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Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel
Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
Reviewed 28 November 2012

Another Scenic Hotel that is up to continued high standards.

Close to Glacial Helicopter's for flights to the Franz Joseph Glacier.

Rooms in block formation. Good quality furniture and shower room only. No Bath!. Negative point is that an outside light shines through the bathroom window.

Hotel staff very smartly dressed and helpful. Even in the morning at Breakfast time.

Had meal in restaurant in the evening and it was excellent cooked food.

Would recommend anyone to stay at this great hotel. I would again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled solo
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SHFJManager, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2012

Dear the_baron1

Thank you for placing feedback on Tripadvisor. I have passed your kind comments onto my team. We hope to welcome you back to Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier in the future.

Kind Regards Maree

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Reviewed 27 November 2012

SUPER comfortable beds, nice spacious rooms and loved the service. Nice size shower which had good water flow and fast hot water. It's walking distance to everything in Franz Josef. The view from our room was awesome - sunrise/sunset views of the glacier. Even caught a glimpse of glow worms in the woods nearby. :)

Room Tip: Ask for a room upstairs for best views
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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SHFJManager, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2012

Dear pinotchicky

Thank you for your comments on Tripadvisor, I am glad you enjoyed your stay in the hotel.
I am sure you have taken with you fond memories of the breathtaking views in Franz Josef.

Kind Regards Maree

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Reviewed 24 November 2012

THE most comfortable bed I have ever slept on in a hotel ... and I have slept in a lot of beds! just the most divine nights sleep ever. Room was lovely, well decorated & clean. it wasn't a huge room with a compact bathroom but had everything you needed to lay your weary head down for the night. Great flat screen TV too! Restaurant for breakfast was good too.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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SHFJManager, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2012

Dear Madferretperson

Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. The Scenic signature bedding certainly ensures a wonderful night's sleep. The hotel underwent a major refurbishment in 2011 and the feedback, particularly on the decor and bed comfort, has been extremely positive.

I sincerely hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels around New Zealand.

Kind Regards Maree

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Alexander T, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Alexander T, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Alexander T, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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Alexander T, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

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Additional Information about Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel

Address: 36 Main Rd | Off State Hwy 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Franz Josef
#6 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
Price Range: £78 - £258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 130
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier sits at the edge of the Westland World Heritage Park, and is just moments from one of New Zealand’s most spectacular natural attractions, the Franz Josef Glacier. Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier makes the most of its alpine location and offers quality accommodation in two separate hotel ‘wings’. Stay in either the Douglas or Graham wing, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings within Franz Josef village. Our hotel is in a premium location, making it the perfect place to base yourself while exploring the magnificent Westland region.Our professional, friendly staff look forward to welcoming you and helping to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable. Your visit will be made even more memorable by the many natural wonders in the area. Just be sure to bring your camera! ... more   less 
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