We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Sunset Motel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Sunset Motel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

324 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Sunset Motel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 300: English reviews
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2015

Wonderful hospitality. The owners Linsey and Bruce couln't do enough to make my stay enjoyable. In fantastic location with amazing views of the glacier. The accommodation was well equipped, spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable with wonderful views from the huge windows. The garden is well maintained and a joy to sit in. An absolutely first class place and I would...

Thank NinaB498
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 11 March 2015

Only stayed one night but can highly recommend it. Its on the quiet side of town, The owner was friendly and helpful. The rooms modern and lovely. Great big windows to enjoy the beautiful view. Lovely garden to sit in. Bed very comfortable. . Lovely quiet motel with stunning views. Owner friendly and rooms spotlessly clean and modern. He gave...

Thank Anne P
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Loved this motel. At a very busy time of year, we stopped in Fox and dropped in here because of the potential views. Whilst the pricing was quite high .. it was well worth it and once I saw the unit there was no way I could say no. The fittings in the room were great and modern and gave...

Thank MartyMate
Southam, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2015

Stayed for a couple of nights. Loved the views from the pretty private rear outside area. Rooms comfy and spacious. The guy running the place really friendly. Very slightly out of the centre but it's only a short walk into the town. Would totally recommend this motel

Thank traveller99Hampshire
Reviewed 23 February 2015

Stayed for a night in the Sunset Motel on our road trip round South Island. The owner was very welcoming and helped book helicopter flights onto the glacier. The Sunset is about 10 minutes walk from the town centre, the rooms are simple and comfortable but well equipped if you want to self cater. It is an ideal base for...

1Thank Wartnaby39
Bungendore, Australia
Reviewed 14 February 2015

Even though it was raining & we knew we couldn't see the glacier, our hosts were so full of information & knowledge of everything 'Fox'. Room had great views & we went to local supermarket & bought stuff to cook. Relaxing & happy!

Thank Jenny J
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 12 February 2015

Studio, nice view of the landscaped garden, conveniently and comfortably furnished, with kitchenett Good Internet, Breakfast very spartan, given the previous day into the room, all wrapped in plastic, produces a lot of waste

Thank pede51
Reviewed 8 February 2015 via mobile

This place is not quite on the main drag for the glacier however that makes it lovely and quiet. Views from the rooms are stunning and the units themselves are clean and spacious with outside furniture available if the weather is good.

Thank Jackie B
hants UK
Reviewed 1 February 2015

This is a superior place to stay. We booked a standard room which turned out to be just great. We had a large, comfortable bed, simple cooking facilities which were enough to prepare a range of meals and a fab shower room. The couple who manage the motel are lovely, helpful and welcoming and other staff we met were friendly...

2Thank vicky42
Preston, Lancashire
Reviewed 25 January 2015

We booked a studio apartment for an overnight stay. There appeared to be a musty odour with the room on arrival so we opened all the doors and windows. The room itself was fairly spacious with sufficient room to put out bags etc. Some of the soft furnishing were getting a little tired and the fridge door had a missing...

Thank T-SGlobetrotters

102 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (83)
Room/Suite (25)
View from Room (32)
Bathroom (2)
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Videos (1)
Other (20)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (19)
Other (19)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Fox Glacier
1.0 km away
The Westhaven
The Westhaven
#3 of 10 in Fox Glacier
342 reviews
0.7 km away
High Peaks Hotel
High Peaks Hotel
#6 of 10 in Fox Glacier
168 reviews
1.0 km away
Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 km away
Misty Peaks
Misty Peaks
#5 of 10 in Fox Glacier
267 reviews
16.7 km away
Rainforest Retreat
Rainforest Retreat
#7 of 14 in Franz Josef
1,290 reviews
0.5 km away
Lake Matheson Motel
Lake Matheson Motel
#1 of 10 in Fox Glacier
365 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Sunset Motel

Address: 93 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7859, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
Price Range: $100 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunset Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Agoda, Travelocity and Priceline so you can book your Sunset Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sunset Motel Fox Glacier
Sunset Hotel Fox Glacier
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier
#2 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Sunset Motel staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question
Chicago, Illinois
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Sunset Motel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“We had room number 8 which on a clear day had views of Mt Cook”
 of 5 bubbles blueskytravellers, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are ground level and on a quiet street in the country.”
 of 5 bubbles Yiayia2014, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a mountain view”
  • View from patio
 of 5 bubbles paulmE7674AM, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The east-facing rooms probably have a nicer outlook.”
 of 5 bubbles maureen056, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Most rooms in a row so all have same view.”
 of 5 bubbles n6ta, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
5 of 5