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Reviewed 10 March 2017

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 9 March 2017

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 25 February 2017

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 23 February 2017 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 18 February 2017

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
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 January 2017

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 22 January 2017 via 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 13 January 2017

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 5 January 2017

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

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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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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: €78 - €150 (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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“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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