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Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 March 2014

We stayed for one night while traveling along the West Coast. The property is a standard motel where you park your car in front of the room door. The room itself was very spacious and clean, offering all amenities you may need for a short stay. Given that all restaurants are pretty much in walking distance, we did not have to move our car in the evening, which we appreciated. The only minor negative was the price: we had better value for money in other properties in New Zealand and found the price to be a tad high for what is offered. We do nevertheless understand that Franz Josef tends to be a bit more expensive that other areas in general.

All-in-all we would suggest this motor lodge for a short stay and would go back.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Slick and clean, excellent location, daily cleaning; like a very good airport hotel. We stayed a day more than we needed, so would have preferred additional bathroom space and better kitchen facilities.

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Reviewed 28 March 2014

We stayed in a studio room with balcony ,and were told on arrival that we had been upgraded to a spa bath room. I think the room and balcony were the same as booked though.
The location is excellent, it is in the town with plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from.
The room itself was very clean and modern. The kitchen area was well equipped, although we ate out both nights, so only used it for tea/coffee making.
We loved Frans Josef and would stay at the Alpine Glacier again if ever we make it back to NZ.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

We enjoyed our one night stay. Clean, all that we needed for a night stay, and well located! Free WiFi a big plus! Quiet at night and close to restaurants. A walk to see the glow worms after dinner a must!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Wonderful place to stay. Very clean and comfortable. It is one of the most cleanest rooms we have stayed in. Room big and it's so close to town. Water pressure wonderful, no faults at all. Highly recommended :)

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Reviewed 23 March 2014

A good motel ideally situated off the main highway through Franz Josef but within a very short walk of the Cafes and Restaurants. Friendly reception and very clean accommodation. Only a ten minute walk from the Thermal Baths.We dined at The Landing and Aunt Maes - see TA report

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Reviewed 16 March 2014

A good motel in the heart of Franz Josef.
Try to get a room with a view of the mountain and a terrace..they are at the right hand side of the motel as you drive in.
Helpful and pleasant reception,laundry, good wi-fi, very clean, and easy parking.
Good place to stay.
Take the 40 minute helicopter ride around the glaciers and Mt Cook..it's worth the extra bit of expense.

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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:
#3 Family Hotel in Franz Josef
#4 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
#4 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
Price Range: £66 - £138 (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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