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Lake Matheson Motel

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean comfortable more than adequate motel room . Fabulous bed, comfortable and plenty of whatever you need if you feel chilly . Bathroom pristine with little things like a hand mirror and face washers /flannels as well as liquid soap ... I love the nice plunger and coffee bag provided for the morning heart starter . We had a room...

Thank Jo jo zep A
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location right between the town and Lake Matheson itself. Easy to get up early and head to the lake for sunrise. Lovely helpful staff, very clean rooms, and a blazing bar heater for the chilly nights. Recommended!

Thank Steve N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The welcome from the lady on reception was lovely and that sets the tone for the place. The suite we got was very spacious with a large comfortable seating area / kitchen, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. Everything was nicely decorated and spotlessly clean. Its in a good location away from the main street but on the outskirts of the...

Thank Kenneth L
Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed there when visiting Fox glacier. The motel is good enough to stay for a day or two. Rooms are large and heating is good. I was not too impressed with the bathroom but it was adequate. For restaurants, in case of bad weather, you better drive as walking could be a bit far.

Thank dubai_UAE_traveller
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Whilst I didn't actually get to stay at this hotel, I wanted to recognise this hotel for their friendliness and willingness to help. "Heather" greeted me when I went in to enquire about a room only to be told that there was nothing but a dorm room left in town. She was so helpful that she googled all our other...

1Thank LizMontereo
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Very clean and efficient operation. Really straightforward people and establishment. Friendly folk who provide great advice, fixed anything that needed fixed quickly without fuss. Rooms are a good size, clean and offer all you need for a two night stay when you are on the open road.

Thank IanEdinburgh1

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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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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: RM448 - RM1,001 (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 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
#3 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier
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“We asked for what we wanted . Large bed , studio. Was great . All rooms quite and no stairs .”
 of 5 bubbles 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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 of 5 bubbles Y8411OIsteven, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“King Bed studio is worth the extra money”
 of 5 bubbles reisverslaafde, 6 May 2016 | Read review
“All excellent”
 of 5 bubbles robertcX3148CJ, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Not tips needed! All places are central and its quite!”
 of 5 bubbles jmoar, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
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