The Hermitage Hotel, Aoraki Mount Cook

At a glance

  • Located in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park
  • Panoramic dining
  • Great base for adventure activities

The Hermitage Hotel, Aoraki Mount Cook


Surrounded by the Southern Alps with spectacular views

The iconic Hermitage Hotel is set in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, surrounded by the Southern Alps and the highest mountain in New Zealand. Magnificent Mount Cook dominates the views, whether you are dining, relaxing or exploring.

The Alpine Restaurant offers breakfast and dinner buffets with spectacular mountain views from every table and you can admire floor-to-ceiling views of Mount Cook as you tuck into sandwiches, pizzas and salads at the Sir Edmund Hillary Café & Bar. The Snowline Lounge is a cosy venue for aperitifs – curl up by the log fire with a glass of wine and drink in the views of the Southern Alps.

The nearby Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre offers a unique insight into Mount Cook, with a planetarium and 3D theatre. A huge array of activities is on offer in the park, including boat trips on glacial lakes, guided treks through mountain and bushland scenery and heli-skiing in the winter months.

Standard Rooms are located in the original wing and feature a balcony or terrace and alpine views of the Tasman Valley or Mount Sefton. Standard Mount Cook View Rooms are also available. Superior Rooms are set across four floors in the superior wing and offer extra space and Mount Cook views. Premium Rooms are located over five floors in the Aoraki wing and include incredible views of Mount Cook and free Wi-Fi. For the best views, opt for one of the Premium Plus Rooms which are on the 10th floor and feature extras including a Nespresso machine, flat-screen smart television and Thomson’s Distillery amenities.

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Key information

Stunning setting in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park

Airport transfer time: 4 hours
Rooms: 164

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Accommodation information

164 rooms


Restaurant, café, bar

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