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“Very good option to stay however not the best!”

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Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge
Ranked #8 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Excellent rooms with all the amenities provided. car can be parked right infront of your room. very courteous staff offers free milk and internet service. location is not the best as nearby hotels are available at same rates but offer better views of the mountains. located next to the petrol pump and convenience store. Size of the room is excellent and if fully equipped with everything you would need.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

We arrived after 10pm and the owner put a notice on reception glass door to inform us to check-in directly to the room, where the room key is at the door. The next morning when we found out Franz Glacier no longer provide half day glacier tour, the owner helped us to make a half day tour booking at Fox Glacier. That save lots of our time, and also make sure we manage to arrive Fox Glacier on time to catch the half day tour. We really love your courteous service!

The room is like a studio with kitchen and sufficient utensil for us to cook late dinner. The bed is very comfy. Overall very clean and nice.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

Nice place, good location and excellent installations, good pillows and beds, good bathrooms, very clean and in good conditions, friendly crew, free wifi and car parking. I recommend if you want to spend some time in Franz Joseph

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

Very few motels or even hotels can make you feel at home and this place is surely one of them.
I would apologize to the owners for putting in this review so late as I had stayed in November 2010, but I would make sure anyone who I know visits Franz josef stays here.
Great rooms, excellent service and very well managed.

P.S: Traveled in November 2010, but unable to select the correct month & year of travel

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

We stopped in Franz Josef on our trip on the West Coast. We had planned to hike up the Fox Glaciers and booked the guided tour already, when we realised that there was no accomodation left in Fox, we decided to stay in Franz Josef instead and that didn't end up being a problem. The Fox Glaciers are quite close and driving there was easy.

The hotel itself is nice, the rooms are very spacious and well equiped (kitchen, microwave, large flatscreen TV). We were also given free WiFi access for the 2 nights way stayed there, which is a big plus compared with some other places that would charge quite a lot for it!

The guys at the reception were really helpful and gave us a map of Franz Josef with some advice on where to eat and what to see, as well as some other recommendations for the rest of our trip down after the glaciers.

The price might be a bit higher than other places, but we were delighted to have a nice, modern, comfortable and clean room to come back to after our full-day hike on the Glaciers.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights early August. I had purchased a good Wotif deal and was VERY happy with my choice/stay. The large unit was immaculately clean, very impressive ! A fully equipped kitchen area with good quality crockery, cutlery and cooking gear for three. A table for two. The King bed and linen was also quite good. Good lighting and heating. Massive wall TV. The large bathroom, with ceiling heater/fan/lighting combo and towel warmer rails was also very clean. I would happily stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for room 8 (as offered to me) - it has a small patio outside where you can enjoy the view whilst...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

As a motel goes you probably can't go wrong. Large spacious rooms and very clean. We had a spa room with views of the mountain which we paid a little extra for. Probably not needed and maybe why we thought it wasn't the best value compared to other places we stayed. However, we had an enjoyable stay, the place rightly gets good reviews and the price is probably just dictated by the location and not a huge amount of choice so I'm not going to hold that against the accommodation! Within easy walking distance of everything in the township and a short drive to the Franz Josef glacier. It is also about 20km to Fox Glacier so easy enough to do what we did which was to stay here and visit and walk up to the Franz Josef glacier before driving and doing the same at Fox Glacier before returning to enjoy the Franz Josef hotpools in the afternoon.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge

Address: 17 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), 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 Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
#6 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
Price Range: £50 - £195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
24 spacious, well appointed, ground floor studio and family units. Central village location with spectacular alpine and rainforest views, walk to restaurants, shops and attractions. King, queen, deck and spa units with kitchenettes, ensuite bathrooms, Sky TV, DVD players and complimentary DVD library. Spa pool, guest laundry and activities booking service. ... more   less 
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