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“Another Kiwi Gem” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Glenfern Villas Franz Josef

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Glenfern Villas Franz Josef
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Sydney, Australia
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88 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Another Kiwi Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2013

From the moment we checked in we felt both welcome and relaxed. There was nothing that was too much trouble from free wi fi to being escorted and shown the room.
Added extras of vouchers were another surprise.
I do not write too many reviews but I found this place worthy of praised and somewhere you should definitely consider if ever you are fortunate enough to travel down to this part of the world

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Peter K
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dover, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

A few minutes drive from the village of Franz Josef make this a nice and quiet location with great views of the mountains from rear decked area . The villa had plenty of space, large lounge / dinner / kitchen with separate bedroom and bedroom , with all that you need for your stay. Ideal base for visiting the glaciers.
Children would like feeding the goats and Alpacas and using the play equipment.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2013

Great hosts. Could not do enough for you. Good advice when your traveling is handy and these guy's were spot on. Lotsa room to move. A little out of town but this is quiet and lovely part of the world. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bakers08
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2013

Firstly we were greeted by very pleasant staff, car parking is outside your villa, so much space with lounge & TV, all facilities that you need inc a kitchen & plenty of space in the bedrooms. Great location and with so much to do in Franz Josef you need to stay the night here. Hot pools are nearby & Kiwi place & book an adventure on the glacier!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Caroline L
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013

Stayed one night whilst touring the South Island. A very pleasant quiet clean well presented motel with separate large units. Staff very pleasant and polite. Excellent value for money. Wouldn't hesitate to stay again
Maxine G

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MaxineG599
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

The villa was a one bedroom, living room, kitchen. You can park your car right outside your villa. The small garden with a coffee table outside each villa was very nice to relax with a glass of wine.

The location is average; on the highway. 3-4 kms from the main franz josef city center. The place is extremely quite even by New Zealand standards. Breakfast material is provided in a basket the previous evening. They expect you to cook by yourself. The kitchen is well equipped with a 3-station cooking station, refrigerator, oven, serving utensils, etc. They don't have any restaurant. There is a grocery in the city centre which is well stocked with bread, veggies, ingredients, ready food packs, etc.

Overall a good place to relax for a couple of days. Please go there only if your idea is complete serenity and cooking.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Viral09
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London, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
118 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

This is well located self catering complex just outside Franz-Josef Glacier. We had Villa 5. This had a small and rather double bedroom on the ground floor, a large enough lounge with a kitchenette and a bathroom with shower but no tub. The reception staff was friendly and helpful. There was free wifi which came in easily renewable 2 hour slots.
Just a couple of niggles. We did not meet any other guests but we assumed the owners expect them to be rather rough as the coat hangers were wired down against theft. The other was we were given a menu for continental breakfast which is delivered the night before. This was priced at 16 dollars. This seemed reasonable but not the supplements for coffee capsules which made the whole operation seem rather mean.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank gmm83
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Additional Information about Glenfern Villas Franz Josef

Property: Glenfern Villas Franz Josef
Address: State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 Speciality Lodging in Franz Josef
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Glenfern Villas Franz Josef 4.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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