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rf80808
Wellington, New Zealand

Clean, comfortable and great view

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 Jul 2020via mobile
The name did not disappoint with great views of Mt Cook!
We were staying in the family units which were separated and seemed older to the main units. Inside a bit dated but provided what we needed. Hosts Had put heater on for our arrival so was nice it had started to warm up, although it took a little longer to get all rooms warmer. Good kitchenette and enough provided for us to cook and eat in.
Only concern was no smoke alarm in the unit which we thought odd and mentioned when we checked out, apparently all the other units did but not the family ones?
Date of stay: July 2020
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 March 2020

I will start on a positive note by saying the unit was spotlessly clean and the beds were comfortable, apart from the view being stunning I have nothing else positive to say, the room photos totally misrepresent the actual room you get, while although very outdated the bedrooms were spacious. The living area however is cramped and u comfortable fo 4 adults. We were given a unit wia disabled bathroom which was quite large but I don't know how one would cope with a wheelchair in the living space.
We decided to use the bbq to cook out food because the kitchwas so tiny it was impossible to cook. Before being able to use it we had to scrub the hotplate because it was filthy..the bbq area it's self was very underwhelming and also dirty. If it wasn't quite late when we arrived I would have asked for a refund and gone elsewhere, it definitely wasn't worth the $350+ per night paid

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Date of stay: March 2020
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Morgan, Owner at Mount Cook View Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2022

I would have gladly giving you a refund

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Reviewed 3 January 2020

Reception by the young host was not very welcoming. Not really interested, that was a pitty. The room was very spacious and clean. The facilities were also good. The older host, on the other hand, was very helpful with the wifi and the TV. He also told the weather forecast, which eateries there are in Fox Glacier and what activities you can do in the area. Later he also came with an extensive breakfast that I ordered when booking here. The motel is minutes from the center of Fox Glacier and Lake Matheson. With clear weather you have a beautiful view of the mountains. Had a nice stay here thanks to the hospitality of the older host.

Date of stay: November 2019
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Reviewed 30 December 2019

Make sure you choose this motel if you go to Fox Glacier.
They are trustworthy and give a refund when the roads are washed out and through no fault or choice of your own you can't get there!
NO other motels in Fox were considerate enough to do this-all other travellers affected by the weather like us had had disgusting treatment from their Fox motels,saying tough,we don't do refunds.This makes a huge difference when you are travelling and it seems awful to be penalised for being organised.
I can't wait till we are able to reschedule and go to Foz Glacier and will certainly be staying in this reliable motel.

Date of stay: December 2019
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Reviewed 18 November 2019 via mobile

One of the best Motels I’ve stayed in. We stayed in the one bedroom apartment. Rooms were clean and spacious. Toilet was spotless. About 5 minutes from the town center and good views of the mountains from the road. Additional plus point is that it’s a 3 Minute Drive to Lake Matheson. Perfect if you want to visit the lake early in the morning.
The only negative maybe the receptionist could be a bit more enthusiastic while welcoming guests :).

Date of stay: November 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 November 2019 via mobile

We booked for a one bedroom apartment. We arrived and were welcomed coldly by a guy who looks like who just woke up or probably hates his job. Was not a good start and thinking this might affect the review that I am going to give them, as customer service is very important to me when I travel.
However, ignoring that kind of behavior, as we entered the apartment, checked everything, I thought they deserved 4stars as it is clean, spacious and the bathroom is immaculate.
Kitchen utensils are complete and the view of the mountains in front of the apartment is exceptional . It is also 5 minutes drive from Lake Matheson, very convenient for someone like me who wants to catch the early sunrise of the lake.
Over all experience is great. Never really had the chance to meet the owner.
Probably a little bit of training with the staff about good customer service and enthusiasm in serving the customers.
Anyway, good job with the cleanliness of the room. Would have been given 5 stars but the customer service is a minus.

Date of stay: November 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
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