Aoraki Court Aoraki/Mt Cook Village
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Aoraki Court Aoraki/Mt Cook Village

26 Bowen Drive, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946 New Zealand
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5.0
#1 of 1 motel in Mt. Cook Village
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Modern Motel Complex situated within the stunning Aoraki Mt Cook National Park. Every unit has absolutely stunning view of Mt Sefton and the surrounding ranges. 24/7 Reception, daily housekeeping and en-suite bathrooms in all units. Qualmark 4.5 Star rating.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Children's television networks
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Street parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Skiing
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Soundproof rooms
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English

Location

26 Bowen Drive, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946 New Zealand
2,250Reviews18Q+A100Room tips

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alisonjane_11 wrote a review Mar 2020
Amersham, United Kingdom123 contributions61 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms are spread out in blocks and you can collect your key from reception and then park outside your room which was handy. The rooms are very large and modern and it's a slightly impersonal place to stay but it was just perfect after staying quite a few nights in B&Bs, it was nice to just be in our own space. There is a washing/drying room very reasonably priced with clothes dryers to borrow too, so was nice to have some clean clothes. We thought it was a shame not to have any seats outside but took the chairs out to our terrace area and enjoyed the view. The next morning there was wind/rain and we knew that any furniture would have been blown away. Check in/out quite regimented but that wasn't a problem for us. Loved our short stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Paul Lubas, General Manager at Aoraki Court Aoraki/Mt Cook Village
Responded 17 Mar 2020
Hello alisonjane_11 Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed our property and understood why we do not have outdoor furniture......... safe travels.
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jolinpl wrote a review Feb 2020
Singapore547 contributions244 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a relatively new motel . We had the executive spa room . It was big with another sitting area with sofa and a fantastic view.
The furniture and amenities in the room are thoughtfully laid out. The kitchenette had a stove though if you cook fish or spices , the hotel will charge extra for cleaning. Cutlery , pots and pans are adequate together with knives, scissors etc for cooking.
The toilet had a big spa with strong hot water pressure.
The beds are comfortable though a bit on the softer side.
The TV faced the bed well and wifi was Super fast .
Heating was very adequate .
Would definitely stay again though it was a little pricey.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Paul L, Manager at Aoraki Court Aoraki/Mt Cook Village
Responded 10 Mar 2020
Hi jolinpl Thank you for your review. safe travels
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Smilee168 wrote a review Jan 2021
Wellington, New Zealand22 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a lovely 3-night stay. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable with a large bathroom, plus a well equiped kitchen. The property is well located, away from the 'crowd'.

The bed was very comfortable, which gave us a good rest each night, and ready for another day of hiking.

Helen and Gary were great welcoming hosts who ensured that we had all the necessary information about the room and location of places we could have a meal.

Couldn't resist having a run around the village. It's about 2.1 km.

Will stay here again when we return for another adventure.

For any traveller to Aoraki/Mt Cook intending to cook you own meal, ensure that you shop beforehand. The nearest grocery store is 65+ km in Twizel.
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Helen Hayman, General Manager at Aoraki Court Aoraki/Mt Cook Village
Responded 16 Jan 2021
Hello. Thank you for placing a wonderful review. We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us here at Aoraki Court Motel. We look forward to your next visit
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HamiltonOlive wrote a review Feb 2021
Hamilton18 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We rented a 2 bedroom unit and it was spacious and cleanish. The sliding door had many kids hand prints on them but you only noticed in the morning when the sun shone through otherwise the bedding was clean, the lounge comfortable and managers very informative and welcoming. As only the dining facilities in the Hermitage were available and extremely pricey it would have been better if we had brought food and catered in the unit as there was a full kitchen.
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: we had unit 21 which was 2 bedroom and had a great view of the plains.
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Response from Helen Hayman, General Manager at Aoraki Court Aoraki/Mt Cook Village
Responded 26 Feb 2021
Hello Guest. .Thank you for placing a wonderful review. We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us here at Aoraki Court Motel. .
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Romy F wrote a review Jun 2020
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had booked a 2 night stay in a studio room at a bargain rate but chose to upgrade to Room 11 (5 bed apartment) on the night we arrived - it was a fantastic decision - uninterrupted picture postcard views from every room, a well equipped kitchen and spa bath in bathroom. Warm and comfortable on a winter's day especially with the underfloor heating in the tiled areas. Great access to the village and walks too while being in a nice and quiet location. Hosts very helpful too. Couldn't fault it really
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Room 11 (5bed apartment) if you can get it.
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Response from Paul Lubas, General Manager at Aoraki Court Aoraki/Mt Cook Village
Responded 3 Jul 2020
Thanks romyf706 for posting this review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us here. Safe travels.
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carlnic84 wrote a review Aug 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place to stay with the family. It has everything you need in the kitchen and the two bedroom unit has a nice big bathroom with a warm shower and big bath. Beautiful views of a beautiful place. This is our second time staying here and we will return again.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Paul Lubas, General Manager at Aoraki Court Aoraki/Mt Cook Village
Responded 1 Sept 2020
Thank you carlnic84 for this post. We are pleased you enjoyed your time here with us.
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Saraismile wrote a review Jan 2021
Peru26 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The view from our patio was amazing we were able to see shooting stars and the milky way too!. We glad we booked a room with a spa bath (it is huge). The room is very spacious and the small kitchen has everything you need to cook if you are traveling in a budget.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Helen Hayman, General Manager at Aoraki Court Aoraki/Mt Cook Village
Responded 22 Jan 2021
Hello Saraismile. Thank you for placing a wonderful review. We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us here at Aoraki Court Motel.
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JSiri J wrote a review Sept 2023
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked 2 bedrooms unit for our stay during September 2023. My family come from a very hot country but were well prepared for the alpine conditions. I am an NZ citizen and well aware of how to stay warm in our beautiful South Island.

