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Corner Cook Flat Road & Pekanga Drive 45 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7859 New Zealand
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#2 of 11 hotels in Fox Glacier
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Lake Matheson Motel is a 4 star rated accommodation, ideally located 400 metres from the town centre of Fox Glacier. While we have been proudly named after beautiful Lake Matheson, we are definitely a town based motel; while we are not on the edge of the Lake, we are only a ten minute 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 with cotton linen and great showers. AND we haven't been sitting around doing nothing during the Covid Lockdown! We have been busy renovating our front studio units with new carpets, beds, wallpaper and paint! We would love to host you in our variety of studio and 2 bedroom units, with mountain views, in a peaceful location. We provide unlimited 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. Debbie and Andrew :)
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Non-smoking hotel
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Picnic area
Washing machine
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Blackout curtains
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
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Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
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Hair dryer
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Mountain view
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danigross88 wrote a review Nov 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand452 contributions170 helpful votes
Came here after a day doing a lake trip nearby. Greeting when we arrived was lovely. Room was great. Service and whole experience was impeccable. All ammenities in the room are perfect. Can’t fault the place. Thanks Debbie for making our short stay here so lovely! Highly highly recommended!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Miss Molly wrote a review Nov 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand3 contributions
Spotlessly clean and tidy unit! Really comfortable bed. Yummy hot chocolate. Couldn’t fault anything about our stay. Our hostess was very friendly and accommodating. We would definitely recommend these motels.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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katinjap wrote a review Jul 2020
New Zealand12 contributions1 helpful vote
Staff were incredibly helpful with the glow worm walk recommendation and loaning us torches to do it. Nice and comfortable stay. Only downside would be the heater in the lounge - not the type to leave on over night and a little chilly for the person sleeping in the lounge without it. But otherwise really clean and comfortable. Would happily stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Davids27892 wrote a review Jun 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand68 contributions86 helpful votes
The motel is located a short distance from town on the way to the viewing site for the Glacier. We had booked a two bedroom unit but as my partner is a snorer the friendly lady was more than willing to give us two separate units at minimal extra cost. The units are large with a very good sitting area - sofa, table - and cooking facilities if required. Very fresh. clean and modern and very comfortable beds. Very friendly lady host. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2020
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Response from Robert Halsey, Owner at Lake Matheson Motel
Responded 17 Jun 2020
Thank you for your lovely review Davids27892. It was a pleasure to meet you both. Thank you so much for supporting us! Kindest Liz (Manager)
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Margarita Roman wrote a review Jun 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand1 contribution
We stayed at room 16 for 2 nights on 30 May. I would say it's 4 stars when it comes to cleanliness. Short walking distance to cafes and restaurants. Clean sheets, comfortable pillows, warm bed, bright and cosy room. Nice shower with very good pressure of warm water. Clean set of dishes and cutleries. Just a recommendation if the owner could install a heater in the toilet, it's a bit chilly especially at night. Provided heater can only warm the room but not the bathroom and toilet.
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Date of stay: May 2020
Room Tip: Modern fixtures and clean room.
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Response from Robert Halsey, Owner at Lake Matheson Motel
Responded 22 Jun 2020
Thank you for posting your review. I will certainly pass your comments onto our owners and see if we can get heaters installed in the bathrooms as well.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Matheson Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Lake Matheson Motel?
Nearby attractions include Fox Glacier Hiking Trails (0.4 km), Minnehaha Walk (0.5 km), and Fox Glacier Guiding Gift Shop (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lake Matheson Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Lake Matheson Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Lake Matheson Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Lake Matheson Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lake Matheson Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Last Kitchen, Fox Glacier Guiding Cafe, and Cook Saddle Cafe & Saloon.
Is Lake Matheson Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Fox Glacier.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lake Matheson Motel?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Lake Matheson Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting River Walk (1.4 km).
Does Lake Matheson Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Lake Matheson Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.