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“Sunset Motel, what a great place to stay”
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Sunset Motel
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Fox Glacier
Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Sunset Motel, what a great place to stay”
Reviewed June 15, 2007

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.

  • Liked — New and very clean with very friendly owners!
  • Disliked — Water pressure?
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2007

Easily my favorite of our accommodation in New Zealand. The motel is new, so rooms are very clean and well appointed. Front desk staff was friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Comfortable furniture in the rooms, handy kitchenette. Be warned, though, that you'll be provided with tea, coffee, shampoo, etc. upon arrival, and once it's gone, you have to purchase more. All the rooms have beautiful views of Mt. Cook & Mt. Tasman (when the skies clear!), and deck furniture you can lounge on outside as you take in the atmosphere. Wish we could have stayed longer...

  • Liked — Great views
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled with family
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Toowoomba Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2006

We arrived in Fox Glacier quite late at night as the drive from Greymouth took us a bit longer than we planned {lots to see}. The receptionist was helpful and friendly and showed us to our room personally. The room itself was not overly large but extremely well equiped and wonderfully clean with all the usual things plus a spa bath to add just a little luxury! The weather the next morning was a little foreboding but the view from the back patio area was still quite spectacular - all the gorgeous snow capped mountains and a glimpse of the glacier. {There is a bit of construction going on at the moment next door so I do hope this doesn"t impede the view in the future}We stayed at Sunset Motel for two nights in mid October 2006 and found it to be well positioned just a little way out of town on the road to beautiful Lake Matheson. The staff were willing to give advice on ideas for tours and what to expect on the next leg of our trip.All in all a good and affordable choice.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2005

This self-contained motel room was fantastic. It was a great size, and the only possible fault we could find was that the water pressure could have been a bit stronger. The manager was incredibly helpful, and not only gave us all the information we needed to get around the town and find a bite to eat, but he also helped us with planning our next stops on the South Island. The room was large with fantastic views of the mountains, and extremely clean and comfortable. We were able to park our car directly outside the front door which made carting our luggage in to the room a breeze. The motel is not within walking distance of town, but it didn't appear that any motels in the area were very close to the shops or restaurants. We would definitely recommend this motel, and at $85 a night it was great for budget travel.

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Property: Sunset Motel
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 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
#2 Family 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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