This hotel shows well with a modern lobby and nice curb appeal but the interior rooms lack considerably. I'll give the rooms one star for newer carpet and an attempt to make the bed appealing with soft sheets but that's where the "luxury" stops in this room. The tacky built-in furniture is original green laminate circa 1950....which on its own is no big deal in a town like this but is a precursor for the horror one finds when stepping into the bathroom. Upon walking in, the floor had clearly not been clean and showed dirt...or perhaps permanent stains? Who knows with it being this old. The shower was the real gem...or should I say Petri dish...since it was growing mold in various corners. Love the tiny soap holder, big enough to hold only the black scum building up so you have to put your products on the floor near the other mold. In an attempt to be environmental, the toilet has dual flush buttons but the half flush is broken so even when going #1, the toilet kicks up enough water to spray the floor evenly. But at least they installed an automatic fan that turns on 30 seconds after the light is switched and continues to rattle noisily for 5 min after it's shut off so when using in the middle of the night, everyone gets woken up. It clearly works too since all the paint is peeling off the ceiling. I can go on but I think you get the picture. This place baits and switches you.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Franz Josef Glacier Hotel