As previous contributors have mentioned, the owner, Jo, is very welcoming and works hard to ensure you have a pleasant stay. Nothing is too much trouble.
We had a complimentary continental breakfast, free WiFi and laundry powder was provided free of charge. The washing machine was only NZD3 and there was a communal washing line and clothes airer provided. We borrowed a couple of DVDs from the library in Reception during our stay.
The apartment was well furnished apart from the lounge chairs which were very lumpy and the floor was rather bouncy, like you get in a mobile home!
The location is only a 5 minute drive from Franz Josef town centre and we never had any problems parking to use any attractions or parking.
Jo was very helpful, providing information on things to do and where to eat. When it was time to leave for the long drive to Queenstown she advised on where to refuel and places to stop and the traffic situation after the closure of the Haast Pass.
- 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 personalised 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, Phone & insect screens. Other facilities within the complex DVD library, BBQ, full laundry facilities, continental breakfast.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