I was so excited to bring my family here in a place that has fantastic reviews but unfortunately so many things have fallen below the acceptable standard of any alpine accommodation provider.

Firstly, our unit was not ready at check in time indicated at 2pm, the lady at reception kept saying that room will be available soon because there is some problem in a shower that staffs were trying to fix and our unit was second to last unit for them to clean.

Secondly, at 2:40pm after finally being able to check in and were surprised by some of the rules relating to cooking salmon, seafood or curry type meals in the room. I totally understand where they are coming from in relarion to curry type meals, however salmon is a local delicacy and not known to be particularly orderous.

To inform guests at check in of the hotels preferences is a bit late, dining options are very limited here in Mt.Cook. Many guests (including my group of 4) brought our own groceries here so we can cook while stay at Mt.Cook. We are not backpacker types but having traveled here with my husband before I was well aware of the shortcomings of local dining options.

Thirdly, all 3 of our wall heaters stopped working after we turned them on for 2 hours. I called the reception, a staff member came to look at it. He went to check at motherboard but unfortunately he could not fix and he had to bring 2 SMALL Goldair heaters to our unit as a partial substitute, not suitable in an extremely Cold Climate such as Mt. Cook when you come from a climate that averages above 30°c.

We are so disappointed of the service and restrictions placed on us as guests, when considering the high rack rate that we paid.

If anyone wants to stay here, I would say don't check in on time because your room might not be ready. Call in advance, tell them what time you will be there and test every appliance before unpacking your bags.

We were not compensated in any way for our delayed check in, nor the lack of sufficient heating (even under the healthy homes act in a residential setting). It was snowing freezing, and we were left out in the cold.
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Date of stay: September 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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David B wrote a review Jan 2020
Shifnal, United Kingdom344 contributions316 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an absolutely stunning drive here from Christchurch on Day 24 of our dream Holiday. Heading through the heart of South Island, crossing the vast Canterbury Plains, by passing the town of Geraldine (made us smile thinking of Peter Kay) before crossing into Mackenzie Country. Heading over BurkesPass we arrived at the picturesque town of Tekapo. Lake Tekapo is New Zealand’s highest lake and it’s turquoise colour is astounding. Just 30 mins drive from Tekapo is Mount Cook National Park. - a rugged and beautiful environment encompassing 19 peaks, the tallest of which is Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain at 3754 mtrswhich can be seen from the southern end of Lake Oukaki.
The owner checked us in- very friendly and helpful guy - and we were impressed with our spacious and comfortable room. The view was awesome
We made the short walk to Mount Cook Lidge where the Chamois Bar & Grill served us up a tasty meal with beer, wine and coffee
We slept really soundly despite the wind and rain which gathered momentum over night
This is a spectacular place and it would have been nice to have spent more than 1 night here
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Paul L, Manager at Aoraki Court Aoraki/Mt Cook Village
Responded 25 Jan 2020
Hi DavidBoardmanShifnal Thank you for placing this review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay here with us. We are lucky down this part of the South Island as it is awesome....... safe travels
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Connor wrote a review Jul 2023
Singapore, Singapore19 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had the jacuzzi room, room 9.

