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Sunset Motel
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Fox Glacier
Reviewed 10 January 2014

Sunset Motel was the best stay we have had so far in NZ!
The rooms are well appointed, have stunning views, walking distance to dinner/cafes and the hospitality of the management is second to none. The perfect stay if you come to the glaciers... I know we will be back! Thanks Sunset Motel!!!

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

NO hesitation to recommend the place . Rooms are clean . Small kitchenette is well equipped and YES the view on the mountains is unique . Early in the morning we sat in the back to sip our coffee while admiring the mountains. Stayed for two days , but four days would have been better

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank agermain
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

We stayed here one night and must say the room was fantastic and the views from the veranda were stunning. The only thing we would say is the shower's are not very powerful, but this may be due to pressure. We ordered the breakfast for the next morning as we were off early and we would say it was adequate. It is a short walk from the centre of Fox Glacier, where you have a few cafe's and restaurants.

Room Tip: All rooms have excellent views of Mount Cook and Mount Tasman
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kim H
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Reviewed 19 November 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for two nights, the rooms were big, clean and well equipped. For the price I couldn't believe the amazing views of the mountains. We had a very enjoyable and comfortable stay. The staff were friendly and helpful and the property is located close to the main strip.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

Only few motels at fox glacier, so there is nothing much to expect, seriously. Dung smell right after stepped into the room. The smell remains for 2 consecutive nights. Location is good with only 1-2 mins' drive to the town where you can have meals and book activities. The town is very quiet especially at night. Backyard of the room is nice but felt not very safe to walk around. Reminds me of horror movies. Maybe watch too many on the tv. LOL. Easy parking - just right in front of your room.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank cavyn09
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Reviewed 3 October 2013 via mobile

The rooms were quite small and cleaniness lacked a little with dishes not checked before next guests, our glasses still had lipstick marks on them. Kitchen area rather small .... Nice outlook and quiet. Friendly hosts.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank denisej025
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sunsetmotellers, Owner at Sunset Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2013

Thank you for your review. I am sorry about the dishes being dirty and I will be speaking to our cleaning staff about this. If this had been mentioned to us I would have happily replaced the dishes for you. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Thanks Linsey Evans Owner

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Reviewed 30 September 2013

Coming into the township of Fox Glacier, we were not sure what our accom would be like and when we pulled into the Sunset motel we were just happy to have a bed for the night. However, the totally amazing view from our room, self catering kitchen, lovely (albeit a tad coolish...but we were near three snow! ) garden sitting area, lovely friendly owners, made our stay very very pleasant! Would recommend this motel very highly...and we could park right outside our room.

Room Tip: The room closest to reception had amazing views and was very quiet.
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Pat-Ellie
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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
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier
#2 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
Price Range: £58 - £145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunset Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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 
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