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Lake Matheson Motel
Lake Matheson Motel
Lake Matheson Motel
Lake Matheson Motel
Lake Matheson Motel
Lake Matheson Motel
Lake Matheson Motel

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9

Exceptional

579 reviews

579 reviews

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9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery 3.8 km
Lake Matheson 4.5 km
Gillespies Beach 15.6 km
Mount Cook Airport 34.9 km
Glentanner Airport 50.8 km
Hokitika Airport 114.8 km
Richard Pearse Airport 134.8 km
Greymouth Airport 147.3 km
Ashburton Airport 152.3 km
Wanaka Airport 153.0 km

Lake Matheson Motel

Corner Cook Flat Rd & Pekanga Drive, Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier, New Zealand, 7859 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Fox Glacier part of Fox Glacier, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 4-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Excellent room comfort & quality

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Daily cleaning

Garden

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Shuttle service

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Laundry service

Cheaper than 72% of all properties in Fox Glacier in the last 24 hoursCompared to 18 Fox Glacier properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.8
Distance to city center0.2 km
Location rating9.2

Rooms available at Lake Matheson Motel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

9

King Studio
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed
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King Bed Studio
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed
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Two-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 queen bed & 1 queen bed
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Two-Bedroom Apartment (Queen and Twin Bed)
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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2 Bedroom Standard
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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2 Bedroom
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Premium Spa Studio
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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2 King Bed Two Bedrooms Suite
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
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Comfort King Bed Studio
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
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Queen Studio
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Lake Matheson Motel?

Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

What time is check-in and check-out at Lake Matheson Motel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The motel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Lake Matheson Motel?

A stay at Lake Matheson Motel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the motel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Lake Matheson Motel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

Is breakfast offered at Lake Matheson Motel?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Lake Matheson Motel.

What is the smoking policy at Lake Matheson Motel?

Lake Matheson Motel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Lake Matheson Motel?

Lake Matheson Motel’s neighborhood is Fox Glacier which includes popular restaurants such as The White Pub Cafe & Bar, Hobnail Cafe and Cafe Neve.

What popular shopping places are close to Lake Matheson Motel?

Located in the Fox Glacier area, Lake Matheson Motel is close to great shopping choices like ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery.

What popular beaches are close to Lake Matheson Motel?

Lake Matheson Motel is located in the Fox Glacier area, which includes Gillespies Beach.

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What people love about Lake Matheson Motel

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "Easy check in and out."

    Jie

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    June 25, 2022

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "Great stay here."

    Jeanette

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    May 4, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Spotless clean and very friendly host."

    Astrid

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    December 31, 2021

Overall rating:

9

Exceptional
579 reviews
Cleanliness
9.2
Facilities
8.7
Location
9.2
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What travelers say they love:
Cooking facility, heater, big bedroom with electric blanket.
Somphol from Thailand
Solo traveler
More about Lake Matheson Motel

More about Lake Matheson Motel

Lake Matheson Motel

Enjoy all that Lake Matheson Motel has to offer! Free internet access provided within the motel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Exploring Fox Glacier is made even more convenient with the shuttle services available at the motel. For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge.
Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the motel's ticket service and tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundromat and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the Lake Matheson Motel.
For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the motel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
All guestrooms at Lake Matheson Motel provide guests with a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. Enjoy your stay even more at the motel, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service and blackout curtains. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television available in some selected rooms. Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea are provided in some guestrooms.
Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the motel you'll find a hair dryer available in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at Lake Matheson Motel. A number of great dining options at the motel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the motel's BBQ facilities.
Fill your days with the array of activities and facilities offered at Lake Matheson Motel. Beat the hot weather with cooling water activities like fishing. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the motel's library.


Reasons to stay here

Find incredible value for money here, which is ranked better than 88% of the city's accommodation.
Compared to other accommodations in Fox Glacier, facilities here are rated higher than 88% of them.
Guests who stayed here found it to be neat and tidy, scoring it above 88% of other accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.7

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

19 mentions

Food & Dining

4 mentions

Internet

4 mentions

View

2 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fishing
  • Garden
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • BBQ facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily cleaning
  • Disabled facilities
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Carpeting
  • Complimentary coffee (instant)
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Free tea
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking
Location
Corner Cook Flat Rd & Pekanga Drive, Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier, New Zealand, 7859
Exceptional
Location

9.2

Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 3 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until18:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center0.2 km

The property

  • Number of floors1
  • Number of rooms 21

Parking

  • Daily parking fee0 NZD

Reviews of Lake Matheson Motel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
9.0
/
10
Cleanliness9.2
Facilities8.7
Location9.2
Room comfort and quality9.0
Service9.2
Value for money8.8
High score for Fox Glacier
Rating
9+ Exceptional (108)
8-9 Excellent (27)
7-8 Very Good (28)
6-7 Good (6)
<6 Below Expectation (3)
Time of the year
Mar - May (55)
Jun - Aug (18)
Sep - Nov (40)
Dec - Feb (59)
All guests (298)
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9.6
Exceptional
Pamela from Australia
Couple
King Studio
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Excellent place to stay in Fox Glacier”

The staff at check-in couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. We arrived after a long day's drive from Westport and took up their suggestion of a late afternoon drive and short walk to beautiful Lake Matheson, then a short drive on to a scenic spot where we had an amazing view of Fox Glacier. Well worth the drive! We picked up supplies at the well stocked General Store and cooked our dinner on the BBQ at the motel. Our kitchenette was very well stocked and thoughtfully set out. The room was spacious, spotlessly clean and attractively decorated with splashes of red. Even the coffee cups matched the furnishings! There is a laundry room on the premises with very reasonable charges for washing and drying. We were disappointed that we were only staying one night as we felt very comfortable in this motel. Highly recommended!

