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Reviewed 5 March 2019

I am a motel skeptic, I find them seedy, the Mt Cook View did not do anything to dispel my impression.
The rooms were tired, the pillows hard and there was a generally fusty fragrance in the rooms, which were full of bluebottle flies when arrived. There are sheep in the field next door and windows should not be left open by housekeeping. The windows had the remains of previously squashed flies over them which didn't help with the view!
Plus they added a 2% credit card fee to the bill when we arrived. In this day and age I find a bit of a cheek, especially when it is not mentioned anywhere on the booking that this will be done. Why not just include it in the booking??

Mt Cook 'View' would have lived up to its name if the weather had been clear, this would have been some compensation.

Room tip: If you want a room with a view book a 'cottage', chair and table outside with view, when available...
Date of stay: February 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank SulaBassana
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Reviewed 2 March 2019

The location and views from the motel are amazing.
The hotel itself I found very basic and from later examples in NZ it is evident the whole motel experience can be done so much better. This struck me very much as a minimum effort endeavour.
Upon arrival the staff member was clearly waiting to check us in and get away a fast as possible. There were no pleasantries or effort to make us welcome, just functional process. Very much in contrast to our experience across the rest of New Zealand

Date of stay: February 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 February 2019

Very comfortable stay here. Extremely large rooms and large bathroom. I love having enough space to spread out and repack luggage! Well equipped kitchenette. Friendly hosts with wonderful local information. Great laundry facilities. Amazing view and location. Fantastic comfortable bed. Highly recommend Mount Cook View Motel.

Date of stay: February 2019
1  Thank Liz A
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Reviewed 2 February 2019

Booked family room. Spacious, well presented and staff were extremely friendly and obliging. One of the bedrooms had a spectacular view (we think... it was overcast on the 2 days we were here). The kids also got a kick out of the animals around the property!

Date of stay: December 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank 146ALOU
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Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

The motel is at a good location where you can visit Lake Matheson for a morning walk and a good view of Mt. Cook.
You can cook in the room but the fry pan has to be changed as its coating fell off and not suitable for cooking.
Price is reasonable and the bathroom is big.

Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank R C
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