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Sunset Motel

93 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7859 New Zealand
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#4 of 5 motels in Fox Glacier
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Free wifi when booking direct 25 spacious ground floor units.Three star Qualmark rated with views from every room of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman. We have a large back lawn for your enjoyment. Our property is located on Cook Flat Road so we avoid the noise from State Highway 6 that runs through the main town. So no traffic noise or late night bar noise. Sleep in peace with only the views to keep you awake.Studio, Spa and Family units all designated non-smoking, serviced daily, microwave kitchenette with cooking facilities, tea/coffee,32 inch LCD tv's with Satellite television, electric heating , electric blankets, phone, wireless internet available, ironing facilities, cot/highchair available, continental breakfast available, guest laundry, 900 metres to cafes and tour operators. All major credit cards accepted.
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Free parking
Free internet
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Paid wifi
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Iron
Coffee / tea maker
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Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Family
Languages Spoken
English
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Nina1233 wrote a review Dec 2023
Townsville, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
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I spent quite a bit of time comparing accommodation in both Fox and Franz Josef, and Sunset Hotel is great value for money! We stayed in one of their standard rooms which was much larger than most hotel rooms, with good views of the mountains. The kitchenette had a microwave, electric hot plate, toaster, kettle, and small fridge which meant we were able to prepare our own meals and parking was right beside our room which was very convenient. They offered a cheaper rate than what was on their website when we called as well. Run by a lovely small family, this hotel is a hidden gem!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Peter B wrote a review Dec 2023
Perth, Australia77 contributions40 helpful votes
We stayed here for two nights and had issues with this place as follows: 1. Arriving at check in an elderly Chinese lady appeared at reception, dialled a number on her phone and pointed to it. I was connected with her son who’s somewhere else and did check in with him by phone….really ?? 2. The first room we were given had no wifi as it was so far away from reception. We asked to be moved, by phone again, and we provided with another room where the wifi worked. 3. The lid on the kettle was broken and fell off when filling. 4. The hot water pressure appears almost non existent and, in the mornings when everyone was showering, there was almost no water coming out of the shower and this morning I got up at 6am to shower early but still almost no pressure and took forever to get hot. 5. The bed was super springy and didn’t feel very much like quality at all. On the upside, there’s plenty of parking as very few people in the motel ( I wonder why ? ) and the motel is close to the Main Street of Fox Glacier. I always review our hotels on our trips and 99% of the time give glowing reviews but this place is having a lend at almost $200 Aud per night. No English speaking, no welcome, no facilities no water pressure and by the looks of it, no guests. You can do much better elsewhere
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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J54YNE wrote a review Aug 2023
Great Bardfield, United Kingdom187 contributions161 helpful votes
Basic accommodation but clean & comfy . Great value for what we paid. Stunning mountain view from.our room. Laundry room on site. Quiet , but in winter I suppose it would be. We were the only residents.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Rob M wrote a review Aug 2023
12 contributions5 helpful votes
Room was new-ish, in good repair with many appliances, including a microwave, dorm fridge, toaster, and electric tea kettle) and a mini-kitchen (two-burner electric range). Bathroom featured a jacuzzi-style tub we could not use due to a boil water notice from the local water supplier. Two dings kept us from rating higher: the front desk staff only spoke Mandarin Chinese (we checked in via teleconference with someone who I presume is their son or business partner), and the boil water advisory. This motel appears to be aimed mainly at Chinese tour groups, for whom the former, at least, would not normally be a problem. As my party was the only one apparently in the hotel at the time, I read from this that their trade is mainly in summer, when presumably they would be better staffed. Otherwise a fine stay.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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TakoTako wrote a review Aug 2023
Singapore563 contributions46 helpful votes
The location, bed and room size are their plus points. However, they need to spruce up their other things such as bathroom heater (heat will stop after a while), kettle (lid was broken and I’ve no idea how to open it when it’s hot), and their electricity wiring. As the bathroom heater was not working, I was given a portable heater (which will weirdly, also stop after a while despite changing to another one). No idea if it’s really just this room #5 or throughout. The new recep staff is chinese, and after hearing butchering up English, we switched to using mandarin for conversation. Think this place is popular for Chinese guests, maybe due to language issue.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bella wrote a review Mar 2023
Taupo, New Zealand6 contributions
We had a lovely stay this motel. Very friendly people and is was a very quiet area. We also had a nice continental breakfast which was, included in the our stay to enjoy the next morning. Nice and handy to restaurant
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tom L wrote a review Feb 2023
Sydney, Australia76 contributions30 helpful votes
This hotel has so much potential; the views from your room are stunning and the visiting birds (including fowls) provide character. The rooms however, are adequate rather than spectacular and the lack of shower pressure was irritating. For whatever reason, the manager was unavailable to meet us in person on arrival and did this on-line leaving the responsibilities of checking us in with his delightful mother (who doesn't speak English). He was otherwise obliging, though. The included breakfast was also adequate rather than memorable. Check out was a case of leaving the key in a box without personal contact.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Jacquie L wrote a review Jan 2023
Sydney, Australia90 contributions74 helpful votes
It’s a little down from the main highway towards Lake Matheson. but it means you get a great view of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman. We stayed in a unit at the back with a wide grassy area shared with the other units. Outdoor table and chairs to enjoy the sunshine. Pretty amazing to see the mountain peaks from your back door. Staff were warm and checkin was easy. Comfortable units with sofa, coffee table, heated towel rails in bathroom, and a fan for the bathroom. No aircon needed in January. Kitchenette was handy with kettle, microwave and fridge and basic cutlery, bowls, plates, cups and wine glasses. Wi-Fi and TV and enough space for 3. Rooster, chickens and birds visit
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Free Parking outside the unit. It’s a very small grocery store in town.
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l3e13 wrote a review Jan 2021
Invercargill, New Zealand42 contributions5 helpful votes
Great quiet overnight stay. Triple studio unit was tidy and clean. Had everything we needed for overnighter. Comfy bed and Good value for money. We arrived later than planned and check in was easy. Beautiful view of Mt Cook which looked stunnning at sunrise. Good selection.of tea and coffee. We would stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ian A wrote a review Dec 2020
Punakaiki, New Zealand6 contributions1 helpful vote
There was a great view from the room and good birdlife. The furniture and fittings are newish and the bed is comfortable. Bottle of milk is a nice touch. Lighting a bit dim for reading. We enjoyed the spa bath. The management were friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AU$155 - AU$241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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sunset motel fox glacier, sunset hotel fox glacier
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestland Tai Poutini National ParkFox Glacier
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sunset Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Sunset Motel?
Nearby attractions include Lake Matheson Walk (3.4 km), Fox Glacier Hiking Trails (0.9 km), and Fox Glacier South Side Walk (1.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sunset Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, kids activities, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Sunset Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Sunset Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sunset Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Matheson Cafe, The Last Kitchen, and Betsey Jane Eatery & Bar.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sunset Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Sunset Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting River Walk (1.5 km).
Does Sunset Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Sunset Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.