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Property Ref: 19930

Sunset Motel Leasehold Business For Sale in Fox Glacier NZ

Property Type: Motels

Sale Type: Leasehold Interest (Business)

Region: West Coast

Physical Address: 93 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier 7859, New Zealand

Price: Lease Business for sale $500,000 + GST

Broker: Dilan De Silva

Mobile: +64 27 444 9692


Sunset Motel Lease, offering 25 units in Fox Glacier, is now on the Market.

Based in the heart of Fox Glacier township, Sunset Motels is one of the West Coasts most profitable accommodation businesses, and has been purpose built to offer its guests all the comforts of home with the added bonus of the best views in the Fox Glacier accommodation area! Every room has a magnificent view of Mount Cook and Mount Tasman. With stunning scenery from the property, and within walking distance of the township, this property could be upgraded over time to allow for the increasing tourist demands in this unique New Zealand location.

  • Vendor Finance Options available ($200,000 deposit required)
  • Prime location in Fox Glacier Township
  • Simple business to manage
  • Spectacular mountain views from every room
  • Long lease on offer, through to 27 Oct 2047 if all renewals are taken up
  • Multiple tourism activity & experience options available to guests
  • Easily managed by a couple or family
  • Plus modern 3-bedroom owner/manager’s residence

In a premium location, on a main tourist route, this highly profitable 25 motel unit complex is simply one of the best Accommodation Businesses in Fox Glacier! With superb mountain views from every single room, plus onsite staff accommodation and a modern three-bedroom residence with double garage, this presents a lifestyle opportunity not to be missed! Easily managed by a couple or family, you can live, work and play in one of NZ’s most stunning landscapes. Don’t delay, contact me now.

Sunset Motel offers a variety of configurations to accommodate all guests, from single FIT travellers, to large groups, including international travel tours, and also local and national motorbike tours, car clubs and hunting groups.

Three star Qualmark rated, all 25 units have full glass frontages to allow for unimpeded views of Mount Cook and Mount Tasman, New Zealand’s highest peaks, and the rugged Southern Alps. Snow-capped mountains all year round offer guests the quintessential views that New Zealand is renowned for.

The premium location of the Motel, on Cook Flat Road, is slightly away from the traffic noise of State Highway 6, which runs through the main town, meaning guests can enjoy peace and quiet, with no traffic or late night social bar/restaurant noise – The perfect way to take in the awe-inspiring views, yet still only be approximately 900 meters away from the tourism, retail, hospitality and activity areas of the township.

The Motel Accommodation Complex is made up of:

  • Reception and Office: to run this easy business from
  • 25 motel units: offering various configurations, from studios through to deluxe spa units (see documents)
  • Laundry: The guest laundry features 3 washers and 2 dryers
  • Ample onsite car parking
  • Onsite Staff Accommodation: made up of three caravans, fully fenced in for privacy away from the guests, plus staff kitchen and bathroom facilities.

The onsite Owner/Manager Residence: A modern three-bedroom home is available for the owner or Manager, plus has a generous double garage with internal access. Additional gallery images of the residence and staff areas are available in the documents section, please register to view.

Lease: The current owner bought an additional 5 years for the lease, which runs through until 27 October 2047. 

This is an amazing lifestyle opportunity in one of New Zealand’s key Tourism Destinations. If you are keen to be your own boss and run your own accommodation business, in a motel that is a notch above the rest, then contact me today.

For more information or to arrange your private viewing, please contact specialist Accommodation Business Broker, Dilan De Silva, on 027 444 9692 or email

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Sunset Motel in Fox Glacier is on the Market

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19930: Sunset Motel For Sale in Fox Glacier | Title & Lease

19930: Sunset Motel For Sale in Fox Glacier | Deed of Assisgnment

19930: Sunset Motel For Sale in Fox Glacier | Annual Report 2019

19930: Sunset Motel For Sale in Fox Glacier | Financials 2017-2019

19930: Sunset Motel For Sale in Fox Glacier | Financials 2016-2017

19930: Sunset Motel For Sale in Fox Glacier | Photo Gallery Residence & Staff Accommodation

19930: Sunset Motel For Sale in Fox Glacier | GST Information & Receipts

19930: Sunset Motel For Sale in Fox Glacier | Payroll Summary 01/04/2018 - 01/04/2019

19930: Sunset Motel For Sale in Fox Glacier | Payroll Summary 01/04/2019 - 15/02/2020

19930: Sunset Motel For Sale in Fox Glacier | Room Configurations & Information

19930: Sunset Motel For Sale in Fox Glacier | Construction Review

19930: Sunset Motel For Sale in Fox Glacier | Grounds Fees

19930: Sunset Motel For Sale in Fox Glacier | Chattels

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Total Reviews

Average Rating

 Trip Advisor. com


4.0 stars

 Booking. com


8.4 / 10

 Google. com


4.1 stars

Trip Advisor. com

Nice motel with spacious rooms! ★★★★★

Although an older motel, it is clean and spacious. The rooms feel private and secluded and have good views on the mountains. Staff were friendly, and it was an easy drive to a number of attractions and restaurants.