Fiona is very welcoming, warm and hospitable. The room includes a handy folder which orientates you to the locale with maps, trails and other essential details.

The room is very spacious, with a decently sized kitchen/pantry by the entrance equipped with cutleries and kitchenware. There's also a nice study next to the bed. The room just felt really roomy and there was so much space paired with the large windows. It just felt like a worthwhile experience, almost too much to experience alone on my own. This would be a great room to share with a couple or a couple of friends.

The nature of the layout meant, however, that I could not keep the curtains open all the time since everyone would be able to see whatever I am doing in my room. (My room was facing the entrant doors and the parking lots of various other motels)

The toilet of this space was the highlight since that's where the jacuzzi tub was. I only booked this room because all the other rooms were fully booked. Still, I could not resist enjoying a bubbling hot tub soak on a cold winter night. It's a nice heart-shaped tub that's good for two, even better for one since I had the entire tub to myself. The jets were powerful, and most importantly, the tub was very clean! The water and heating were fantastic, the water got hot quickly even on a cold winter night. The toilet and the entrance was tiled, but they were heated which made for a nice experience walking around barefooted.

Every morning, I'd wake up to the ever-changing alpine landscape above. I feel safe and warm from my stay here, and would recommend others to give this motel a try as well.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Fiona Hayes, General Manager at Aoraki Court Aoraki/Mt Cook Village
Responded 29 Jul 2023
Thank you for your very detailed review, we do appreciate your honesty and positive feedback.
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Answer from Cushla
Victoria, Australia9 contributions
When we stayed our room had no single bed, studio room with king bed and and 2 seat crouch.
FYQ asked a question Jan 2020
27 contributions2 helpful votes
Does every room have mountain view? Thanks.
Answer from eloueracarmen
2 contributions
I have stayed here about 3-4 times and every time I have gotten a mountain view! The entire national park is surrounded by mountains and situated on the valley floor. There will be mountains everywhere!
Answer from canuckgirl21
Katy, Texas245 contributions37 helpful votes
We bought groceries in Wanaka before driving to Mt Cook and got gas in Twizel. The rooms have coffee and tea provided. We didn't use the washing machines while we were there, so I can't speak to that.
Answer from Fiona
Mount Cook Village2 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi. Our two bedroom units have 1 bathroom. if you need two bathrooms, then you will need to book 2 studios. Check with the local restaurants regarding menus for local dining. You should not need snow chains at that time of year.
Answer from Andy T
5 contributions6 helpful votes
We’ve been 4 times in early to mid July and have never needed snow chains. We always hire a car and take snow chains with us but have never had to use them
Jennifer R wrote a tip Yesterday
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you're planning on doing the Hooker Valley Track it's extremely slippery and icy. I recommend cleats for your shoes. "
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SR Lim wrote a tip 17 May
Raub, Malaysia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book early from the platform or book direct from the hotel website to avoid disappointment. "
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111familyman111 wrote a tip 3 May
Denver, Colorado970 contributions272 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring food ! there are NO grocery stores ! ONLY one overpriced restraunt in town!"
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warwick c wrote a tip Apr 2024
Tauranga4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"No groceries nearby so bring that with you"
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Aaron C wrote a tip Apr 2024
Melbourne, Australia26 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Fill up your car with gas in Twizel before driving up to this area — there is a gas pump here but it only accepts local NZ credit cards"
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PRICE RANGE
$280 - $345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionMackenzie DistrictAoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)Mt. Cook Village
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aoraki Court Aoraki/Mt Cook Village
Which popular attractions are close to Aoraki Court Aoraki/Mt Cook Village?
Nearby attractions include Aoraki/Mt. Cook (0.1 km), Hooker Valley Track (4.2 km), and Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks (6.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aoraki Court Aoraki/Mt Cook Village?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Aoraki Court Aoraki/Mt Cook Village?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Aoraki Court Aoraki/Mt Cook Village?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Aoraki Court Aoraki/Mt Cook Village?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aoraki Court Aoraki/Mt Cook Village?
Conveniently located restaurants include Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, The Alpine Restaurant, and The Panorama Restaurant.
Is Aoraki Court Aoraki/Mt Cook Village located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Mt. Cook Village.
Are any cleaning services offered at Aoraki Court Aoraki/Mt Cook Village?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Aoraki Court Aoraki/Mt Cook Village have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Aoraki Court Aoraki/Mt Cook Village accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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