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The Terrace Motel
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
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Reviewed 15 March 2012

This was an average motel with above average prices. Make sure if you are staying here that you check what facilities your room has as we made the error of assuming our room had cooking facilities which it didn't.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

A warm welcome and some helpful tips from the owner on arrival was a hopeful sign but who for some reason then mentioned a recent guest had described their room as dated which she thought was harsh. We were given a spacious corner room with splendid views of the glacier and surrounding mountains but the aforementioned guest was correct - the furnishings are dated and the poor quality carpet wasn’t one we wanted to walk on in bare feet. The room was however well equipped with its own kitchen and a small sofa though I can’t imagine who would find it comfortable watching the TV that’s fixed so high up on the wall. It’s in a very convenient location close to all amenities and very quiet. A couple of minor housekeeping issues were quickly fixed with a friendly smile but failed to compensate for a room that’s on the basic side so we felt it was over priced.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 February 2012

The staff could not be more helpful. Great facilities if you are travelling in camper van (power point,laundry,wi fi ,water,gas etc)Walking distance to pick up guided tour on glacier and for pubs/restaurants. Cost for us approx 2person $35

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Thank rawplugs
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

The rooms are large, clean and well equipped, the beds comfortable and the staff friendly and helpful. The decor and fittings are a bit dated but are really well maintained. Location is excellent.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

Clean accommodation with basic kitchen facilities, good room service. However, paper thin walls so not for light sleepers. Also a very cold room, was raining during our stay so needed to have the heater on constantly. Very overpriced for what you get, are paying for the location. Parking outside unit, walking distance to everything. Friendly hosts.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 November 2011

Clean, well-kept, very friendly staff, excellent location with a great view. Absolutely no complaints. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 November 2011

This is only a stopping off point. accomodation in the town is average, and the Terrace is no differant. Clean & tidy but definatly budget style. We were upgraded (but from what).

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Terrace Motel

Address: 15 Cowan Street, Box 44, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
Price Range: £70 - £190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Terrace Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Terrace is the closest Motel to the centre of Franz Josef Village, yet on a quiet side street. The 4 star Terrace Motel offers views of snow capped mountains and the Croz Glacier from its grounds. Unlimited Free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking are included. The Terrace offer Hotel style rooms along with rooms with cooking facilities, next to reception is a quiet restaurant operated by two of Franz Josef most experienced restauranteurs. The Terrace is the closest Motel to Franz Josef's free Glow Worm Caves and Franz Josef Kiwi Bird Centre where guests can experience New Zealand's national bird up close. The Terrace offers spacious ground floor accommodation with electric blankets and electric heating, flat-screen Televisions, tea/coffee making facilities and all en suite bathrooms, some feature a Spa Bath. Guests have a choice of studio's or spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Most rooms features stove tops and microwaves along with a dining area (please note Hotel style rooms offer tea / coffee and breakfast making facilities only). All rooms are serviced daily. Guests have access to shared laundry and barbecue facilities with outside tables and chairs. The tour desk can organise a range of activities including discounted helicopter flights, hikes, kayaking, horse treks and glacier walks. ... more   less 
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