Stunning view ★★★★★

We made a last minute decision to stay in Fox Glacier so thought the motel probably would only be mediocre. Boy we were wrong. Friendly helpful guy at reception full of information. Our room absolutely beautiful with a fantastic view. Big king size bed that was so so comfortable had a terrific nights sleep.

Quiet, convenience and comfortable ★★★★★

Really good staff helped me to get my son’s favourite toy from the fox glacier lookout(not in the motel) and post back. Highly recommond for staying for fox glacier, lake matheson etc.. 前台的Wiley可以说中文,人也很nice。中国的游客可以很方便的交流。

Excellent ★★★★★

Clean, comfortable, quiet motel with a very pleasant young man at reception who made us feel welcome. Convenient for Fox and reasonably close to Franz J. I forgot to take my jacket when we checked out. The receptionist rang my mobile and informed me within about 30 minutes and we were able to return and retrieve my jacket. Simple honest service.

Booking. com

Great Motel 10/10

Everything was very clean. Great views of Mount Cook from our room. Staff were friendly and helpful. Bed was comfy and the kitchenette had all the basic appliances.

Unforgettable 10/10

Wygodny pokój z własnym tarasem. Świetne widoki. Samochód można zaparkować pod samymi drzwiami do pokoju, tak że nie ma problemu z rozpakowaniem. K. 700 m do kilku restauracji i sklepów.

[Translation by Google]

Comfortable room with its own terrace. Great views. The car can be parked under the door to the room, so there is no problem with unpacking. K. 700 m to several restaurants and shops.

Perfect. 10/10

The manager was cheery, helpful and very pleasant

Very good 8/10

We liked the location, the spacious room and the small kitchen equipped with all you need. The staff is also very nice and helpful.

Good comfortable location for Fox and Franz Josef glaciers with lovely views 9/10

The view of the mountains was lovely. The dark sky meant you could see all the stars and the Milky Way from the garden. It is very well placed for Fox Glacier village and Lake Matheson.

Very good 8.0/10

Well equipped motel on edge of town. Weather poor during our stay, and we really appreciated the advice from the man on reception about how best to view Fox Glacier and Franz Josef. Good outlook from our room.

Google. com

5/5 | The Li hosts are very friendly and welcoming. Wiley was especially helpful locating all the local attractions and restaurants including the best time to go see the glow worms.The unit we stayed in was clean modern and comfortable with most amenities. Al’s happen to have a spa bath which was a welcome addition. It was rainy and overcast with clouds hugging the nearby hills when we arrived but the quality of the motel and the room certainly lifted our spirits. five out of five

4/5 | Friendly owners and nice rooms. It is very good value for money. Only downside a small kitchen and a low table for dining.

5/5 | We stayed in an Executive Double room. The room is clean, comfortable and provides great views. Continental breakfast was wonderful and very convenient. Laundry facilities are great – only $2 for wash and $4 dry. Heating is good and there’s a heated towel rail in the bathroom.
The location is good. Away from the main town area, but walkable and only a few mins drive. The town is small, there is only a general store and restaurants are pricey.

Source: Online review platforms.

Property Details

Property Type


Sale Type

Leasehold Interest (Business)


West Coast

Physical Address

93 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier 7859, New Zealand


Lease Business for sale $500,000 + GST

Contact Agents


Dilan De Silva

Branch Manager l Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Business Broker
New Zealand Regions: North Island & Upper South Island International: Australia, Pacific Islands & Other Destinations
International: +64 27 444 9692
NZ Mobile: 027 444 9692




Tracey Green

Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Business Broker
Kaikoura, Marlborough, Tasman, Nelson & the West Coast
International: +64 22 410 8710
NZ Mobile: 022 410 8710





凯文 阎

国际电话: +64 27 726 8888
新西兰手机: 027 726 8888



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