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Mount Cook View Motel
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Fox Glacier
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lovely place with great views”
Reviewed 20 March 2013

We arrived here last minute as a family of 4 adults, 2 children and a baby. The owner was lovely and showed us 2 units to suit our needs. The larger unit had a separate bedroom for the children, which was lovely. The units were clean and spacious and the location, though a little way out f e centre of Fox was peaceful and relaxing.
The beds were comfortable and the smaller of the 2 units that we stayed in had a spa bath, which was lovely.
The owner was also very helpful with knowledge about the local area and helped us to book trips to the glacier and gave recommendations about the local places to eat.
Overall a lovely stay, I would not hesitate to go back.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2013

If you compare the other hotel in the same price range they are better. We wanted 3 days stay and he quoted a lower price. But when we confirmed for 3 days he comes back and says he has availability only for two days so we booked two days here and 1 days in top 10 motel. But when we checked out we came to know that the special price is not applicable for two days then why he didn't mention that at the time of booking. Further we ran out of hot water he says he can't help it there is quota of hot water per room ! Any request didn't help. Plus he needs the kitchen to be cleaned when checked out its a motel not B and B ! He likes to make money and save costs, if you have some spare cash pls drop by to his motel and give it to him.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights. The motel is nice & tidy. There is no luxury but all the basic needs are available. It is bit of the centre of Fox but so near to Lake Matheson where you can have a nice breakfast and a walk in the lake. Also I would like to thank the kind guy in the reception, he was helpful & kind.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Louisa, Kentucky
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200 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
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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England
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34 reviews
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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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55 reviews
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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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13 reviews
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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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1 Thank travelwiththemrs
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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
Amenities:
Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#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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