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Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel
Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
Reviewed 26 August 2013

We stayed here 2 nights as we liked it so much! Very quiet area, beautiful rooms, great bathrooms with the best products in! Super comfy beds! Great friendly service @ reception!
Overall an absolute delight!

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Reviewed 11 August 2013

This is a very clean, comfortable hotel. The rooms are quite spacious and well appointed with a lovely outlook. The grounds are well maintained We found the receptionist helpful and informative about the local Glaciers and the various ways of accessing the Glaciers.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

We found this hotel to be an amazing luxurious experience for such a remote location. After exploring the west coast we stayed 2 nights, had excellent meals, beautiful walks, and a glacier hike. We would recommend ordering from the menu for breakfast (instead of buffet) but you can assess what you would prefer. The staff are wonderful, accommodating and friendly. We would definitely recommend this hotel and are already planning our summer return.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

Had a wonderful very welcome sleep in a magnificent bed !!! Room had been recently tastefully modernised. Only 2 complaints would be the phone to reception wasn't working and when I told them they said "oh" and nothing done. Thd second would be the bus outside that kept running all thd time. Other than this I would definitely recommend this hotel for top cleanliness and comfort at a reasonable price. Easy location for all activities and scenery even though it was raining when we were there.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 4 August 2013 via mobile

Really clean and modern rooms. Staff extremely helpful. Bed is like sleeping on a cloud. Has a great open fire in the bar, perfect for a night cap. Short walking distance to all the things you will need during your stay. Great value for money. Would stay here again.

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Reviewed 30 July 2013

We found this hotel stay 90% satisfactory, 3 negatives are, No sky channels were available, bed was uncomfortable due to large hollows and humps, Would suggest the topping thing be changed as we both found it extremely hollowed and uncomfortable, lastly dam bus that was parked right next to our room started up and left running for 3/4 of an hour at 6am, why allow buses to park right next to rooms is unsatisfactory especially when there is a large car park where the bus could have been directed to the far away side where no rooms are. The room was clean, fresh & modern as well as roomy in size. Staff excellent service. Location close to township so as to walk around.

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights, wonderful stay,spacious rooms, good views and exceptionally great amenities, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, had breakfast at the restaurant with excellent breakfast from chef deepthi, Alvin at the service end delivered great customer service. Heis a very joyful person and all of the staff really enjoy their work.Everything in this hotel is very well managed, though the location is not that well equipped, but the staff and this well structured hotel makes you feel at home, take away coffee cups are above the expectations and i will definitely stay here again and will also suggest this hotel to many who select this hotel as their stay.

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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: £95 - £262 (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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