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Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
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Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“Great location, spacious & clean”
Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

Great thing about staying at a motel is the convenience of parking right in front of your room, making it easy to load/unload lugages, no need to worries about stairs and distance. On top of that laundry facilities and free wifi. This motel is also next to groceries and dining. Plus, all attractions can be reached within short walking distance. Recommend this place for yor short stop over at Franz Josef.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

This small motel at Franz Josef was clean,modern & spacious. We were upgraded to the 2 bedroom unit by the road which has a good view of Mount Cook. Though by the road it was quiet and I am a light sleeper. The sitting room was comfy and there was a small terrace area outside to enjoy the view.
No mention of a breakfast but the town with shops & eateries is literally a 5 min walk.
Laundry facilities were available.
Parking is a bit tight with minimal space.
Having seen some of the other reviews of this place I can only say we found it perfectly acceptable and good value.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

Central location of Franz, walking distance to restaurant and grocery shop. Friendly reception, affordable price and the room was better than expected. Fully equipped rooms, modern, clean and very comfortable. Free wifi, nice big tv, free parking, great view of Glacier. Recommend!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Guntersville, Alabama
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

We stayed here for two nights as we came from Kaikoura (about 6 hours) and would follow to Queenstown. A very scenic region like almost all New Zealand. About the hotel: The room is clean,good size, with kitchen facilities, walking distance to everything in Franz Josef. The price is reasonable for a tourist town.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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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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Swindon, United Kingdom
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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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Additional Information about Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge

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 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
#4 Romantic 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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