We were met on arrival by Jo who was as friendly as everyone states and we had a nice apartment with two bedrooms. We selected here as it was slightly out of town and had a more rural feel and view (even though close to the road).
It was clean, everything worked well and we had a good rate through booking.com. If we had paid the standard rate from the website it would have been over the top for the apartment as the facilities are fine but basic and there are areas where money has been saved with the decor and funishings.
We had a good night's sleep and in the morning Jo was very helpful with where to walk near the glacier and checked the status of the local roads for us as there had been recent problems with a land slip at haast pass.
Overall we would stay here again if we could get the same discounted rate as we paid this time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Franz Alpine Retreat gives you the perfect retreat in the most beautiful location this country has to offer. Whether you are travelling alone, as a group or a family, it has facilities that fully immerse you in the surrounding environment. Franz Alpine Retreat has been purpose built with facilities that allow you to feel at home, relax, do your own thing and ultimately enjoy the breathtaking environment around you. Our chalets can sleep up to 5. Chalets are equipped with full gas cooking, kitchen - dining room, electric blankets, SKY + Freeview, Wireless Internet. Other facilities within the complex include Book exchange, DVD library, BBQ, full laundry facilities available, Kiwi "continental" breakfast and activity bookings. A perfect place to stay - your home away from home! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Franz Alpine Retreat Hotel Franz Josef