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9

Exceptional

598 reviews

598 reviews

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9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery 3.8 km
Lake Matheson 4.5 km
Gillespies Beach 15.6 km
Mount Cook Airport 34.9 km
Glentanner Airport 50.8 km
Hokitika Airport 114.8 km
Richard Pearse Airport 134.8 km
Greymouth Airport 147.3 km
Ashburton Airport 152.3 km
Wanaka Airport 153.0 km

Lake Matheson Motel

Corner Cook Flat Rd & Pekanga Drive, Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier, New Zealand, 7859 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Fox Glacier part of Fox Glacier, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, fitness center and spa on-site.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

Excellent room comfort & quality

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Garden

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Fitness center

Spa

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

This property is in high demand!

4 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.8
Distance to city center0.2 km
Location rating9.2

Rooms available at Lake Matheson Motel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

9

King Studio
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed
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King Bed Studio
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed
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Two-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 queen bed & 1 queen bed
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Two-Bedroom Apartment (Queen and Twin Bed)
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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2 Bedroom Standard
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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2 Bedroom
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Premium Spa Studio
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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2 King Bed Two Bedrooms Suite
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
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Comfort King Bed Studio
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
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Queen Studio
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Lake Matheson Motel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The motel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Lake Matheson Motel?

A stay at Lake Matheson Motel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the motel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Lake Matheson Motel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

Is breakfast offered at Lake Matheson Motel?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Lake Matheson Motel.

What is the smoking policy at Lake Matheson Motel?

Lake Matheson Motel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Lake Matheson Motel?

Lake Matheson Motel’s neighborhood is Fox Glacier which includes popular restaurants such as The White Pub Cafe & Bar, Hobnail Cafe and Cook Saddle Cafe & Saloon.

What popular shopping places are close to Lake Matheson Motel?

Located in the Fox Glacier area, Lake Matheson Motel is close to great shopping choices like ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery.

What popular beaches are close to Lake Matheson Motel?

Lake Matheson Motel is located in the Fox Glacier area, which includes Gillespies Beach.

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What people love about Lake Matheson Motel

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Very clean comfortable room!"

    Allison

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    January 23, 2023

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Great location, clean room and toilet, and necessary facilities."

    Carin

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    December 22, 2022

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Beautiful location and friendly staff."

    Vicki

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    February 18, 2021

Overall rating:

9

Exceptional
598 reviews
Cleanliness
9.3
Facilities
8.8
Location
9.2
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What travelers say they love:
Cooking facility, heater, big bedroom with electric blanket.
Somphol from Thailand
Solo traveler
More about Lake Matheson Motel

More about Lake Matheson Motel

Lake Matheson Motel

Enjoy all that Lake Matheson Motel has to offer! Free internet access provided within the motel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Exploring Fox Glacier is made even more convenient with the shuttle services available at the motel. For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge.
Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the motel's ticket service and tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundromat and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the Lake Matheson Motel.
For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the motel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
All guestrooms at Lake Matheson Motel provide guests with a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. Enjoy your stay even more at the motel, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service and blackout curtains. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television available in some selected rooms. Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea are provided in some guestrooms.
Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the motel you'll find a hair dryer available in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at Lake Matheson Motel. A number of great dining options at the motel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the motel's BBQ facilities.
Fill your days with the array of activities and facilities offered at Lake Matheson Motel. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the spa, located right in the motel. Burn off you vacation calories with a quick visit to the motel's fitness facility. Beat the hot weather with cooling water activities like fishing.
Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the motel's library.


Reasons to stay here

Compared to other accommodations in Fox Glacier, facilities here are rated higher than 90% of them.
Guests who stayed here found it to be neat and tidy, scoring it above 90% of other accommodations in the city.
Past guests love the staff and service here, rating it above 90% of the other accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.8

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

19 mentions

Food & Dining

4 mentions

Internet

4 mentions

View

2 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Outdoor recreational features
  • Spa
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • BBQ facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
Services and conveniences
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service
Sports equipment rental
  • Bicycle rental
Available in all rooms
  • Carpeting
  • Complimentary tea
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking

