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9.0

Exceptional

375 reviews

375 reviews

Location 9.3
Cleanliness 9.2
Service 9.2
Room comfort and quality 9.0
Value for money 8.9
Facilities 8.8
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9.3

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Closest landmarks
Fox Glacier
520 m
Mount Fox
3.7 km
ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery
3.8 km
Lake Matheson
4.5 km
Gillespies Beach
15.6 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

Blackout curtains

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Fitness center

Spa

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Value for money8.9
Distance to city center0.2 km
Location rating9.3

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
  • 1 queen bed and 2 single be...
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2 Bedroom
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 queen beds and 2 single b...
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2 Bedroom Standard
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 queen beds
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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
  • Shower
  • 2 queen beds
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Comfort King Bed Studio
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Comfort King Bed Studio (Jacuzzi)
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

Does Lake Matheson Motel offer spa services?

You can benefit from your stay at Lake Matheson Motel all the more by enjoying the property's available spa services that are offered for all its valuable guests to make your evening far better.

What type of water sports activities are accessible at Lake Matheson Motel?

Lake Matheson Motel features water sport activities which includes fishing for you to take advantage of.

Does Lake Matheson Motel provide laundry services?

Yes! Lake Matheson Motel offers laundry service at your grasp for whenever you need your favorite clothes clean and fresh all throughout your vacation. Please contact the property for more information.

Is car parking available at Lake Matheson Motel?

Lake Matheson Motel has car park onsite free of charge for customers traveling with vehicles to take full advantage when staying at this property. Please contact the property for more information, or log into your Agoda account and contact the property through Agoda's direct message chatbox.

How many rooms does Lake Matheson Motel have?

Lake Matheson Motel has a total of 21 rooms.

How long do visitors usually stay at Lake Matheson Motel?

Verified past guests that have stayed at Lake Matheson Motel had an average nightly stay of 1 night at this property.

At what time of the year is Lake Matheson Motel most popular?

Lake Matheson Motel's most popular month where verified tourists have stayed the most is in December.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Lake Matheson Motel's breakfast?

70.0% of our past visitor ratings have given an optimistic review and comments about this property's breakfast. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Lake Matheson Motel down in the review section.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Lake Matheson Motel's pet services?

79.0% of our past visitor assessments have given a positive review and remarks about this property's pet services. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Lake Matheson Motel down in the review section.

What is the average rating that past Solo travelers' have given to Lake Matheson Motel?

Past solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given Lake Matheson Motel an average rating of 8.9. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that verified Business travelers' have given to Lake Matheson Motel?

Verified business travelers that have stayed at this property have given Lake Matheson Motel an average rating of 8.9. You can look up more detailed customer assessments and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that past Couples' have given to Lake Matheson Motel?

Verified couple travelers that have stayed at this property have given Lake Matheson Motel an average rating of 8.9. You can look up on more descriptive customer reviews, and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified guest travelers down in the review section.

What people love about Lake Matheson Motel

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Simple and clean room to stay in."

    Wan

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    May 25, 2023

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Rooms were very clean and comfortable."

    Betsy

    |

    March 16, 2023

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Location

    "The location is definitely good."

    Yu-Hsien

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    March 6, 2023

More about Lake Matheson Motel

More about Lake Matheson Motel

Experience Tranquility at Lake Matheson Motel

Nestled in the picturesque town of Fox Glacier, New Zealand, Lake Matheson Motel offers a serene escape surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. This 4-star hotel boasts 21 well-appointed rooms, ensuring a comfortable and relaxing stay for every guest. With its prime location just 0.2 km from the city center, this charming motel provides easy access to the town's attractions, while still offering a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. At Lake Matheson Motel, check-in begins at 02:00 PM, allowing guests ample time to settle in and start their adventure in Fox Glacier. The friendly and attentive staff are always ready to assist, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free check-in process. Check-out is until 10:00 AM, giving guests plenty of time to enjoy a leisurely morning before bidding farewell to this idyllic retreat. Families traveling with young children will appreciate the child-friendly policy at Lake Matheson Motel. Children between the ages of 0 to 2 can stay free of charge, making it an ideal choice for a family getaway. The spacious rooms and tranquil surroundings provide the perfect setting for quality time with loved ones, creating lasting memories for all.

