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203 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7859 New Zealand
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See why so many travellers make Mount Cook View Motel their motel of choice when visiting Fox Glacier. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Rooms at Mount Cook View Hotel offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

Barbeque facilities will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Mount Cook View Motel, free parking is available.

While visiting Fox Glacier, you may want to try some ribs at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Bigfoot Bar and Restaurant or Cook Saddle Cafe & Saloon.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular historic sites such as River Walk.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Mount Cook View Motel as you experience all of the things Fox Glacier has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
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Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
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Microwave
Refrigerator
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Italian
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VickiBrooklyn wrote a review Jan 2021
Motueka, New Zealand76 contributions6 helpful votes
We arrived to a warm and friendly welcome. We had a choice of rooms and we chose the King studio. It was very comfortable. We cooked in the unit and there were just enough sufficient items to use for our cooking. A great location overlooking farmland. It would have been a nice walk to town, except it was raining. (we went for a short walk anyway along the footpath).
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Steve M wrote a review Sep 2020
Auckland, New Zealand716 contributions190 helpful votes
Comfortable rooms at a very reasonable price. We had the executive room with a nice new bathroom. The rooms are spacious. Heating is an in room heater that was adequate. It is a very short dive to restaurants.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karen L wrote a review Aug 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand103 contributions19 helpful votes
We had a warm welcome to Motel and given a map to explore the town. Motel was very roomy and had everything we needed to make our stay great. Quiet location with beautiful view of Mt Cook. A short drive from town. Internet was easy to connect to.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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rf80808 wrote a review Jul 2020
Wellington, New Zealand164 contributions44 helpful votes
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The name did not disappoint with great views of Mt Cook! We were staying in the family units which were separated and seemed older to the main units. Inside a bit dated but provided what we needed. Hosts Had put heater on for our arrival so was nice it had started to warm up, although it took a little longer to get all rooms warmer. Good kitchenette and enough provided for us to cook and eat in. Only concern was no smoke alarm in the unit which we thought odd and mentioned when we checked out, apparently all the other units did but not the family ones?
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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gillw2901 wrote a review Mar 2020
Victor Harbor, Australia31 contributions22 helpful votes
I will start on a positive note by saying the unit was spotlessly clean and the beds were comfortable, apart from the view being stunning I have nothing else positive to say, the room photos totally misrepresent the actual room you get, while although very outdated the bedrooms were spacious. The living area however is cramped and u comfortable fo 4 adults. We were given a unit wia disabled bathroom which was quite large but I don't know how one would cope with a wheelchair in the living space. We decided to use the bbq to cook out food because the kitchwas so tiny it was impossible to cook. Before being able to use it we had to scrub the hotplate because it was filthy..the bbq area it's self was very underwhelming and also dirty. If it wasn't quite late when we arrived I would have asked for a refund and gone elsewhere, it definitely wasn't worth the $350+ per night paid
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Toon wrote a review Jan 2020
Eindhoven, The Netherlands301 contributions37 helpful votes
Reception by the young host was not very welcoming. Not really interested, that was a pitty. The room was very spacious and clean. The facilities were also good. The older host, on the other hand, was very helpful with the wifi and the TV. He also told the weather forecast, which eateries there are in Fox Glacier and what activities you can do in the area. Later he also came with an extensive breakfast that I ordered when booking here. The motel is minutes from the center of Fox Glacier and Lake Matheson. With clear weather you have a beautiful view of the mountains. Had a nice stay here thanks to the hospitality of the older host.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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TravellingBrook wrote a review Dec 2019
Blenheim, New Zealand51 contributions12 helpful votes
Make sure you choose this motel if you go to Fox Glacier. They are trustworthy and give a refund when the roads are washed out and through no fault or choice of your own you can't get there! NO other motels in Fox were considerate enough to do this-all other travellers affected by the weather like us had had disgusting treatment from their Fox motels,saying tough,we don't do refunds.This makes a huge difference when you are travelling and it seems awful to be penalised for being organised. I can't wait till we are able to reschedule and go to Foz Glacier and will certainly be staying in this reliable motel.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Greg F wrote a review Nov 2019
Auckland Central, New Zealand995 contributions164 helpful votes
One of the best Motels I’ve stayed in. We stayed in the one bedroom apartment. Rooms were clean and spacious. Toilet was spotless. About 5 minutes from the town center and good views of the mountains from the road. Additional plus point is that it’s a 3 Minute Drive to Lake Matheson. Perfect if you want to visit the lake early in the morning. The only negative maybe the receptionist could be a bit more enthusiastic while welcoming guests :).
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Maria Ligaya wrote a review Nov 2019
Auckland, New Zealand390 contributions216 helpful votes
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We booked for a one bedroom apartment. We arrived and were welcomed coldly by a guy who looks like who just woke up or probably hates his job. Was not a good start and thinking this might affect the review that I am going to give them, as customer service is very important to me when I travel. However, ignoring that kind of behavior, as we entered the apartment, checked everything, I thought they deserved 4stars as it is clean, spacious and the bathroom is immaculate. Kitchen utensils are complete and the view of the mountains in front of the apartment is exceptional . It is also 5 minutes drive from Lake Matheson, very convenient for someone like me who wants to catch the early sunrise of the lake. Over all experience is great. Never really had the chance to meet the owner. Probably a little bit of training with the staff about good customer service and enthusiasm in serving the customers. Anyway, good job with the cleanliness of the room. Would have been given 5 stars but the customer service is a minus.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Brett wrote a review Oct 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Nice sized room with ample room. Amenities were good with little kitchen and large bathroom. Room was clean and comfortable. Nice views of the Glacier as well. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would happily stay again. Thanks
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from Matthew8, Owner at Mount Cook View Motel
Responded 22 Oct 2019
Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you enjoy your stay.
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PRICE RANGE
US$69 - US$85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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mount cook view hotel fox glacier
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestland Tai Poutini National ParkFox Glacier
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mount Cook View Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Mount Cook View Motel?
Nearby attractions include Lake Matheson Walk (2.3 km), Fox Glacier Hiking Trails (2.1 km), and Fox Glacier South Side Walk (2.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mount Cook View Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Mount Cook View Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Mount Cook View Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Mount Cook View Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mount Cook View Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Matheson Cafe, The Last Kitchen, and Betsey Jane Eatery & Bar.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mount Cook View Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mount Cook View Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Mount Cook View Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting River Walk (2.3 km).
Does Mount Cook View Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Mount Cook View Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.