Location

Corner Cook Flat Rd & Pekanga Drive, Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier, New Zealand, 7859
Exceptional
Location

9.2

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 3 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until18:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center0.2 km
The property
  • Number of floors1
  • Number of rooms 21
Parking
  • Daily parking fee0 NZD

Reviews of Lake Matheson Motel from real guests

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9.0
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10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.3
Facilities8.8
Location9.2
Room comfort and quality9.0
Service9.3
Value for money8.8
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9+ Exceptional (111)
8-9 Excellent (27)
7-8 Very Good (28)
6-7 Good (6)
<6 Below Expectation (3)
Time of the year
Mar - May (55)
Jun - Aug (18)
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9.6
Exceptional
Debra from United Kingdom
Couple
King Studio
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

A great stay ”

We stayed two nights. Everything was very clean. Spacious room. Everything you need for travelling. Loved the red retro armchairs. It was good we could sit outside too. The staff were so friendly and helpful too. We had a good chat with them. I think it was Mike and Lyn (?), apologies if I have the names wrong! We t to the viewpoint which was past lake Matheson on recommendation from mike, great views. Also lake Matheson, and lake Gault (this was a bit of a trek though worth it). We would recommend this motel.

Reviewed December 26, 2019

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Thank you for your positive review. Lake Matheson Motel - Dave & Liz :)

Responded February 25, 2020
Lake Matheson Motel
10.0
Exceptional
YUFANG from China
Solo traveler
King Studio
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Very nice and clean place”

I love it so much. The location is good and the room is clean. The colleague is very nice and helpful. Will recommend it to my friends.

Reviewed October 08, 2019

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Or how fucking damaging their stories of weeks of closures are to businesses!!!! I have moved one private tour but shall leave the rest in place! Cheers Ali x

Responded December 12, 2019
Lake Matheson Motel
10.0
Exceptional
Josephine from Singapore
Couple
King Studio
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

5 min to the Lake , very comfortable stay”

Located 5 min to the lake . Motel is comfortable and very functional . No stove for cooking though. Wifi is excellent .

Reviewed February 26, 2020

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Thank you for the positive review. Lake Matheson Motel

Responded February 27, 2020
Lake Matheson Motel
10.0
Exceptional
Janice from Singapore
Couple
King Bed Studio
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Great stay!”

Room as per shown in photos. Comfy bed. Room is already heated when we arrived on a rainy day. Recep is provides helpful information and check in/out hassle free. Every room has their own private car park lot located just outside the room. Thank you for the great stay!

Reviewed May 13, 2019

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Thanku for your great comments-so pleased you enjoyed your stay!

Responded December 12, 2019
Lake Matheson Motel
10.0
Exceptional
Amanda from Australia
Solo traveler
King Studio
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Comfortable accommodation, great location and very helpful and welcoming staff”

Loved staying here as it is a great location with great views and wonderful staff. Room has all you require for dining in and is well maintained.

Reviewed March 29, 2019

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Thanku for your lovely review! We do take pride in our motel and little town We hope you enjpoyed the rest of your trip

Responded March 17, 2020
Lake Matheson Motel
10.0
Exceptional
from Belgium
Couple
Premium Spa Studio
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Great stay!”

The weather was bad during our visit and we stayed only one night in Glacier Country. We got to enjoy our room with the spa bath. There’s also a rice cooker which is quite handy for Asians or those of you who love to eat rice.

Reviewed November 10, 2019

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Yes we do get a lot of rain here in Fox Glacier - that's why we have a glacier. For those lucky enough to get a sunny day - the views are amazing! Pleased to hear you were comfortable in your unit.

Responded December 30, 2019
Lake Matheson Motel
10.0
Exceptional
Michael from United States
Couple
King Studio
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Unique Experience + Awesome Stay”

We loved our night at The Old Slaughterhouse Travellers Lodge. The lodge was so cozy and the hospitality was outstanding. Totally unique stay experience and would highly recommend to others looking for something different.

Reviewed November 23, 2019

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Thanksd for the comment but we are Lake Matheson Motel:)

Responded December 12, 2019
Lake Matheson Motel
10.0
Exceptional
Danny
Couple
King Studio
Stayed 1 night in January 2021

Lovely Motel & Spotlessly Clean”

The staff are so welcoming and friendly. This is our second time we booked in and they let us stay in the same room again. The room is so spacious and well equipped. Highly recommend!!!

