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“bright clean room with excellent view!”

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Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
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Kingsville, Canada
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226 reviews
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“bright clean room with excellent view!”
Reviewed 16 February 2014

A bright spacious and clean room, up to date amenities in kitchen area, we had an amazing view of the mountains and surroundings on 3 sides of our corner room. Nice sofa to sit on and nice large bed. Decent internet for New Zealand which is usually consistently poor.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 February 2014 via mobile

This accommodation was the most expensive we stayed in within the whole of NZ at $210 per night, room only booked on booking.com.
mark on reception gave a warm welcome and was pleasant and helpful. the view from the room was good and the motel is well located just off the main drag. the rooms are large and well equipped but the bathrooms are like something you would find in a caravan, not the place you would like to sit in a spa tub. these need updating for the cost. I would recommend looking at other options in the generally overpriced franz josef. Noise from street is also pretty bad and NO AIRCON is a disgrace especially for what they charge here.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sandviken, Sweden
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Reviewed 8 February 2014 via mobile

Large clean rooms. Nicely situated in the middle of the village.
Extremely nice and friendly owners/
This is my fourth stay here, and it's definitely one of my top Hotels in New Zealand, beacuse of the staff!
It's highly recommended for everyone!

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 7 February 2014 via mobile

We were so fortunate to be able to stay at the Alpine Glacier motel in Franz Josef. It is central to everything on offer in the town - walks, hikes, planes, helicopters - you name it. It was a short walk to restaurants and shops. Really well located. Our room was enormous, with a king-size bed, sofa, kitchen area and large bathroom. Evertything appeared to be quite new and in good repair. What more could we ask for?

Stayed January 2014
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

Well maintained motel. Good space, including a kitchenette in the room. We called to tell them that we were arriving late, so they said they would leave the key in the door for us. So we walked up to our room at 11pm, and the key was literally in the door. Great location in town. Easy walking distance to everything. We were doing the heli-hike, whose offices are literally located around the corner.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

Small rooms but perfect for overnight stay. Very happy to recommend this accommodation to others. We found the bed very comfortable and a great place to base our stay to explore the glaciers..........♡♥

  • Stayed January 2014
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Jerusalem
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

This small motel in Franz Joseph was our biggest and best accommodation surprise in NZ. The room was so spacious, comfortable and very clean! The two fellows who run the place were extremely gracious in my email correspondence with them, and did not let us down upon our arrival at Alpine Glacier. It was extremely rainy when we arrived late afternoon so we opted to stay in and use the kitchenette facilities. Again, all you needed to warm up a basic meal. Bed was large and extremely comfy. Manager was so sweet. He upgraded us to a deck room. Motel in great location for the local evening life and a short drive to hiking trail for Franz Joseph Glacier. Would definitely recommend staying here. It was really a find and so reasonably priced.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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:
#3 Family Hotel in Franz Josef
#4 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
#4 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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