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Punga Grove Motel & Suites

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 20 November 2014

After a long long day we arrived at Punga Grove to the biggest welcome and excellent service. Our room was awesome.(executive suite). WOW. By far the best accomodation on the West Coast. We were an easy stroll to the restaurants and had a spa bath bath in the room on our return. Great way to finish the day after walking...

Thank Haremale
Reviewed 6 November 2014

We had 3 nights at Franz Josef and thoroughly enjoyed the Motel, the town and the activities in the region. It was staying at the Punga Grove Motel and the fantastic hosts that really made it for us though. Due to staying a little longer than most we were upgraded on arrival and had a very large room with a...

Thank Rod S
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 31 October 2014

After driving 6 hrs from Blenheim it was welcoming to arrive at Punga Grove for a 2 night stay. Although not a super luxury motel, our room was clean and comfortable( although showing its age) with the usual amenities including free wifi. It is centrally located to the town centre so easy to walk to things rather than drive. We...

Thank Phil M
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 October 2014

We had 2 nights at Punga Grove and were upgraded upon our arrival which was so generous. Our suite had a gas fire and all the usual amenities plus a wee deck at the back where we could sit and admire the ferns and Pungas (of course)! . The hot pools were just down the road and wonderful to soak...

Thank EH1852
Reviewed 13 October 2014

We had read some less than wonderful reviews on trip advisor (shock horror) about this hotel as it was a last minute change to our schedule and we were a little concerned. we shouldnt have been. We had driven 5 and half hours from Nelson in some typically wet west coast weather and were very tired. We found punga very...

Thank Scottd237
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 6 October 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for our honeymoon and we were upgraded by the friendly hostess to a romantic room with a fire place, jetted tub, and beautiful forrest view. The hotel is centrally located in Franz Josef. Our only issue was that we noticed some stains on the bedding. Great value and would recommend staying here when visiting Franz Josef.

Thank Alan W
PungaGrove, Manager at Punga Grove Motel & Suites, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to upgrade you as it was a very special occasion. I do apologise about the stains , thanks for letting us know. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your honeymoon.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 October 2014

From the friendly greeting by Berine at reception to the clean and comfortable rooms the stay at Punga Grove was great. Had a studio and Two bedroom accommodation which was above expectations. Moved rooms so we were adjacent which was a nice touch. Close to the attractions and a short walk to Cafes and Restaurants.

Thank Ray P
PungaGrove, Manager at Punga Grove Motel & Suites, responded to this review

It just made sense to upgrade you and have you next to each other . it was a pleasure in having you stay, hopefully we may see you again.

Yallingup, Australia
Reviewed 30 September 2014

We recently spent two nights at Punga Grove after driving down the west coast. We found the suite to be spacious, spotless and comfortable. It has obviously been recently refurbished and it had everything we needed. We conveniently had a ground floor suite with parking at our door. The owners were welcoming and very friendly and most helpful. It is...

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 17 September 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Punga for one night having arrived on a cold and rainy day. We found the room very cold to start with and it took a while to warm up with the small fan heater on the wall, but it was fine once it did. The host is a lovely lady with a good sense of humour who...

Thank Mick T
Ballina, Australia
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Stayed in the 2 bedroom unit. Felt at home straight away. Main bedroom on a mezanine floor, small flight of stairs to access. 2nd bedroom on ground floor with 2 single beds. Friendly owners. Beds very comfortable. Kitchen had all the facilities we needed. Loungroom spacious with a bay window with views of the gardens. 5 minute drive to Franz...

Thank fitz11

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  • Wheelchair access
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Punga Grove offers stylish motel accommodation in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier village. Set amongst beautiful native bush with the lush rainforest at your doorstep with a stunning backdrop of high alpine peaks, Punga Grove is your natural West Coast accommodation choice for your stay in Glacier Country in New Zealand. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Punga Grove Motel & Suites

Address: 40 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 2000, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: £58 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Punga Grove Motel & Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Punga Grove Hotel Franz Josef
Punga Grove Motel And Suites
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
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“Pay a few dollars more and get a room at the back.”
mikepL6050XN, 12 May 2017 | Read review
“Corner suites are large and sunny”
juancarlosmF3543ZT, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Mountain views. Ground floor if stairs are a problem, but obviously you won't get the mountain views.”
  • Although dark, you may be able to make out the close proximity of the shrubbery outside the wind
arbruse, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Both floors have accessible units as well as non-accessible”
NahanniRafter, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Rooms backing onto the rainforest were interesting.”
ColinCJC, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
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