Reviewed January 13, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Adrian from Australia
Couple
Premium Spa Studio
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Great Motel”

Difficult to find fault with this place. Clean,central, friendly and comfortable. We’d definitely stay here again.

Reviewed February 24, 2020

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Thank you for your lovely comments. Lake Matheson Motel

Responded February 25, 2020
Lake Matheson Motel
10.0
Exceptional
Patricia from United Kingdom
Group
King Studio
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Great place to stay”

Comfortable and clean rooms, very helpful owners. V convenient location too.

Reviewed March 17, 2020

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Thankyou for your lovely review!!! Safe travells:)

Responded March 18, 2020
Lake Matheson Motel
10.0
Exceptional
Alan from Australia
Family with teens
2 Bedroom
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

One of the best stay for this trip.”

Friendly staff gave us valuable information for the best lookouts. Clean, quiet, convient to town centre.

Reviewed January 29, 2020

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Thankyou for your great review Alan ..It was neat meeting you and your family.

Responded March 13, 2020
Lake Matheson Motel
10.0
Exceptional
Astrid from New Zealand
Couple
King Studio
Stayed 1 night in December 2021

Very great stay”

Spotless clean and very friendly host. We really felt like home.

Reviewed January 01, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
David from Australia
Couple
King Studio
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Exceptional”

Friendly and helpful reception . Spacious room , clean , tidy and well maintained . Car parking at the door. We liked it very much and comparing with other accommodation with the same classification this one is considered for us as superior.

Reviewed February 20, 2020

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Many thanks for your lovely review. Lake Matheson Motel

Responded February 20, 2020
Lake Matheson Motel
9.6
Exceptional
John from United Kingdom
Couple
Premium Spa Studio
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Nice room.”

We did what most people do, I suspect and stayed just the one night, but it was comfortable and clean. Great suggestion by host to visit the Lake Matheson cafe - fantastic views.

Reviewed March 01, 2020

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Thank you for posting a positive review.

Responded March 01, 2020
Lake Matheson Motel
9.6
Exceptional
Margaret from Australia
Couple
Premium Spa Studio
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Comfortable Motel short walk to town”

Very comfortable, quiet and clean accommodation short walk to Fox Glacier for tours and shopping. Friendly staff, great self catering kitchen and very roomy accommodation. Happily recommend.

Reviewed February 25, 2020

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Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Lake Matheson Motel

Responded February 26, 2020
Lake Matheson Motel
10.0
Exceptional
Gaurita from Singapore
Couple
King Studio
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Exceptional”

Great location... staff suggested view points which were fabulous!!! Great value for money...

Reviewed April 23, 2019

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Thanku! Yes the view piont of the whole glacier from the distance is amazing. We love to share it!!

Responded March 17, 2020
Lake Matheson Motel
10.0
Exceptional
Yi from China
Couple
King Studio
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Cool place. Very convenient in town.”

Good location. Near fox glacier guide. Clean room and nice hosts.

Reviewed January 19, 2020

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Thanku!

Responded March 13, 2020
Lake Matheson Motel
10.0
Exceptional
Somphol from Thailand
Solo traveler
King Studio
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Exceptional”

Spacious room with everything. Cooking facility, heater, big bedroom with electric blanket. Very nice staffs too.

Reviewed August 15, 2019

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Yes we love our electric blankets too!!:)

Responded December 12, 2019
Lake Matheson Motel
10.0
Exceptional
Sheryl from United States
Couple
King Studio
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Perfect location”

Very nice room, everything you need. Great location. Friendly staff

Reviewed March 18, 2019

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Yes the motel is in great location-walking distance to town and 5mins to the Lake Thankyou !

Responded March 17, 2020
Lake Matheson Motel
10.0
Exceptional
June from New Zealand
Couple
King Studio
Stayed 1 night in February 2022

Great Stopover”

Debbie was very welcoming and informative re the expected weather bombs arrival that night.

Reviewed February 03, 2022

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