We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sunset Motel

Visit hotel website
Traveller (99)
Room & Suite (67)
Traveller (99)
Room & Suite (67)
About
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
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.
Read more
Property amenities
Free Parking
Free Internet
Wheelchair Access
Paid Wifi
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Kitchenette
Non-Smoking Rooms
Accessible rooms
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Family
HOTEL CLASS
Hotel links
Visit hotel website
Location
Full view
Getting there
Hokitika Airport115 km
See all nearby hotels
Nearby restaurants
See all nearby restaurants
Nearby attractions
See all nearby attractions
Reviews (372)
Filter reviews
340 results
Traveller rating
137
118
53
20
12
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
137
118
53
20
12
Show reviews that mention
All reviews one night lake matheson mt cook new zealand hot water rooms are modern south island spa room fantastic views views of the mountains close to town two nights dvd player sliding door fresh milk the main road great accommodation
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 340 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pros- room was clean and had small view. Cons- room absolutely stunk of fake air freshener, enough for even a non allergy sufferer to react. Water pressure was dismal, hot water mixer was very finicky and hard to get anything other than boiling or like...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank 11,001,010,010,110
Response from sunsetmotel, Manager at Sunset MotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest Thank you for your comments. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay. However, we surprised by what you said as we would not say anything was the only to the guest and we tried to provide you as much...More

Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

The motel is nicely located off the main road and has pleasant surroundings. Not far from lake Matheson if you are keen. A couple of issues, the shower pressure is terrible and I nearly had a birthday waiting for the hot water to come. The...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank jasonbQ9599NO
Response from sunsetmotel, Manager at Sunset MotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guests Thank you for your comments. We hope you enjoyed in Fox Glacier while you stayed with us. We were sorry for the low water pressure and we have been trying to find a solution due to old building design. And unfortunate to hear...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Clean tidy rooms, about 700 meters from the centre part of town.... Your standard type of set up for this style of room....bathroom with heated towel rails and a wall heater. Kitchenette, tv, DVD player, bed and a small area to sit. Lovely views (that’s...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Daniel B
Response from sunsetmotel, Manager at Sunset MotelResponded 12 October 2018

Hello Daniel Thank you for your time to place your comments with us. It's good to know that you had enjoyed in Fox Glacier. Kind Regards

Reviewed 10 October 2018

We booked a 2 bedroom family room for our family of five. Wiley at reception was very welcoming, and was able to give us a map and recommendations of places to go in the area. The free DVDs to borrow at reception were a nice...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank yaven
Response from sunsetmotel, Manager at Sunset MotelResponded 12 October 2018

Hello Yaven We appreciate your reviews of your stay experiences and unfortunately to hear you had an unpleasant stay with us. The smell could be from the drain after heavy rain the last a couple of days, especially it could rain a lot in Fox...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018

Stayed for one night which was enough. Room needs updating as it was showing its age. Hot water pressure just average. Pleasant view in the morning up to the glacier. The flashing advertising lights outside need to be turned off at night as it kept...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Saunter_About
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
B1RD1E2014
20 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from sunsetmotellers | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. I'm not sure why this has come up now when you stayed in 2012. I can't find any reviews on tripadvisor from you. As you can imagine many things have been replaced, changed or fixed in 5 years... More
0
Votes
Jessocca
25 October 2015|
Answer
Response from sunsetmotellers | Property representative |
Hi The lake is about 4 minutes by car and a 40 minute walk. Sunrise is at 8:00am Thanks Bruce
1
Vote
C B
16 May 2015|
Answer
Response from sunsetmotellers | Property representative |
Hi Yes all bathrooms have hairdryers and we have a safe in our own home for guests to use. Regards Bruce
0
Votes
Room Tips
"Try elsewhere!"
636debh
11 May 2018
Read review
"Be aware helicopters start flying about 8.00 am."
Trishmp
20 Jan 2018
Read review
"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
Show More 
PRICE RANGE
US$116 - US$258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sunset motel fox glaciersunset hotel fox glacier
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)Fox Glacier
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing