needs time to develop a bit of character and personality - but I don't think I will be back to check it out somehow.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

There is nothing like waking up with a view of the mountains. This hotel was close to town, quiet, clean, and the owners are super friendly.

A couple of notes:
Hot water pressure is very low
Wi-Fi with a fee
A little pricy by comparison to the rest of town

Regardless, I would stay here again if I came back to Fox Glacier.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Leesburg, Georgia
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

This place is a 6 on a scale of 1 - 5. It was the best place we stayed at in NZ. I will definitely stay here again when I come back to NZ. Lots of amenities: microwave oven, refrigerator, 2 - burner stove top, hot water heater for tea and coffee, sink, lots of dishes, glasses, silverware, pots and pans and more. Lots of space to store all your stuff and your luggage. Even had a small couch and table. Be sure and get a jar of the local honey in the manager's office. It is delicious and reasonably priced. Bruce the manager was very friendly and helpful. He gave us a pint of milk for our tea and coffee. The Wi-Fi was very reasonable and the cheapest we had in NZ. You get a terrific view of the mountains. This motel was reasonably priced and a "great" value. You won't be disappointed. We stayed there on Aug 26 & 27, 2012. If you take the Cook flat road away from town to Lake Matheson you will get a terrific reflection of the mountains and the restaurant there has good food. If you go down the road a little farther to a parking place, you will get a "super" view of the mountains and glacier. Bruce the manager will tell you all the right places to go. He was terrific.

Room Tip: All the rooms look about the same. Rooms to the west may have a better view of the mountains.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

The view from your bed is the stunning mountains! Fresh milk on arrival gave us that home feeling. Bruce, Linsey and Shelby are very helpful with local information and for our ongoing journey! Just a short stroll to the main town and excellent value for money! Our favourite place on our whole 3 week journey of New Zealand! Thank you =]

  • Stayed July 2012
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 26, 2012

My wife & I stayed a night here in May 2012. We were both on an extended trip around the South Island so we stayed in lots of Motels this trip & we were keen to compare.
We found this motel a really great place to spend the night & we would definitely stay here again when we vist Fox next time. Hosts were very friendly too.

Room Tip: Maybe the end unit away from the road?
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

Magic place to stay - just perfect - Amazing views - better than anything I have experienced, and the accessibility to the glacier and the lake was the icing on the cake.

There was nothing like waking in the morning to those awesome mountains as the sun hit them and then being able to stroll down to the lake, up to Fox Glacier township or just watch the flights leave for the glacier.

No good for anyone who doesnt like walking- or who wants to be in the middle of the town - but thats not me!

Thank you for a great experience!

Room Tip: Lovely and quiet, comfortable bed (pillow too large for me- but thats personal!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Sunset Motel
Address: 93 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7859, New Zealand
Phone Number:
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier
#2 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunset Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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 
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