We had a one night stay at Fox Glacier during the April School Holidays.
Fox Glacier itself is fine. Great part of the world. Excellent scenery and a great dining experience at the carvey/buffet put on at the nearby Fox Glacier Hotel.
Sunsel Motel is modern, well situated not too far from town but is overated and expensive compared to other places we stayed of a similar or better quality.
Our family room had a rather strong odour of disinfectant or something similar which was really off puting for our stay. The room had been closed up and was extremely stuffy. Took a long time to become inhabitable. The room was reasonably spacious but nothing outstanding and just had an ambiance of adequate but cheap. (unlike the pricing unfortunately). The owner was quite friendly but otherwise I would have been happier with other accomodation.
As stated by other reviewers, the view of Mt Cook is certainly no better than what you would get at other motels close by.
We very rarely find complaint with any accomodation and are not really complaining as such here, but I think you can do better at Fox Glacier or at least find something comparable for a more reasonable price.
- 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