Located in Mount Cook Village, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Aoraki Mount Cook Visitor Center and 5.5 mi (8.9 km) from Tasman Lake. Lake Pukaki is 29 mi (46.6 km) away.
Cons: Very plain room. Poorly lighted external areas difficult to navigate at night. Forced full menu from restaurant with no a la carte.
Disappointing stayPros: Proximity to Mt CookCons: The property is rather tired and basic. They charge NZ$5 / day for wifi in the room and another NZ$5 for a pair of in-room, disposal, slippers most hotels give away for free.
Wonderful clean hotel for all ages, amazing viewPros: The amazing view from the room window was my favorite. In addition, the breakfast buffet was good and the activities on offer were suitable for all ages. Staff were friendly and the hotel shop was a lovely addition. Wonderful walks were available very close by. The cafe was perfect for a lunch snack. Cons: The only thing I recommend changing is the bed mattresses. They are too aoft, both my husband and I slept badly and woke up with a sore back.