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 1,150 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.

The Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook has been welcoming guests since Dec 28, 2016

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Free parking available at the hotel


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Room Type
1 king bed
2 twin beds
1 king bed
2 twin beds
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Property questions and answers
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  • Hi there looking to stay two nights in August but I see breakfast is not available. I’m assuming there is catering on site for breakfast, lunch and dinner?
    Yes, we have on-site restaurants that cater for breakfast, lunch and dinner, please speak to us directly for more information.
    Answered on 14 July 2020
  • do you have bicycles for use /hire for a few hours?
    Hi, yes we do have bicycles for hire at the activity desk, just inside the hotel. Half day is $30 and full day is $50.
    Answered on 2 March 2021
  • I'm looking to arrive from Christchurch Sept. 21. How are the road conditions that time of year? Should I have four wheeled drive? Thanks!
    Hi, September can still be very cold so you need to be prepared for snow and icy conditions. You don't necessarily need a 4 wheeled drive, however I w..
    Answered on 26 January 2021
  • Hi, how can we include breakfast to our booking
    Hi, breakfast does not need to be pre-booked, you can add this on the day for $32.50pp.
    Answered on 1 June 2021
  • Do you cater for an older family e.g a double plus two singles or joining rooms?
    Hi there, Yes we provide family motels with a queen bed and 2 single beds in a separate bedroom. Call us to find out more information!
    Answered on 28 May 2021
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Hotel area info *
1 Restaurant On Site
  • Restaurant #1
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Dinner
    • 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
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
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
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Chinese
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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 are considered 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 26 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and 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 and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and 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

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'.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

FAQs about The Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook

  • Room options at The Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Family
    • Twin
    • Double

  • 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.

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

  • The Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant #1

  • 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.

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