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Lake Matheson Motel

Corner Cook Flat Road & Pekanga Drive | PO Box 23, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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  • Fox Glacier Guiding
    7.9 km
  • 4 star hotel
  • Free Parking
Reviewed 2 days ago
Perfect place to stay in clacier country
The Lake Madison Motel is perfectly situated in a most beautiful... more
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Lake Madison Motel is perfectly situated in a most beautiful setting. It is very close to all the main attractions of New Zealand's remarkable glaciers. The accommodation is great and the staff very friendly and helpful, and will go the extra mile for you if necessary. A very nice feature is the covered parking outside the chalets - which...

Thank terencemccarthy
Roma Queensland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Perfect place to stay...friendly reception with lots of good information provided about where to eat and what to do, spacious & clean room with a very comfortable bed. Nice and close to town centre...easy walk

Thank Thompnik
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another one night stay during our NZ trip and it's clear to me that everywhere we've been is geared up for short term stays. This place has a good feel to it and is very clean and homely. Plenty of open space away from other cabins and easy parking right outside the room. 2 mins walk up to the main...

Thank LonelyBlade
Paris, France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fine motel, you won't remember it as the best motel of your journey but it is very correct and the most important of all : it's doing the job! The room is clean, with a little bit of space to cook. The location is good : right between Lake Matheson and Fox Glacier.

Thank Mélanie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Motel and very good service and friendly staff. Nice location and rooms are clean. Quiet, peaceful and can recommend to anybody especially when traveling with kids. We also got a free upgrade :)

Thank Justus H
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really liked this place and the friendly owners. Would have liked to stay another night. Good location, nice room, great views around. Well kept grounds. Highly recommend. We were able to see some nice views of Mount Cook and Fox Glacier thanks to the owners advice.

Thank flossy82
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Motel was very close to the heart of Fox Glacier, around 5 minutes walk from the main road. We booked a King Studio with a Spa bath and did not regret it. The room was spacious and contained cooking facilities and a big spa bath. Receptionist was very helpful and gave us some good walking trails and restaurants suggestions. A...

Thank livermagpie
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice Little motel in superb surroundings. Parking/location is no problem and the 2 bedroom chalet is spacious enough. Heater worked well and ensured a nice and toasty nights sleep. Room was clean and check in and check out were a breeze. An issue would be the lack of pressure in the shower and the fiddly packets of shampoo instead of...

Thank tmjnz
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Thankyou for making us feel welcome. very well appointed unit which met all our needs.Really appreciated having the covered carport as it was raining hard.So nice to be shown to your unit instead of been tossed a key !

Thank jimandsueduncan26
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 12 December 2016

I hate to leave a nasty review, as the hosts were lovely, friendly and helpful. It is for that reason we're giving two stars instead of one. We stayed in one of the grossest rooms I've ever stayed in, I hate to say. It was incredibly basic, which we expected from the pictures. However, the shower was still dirty with...

Thank Rachel M

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Lake Matheson Motel

Address: Corner Cook Flat Road & Pekanga Drive | PO Box 23, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
Price Range: ₹ 7,575 - ₹ 22,657 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lake Matheson Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Lake Matheson Hotel Fox Glacier
Lake Matheson Fox Glacier
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Fox Glacier
#3 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier
#3 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
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