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Lake Matheson Motel

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Aftre driving around town a bit and checking reviews on Trip Advisor we decided this place looked the most inviting. Our hosts couldnt have been friendlier and gave us wonderful tips on when and where to visit to get the best views.

Thank geofft629
Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great motel for us to rest our heads while staying in the small town of Fox Glacier. It is walkable to the main area of town. We stayed in room 6 and it was quiet and clean. The bathroom looked like it had been redone in the last few years. The beds were a little soft. Could...

Thank cmk042288
Cromwell, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

arriving at this motel, the person at Reception was lovely, she upgraded us from king studio to a 2 bedroom apartment for no extra cost and gave us bottle of milk, The apartment was very very clean and the bed nice and firm how I like it,. I thought that the black leatherette couch was a bit hard and put...

Thank RITAANN883
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely friendly hosts, gave us the tip to go out on the lake road to see the Glacier and sunset on arrival Well appointed clean and comfortable room Heather andMike only happy to help and advise - got us plenty of ice and cool about us taking the keys( we will post them back!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw a rare sign stating "vacancies" and enquired within. It was $179 for the night which seemed a bit pricey compared with other places in town but it was the only place with a vacancy so we took it. The room was huge, the bed was comfortable, the shower was hot and there was free tea and coffee. Staff...

Thank DaleBbB
Greymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room met all expectations and more.Checked in by the highly reviewed Heather and she is as lovely as previous reviews say. I consider myself a low maintenance traveller but have high standards as far as cleanliness and hygiene and found the room and surrounding facilities faultless. Bed comfortable, cooking facilties and utilties (handy for the solo traveller who may not...

Thank mcspeedie
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We booked 10 rooms and arrived in the rain. The hosts were fantastic and made us very welcome. The rooms were very comfortable and clean. The clincher is the covered parking which for us on bikes was great as we could dry gear and had a nice spot to sit around for a beer. I have booked rooms here in...

Thank Paul L
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 14 March 2017

First off, I have to say that I was new to the Fox Glacier and Franz Josef area, so paying what we did and reading the reviews, I was optimistic about the accommodations even though the photo's aren't compelling. I have to say I was dissapointed. This is in no way a reflection of the staff, which were kind and...

Thank Phillip W
Cumbria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We had a warm welcome from Heather with good local advice given as we were in a rush to beat the expected rain. Her restaurant recommendation was excellent too. The room was clean and comfortable in a quiet location. Would recommend. It is nicely placed away from the main road.

Thank Sheila H
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We enjoyed our one night stay at this hotel. The staff is wonderful. The rooms are big and comfortable and clean. Walking distance to town. Don't miss the glow worm walk! The glow worms were beautiful. The walk was dark and scary and we had so much fun being scared and scaring each other!!

Thank Cindy F

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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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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: ₹ 5,442 - ₹ 10,431 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Fox Glacier
#3 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier
#3 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
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“motel set back from the main street, so very quiet and peaceful”
RITAANN883, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms are alongside the main road so ask for one away from the road if that bothers you.”
  • You can see the summit of Mt Cook from the car park
DaleBbB, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“don't rush off, explore the many tracks then breakfast at the fab cafes. Visit the local store and servo to enjoy stories/knowledge.”
mcspeedie, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We asked for what we wanted . Large bed , studio. Was great . All rooms quite and no stairs .”
JojozepA, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you're late checking in, phone ahead and they will leave the key out.”
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Y8411OIsteven, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
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