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“A Surprise in the Country”
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Franz Josef Oasis
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 April 2014

The Franz Josef Oasis was a complete surprise -- a modern hotel with all conveniences and a superb dining room in a lovely meadow ~ 5 km north of the town. The rooms were spacious and equipped with everything we could want, except a closet for hanging clothes. A few hooks were provided, but they were inadequate. Having made that small criticism, the hotel is excellent and we would stay again if returning to the area. The big surprise was the gourmet dining room under the hand of a German chef, a French sous chef, and a Canadian server. We had a delicious five-course, four-wine dinner for a most reasonable price. Breakfast, cooked to order, was also delicious. This is a real gem.

Room Tip: Upgrade to an executive suite -- it's worth it
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Charles P
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

Room 601.
Faced the street but no traffic noise.
2 double beds.
Bathroom huge, shower great.
Free wifi for 30 minutes.
Mini bar; first time a mini bar installed in our whole NZ trip.
Food in restaurant good, GF food available for dinner & breakfast.

Room Tip: Upper level I think best
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank 464Pents
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Great motel option in Franz Josef, is 5 minutes drive from town, very nice big rooms, super comfortable beds, art photographs, displayed in rooms and in the restaurant are great! Room decor is very nice.

Absolutely recommend this motel

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
Thank Fernando E
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

Excellent room in a recently opened motel located about five minutes drive out of Franz Josef village. Comfortable bed, spa bath and a good view from the room. Very friendly managers and staff. Breakfast was extra but was good quality. Not the cheapest place to stay but good quality accommodation which we would recommend.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ocho_Pinos
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

The accommodation is outstanding , very new and of real quality. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was first class. It must be the best place to stay in Franz Josef. They intend providing meals in the evening and this will make it even more attractive as Franz Josef is a bit limited in respect of places to eat.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank William B
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

I went with my wife for our Honeymoon to New Zealand. We had booked the Franz Josef Oasis, it was a new hotel and looked good. Trust me the pictures hardly describe the beauty of the place. We stayed in the King Room with Spa, and view was spectacular. The different lotions and creams for bath and spa were even better. Since it was a new hotel, everything was brand new. The weather was perfect when we had gone. I was more touched by the staff and how courteous they were. I had forgotten to fill Petrol in my Car and was driving to Auckland next day at 5 am to catch a flight. I had no clue the Petrol Pump shuts at 5pm and I realised this at 10pm. The nearest one was 160 ams away! The generous new German Manager at the hotel was kind enough to come with us at 11pm in the night to the petrol station and use his petro car. Saved the Day!
All in all it was a great experience and I will definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Choose the Rooms facing the Open Lawns, thats the best view!
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

This is a great place to stay just a couple of km from Franz Josef village centre. It's a motel, but with a hotel feel. The rooms are spacious, warm and very clean and comfortable. There is a lovely faux-fire heater in each room and some have spa baths. Free reliable wifi throughout. Very helpful staff. I have not given it 5 stars for the reason that at breakfast there was no real coffee - just instant. They let themselves down on that one!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
Thank Lorraine D
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Additional Information about Franz Josef Oasis

Address: State Highway 6 | Franz Josef North, 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
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
Price Range: £52 - £198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Franz Josef Oasis 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened in August 2013 and offering Luxurious rooms with free WiFi and a fire place, Franz Josef Oasis is just 10 minutes drive from Franz Josef Glacier. ... more   less 
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