There is a lot good about this place but the overwhelming issue for us was the traffic noise and lack of view (unless you count a metal cladding fence). We booked two nights here on the basis that we would be able to relax & unwind and "soak up the stunning views of the southern alps and native bush from your private deck" as they say in their brochure. We left after the first night in spite of paying in advance for two nights. I'll leave you to judge for yourself from the attached photo taken from our deck of room 13. No camera tricks here - that is the main highway with a 100kmph limit and traffic is 5 metres from the boundary. Not just noisy but quite frightening when large lorries go past and making the deck unusable. When I asked if they had a quieter room the receptionist said they were full, but anyway that is the room that my Travel Agent had booked for me. I'll talk to Trailfinders about that!
The property is about 3km north of Franz Josef and going into town for dinner is not an option unless you drive. They have an arrangement with a couple of restaurants that will pick you up and drop you back. There are no independent taxis available in Franz Josef according to reception.
the room was large, clean, well equipped kitchen and good quality toiletries
Good laundry facilities at small extra charge.
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