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6 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Basically this is best motel that I been gone through. The receptionist was friendly, staffs surrounding were helpful and nice. The room was cleaned and well facilitated. I would said it's the best in NZ...

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Thank Yap K
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The lady at the reception was nice and the room was clean but I wasn't able to sleep through the night because of an awful musty smell. The next day, I put on my pj's at another hotel and I couldn't believe that my pj's got that musty smell. The worst part was that I still had another 8 days... More 

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Thank 51jungl
Kennewick
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a one night layout this was a good location. Facilities not quite as large as we have been accustomed to in NZimbabwe but all we needed . A great benefit is the covered car park so you can back in to load and unload. Pouring rain when we left so loading the vehicle was great.

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Thank Martie E
Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights. The manager was incredibly friendly, even when we didn't arrive till 9 pm. Rooms are spacious and clean and a great value for the money with a nice heater (Perfect for drying out our wet clothes after being on the mountain) and a mattress warmer. They had even turned on the heater for us... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in a storm....made very welcome, offered restaurant advice without having to ask; large undercover parking ideal; large heater, heated towelrail and cosy blanket all warmed us up. Unit roomy & spotless......but best of all bed is like floating on a cloud....amazing how all small details can make such a difference.

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Thank Margaret W
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing value for money. Lovely well appointed room - extremely clean. Manager was really welcoming and friendly. All facilities were there and I can't fault it. Very good location within easy walk of he small town here. Obviously invested a lot of time to make it this good. Highly recommended

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Thank Citybreaknick
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

Well situated just a short walk from the village - and a bonus view of the tip of NZ's highest mountain!. We had 2 bedroom units on 2 stays a few days apart before & after we walked the Copland Track. There was tons of room and well appointed with all the expected facilities. Ample car-parking. Rooms were spotlessly clean... More 

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Thank GreenBALT
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The host, Heather is super nice, friendly and helpful. Good location~!! The room is clean and comfortable. Fully equipped with kitchenware. Feel like staying in a warm family. This motel is highly recommended.

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Thank Ivy H
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

Not everyone is well suited to manage a motel. In this case, you will find an excellent attitude from the wife but mediocre from the husband. I could see a lot of good reviews and I guess they were handled by the wife (I saw how caring she was with another patron), not me though. Smiles are not seen from... More 

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Thank David L
Sydney
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

No views from actual rooms but outside there were snow capped mountains all around to view. Easy walk to town, quiet location, mangers/owners were friendly and helpful. Rooms were self-contained should you wish to prepare a light meal. Comfortable beds and adequate room.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lake Matheson Motel is ideally located 400 metres from the town centre of Fox Glacier. While we have been proudly named after beautiful Lake Matheson for our 22 years in business, we are definitely a town based motel; while we are not on the edge of the Lake, we are only a ten drive away and the same for the Glacier. Our motto is 'simply nice'. This means we provide simple, clean and comfortable accommodation and focus on giving you good quality basics such as quality Sleepyhead beds, cotton linen, good showers, televisions and utensils. We have a 4 star grade with Qualmark. So come and enjoy our studio and 2 bedroom units, with mountain views, in a peaceful location. We have WIFI,undercover parking for all units, some spa units, King and Queen bed units, continental breakfasts, a portable BBQ and a Guest Laundry for your convenience. We hope to welcome you to Fox Glacier soon. Heather and Mike, Motel Managers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake Matheson Motel

Address: Corner Cook Flat Road & Pekanga Drive | PO Box 23, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
Price Range: $143 - $408 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lake Matheson Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Lake Matheson Hotel Fox Glacier
Lake Matheson Fox Glacier
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Fox Glacier
#3 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier
#3 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
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“King Bed studio is worth the extra money”
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“Not tips needed! All places are central and its quite!”
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“The View Of Mnt Cook Ask for the room with the view at the front door.”
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“Great view of fox and cook behind. Easy access to lake matheson.”
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