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4.5 out of 5

"Nice and warm, the heater was on in our room which made it really welcoming. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 09 Feb 2020

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Hotel Description

At Lake Matheson Motel, you'll be 27.1 km (16.9 mi) from Franz Josef Glacier. Highlights at this motel include free self parking, and in-room kitchenettes and free WiFi.

Private yards, TVs, and coffee/tea makers are featured in all 21 rooms. Kitchenettes come equipped with refrigerators and microwaves, and room service is also available.

This motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and barbecue grills. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a picnic area, and tour/ticket assistance. Continental breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 11:30 AM.

In proximity to this 3-star Fox Glacier motel you'll find Aoraki / Mount Cook.

Standard Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchenette

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$148* Per night/room 28 Feb. - 29 Feb.

Standard Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen ( 2 King beds)

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchen (King Bed)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Queen and Twin)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Lake Matheson Motel ratings based on 69 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Lake Matheson Motel

Everyone (26) Couples (24) Family (20)
5 out of 5
Nice and warm, the heater was on in our room which made it really welcoming.

Posted by on 9 Feb. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Feb. 2020 by Lake Matheson Motel

Thank you for your lovely review Lake Matheson Motel

3 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Jan. 2019 by Staff

Thankyou for taking the time to review Enjoy your travels

5 out of 5
We had a good time in the hotel, I am happy with everything there, will definitely recommend to my friends.

Posted by on 28 Dec. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Jan. 2019 by Manager

Thanku for your great comments .I will pass on to the housekeeping dept.:)

5 out of 5
Arrived late and heaters on in rooms Beds really comfy. Only stayed one night but could have happily stayed longer snd will definetly come again Close to Lske Mateson

Posted by on 24 Oct. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Oct. 2018 by Management

Thanku!! We look forward to seeing you again one day:)

2 out of 5
the facilities are very old to supply the basic needs

Posted by on 19 Jul. 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice place, close to the tourism places.

The owner is very nice and friendly, we checked in very late night and we were allowed to checkout late at next day as we continue our travel to the next place, the room is decent and has complete kitchenette..

Posted by , from Melbourne, Australia on 15 May 2017

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5 out of 5

Just a One Nighter

Pros: Good response to email booking which made arrival and settling-in so much easier.
Cons: It ain't broke; don't fix it!
Location: Made supplied on Internet saved us from going astray.
Warm welcome even though were running late as usual. Much appreciated.

Posted by , from Mana, Porirua on 21 Apr. 2017

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5 out of 5

Great Room

Pros: The lady that checked us in was very friendly and very helpful, pointing out many things to make so our stay enjoyable.
Location: The motel is right in Fox Glacier township, and very close to Lake Matheson.
This motel was easy to find and centrally located. The room was spacious and very comfortable, and felt quite homely. We had no view of the scenery from our room, but the room was so lovely & protected from the weather, that we didn't mind. Would definitely stay here again.

Posted by , from Sydney on 21 Nov. 2016

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4 out of 5
Nice comfy place to stay, near to the restaurant, activities agents and attraction points

Posted by on 23 Jul. 2016

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5 out of 5

Amazing

Lake Matheson Motel was the favourite of all our stays in South Island. Mike and Heather are the lovely, friendly couple who run the place. We got engaged while we were in Fox Glacier, and they went out of their way to make it a special occasion for us. The view from the garden is stunning - it was the perfect place to sit back with a glass of champagne and take in the mountains. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and stylish; and there is ample parking. Look forward to staying there again next time we're in town!

Posted by , from Brisbane, Australia on 25 Jan. 2016

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Property Features

Lake Matheson Motel offers its guests tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and a garden. WiFi is free in public spaces. Lake Matheson Motel also features a picnic area, laundry facilities, and complimentary use of a nearby fitness facility. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Fox Glacier motel.

  • 21 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Lake Matheson Motel offers 21 accommodations with hair dryers. This Fox Glacier motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Accommodations at this 3-star motel have kitchenettes with refrigerators, microwaves, cookware/dishes/utensils, and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • In-room dining
  • Private outdoor space
  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11:30 AM.

Room service is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
Guests arriving after 8 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 14.00 for adults and NZD 1400 for children (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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