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Lake Matheson Motel

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

I stayed one night in Two bedroom unit and requested for 2king beds. This motel has only one floor. All rooms are on the first floor, fully furnished and clean. My unti has 2bedrooms, 1lounge consist of living room with sofa, dining table and kitchen. Kitchen is very well equipped and has all you need, but no oven. The window...

Thank Babypen9uin
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Stayed over for 1 night before heading to Queenstown. We wanted an accessible room for 4 but there wasn't any, so they gave us 2 units of 1 bedroom and charged us the price of a 2-bedroom, appreciate the flexibility and discount! Clean and comfortable rooms, with small kitchen that is well-equipped and we managed to fix ourselves a decent...

Thank lavend3rmist
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Positive Points : Fox Glacier is a very small town, the location was ok. Room was clear and well decorated, as well as the bathroom. Parking spot in front of your room. Lady at the reception was nice and helpful. Negative Points : Breakfast (served the day before) was too expensive for what is was...

1Thank loscas
Mililani, Hawaii
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Lake Matheson Motel provided clean, comfortable accommodations with the basic amenities. The location is in a quiet area, but within walking distance to the several eating establishments. It is convenient for a visit to Fox Glacier and Lake Matheson and was a good stop on our drive from Queenstown to Westport. Our accommodations for a family of 6 adults included...

Thank pbcjds
Wilmington, Delaware
Reviewed 8 June 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Lake Matheson Motel. We received the absolute best service from the 2 managers. We were treated like we were the only people who were staying at the motel. The male manager drove us to the Fox Glacier hike, and after our hike, he picked us up in a timely manner. We borrowed their...

Thank Pineappledancing
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 May 2014

The room was nice and the bed was comfortable. For our convenience, the room was kept warm (heater was on) when we arrived at night around 7PM. Mike was wonderful to interact with. Our Fox Glacier activity was cancelled due to rains. He suggested us pretty good "free" alternatives and the cancellation turned out to be a blessing in disguise....

Thank prm2612
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 April 2014

The staff were friendly and helpful. For the price of a 2 bedroom apartment it's not really worth it. The town puts up its prices because of its location and they can, so I guess it's not their fault, except for we didn't have any power in the bedrooms. They had already given it to us at discount price but...

Thank Lozzasoss
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Stayed here in Jul'12 for 3 nights in a 2 bedroom unit. The place was clean and cosy and overlooking a huge garden. There was no central heating but the electric heaters and blankets were sufficient to keep us warm during the winter nights. Parking is just outside your unit. Location very convenient and close to the city centre and...

Thank DentGuy
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

We here for 2nights. The manager very friendly. She offer a ride for us to lake matheson and shown us the exclusive view of mount cook on the way to lake matheson. The room is excellent and we have a good rest at night time. From motel to town just a few minutes walk. One of the best motel we...

Thank JiaLily
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 15 April 2014

We traveled in four and stay in a 2 bedrooms apartment for 2 nights. The apartment is well equipped with cooking utensils.Room are clean and beds are super comfortable. This probably the best stay in our 14 days NZ trip. The owner (i forgotten her name) is a very warm and kind person. She offered us a drive to Lake...

Thank katherineaow

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $132 - $293 (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 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
#3 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier
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“We asked for what we wanted . Large bed , studio. Was great . All rooms quite and no stairs .”
 of 5 bubbles JojozepA, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you're late checking in, phone ahead and they will leave the key out.”
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 of 5 bubbles Y8411OIsteven, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“King Bed studio is worth the extra money”
 of 5 bubbles reisverslaafde, 6 May 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles robertcX3148CJ, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Not tips needed! All places are central and its quite!”
 of 5 bubbles jmoar, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
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