Set in Mount Cook National Park, The Hermitage Hotel features a range of rooms and suites all offering majestic mountain views, and most with views of Mount Cook. Guests can enjoy a range of onsite dining and bars, and free WiFi is offered in the Snowline Lounge and Sir Edmund Hillary Cafe. All rooms feature an private bathroom including a shower, free toiletries and hairdryer. Some rooms offer a bath tub. Also included in each room is a satellite flat-screen TV, refrigerator and tea and coffee making facilities. In-room WiFi is available for an additional charge. The Hermitage Hotel is located adjacent to Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Center and just 1148 feet from Aoraki Mount Cook National Park Visitor Center. Lake Tekapo is 65 mi away and Twizel is 40 mi away. Guests enjoy free private onsite parking. Other facilities offered at the hotel include a 24-hour reception and a tour desk to organize local activities for you. There are also business facilities, laundry services. The Snowline Lounge looks out over the spectacular Mount Cook, and is ideal for a cocktail by the log fire. For a quick snack the Sir Edmund Hillary Cafe & Bar offers a range of on-the-go or eat in treats. Reservations are recommended for The Alpine Restaurant, which is open daily serving buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Panorama Room, re-opens on 16 October and is the hotel's signature à la carte restaurant, with a focus on local ingredients. Reservations are essential for dining at The Panorama Room.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Free parking available at the hotel


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Room Type
Number of guests
1 king bed
2 twin beds
1 king bed
2 twin beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 2

This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
Low score for Mount Cook Village
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Xiang
    China China
    The view is extraordinary, facing right before the Mt Cook! The best location ever in the area around the national park. Don't miss it! The view from the balcony marked our journey.
  • Peter
    United States of America United States of America
    The view from our room was amazing! Staff were friendly and helpful.
  • Hua
    United States of America United States of America
    One of the best hotels I’ve ever stayed. The view from the room is astonishing. The room is very nice and clean. All the staffs are very welcoming. Will definitely visit it again.

Hotel area info

3 Restaurants On Site

  • Alpine Restaurant
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Dinner
    • Ambience
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free
  • The Panorama Room
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
  • Sir Edmund Hillary Café
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Brunch • Lunch
    • Ambience
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of The Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook
Great facilities! Review score, 8.2

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Happy hour
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Movie nights
    Additional charge
  • Hiking
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Playground
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/out
    Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Convenience store on site
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Chinese

House rules

The Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM


Until 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 15 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib upon request
4+ years
Extra bed upon request
NZD 30 per person, per night

Prices for extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no cribs available at this property.

All extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos American Express Cash The Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

You must show a valid photo ID upon check in.

Please note for bookings of 4 or more rooms, different policies and procedures may apply. For further information please contact the property in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

'The Hermitage, Aoraki/Mount Cook will not require guests to have a NZ COVID-19 vaccine pass from 5th April 2022'.

FAQs about The Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook

  • The prices at The Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at The Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Family
    • Twin
    • Double

  • Yes, The Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Playground
    • Movie nights
    • Bicycle rental
    • Walking tours
    • Happy hour

  • The Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook is 2,150 feet from the center of Mount Cook Village. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook has 3 restaurants:

    • The Panorama Room
    • Sir Edmund Hillary Café
    • Alpine Restaurant

  • Check-in at The Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.