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

5 Best Motels in Mt Cook šŸ˜ļø [2023]

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Where to 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. There are accommodation types here for most types of travellers, from endearing spa studios to two-bedroom units. 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 stays like this in the 8 Best Family Accommodations in Mt Cook.

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5 Best Motels in Mt Cook© Aoraki Court Motel

2. Mt Cook Lodge and Motels

Mt Cook Lodge and Motels 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. Choose from queen studios and one-bedroom family units, 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), a lounge and dining area, and a bathroom. On-site is also a bar and restaurant. See more couple-centric like this in the 5 Best Romantic Accommodations 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 accommodations 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 affordable stays like this in the 5 Best Budget Accommodations in Mt Cook.

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5 Best Motels in Mt Cook© Glentanner Park Centre

5. Mountain Chalets Motel (Twizel)

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. While you’re in the area, you can also do theĀ 6 Best Things to Do in Twizel.

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5 Best Motels in Mt Cook© Mountain Chalets Motel

More About Motels in Mt Cook

That’s it for our list of the best motels in Mt Cook, but it’s by no means the end of our expert travel advice! Check out these articles for more inspiration for your trip:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Complete Travel Guide to Mt Cook.

Author

Robin C.

This article was reviewed and published by Robin, the co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. He has lived, worked and travelled across 16 different countries before calling New Zealand home. He has now spent over a decade in the New Zealand tourism industry, clocking in more than 600 activities across the country. He is passionate about sharing those experiences and advice on NZ Pocket Guide and its YouTube channel. Robin is also the co-founder of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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