5 Best Hotels in Mt Cook
5 Best Hotels in Mt Cook

5 Best Hotels in Mt Cook

© Aoraki Court Motel

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The hotel offering in Mt Cook Village has remained the same for more than 130 years with The Hermitage Hotel being an icon of the area. It boasts a tumultuous history, which can be delved into at the now on-site Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre. While The Hermitage is the only official hotel in Mt Cook, it’s not your only accommodation, as lodges and motels offer hotel-like stays for visitors. Learn more about Mt Cook’s hotels in this list of the best hotels in Mt Cook.

For more travel-planning advice, check out The Complete Guide to Mt Cook.

1. The Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook

Standing majestically in Mt Cook Village, The Hermitage Hotel is your premium hotel experience. Not only does this huge complex offer an array of dining options and activities, including the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre and Big Sky Stargazing, but it has modern and well-appointed king, queen and double-queen rooms. Choose from various grades of room, all featuring an ensuite, coffee capsule machine and large windows to soak in the scenery. Some of the more premium rooms also feature a private balcony and a telescope to make the most of the International Dark Sky Reserve. See more accommodation like this in the 5 Best Luxury Accommodation in Mt Cook.

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5 Best Hotels in Mt Cook© The Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook

2. Mt Cook Lodge and Motel

For hotel-style rooms at a marginally more affordable price, take a look at Mt Cook Lodge and Motel. Also run by The Hermitage Hotel, this lodge and motel accommodation offers well-presented queen ensuite rooms, as well as motel rooms with self-catering facilities and a living space. Motel rooms feature a fully-equipped kitchen, while guests staying in the lodge rooms can enjoy dining at the on-site Chamois Bar & Grill. Backpacker dorm rooms are also available.

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5 Best Hotels in Mt Cook© Mt Cook Lodge and Motel

3. Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Lodge

Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Lodge offers simple yet comfortable hotel-style rooms. There’s something to suit a range of group types here, with double rooms, family rooms and bunk rooms available. Stay on the top floor to get mountain views or you can enjoy them from the guest lounge with spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests also have a fully-equipped communal kitchen to make use of.

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5 Best Hotels in Mt Cook© Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Lodge

4. YHA Mt Cook

Although YHA Mt Cook is a backpacker hostel, you’ll find private rooms should you want a more “hotel-like” experience. The solar-powered lodge has a log cabin design with a welcoming fire in the lounge. After preparing dinner in the fully-equipped communal kitchen and dining area, retreat to either one of the private double, twin, triple or quadruple rooms, all with shared bathroom facilities. There are shared bunk rooms also. Additional facilities include a sauna, electric vehicle charging, 5GB of free WiFi per day and an outdoor barbecue area with awesome mountain views. See more like this in the 5 Best Budget Accommodation in Mt Cook.

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5 Best Hotels in Mt Cook© YHA Mt Cook

5. Aoraki Court Motel

For motel rooms at a hotel standard, check out Aoraki Court Motel. From endearing spa studios to two-bedroom units, there are accommodation types here for most types of traveller. Couples, a couple of friends and solo travellers have the option of studios with a spa ensuite or shower ensuite. Families and groups may want to pick the two-bedroom units. All include a modern kitchen, free WiFi, and large windows or sliding glass doors capturing the view. See more accommodation like this in the 8 Best Family Accommodation in Mt Cook.

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5 Best Hotels in Mt Cook© Aoraki Court Motel


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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