Relax and Unwind at Lake Matheson Motel's Entertainment Facilities

At Lake Matheson Motel, we understand the importance of providing our guests with a range of entertainment facilities to enhance their stay. Whether you're looking to relax and rejuvenate or immerse yourself in nature, our motel has something for everyone. Indulge in ultimate relaxation at our luxurious spa, where you can soak in the soothing hot tub or treat yourself to a pampering massage. Let the warm water and tranquil atmosphere melt away your stress as you unwind after a day of exploring the breathtaking Fox Glacier region. For those who appreciate the beauty of nature, our motel boasts a stunning garden area where you can take a leisurely stroll and admire the vibrant flora. Immerse yourself in the serenity of the surroundings, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and let the peaceful ambiance of the garden rejuvenate your senses. If you're a book lover, our well-stocked library is the perfect place to curl up with a good book. Whether you prefer fiction, non-fiction, or travel guides, our collection has something to cater to every taste. Escape into a world of imagination as you lose yourself in the pages of a captivating story. At Lake Matheson Motel, we believe that entertainment should be an integral part of your stay. With our spa, garden, and library, we strive to provide our guests with a memorable and enjoyable experience that goes beyond the ordinary.

Stay Active and Reel in Adventure at Lake Matheson Motel

At Lake Matheson Motel, we understand the importance of staying active and enjoying the great outdoors. That's why we offer a range of sports facilities to ensure that our guests have plenty of opportunities for fun and adventure during their stay. For those looking to maintain their fitness routine while on vacation, our well-equipped fitness center is the perfect place to break a sweat. With state-of-the-art equipment and a spacious layout, you can enjoy a workout at your own pace. Whether you prefer cardio exercises or strength training, our fitness center has everything you need to stay in shape. If fishing is more your style, you're in luck! Lake Matheson is renowned for its excellent fishing opportunities. Cast your line into the crystal-clear waters and try your luck at catching trout or salmon. Whether you're an experienced angler or a beginner, our knowledgeable staff can provide tips and advice to help you make the most of your fishing experience. With our range of sports facilities, Lake Matheson Motel offers something for everyone. Whether you're looking to break a sweat in our fitness center or reel in adventure with a fishing trip, you're sure to find the perfect activity to suit your interests. Book your stay with us today and get ready for a memorable and active experience in the beautiful surroundings of Fox Glacier, New Zealand.

Convenience Facilities at Lake Matheson Motel

Experience a truly convenient stay at Lake Matheson Motel in Fox Glacier, New Zealand. With a range of modern convenience facilities, your every need will be catered to during your visit. Start your day with ease knowing that daily housekeeping is provided to ensure your room is always fresh and tidy. Stay connected with loved ones or catch up on work with the complimentary Wi-Fi available in all rooms and public areas. Need to freshen up your wardrobe? Take advantage of the on-site laundromat or opt for the convenient laundry service. For those who enjoy the finer things in life, indulge in the comfort of room service and have your favorite meals delivered straight to your door. Traveling with heavy luggage? Leave your worries behind with the luggage storage facility, allowing you to explore the stunning surroundings without any burdens. Additionally, the designated smoking area ensures a comfortable environment for both smokers and non-smokers. At Lake Matheson Motel, convenience is our top priority.

Convenient Transport Facilities at Lake Matheson Motel

Located in the picturesque town of Fox Glacier, Lake Matheson Motel offers a range of convenient transport facilities to ensure a hassle-free stay for its guests. With an array of tours and attractions nearby, the motel provides easy access to explore the stunning natural beauty of the surrounding area. For guests who prefer to drive, Lake Matheson Motel offers a spacious and secure car park onsite. The car park is free of charge, allowing guests to conveniently park their vehicles and venture out to explore the nearby attractions at their own pace. Whether you're planning to visit the famous Fox Glacier or embark on a scenic drive to the nearby Franz Josef Glacier, having a car park onsite ensures that you can easily access your vehicle whenever you need it. For those who prefer not to drive, the motel also provides a shuttle service for guests. This convenient service allows you to sit back and relax as you are transported to your desired destinations. Whether you're heading to the glaciers, exploring the nearby rainforests, or visiting the charming town center, the shuttle service ensures a stress-free and comfortable journey. Additionally, the motel offers a ticket service, making it easy for guests to book tours and activities in the area. From glacier hikes to helicopter rides, you can conveniently arrange your adventures right at the motel. The friendly staff at Lake Matheson Motel are always ready to assist you in planning your itinerary and ensuring that you make the most of your stay in Fox Glacier. With its range of transport facilities, including a car park onsite, shuttle service, and ticket service, Lake Matheson Motel provides everything you need for a seamless and enjoyable stay in Fox Glacier. Whether you prefer to explore on your own or take advantage of the convenient shuttle service, you'll have no trouble getting around and experiencing the natural wonders of this beautiful region.

