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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've stayed here a few times now for work and really love it. The rooms are great... modern, clean & have everything you need including a kitchenette. It's in a good location being close to town and close to lake Mathieson. Great service too. I would definitely stay here again and recommend for business or when holidaying.

Thank Dionne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, beautiful view, clean and comfortable. Service was really friendly. Only downfall was the shower, it took quite a while to heat and then as you turn it down even the slightest it would run cold. But, it means hot showers are a must!!

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This motel, about a kilometer away from the village center, offers modern, clean rooms with kitchens at reasonable prices. The best feature (when the weather is fair) is the stunning view of Mt. Tasman and the Fox Glacier out the large windows. Not luxurious, but quite comfortable.

Thank Skeptic2241
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Linsey was very welcoming on our arrival and told us places to go and what to do in the area, including where to see the glow worms nearby. My husband left part of his phone charger at the previous night’s accommodation and Bruce was kind enough to give him a free one. Linsey was very accommodating with extending our check...

Thank blueskytravellers
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The motel had cooking facilioties and was only a short drive to the general store for supplies. It was also less than ten minutes to drive to the Fox Glacier road. The host here was full of local knowledge, not just for the Glacier but beyond. We ended up visiting a number of suggested look out points and locations and...

Thank Richard W
Linslade, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We did not take up our paid reservation at Sunset Motel as we were forced to change our route towards the end of our month’s stay in NZ. We had planned to stay overnight at the Sunset Motel en route to Greymouth where we were to drop off our rental car and then take the train across the South Island...

Thank Jan D
sunsetmotellers, Owner at Sunset Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The trains have been disrupted since January after a fire in the pass between Christchurch and the West Coast. Many people have been affected but have made alternative plans with buses or by extending their car rental agreements. We have had many people disappointed that the train had been cancelled but they have carried on...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We recently spent 2 nights here and were very happy with our room. It was very clean and comfortable with a small kitchenette. All rooms are ground level with our room towards the back of the complex. We had a sliding door that opened to lovely mountain views and a beautiful sunrise in the morning. We would definitely stay here...

Thank Yiayia2014
Chatham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great motel. We stayed two nights. Both owners we spoke to were friendly, helpful and made check-in simple plus advised on things to do and see. Motel is set down a road with a 10-12 min walk to town on a good paved road. The motel was very quiet (no chicken issues for us!). Units are large,...

Thank Steve6244
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Booked in for night and got lovely room at the back (16) overlooking the glacier. Unfortunately it was misty and rainy the next morning so we were not able to do the helicopter ride we planned. Karlene on reception was very friendly and helpful and recommended places to eat and visit in area. Definitely recommend.

Thank Sandra R
New York City, New York
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Stay elsewhere! This was literally the only unpleasant experience we had in an otherwise incredible two weeks in New Zealand. The room was dirty. There was food stuck to the appliances, the counters were dirty and there was thick dust all over the vents. The drinking glasses were dirty. The bed was old and thin. Springs were popping up out...

Thank evancorn
sunsetmotellers, Owner at Sunset Motel, responded to this review

I think most people will see through your false review. You were unhappy before you even arrived. Due to the Booking.com cancellation policy you would have been charged for your booking and you had wanted to cancel earlier. You must have cleaned the room before you left, as when I entered the room it was spotless. You can see from...

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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

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
Price Range: RM326 - RM796 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunset Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Sunset Motel Fox Glacier
Sunset Hotel Fox Glacier
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
#2 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier
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“We had room number 8 which on a clear day had views of Mt Cook”
blueskytravellers, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are ground level and on a quiet street in the country.”
Yiayia2014, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a mountain view”
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paulmE7674AM, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The east-facing rooms probably have a nicer outlook.”
maureen056, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Most rooms in a row so all have same view.”
n6ta, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
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