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Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge
Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Franz Josef
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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“clean..excellent value !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

only one night here .. but clean ..nice toiletries and ELECTRIC BLANKETS ... easy to get too .. large spacious rooms and prefect for a stopover whilst doing the 'drive' !
make sure you go to the hot pools .. we missed out as we were not aware :(

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

We had three nights in this hotel, which was located just on the edge of the Franz Josef village. The rooms were spacious and the bed was very comfy. The bathroom was functional, but not outstanding. It's in a great location for loads of glacier activities, and the staff were super helpful in assisting us with fun things to do!

One thing to keep in mind is that the rooms aren't very sound proof. If you're a light sleeper, try to get one of the rooms on the end!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

I stayed here for 2 nights. It has such a great location, walking distance to the Franz Josef Glacier Walk Day Trip office, petrol station, and mini mart. my room was spacious and very clean. The bed was comfortable. Staff was very welcoming, I felt right at home.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

This lovely little place is located right in the centre of this very small town, but being slightly tucked behind the main road, if still has a good sense of privacy. A small supermarket and several restaurants are only a few short minutes away. The room was clean and spacious, and had quite modern furnishings and dressings. The owner in the office was helpful with advice on where to go in town while staying there, and you could book activities (such as the glacier tours) right from the office. Overall it was a lovely little place to stay and great value for money.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

Stayed 2 nights (3/21-22) while passing from Christchurch to Queenstown. Great location (approx 10 min drive from carpark for Franz Josef glacier and 30 min from Fox glacier) and King bed rooms were spacious. Front desk was helpful in providing ideas for my friends while I was hiking Fox glacier.

Higly recommend Alice May for dinner and affagato. =d

5/5. Good staff. Good location. Great price for location.

Room Tip: If you're there around dinner, visit Alice May at the corner of Cron and Cowan. Excellent dinner...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Qld
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

From the moment we arrived we were greeted by warm & friendly staff and felt welcome. After a long day and several nights of poor sleep elsewhere I asked if the room had a bath, the one we booked didn't but they happily offered to move us to a room that did.
The rooms are spacious, clean, comfortable and very well equipped. You are supplied with adequate towels, kitchen accessories and there is a laundry room onsite which came in very handy. It's located close to everything, one street back from the main road.
The room has a heater and electric blanket making it cosy and warm, there is also wifi available in the rooms which was a huge bonus.
The view is breathtaking, our room had a small deck at the back and despite the freezing temperature we couldn't get enough of the view from out there.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and could not speak highly enough of the Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge....thank you so much for making our stay in Franz Josef a delight!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

We stayed for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Excellent location andconvenient to walk everywhere in Franz Joseph incl the hot pools. We had a king room which was very big, large bed, comfortable with all the amenties you'd expect or need incl a well equipped kitchenette which we did use for breakfast each day. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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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 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
#5 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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