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Lake Matheson Motel
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Fox Glacier
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

Really enjoyed our stay here. The motel is in a great location - just a couple of minutes' walk to the restaurants, but far enough that it is nice and quiet in the motel itself. The room was of a high standard and nice and clean. The best bit for us was the large grassy area with chairs etc for guests to sit and relax in. We were lucky enough to have a sunny stay so we made good use of these! Friendly staff too.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Spa bath and a bottle of bubbly was a great way to relax! Good facilities, adequate kitchenette for a basic meal, comfortable large bed. Walking distance to the shops/cafes and very friendly/helpful staff.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

We stayed in Lake Matheson motel for a night. Our stay for very brief so cant say much about the service as such but then we loved the room, it was cosy and very clean.Location was the USP. We could see Mount Cook from there.Wifi was also provided.They BBQ facility too. I would love to stay in this motel once again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

Friendly customer service going out of their way to accommodate the guests and ensure their comfort and convenience. Convenient location close to the main center and local attractions such as Fox Glacier and the Lake! Clean and modern rooms with the reasonable price.

Room Tip: 2 bedroom apartments appear to be older but still furnished with modern taste.
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

Stayed 2 nights and both nights had issues with noise from other rooms. You hear everything from conversations to kitchen taps, but worse is whenever someone opens/closes the sliding front door the entire room shakes.

We had different people around us on both nights so it wasn't just the people.

Worst sleep in NZ, would not go back or advise.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

This motel has everything you need, and nothing you don't. The rooms are clean, beds reasonably comfortable, and bathroom adequate, if a little dated. The self contained kitchen in the units comes with the usual paraphernalia, but includes a rice cooker, which is not that common, saving you the effort of making rice over a stove. It is walkable into town, which means its away from the traffic. If you have a rental car, each unit has its own covered parking space. Finally, a small amount of free wifi was a bonus. All in all, a recommended stay.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

Touring NZ has meant we have stayed at many motels etc. and although this is not the largest room we have stayed in, the owners made us feel very welcome, were helpful with local advice, and really made you feel welcome. Rooms good and clean, comfortable beds, and handy for the town. good value for money.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Lake Matheson Motel

Address: Corner Cook Flat Road & Pekanga Drive, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Fox Glacier
#3 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier
#3 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
Price Range: £64 - £176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lake Matheson Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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 
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