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Sebastopol, California
Reviewed 5 December 2014

My wife and I recently visited NZ, and stayed in the Lake Matheson Motel in early November, 2014. We wanted to view both Fox and Franz Joseph Glaciers, and the local area. We really liked the accommodations, and the management at the Motel. We met the owners, and they were, as all Kiwis are, very friendly. Everything was in excellent...

Thank Greg J
Reviewed 9 November 2014

This is an ideally located, good value for money motel. Excellent, undercover parking at the door of each unit. Plenty of space, spotlessly clean, good kitchenette and bathroom. Also just far away from the Main Street (read tourist buses!) and heli-pads to be comfortable. Owner operators are lovely people quick to help, give good tourist advice, etc. Would not hesitate...

Thank Libby E
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 November 2014

stayed in here after a long drive from queenstown. staff was very helpful with directions local attractions and discount ticketing . modern kitchen with all utensils. very comfy bed and free internet. wish stayed there for longer. highly recommended for stay in fox glacier.

Thank shatraveler
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Managers Mike and Heather treated us more like friends than clients. Travel instructions and restaurant recommendations were excellent. After a problem with our rental car, they were very supportive and helped us straighten out related problems. Mike even offered to drive us to local attractions because our car was inoperable. We were consumed with rearranging the rest of the trip,...

Thank Alan C
Mountain View, California
Reviewed 27 October 2014

My wife and I spent two nights here during our three week trip through New Zealand. We were completely satisfied with Lake Matheson Motel and Mike, the innkeeper. The room was clean, quiet and very comfortable. Mike was very helpful in giving us info on places to go and things to do. An added plus was that it is situated...

2Thank Bob A
Reviewed 17 October 2014

This was the 3rd time (Oct1998, Sep2011, and now Sep2014) we were here and it's still wonderful. We also brought another 2 couples as we know the Lake Matherson Motel will deliver. Rooms were still excellent in all ways and our friends loved it. The hosts Mike and Heather Reilly were so friendly and helpful. We chat with them for...

3Thank magbillSingapore
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Fox Glacier is in my opinion to be preferred to Franz Josef. The resort is more quiet, and the glacier is much more accessible. Lake Matheson is also much closer. The Lake Matheson Motel is a perfect base if you want a little bit of luxury, but away from the hotels. We booked a King Bed Studio, and it was...

1Thank Peter S
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 10 October 2014 via mobile

Having arrived in fox glacier without pre booking a motel, we turned up here and were greeted very warmly by mike. We decided to stay the night and were very happy with the room price and everything else. That happy that we ended up staying another night! Highly recommend to all!

1Thank Amystephens
Reviewed 6 October 2014

Reviews in Lonely Planet for this property is all true about the room but for a hotel that is number 1 in Fox Glacier, we had two bad experiences 1) In our trip of 10 days and some 8 hotels, this is the only hotel to ask for payment upfront and not at check-out. Well, not such a major problem...

2Thank Nandakumar V
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 October 2014

What a lovely place to spend two nights in Fox Glacier. I'm giving it 5 star due to the very pleasant people looking after the place, the rooms were really clean and sizeable for a family of four. The grounds on site are clearly looked after very well by the owners and this is something we are finding a fantastic...

1Thank AngiePx

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  • 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 )
  • Public Wifi
  • 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: ₹ 7,582 - ₹ 17,713 (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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