After a long drive, we were glad to arrive here to find a property, that quite frankly, was better than I was expecting.
In fact, the whole place looked as if it had just been dropped off, fresh from the factory!
Isn't it strange that often, just one aspect can make or break a visit to somewhere new? For my wife and I, we were impressed by two. The room faced the valley leading up to the Ccok and Tasman peaks, so the view was gorgeous, and even better, there was a small terrace beyond the sliding doors, so you could experience the view and the fresh air, together. We decided instantly, that we would dine in and enjoy the view for as long as possible. The shops around Fox Glacier were more than capable of providing for our needs.
We have just one grumble, and it's the "wifi" thing again. For many travellers nowadays, wifi isn't an optional extra. They need it to keep in touch, and while Sunset wasn't as expensive as big city hotels,the extra costs all add up. Note to owners. Use free wifi as your USP. I don't think you'd be disappointed with the results!
Finally, one concern for some travellers. There are two heli pads quite close to the Motel, which could cause you disturbance during the day if you were around. We didn't really mind, but it's worth considering if you'd really prefer silence!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sunset Motel Fox Glacier
- Sunset Hotel Fox Glacier