We stayed at the Sunset Motel for one night last June. We had booked the hotel from Singapore two weeks prior to arrival and upon arrival, we were given No. 1, a two bedroom, one bathroom unit with a small kitchenette and a sitting/dining area.
The owners are really friendly and we could tell that they really went out of the way to make their guests feel welcome.
The unit was barely a few months old when we were there last June and is really new and clean. Like one reviewer mentioned, we did find the water pressure low and it took forever to shower and wash our hair with the trickle of water coming from the shower head but I assumed then that it was a teething problem.
Anyway, we didn't feel too put out by that as Fox Glacier is a really small town and we had plenty of time with nothing much to do as we had already done the helicopter ride over the glacier and landing at the Franz Josef Township.From ther, it was only a short half hour drive to Fox Glacier Township and after checking in, we drove to the Fox Glacier and took a leisurely walk to the base of the glacier.
The views of the snow capped mountain from the unit is really beautiful and we took plenty of pictures in front of our unit. There is also a little table and chairs on a small porch outside the master's bedroom but it was too cold to sit outside in winter. I'm sure it would be lovely in summer.We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Sunset Motel and won't hestitate to stay there should we visit Fox Glacier again.
- 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