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Mount Cook View Motel
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Fox Glacier
Louisa, Kentucky
Level 6 Contributor
200 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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“Great views of Mt. Cook”
Reviewed 3 March 2013

Our group stayed at this very clean and quiet motel. We enjoyed a beautiful sunset and beautiful views of Mt. Cook. I would recommend this hotel and would stay here again. It's close to the park where we hiked around Lake Matheson and we all got beautiful shots of sunrise and the reflections of Mt. Cook in the lake.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2013

This motel purports to be superior. It is very average compared with our experiences elsewhere in South Island. The size and cleanliness were fine .The negatives were a lumpy uneven matttress with poor quality 'bobbly' poly cotton bedlinen. The pillows smelt.
The location is a 15 minute walk from the 'centre' but is nearer to Lake Mattheson where there us an excellent restaurant/cafe.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Blue Mountains, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2013

One of the largest rooms we stayed in with a very well equipped kitchenette and large bathroom all of which were spotless. The floor to ceiling windows/door face across the road and to the mountains (although not to Mt Cook itself) and there is also a verandah with small table & chairs where one can sit and enjoy the peaceful view. The motel is located a couple of minutes drive from town down a very quiet road, is about 5-10 minutes drive from beautiful Lake Mathison and perhaps a little longer to an excellent viewing point of the glacier (cloud cover permitting). Although there are a couple of eating places in Fox Village, the one and only supermarket is quite small and rather expensive so, if staying for more than one night and intending to prepare your own meals, it might be an idea to stock up on grocery items in one of the larger towns either north or south of Fox.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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queenstown NZ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2013 via mobile

This was great VERY spacious rooms, clean and tidy! Just a short drive from town, near kids play park at the school. Pony in the field the kids loved and under cover BBQ looked good idea well priced for space we were 4 adults and 2 kids and would usually get a 2 bedroom but a 1 bedroom place was more than fine. TVs in both rooms will come back

  • Stayed January 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

Unfortunately we did not get a room with a view of Mt Cook but as we were only staying one night it didn't really matter. The location is great if you have a vehicle, a short distance off the main road in a lovely countrified setting. Just a short drive to Matheson Lake and the restaurant there where we had breakfast. Warm and friendly hostess who took time to point out local attractions on a map provided. Room was quite large and spotlessly clean. Little kitchenette was also spotless and meticulously organised. Inexpensive, great value hotel. Would not hesitate to recommend.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

We spent one night at the Mount Cook View Hotel. We found the accommodation very spacious, comfortable and clean. Our hosts were friendly and helpful. We were travelling with our two boys aged 11 and 13 who enjoyed the trampoline and kicking the footy around in the paddock. Whilst we hung clothes out on the line, we were visited by a mother duck and her 5 ducklings. The setting is peaceful and pristine. The mountains popped out from behind the clouds occasionally offering magnificent views. If you have a car the access to the glacier and Lake Matheson is good. If you are self catering and need to buy goods at the local convenience store be prepared for high prices. We would certainly stay again and next time for much longer!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Dhaka
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2012

The motel is about 2 kms off the main road and is set in a scenic spot with good mountain views and near the reflection lake. Unfortunately for us, it was raining and the clouds were quite low. So, we didn't get to see much.

However, the rooms were very tidy and well appointed. The units had very large spacious bathrooms. The living area also had a full kitchen.

The laundry room was a bit away from our units and it has coin washing machine and dryer. With only one pf each, you could be in a bit of que, depending how busy the place is.

The wi fi is free, although the signal from our units were very faint. We had to stand outside the units and point our devices in various directions:)

Room Tip: Ask for a room nearer to the reception area. That way, the laundry will be nearer and I assume that...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Mount Cook View Motel
Address: 203 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
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Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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#4 Luxury Hotel in Fox Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Mount Cook View Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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