5 Best Motels in Mt Cook
5 Best Motels in Mt Cook

5 Best Motels in Mt Cook

© Mountain Chalets Motel

Find Motel Accommodation in Aoraki Mt Cook

Bring your own food supplies to Mt Cook Village and stay in one of the self-contained studios and apartments. Aoraki Mt Cook has a small selection of motel rooms for travellers, offering essential amenities, like a kitchen and ensuite bathroom, at your fingertips. However, you’ll need to book quickly with so little accommodation for so many tourists. Staying in the motels in Glentanner or Twizel nearby are good alternatives. Find the motel to suit you with this list of the best motels in Mt Cook!

For more motels and travel advice, see The Complete Guide to Mt Cook and the 10 Unmissable Things to Do in Mt Cook.

1. Aoraki Court Motel

With almost every well-appointed unit boasting awe-inspiring mountain views, Aoraki Court Motel is well worth considering. 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 Motels in Mt Cook© Aoraki Court Motel

2. Mt Cook Lodge and Motel

Mt Cook Lodge and Motel offers high-quality lodge and motel rooms in the heart of Mt Cook Village. Their motel rooms are fresh and colourfully decorated with large windows to soak in the scenery and daylight. There are queen studios and one-bedroom family units available, the latter with a queen bed in the main room and two single beds in the separate bedroom. Both unit types have a kitchenette (including an oven), lounge and dining area, and a bathroom. On-site is also a bar and restaurant. See more accommodation like this in the 5 Best Romantic Accommodation in Mt Cook.

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

3. Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Lodge

While not a motel in the traditional sense, Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Lodge does offer some studios and apartments to suit the motel-goers needs. Enjoy the views of Aoraki Mt Cook and surrounding valleys from your private undercover patio. The studio sleeps up to three across a queen bed and sofa bed, while the apartment is simply a studio and double room interconnected, sleeping up to five guests. Note that your kitchenette is only supplied with a microwave, fridge, toaster and hot drink-making facilities. However, there is a fully-equipped communal kitchen on-site.

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

4. Glentanner Park Centre

A holiday park on the  Mt Cook Road, Glentanner Park Centre sits alongside Lake Pukaki offering a range of accommodation for all budgets. Their self-contained units have all your bathroom and cooking essentials at your fingertips, sleeping up to five across a double bed, single bed and sofa bed. Those staying in the budget basic units or camping sites can make use of the nearby communal kitchen, lounge, bathroom and laundry areas. Check out more accommodation like this in the 5 Best Budget Accommodation in Mt Cook.

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5 Best Motels in Mt Cook© Glentanner Park Centre

5. Mountain Chalets Motel

As we have exhausted the motel offerings in the immediate Mt Cook area, your next closest motel is the Mountain Chalets Motel in Twizel, a 45-minute drive away. Stay in the attractive park-like surroundings scattered with 25 A-frame chalets. Choose from 1-3-guest studios and one-bedroom chalets or 1-5-guest two-bedroom chalets, some refurbished for a more modern experience. Make your own meals with ease thanks to each chalet’s fully-equipped kitchen and the on-site barbecue area. There’s also a lodge for larger groups and holiday home hire available.

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5 Best Motels in Mt Cook© Mountain Chalets 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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