Delicious Dining at Lake Matheson Motel

Indulge in a culinary adventure at Lake Matheson Motel, where a range of dining facilities are available to satisfy your cravings. Start your day off right with a delicious continental breakfast served fresh every morning. Whether you prefer a light and healthy meal or a hearty feast, you'll find an array of options to suit your taste buds. For those who prefer the convenience of dining in the comfort of their room, room service is available, allowing you to enjoy a delectable meal without having to leave your cozy abode. If you're in the mood for a fun and social dining experience, make use of the BBQ facilities, where you can grill up a storm and bond with fellow guests over sizzling delights. If you're a culinary enthusiast or simply enjoy preparing your own meals, the shared kitchen is at your disposal. Equipped with modern appliances and utensils, this communal space offers the perfect opportunity to showcase your cooking skills or whip up a quick snack. Rest assured, daily housekeeping ensures that the kitchen is always clean and ready for your culinary adventures. At Lake Matheson Motel, dining is not just a necessity, but an experience to be savored. Whether you choose to dine in the restaurant, enjoy room service, utilize the BBQ facilities, or cook your own meals in the shared kitchen, you'll find a variety of options to satisfy your cravings and create memorable dining moments during your stay.

Comfortable and Spacious Rooms at Lake Matheson Motel

Discover a range of comfortable and spacious rooms at Lake Matheson Motel in Fox Glacier, New Zealand. Choose from our selection of room types, including the King Bed Studio, King Studio, Premium Spa Studio, Two Bedroom Family Unit, and Two Bedroom King Unit. Each room offers ample space and a cozy ambiance, ensuring a relaxing stay for all guests. Book your stay on Agoda and enjoy the best prices and a hassle-free experience, making your trip to Fox Glacier even more memorable.

Discover the Majestic Beauty of Fox Glacier

Nestled in the heart of New Zealand's South Island, Fox Glacier is a captivating destination renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty. This small township sits at the foot of the magnificent Southern Alps and is home to the awe-inspiring Fox Glacier, one of the most accessible glaciers in the world. The combination of towering mountains, lush rainforests, and icy blue glaciers creates a landscape that will leave you in awe. Whether you are a thrill-seeker looking for adventure or a nature enthusiast seeking tranquility, Fox Glacier offers a range of activities to suit every taste. Embark on a guided glacier hike and witness the mesmerizing blue ice formations up close, or take a scenic helicopter flight for a bird's-eye view of the glacier and its surrounding landscape. For those seeking a more relaxed experience, explore the picturesque Lake Matheson, known for its mirror-like reflections of the Southern Alps. With its pristine beauty and captivating charm, Fox Glacier is a destination that will leave a lasting impression on your heart.

Convenient Transportation from Nearby Airports to Lake Matheson Motel

Welcome to Lake Matheson Motel, a charming accommodation nestled in the picturesque town of Fox Glacier, New Zealand. To reach our cozy motel from the nearest airports, you have a few convenient options. If you are arriving by air, the closest airport to Fox Glacier is Hokitika Airport, located approximately 132 kilometers away. From the airport, you can choose to rent a car or take a taxi to reach Lake Matheson Motel. The scenic drive will take you through breathtaking landscapes, including lush rainforests and majestic mountains, making the journey part of the adventure. Another option is to fly into Queenstown Airport, which is approximately 327 kilometers away from Fox Glacier. From Queenstown, you can rent a car or take a shuttle service to reach our motel. The drive from Queenstown to Fox Glacier is truly spectacular, with stunning views of turquoise lakes, snow-capped peaks, and charming towns along the way. No matter which airport you choose to arrive at, the journey to Lake Matheson Motel will be filled with natural beauty and awe-inspiring sights. Once you arrive at our cozy motel, you will be greeted with warm hospitality and comfortable accommodations, ensuring a memorable stay in Fox Glacier, New Zealand.

