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Sunset Motel

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21/06/2017 22/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Sunset motel is one of not many accomodation providers in the Fox Glacier area. I stayed in the studio unit with mountain view. Yes, the view is great especially through the pane of window that's located above the sliding doors, you can actually see the snow capped peaks though the window. The sliding door leads to the backyard or front...

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Lexington, MA
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The Sunset Motel features well designed rooms that include a kitchenette with microwave and refrigerator. The Motel is located a short walk from the center of Fox Glacier. It does not have a restaurant, but there are many great places do eat within walking distance include the The Last Kitchen and the Lake Matheson Cafe. Worth a walk around Lake...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I only rate this three stars because I want people to realize it is an Ok place to stay with limited amenities. When you have a flat rating system (1-5 stars) it is hard to factor in cost and all the accoutrements that one can consider when picking a place to stay.What do I mean by limited? Well, for example,...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed the night and the room was comfortable and clean. TV channels were limited and only cooking was a microwave. Location is about 1km west of the town with a view of Mt Tasman and Cook. Motel close to a helipad which is a bit noisy during the day but fine in the evening and at night.

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Thank Graeme M
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Nice, simple rooms with a fully fitted kitchennette. Great location, near restaurants and a short drive awa' from Fox Glacier. Fast but intermittent wifi - not a real problem and forgot to mention it as we stayed for only one night. Easy and friendly check in and out. Really wish I was able to stay longer!

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Motel on New Year's Eve and never heard a sound Fantastic We love peace and quiet The Motel is modern and the staff are friendly and helpful We booked the two bedroom unit as we were travelling with my aged mother The unit was clean and had plenty of room for us all Will definitely stay...

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Thank stegeb
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We were in a two bedroom unit here and we found it very comfortable. Our unit was small but lovely, very clean and excellent wifi. The views from our room were outstanding and we had no issues whatsoever with our stay, everything went very smoothly from check in to check out. We will be back in Fox Glacier in future...

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Reviewed 11 January 2017

One of the best motel I've ever experienced: clean, comfortable, modern decor. Floor to ceiling windows allow plenty of natural lighting and a serene scenery of green lawn and trees in the backyard, set against the backdrop of glacial mountains.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights here. - kitchenette available so you can do some cooking (there is a book in the room that has rules stated regarding cooking and washing up after so do read that or risk facing cleaning charges) - room/bathroom is dated - great views when the skies are clear - had encounters with moths at night and a...

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Thank snll88
Bolton
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Two nights in a clean, comfortable room with very helpful owners. Lots of advice as as to where to eat and visit. Walking distance to restaurants and bars too. I'd have no problem in recommending this place to you.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Free wifi when booking direct 25 spacious ground floor units.Four star plus 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunset Motel

Address: 93 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7859, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
Price Range: $98 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunset Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Sunset Motel Fox Glacier
Sunset Hotel Fox Glacier
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
#2 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier
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“We had room number 8 which on a clear day had views of Mt Cook”
blueskytravellers, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are ground level and on a quiet street in the country.”
Yiayia2014, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a mountain view”
  • View from patio
paulmE7674AM, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The east-facing rooms probably have a nicer outlook.”
maureen056, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Most rooms in a row so all have same view.”
n6ta, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
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