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Sunset Motel
Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Fox Glacier
Reviewed July 16, 2013

We parked right outside our room and settled in. We had a lovely view of the mountains and had fun trying to photograph them in the evening light. We also felt that our outside space was quite private and enjoyed relaxing over dinner there, having cooked in the kitchenette in the room. We booked knowing that the motel was a bit further out and we'd probably therefore cook dinner for ourselves this night, but we could have walked to the main road in town to eat. Our bed was comfortable and the bathroom was smart. There was no noise from adjacent rooms and our stay was peaceful.

The folk who ran the motel were really friendly ... why stay at a chain motel when you can stay somewhere like this?

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Given the poor quality of motels in Fox and Franz Joseph, this place stands out as modern, clean and good value for money. The views from the bedroom were a nice bonus. Would recommend if you need a convenient base for a couple of days.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

My partner and I stayed for three nights at the Sunset Motel. We were in a lovely spa suite :) The kitchenette was brilliant and we were able to cook our own meals if we wanted, About a 10 minute walk into the main street, but it was lovely weather to walk in and have some lunch. Great range of TV channels! The bed was so comfy - the mainroom and the bathroom had a heater. Lovely lounge to chill on and watch tv or look at the AMAZING view of the mountains. When we checked out, the owner was so kind and gave us a lift into town (so we didnt have to drag our luggage). Would recommend sunset to anyone staying in Fox. <3 my favourite place so far!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

This motel exceeded our expectations.The rooms were quite comfy and clean. The window setup was nice, we were able to have the lower curtains drawn whilst having clear view of the mountains from above. It was nice to be away from the noise of the main drag. Hosts were pleasant to deal with.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Had a 1 bedroom accommodation for 2 nights. We were not given a room that has a view of the mountain range but it did not matter since it was cloudy anyway. The place is a short 2-3mins drive from the town (walking is possible but its a little far), in between the town n lake matheson.

Its a small little room but we werent complaining as it was clean and comfortable. BUT there was just one problem, the room actually smelled of horse faeces ( just a little odour), i had to get my air freshener from the car to get rid of the smell. I did not bother to inform the motel just to save the trouble but maybe it is something they can look into.

Anyway, it was a nice stay and the motel seems pretty clean and modern compared to the rest i saw in the town.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

A very nice motel, quiet, comfortable and well equipped. We booked the Premier Spa Studio and we found the bed to be the most comfortable one we had during our 6 week tour of New Zealand.

The views of Mount Tasman and Mount Cook from our room were stunning and there was a table and chairs in the large garden area outside where we were able to sit and enjoy the view.

The owner, Bruce was very affable and helpful.

We would certainly choose Sunset Motel again, should we return to Fox Glacier at some future date.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

This hotel was very comfortable with great views of the mountains right from your room. Family owned, with great service. It was quiet and offered laundry services. About 1/4 mile from downtown fox glacier, but there is parking in town if you prefer to drive.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: 93 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7859, 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 Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier
#2 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
Price Range: $94 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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