Discover the Natural Wonders of Lake Matheson Motel's Surroundings

Nestled in the heart of Fox Glacier, Lake Matheson Motel offers a gateway to some of New Zealand's most breathtaking natural landmarks. Just a stone's throw away, Gillespies Beach is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. With its pristine golden sands, tranquil waves, and panoramic views of the Southern Alps, this secluded beach is a haven for nature lovers and photographers alike. For those seeking adventure, Mount Fox beckons with its rugged beauty and challenging hiking trails. Ascend to its summit and be rewarded with awe-inspiring vistas of the surrounding glaciers and lush rainforests. And speaking of glaciers, the famous Fox Glacier is just a short drive away. Marvel at the massive ice formations as you embark on a guided tour or take to the skies for a scenic helicopter ride. But perhaps the crown jewel of this area is Lake Matheson itself. Known as the 'Mirror Lake,' it offers a truly magical experience. Take a leisurely stroll along its tranquil shores and witness the mirror-like reflections of New Zealand's tallest peaks, Mount Cook and Mount Tasman. As the sun sets, the lake transforms into a breathtaking canvas of vibrant colors, making it a photographer's dream. Whether you're seeking tranquility, adventure, or simply a chance to immerse yourself in nature's beauty, Lake Matheson Motel's surroundings have it all.

Delicious Dining Options Just Steps Away

When it comes to dining options, Lake Matheson Motel is surrounded by a variety of fantastic restaurants. Just a short walk from the motel, you'll find The White Pub Cafe & Bar, a cozy establishment offering delicious pub-style meals and a wide selection of beverages. For those seeking stunning mountain views while enjoying their meal, High Peaks Cafe Bar & Restaurant is the perfect choice. Cook Saddle Cafe & Saloon, with its rustic charm, serves up hearty New Zealand cuisine that is sure to satisfy any appetite. If you're in the mood for a quick bite or a cup of coffee, Hobnail Cafe, Matheson Cafe, and Cafe Neve are all conveniently located nearby. For a unique dining experience, The Last Kitchen offers a fusion of international flavors in a charming setting. And if you're looking for a lively atmosphere, Bigfoot Bar and Restaurant is the place to be, with its vibrant ambiance and delicious menu. With such a wide range of dining options just steps away, Lake Matheson Motel is the perfect base for food lovers looking to explore the culinary delights of Fox Glacier.

Shop for Unique Souvenirs at ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery

Located just a short distance from Lake Matheson Motel, ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery is a must-visit shopping landmark in Fox Glacier. This charming store offers a wide range of unique souvenirs and local artwork that perfectly capture the beauty and essence of New Zealand. From stunning photographs of the surrounding landscapes to intricately carved Maori artworks, ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery has something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a special memento of your trip or a one-of-a-kind gift for a loved one, this store is sure to impress. Step inside and immerse yourself in the rich culture and natural wonders of New Zealand.

Affordable Luxury at Lake Matheson Motel

Experience the best of Fox Glacier without breaking the bank at Lake Matheson Motel. With an average room price of just $217, this charming accommodation offers exceptional value for money. Compared to the average price of a hotel room in Fox Glacier, which is $116, Lake Matheson Motel provides an affordable luxury experience that is hard to beat. Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of New Zealand's South Island, Lake Matheson Motel offers a range of comfortable and well-appointed rooms to suit every traveler's needs. Whether you're a solo adventurer, a couple seeking a romantic getaway, or a family on vacation, this motel has the perfect room for you. From spacious studios to self-contained apartments, each accommodation option is tastefully decorated and equipped with modern amenities to ensure a memorable stay. At Lake Matheson Motel, affordability doesn't mean compromising on quality. With its prime location near Fox Glacier, guests can enjoy easy access to the region's stunning natural attractions, including the famous Lake Matheson itself. After a day of exploring, unwind in the motel's tranquil surroundings and take advantage of the excellent facilities available, such as a guest BBQ area and complimentary Wi-Fi. With its unbeatable combination of affordability, comfort, and convenience, Lake Matheson Motel is the perfect choice for your next Fox Glacier getaway.

Wonderful Staff and Clean, Modern Rooms

Lake Matheson Motel in Fox Glacier, New Zealand, is a haven for travelers seeking warm hospitality and impeccable accommodations. The positive reviews from satisfied guests highlight the friendly and welcoming nature of the staff. Visitors appreciate the helpfulness and friendliness of the motel's owners, who go above and beyond to ensure a comfortable stay. One recurring theme in the reviews is the cleanliness and modernity of the rooms. Guests are impressed with the spaciousness and cleanliness of the accommodations. The rooms are described as large, clean, and modern, providing a comfortable and inviting atmosphere for guests to relax and unwind. The motel's prime location is also highly praised by visitors. Situated in a beautiful setting with stunning views, Lake Matheson Motel offers guests a picturesque backdrop for their stay. The staff's warm and friendly demeanor further enhances the overall experience, making this motel a top choice for travelers seeking both comfort and hospitality in Fox Glacier.

