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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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Updated 19/02/21


#1 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
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Baggage storage
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
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Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
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Laptop safe
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Electric kettle
Electric blanket
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winegirl2 wrote a review Apr 2021
Nelson, New Zealand206 contributions62 helpful votes
I had booked a King bed spa studio, but once arrived, asked if a larger two bedroom was available - which it was, and the owner kindly moved us for not much more money :). She was very helpful, also guiding us to a new restaurant just a quick walk away. The unit was spacious, clean and very comfortable. Great to have space to spread out and regroup (we were on a 3 week trip), as well as have our parking spot right outside for quick access. Beds were super comfie,shower strong and hot, and while they were busy (almost all units occupied), it was very quiet. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Bmiz wrote a review Apr 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand156 contributions50 helpful votes
Very nice comfortable motel with friendly service. Shower is hot, room warm, bed very comfortable, short walk to town. Lovely spot to stay with at least 4 restaurants to eat, lots of walks and recommend the helicopter glacier walk. Could easily spend 5 nights here, and recommend at least 2-3. Come visit now before the international tourists return which I am sure they will do in droves...
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: every room was quiet and looked good - so no problems with any
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DudleyandFreda wrote a review Apr 2021
Napier, New Zealand100 contributions14 helpful votes
Excellent value. Was very clean and tidy and nicely furnished and feel it was one of the better value for money motels we stayed in on our trip and we loved the carport considering the West Coast rain! The cotton sheets and large towels were also a nice touch. We would highly recommend this motel! Just some advise, if you wish to self cater shop before arriving at Fox, there is only a small convince store that is very limited.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
N0eleen wrote a review Mar 2021
Dunedin, New Zealand.41 contributions24 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our one night stay at this motel and wished it could have been longer. Everything was so clean and it was well appointed, it had everything we needed. We received a very friendly welcome and would recommend it to anyone. It is also well situated for a walk around Lake Mathieson which was lovely.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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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
US$55 - US$131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Matheson Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Lake Matheson Motel?
Nearby attractions include Lake Matheson Walk (3.9 km), Fox Glacier Hiking Trails (0.4 km), and Fox Glacier South Side Walk (1.4 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 Matheson Cafe, The Last Kitchen, 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.