Reviewed March 04, 2018

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9.0
Exceptional
Pearlyn from Singapore
Couple
Premium Spa Studio
Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

Clean & Comfortable”

Amenities, Cleanliness, Privacy

I was told that Fox Glacier is the best place to try out skydiving and true to its reputation, my experience was amazing. Lake Matheson Motel is about 5-10mins walk to the air base. The amenities provided is one of the best I have come across during my 3-week stay in NZ. The only downside is probably food wise. As it is a rather small town, there isn't much choice, but you can always whip up something yourself with the fresh ingredients their supermarkets have.

Reviewed May 14, 2015

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9.2
Exceptional
JANET from United Kingdom
Couple
King Bed Studio
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Welcomed and everything we neef”

Fox Glacier is quite expensive with hotels and hostels. I think Lake Matheson motel is the best value, not the cheapest but value for money. Very clean, hob and microwave

Reviewed February 24, 2020

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Thank you for your review. Lake Matheson Motel

Responded February 25, 2020
Lake Matheson Motel
8.0
Excellent
Tian from Singapore
Couple
King Bed Studio
Stayed 1 night in November 2014

Nice friendly comfortable motel”

parking, staff, location

Fox Glaxier is a small village so you can't get too far from it. Lake Matheson motel is just 50m from the main road. The staff is very friendly and helpful with advise on where to view the glacier. She walk us to the room where parking is right in front of it Overall very good except the toilet is so cold with no heating element. I had to keep the door opened when not using so as to let the warm air also circulates the toilet. I believe if we had been there during Summer, it wouldn't be necessary and the stay would have been very enjoyable.

Reviewed November 27, 2014

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9.6
Exceptional
Debra from United Kingdom
Couple
King Studio
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

A great stay ”

We stayed two nights. Everything was very clean. Spacious room. Everything you need for travelling. Loved the red retro armchairs. It was good we could sit outside too. The staff were so friendly and helpful too. We had a good chat with them. I think it was Mike and Lyn (?), apologies if I have the names wrong! We t to the viewpoint which was past lake Matheson on recommendation from mike, great views. Also lake Matheson, and lake Gault (this was a bit of a trek though worth it). We would recommend this motel.

Reviewed December 26, 2019

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Thank you for your positive review. Lake Matheson Motel - Dave & Liz :)

Responded February 25, 2020
Lake Matheson Motel
7.7
Very good
Wu from China
Family with teens
King Studio
Stayed 1 night in February 2015

lake matheson motel”

cleanliness, location

The motel is quite close to town center, though Fox Glacier is a very small town. The motel is in between the glacier and lake matheson, so it is good location if you'd like to visit both places. The motel does not provide full kitchen facilities, which is a bit inconvienient when there is limited food choice in town.

Reviewed March 14, 2015

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8.3
Excellent
Beng from Malaysia
Group
King Studio
Stayed 1 night in April 2015

Great quiet venue”

Clean and spacious room, comfortable bed

The motel is about a 5-10 min walk to the main township of Fox Glacier. When we arrived, the room was only prepared for 2 people when we had booked it for 3. The staff immediately prepared the sofa bed without any fuss. They were friendly and gave us great recommendations. Once you step outside the room, the surrounding scenery is gorgeous. Quite a good place to stay.

Reviewed June 01, 2015

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9.2
Exceptional
Michelle from Singapore
Family with teens
2 Bedroom
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Nice stay”

Fox glacier was a small area without a grocery store so remember to get your groceries from the bigger Franz Josef or even hokitika. The receptionist was friendly and gave us directions to the different trails nearby.

Reviewed March 02, 2019

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Thanku for your great comments-so pleased you enjoyed your stay!

Responded December 12, 2019
Lake Matheson Motel
9.6
Exceptional
Margaret from Australia
Couple
Premium Spa Studio
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Comfortable Motel short walk to town”

Very comfortable, quiet and clean accommodation short walk to Fox Glacier for tours and shopping. Friendly staff, great self catering kitchen and very roomy accommodation. Happily recommend.

Reviewed February 25, 2020

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Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Lake Matheson Motel

Responded February 26, 2020
Lake Matheson Motel
8.0
Excellent
Sorada from Thailand
Family with teens
King Studio
Stayed 1 night in April 2015

Good place to stay ”

Room, view and location.

Nice motel to stay before heading to Lake Matheson and Fox Glacier in the morning. Not too far from the restaurant and supermarket. Great room and view.