Unforgettable Stay at Lake Matheson Motel

Lake Matheson Motel in Fox Glacier, New Zealand, is a hidden gem that promises an unforgettable stay. With an impressive overall rating of 9.0, this motel has received rave reviews from satisfied guests. The exceptional value for money, with a score of 8.9, makes it an ideal choice for budget-conscious travelers. From the moment you step foot in the motel, you will be impressed by the well-maintained facilities, which have earned a rating of 8.8. One of the standout features of Lake Matheson Motel is its commitment to cleanliness, with a remarkable score of 9.2. Guests can expect spotless rooms and common areas, ensuring a comfortable and hygienic stay. The motel's prime location, with a rating of 9.3, offers breathtaking views of the surrounding natural beauty. Whether you want to explore the nearby Fox Glacier or take a leisurely stroll around Lake Matheson, this motel serves as the perfect base for your adventures. Comfort is a top priority at Lake Matheson Motel, evident from its impressive score of 9.0. The spacious and well-appointed rooms provide a cozy retreat after a day of exploring. The friendly and attentive staff, with a rating of 9.2, go above and beyond to ensure that every guest feels welcome and well taken care of. Their exceptional performance adds to the overall positive experience of staying at this remarkable motel. Book your stay at Lake Matheson Motel and embark on an unforgettable journey in Fox Glacier.

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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
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Outdoor recreational features
  • Spa
  • Spa/sauna
  • 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
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Shared kitchen
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
  • Service animals are welcome
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service
Sports equipment rental
  • Bicycle rental
Available in all rooms
  • Blackout curtains
  • Carpeting
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary tea
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower

Location

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

9.3

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

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
9.0
Exceptional
Location9.3
Cleanliness9.2
Service9.2
Room comfort and quality9.0
Value for money8.9
Facilities8.8
High score for Fox Glacier
Rating
9+ Exceptional (123)
8-9 Excellent (28)
7-8 Very Good (29)
6-7 Good (6)
<6 Below Expectation (3)
Time of the year
Mar - May (61)
Jun - Aug (19)
Sep - Nov (41)
Dec - Feb (68)

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10.0
Exceptional
Sharon from Australia
Couple
2 Bedroom
Stayed 2 nights in February 2023

Great place to stay”

Fantastic location in Fox Glacier. Super clean, all the facilities you could ask for, and great helpful staff. Absolutely happy to recommend this place to other travelers.

Reviewed February 22, 2023

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10.0
Exceptional
EUGENE from United Kingdom
Couple
King Studio
Stayed 1 night in February 2023

A real gem”

Such helpful staff and so very clean a pleasure to stay here. Quiet and very well maintained Thank you to the staff

Reviewed February 09, 2023

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10.0
Exceptional
Carin from Singapore
Couple
King Bed Studio
Stayed 1 night in December 2022

Great place! ”

Would definitely recommend staying in Lake Matheson to anyone visiting fox glacier. Great location, clean room and toilet, and necessary facilities.

Reviewed December 22, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Allison from Canada
Couple
King Bed Studio
Stayed 2 nights in January 2023

Exceptional”

Very clean comfortable room! Very quiet. Great location to visit both Fox and Franz Josef glaciers.

Reviewed January 24, 2023

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9.6
Exceptional
Yu-Hsien from Taiwan
Couple
Studio
Stayed 1 night in March 2023

Good location with clean room.”

The location is definitely good. Not so far and very easy to find. The only problem is the soundproof should be concerned if you care it a lot.

Reviewed March 06, 2023

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10.0
Exceptional
Lai from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
King Studio
Stayed 1 night in February 2023

Exceptional”

Clean and cozy, the motel is also very close to the best restaurant in town — Betsy Jane! I would definitely recommend it.

Reviewed February 12, 2023

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10.0
Exceptional
XiaoYang from Singapore
Couple
King Bed Studio
Stayed 1 night in December 2022

Exceptional”

Comfortable and homely. Ample facilities, and comes with a cute kitty on the estate which we played with.

