The hotel overlooks the magnificent Mt Cook, and we were lucky enough to see the summit! The room was fine, clean & well furnished. The evening buffet was ok, but I didn't think anything special, but the breakfast was very good.
I guess as the only "luxury" hotel in Mt. Cook village they can charge what they want and probably be fully booked most of the year. I was expecting the place to feel overrun with wealthy tour groups and had a vision of the place being a bit run down and gloomy -- don't ask me…
This nice property has exclusive concession inside the Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park, and they do not rest on their laurels. We stayed on the 10th floor in the Aoraki Wing, with magnificent views (despite the rain). Front Desk staff was welcoming and had good face-sight…
The hotel, rooms and food are perfectly adequate but it is the views of Mount Cook ( when the weather behaves ) that are awe-inspiring and this hotel is perfectly situated to take advantage of them. Ensure you book a room that has those views.
AC would seem unnecessary for a hotel overlooking a glacier, but staying in a “Superior” room in the dated Wakefield wing is a sweaty and uncomfortable experience on a warm fall day. There are no screens on the window (which is great for the remarkable view) but the front desk…
"Superior Twin Room, Mountain View has balcony with stunning view"
"Demand a mountain view"
"Corner room on the Premium Plus floor (10th floor) has a balcony and a king bed"
"premium room , facing the glaciers/ Aoraki is the obvious choice"
"Premium room, 107 had nice views of Mt. Cook."