Reviewed April 21, 2015

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9.3
Exceptional
Cameron from United States
Family with teens
2 Bedroom
Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

Wonderful stay”

location, cleanliness, friendliness of staff

Fox Glacier is a quaint, quiet little town. Very pleasant. Manager was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Would definitely stay there again.

Reviewed April 12, 2015

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9.3
Exceptional
MOIFUNG from Malaysia
Group
2 Bedroom
Stayed 1 night in April 2015

Excellent stay in Fox!”

Great views, friendly staff, clean and comfortable with all the required kitchen amenities available

Had a pleasant stay in this motel for 1 night. The staff was very helpful and provided good advice about the surrounding areas of interest. Located just a short drive away from Lake Matheson with exceptional views especially in the morning!

Reviewed April 15, 2015

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9.6
Exceptional
Lilian from China
Group
King Bed Studio
Stayed 1 night in October 2016

Beyond expectation ”

When I book this motel I didn't expect much other than a bed and a hot shower. It's actually beyond my expectation. The place is very clean and comfortable. It's within walking distance to the glacier trip center and restaurants. We had dinner at the Big Foot. The pork rib is so delicious! Couldn't make it with Last Kitchen as we didn't have reservation and didn't want to wait :(

Reviewed October 12, 2016

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7.6
Very good
Aria from United Kingdom
Couple
King Studio
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

Very good”

Room and ensuite were a good size, the heater was powerful and the shower pressure was good. The cover for the car parking was great and meant we could load and unload the car with shelter from all the rain! When we arrived we were disappointed to see that the door for our room was left wide open as is the case for all rooms being checked into. This is probably to air the room out, but it meant there were quite a lot of sandflies in the room which was a pain and meant we got a few bites. A few other issues were that the ensuite was freezing cold and although the kitchenette was adequate it did not have any hot plates. In all other places we have stayed in, if there are no hotplates in the room, there's a shared kitchen for cooking. This isn't the case here, but if you can make do with just a microwave then no worries! Overall, good location and perfectly good place to stay for our short visit to Fox glacier.

Reviewed May 22, 2018

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Sorry but you knew you when you booked what your room consisted of ..and yes we do air the rooms out everyfay ..You arrived early so therefore you heater was not on on arrival..Hope you enjoyed NZ

Responded December 12, 2019
Lake Matheson Motel
10.0
Exceptional
William from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
King Studio
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Simple friendly accommodation”

Well located in Fox Glacier with clean, well-equipped rooms and friendly staff.

Reviewed May 21, 2018

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Thanku for your great comments-so pleased you enjoyed your stay!

Responded December 12, 2019
Lake Matheson Motel
9.6
Exceptional
Julianty from Indonesia
Group
King Studio
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Two tumbs up for the hospitality. Completely impressed.”

We were arrived late at around 8 pm and the owner/staff still welcomed us with smile and our rooms were ready and warm. But the most impressed moment was when our car was stuck in the mud in the middle of nowhere, where we did not know who can help us, motel owner was there to help us with one gentlemen surround the area. They came quick and help to pull our car out of the mud. They even allowed us to have late checkout since we need to wash ourself. Thank you for the hospitality and friendliness. Never found this kind of hospitality and friendliness in other motel or even 5 stars hotel chain in the world. Two tumbs up....can not asked for more. We were happy and all of our family and friends send big gratitudes to the hotel owner/staff. THANK YOU !

Reviewed July 04, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Yi from China
Couple
King Studio
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Cool place. Very convenient in town.”

Good location. Near fox glacier guide. Clean room and nice hosts.

Reviewed January 19, 2020

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Thanku!

Responded March 13, 2020
Lake Matheson Motel
10.0
Exceptional
Jenny from New Zealand
Couple
King Studio
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Just a brilliant place to stay ”

Best place ever and the manager went out his way to organise our ride up to the glacier. Thank you

Reviewed May 15, 2018

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Thanks Jenny -it was so lovely to have you stay:)

Responded December 12, 2019
Lake Matheson Motel
9.6
Exceptional
John from United Kingdom
Couple
Premium Spa Studio
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Nice room.”

We did what most people do, I suspect and stayed just the one night, but it was comfortable and clean. Great suggestion by host to visit the Lake Matheson cafe - fantastic views.

Reviewed March 01, 2020

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Thank you for posting a positive review.

Responded March 01, 2020
Lake Matheson Motel
10.0
Exceptional
Duane from Australia
Couple
Premium Spa Studio
Stayed 1 night in December 2015

MODERN ROOMS, GREAT LOCATION - INTERNET VERY POOR ”

PRICE LOCATION AND FRIENDLY SERVICE

We only spent a night at the motel, but it was very comfortable, modern, clean and service wonderful. What I really hated is that we were given a few vouchers for the internet, but it was hopeless. We tried to send a few pictures to our family and that alone chewed up the 1st voucher, then the 2nd, 3rd a 4th. That was the only draw back, everything else was superb. Highly recommended to others, if you are not reliant on the internet. Phone service here is great though as an alternative.

Reviewed December 25, 2015

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