Reviewed December 19, 2022

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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
Yi from Taiwan
Group
2 Bedroom Standard
Stayed 1 night in April 2023

Great value for family/friends accommodation”

We chose to stay at the Matsumoto Lake Motel the day before our glacier hike, but unexpectedly their facilities were very complete, with a kitchen/fridge/microwave/heater. The price was also not expensive~ We will stay again next time!

Reviewed April 07, 2023
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9.6
Exceptional
Pamela from Australia
Couple
King Studio
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Excellent place to stay in Fox Glacier”

The staff at check-in couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. We arrived after a long day's drive from Westport and took up their suggestion of a late afternoon drive and short walk to beautiful Lake Matheson, then a short drive on to a scenic spot where we had an amazing view of Fox Glacier. Well worth the drive! We picked up supplies at the well stocked General Store and cooked our dinner on the BBQ at the motel. Our kitchenette was very well stocked and thoughtfully set out. The room was spacious, spotlessly clean and attractively decorated with splashes of red. Even the coffee cups matched the furnishings! There is a laundry room on the premises with very reasonable charges for washing and drying. We were disappointed that we were only staying one night as we felt very comfortable in this motel. Highly recommended!

Reviewed March 04, 2018

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9.0
Exceptional
Pearlyn from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

Clean & Comfortable”

Amenities, Cleanliness, Privacy

I was told that Fox Glacier is the best place to try out skydiving and true to its reputation, my experience was amazing. Lake Matheson Motel is about 5-10mins walk to the air base. The amenities provided is one of the best I have come across during my 3-week stay in NZ. The only downside is probably food wise. As it is a rather small town, there isn't much choice, but you can always whip up something yourself with the fresh ingredients their supermarkets have.

Reviewed May 14, 2015

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9.2
Exceptional
JANET from United Kingdom
Couple
King Bed Studio
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Welcomed and everything we neef”

Fox Glacier is quite expensive with hotels and hostels. I think Lake Matheson motel is the best value, not the cheapest but value for money. Very clean, hob and microwave

Reviewed February 24, 2020

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Thank you for your review. Lake Matheson Motel

Responded February 25, 2020
Lake Matheson Motel
8.0
Excellent
Tian from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 1 night in November 2014

Nice friendly comfortable motel”

parking, staff, location

Fox Glaxier is a small village so you can't get too far from it. Lake Matheson motel is just 50m from the main road. The staff is very friendly and helpful with advise on where to view the glacier. She walk us to the room where parking is right in front of it Overall very good except the toilet is so cold with no heating element. I had to keep the door opened when not using so as to let the warm air also circulates the toilet. I believe if we had been there during Summer, it wouldn't be necessary and the stay would have been very enjoyable.

Reviewed November 27, 2014

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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
7.7
Very good
Wu from China
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in February 2015

lake matheson motel”

cleanliness, location

The motel is quite close to town center, though Fox Glacier is a very small town. The motel is in between the glacier and lake matheson, so it is good location if you'd like to visit both places. The motel does not provide full kitchen facilities, which is a bit inconvienient when there is limited food choice in town.

Reviewed March 14, 2015

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8.3
Excellent
Beng from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 1 night in April 2015

Great quiet venue”

Clean and spacious room, comfortable bed

The motel is about a 5-10 min walk to the main township of Fox Glacier. When we arrived, the room was only prepared for 2 people when we had booked it for 3. The staff immediately prepared the sofa bed without any fuss. They were friendly and gave us great recommendations. Once you step outside the room, the surrounding scenery is gorgeous. Quite a good place to stay.

Reviewed June 01, 2015

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9.2
Exceptional
Michelle from Singapore
Family with teens
2 Bedroom
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Nice stay”

Fox glacier was a small area without a grocery store so remember to get your groceries from the bigger Franz Josef or even hokitika. The receptionist was friendly and gave us directions to the different trails nearby.

Reviewed March 02, 2019

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

Responded December 12, 2019
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
8.0
Excellent
Sorada from Thailand
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in April 2015

Good place to stay ”

Room, view and location.

Nice motel to stay before heading to Lake Matheson and Fox Glacier in the morning. Not too far from the restaurant and supermarket. Great room and view.

Reviewed April 21, 2015

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9.3
Exceptional
Cameron from United States
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

Wonderful stay”

location, cleanliness, friendliness of staff

Fox Glacier is a quaint, quiet little town. Very pleasant. Manager was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Would definitely stay there again.

Reviewed April 12, 2015

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