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 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

ATM & Currency Exchange: Need cash? There's an ATM and a currency exchange service at this property.

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Free parking available at the hotel


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4 reasons to choose The Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
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 di...
    Yes, we have on-site restaurants that cater for breakfast, lunch and dinner, please speak to us directly for more information.
    Answered on July 14, 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 March 2, 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 June 1, 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 May 28, 2021
  • How accessible are the walks in the area in June
    The walks are still accessible in June, however they can close due to severe weather. I would advise you to check with the Department of Conservation ...
    Answered on April 30, 2021
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Amenities of The Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook Great facilities! Review score, 8.2
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Happy hour
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Movie nights Additional charge
  • Hiking Off-site Additional charge
  • Playground
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
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street 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
  • Shuttle service
  • Convenience store on site
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 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 by request
4+ years
Extra bed by request
NZD 26 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

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 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

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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • The Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook is 2,150 feet from the center of Mount Cook Village.