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Aspen Court Franz Josef
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
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“Great Hotel! Highly Recommended to Stay Here!”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

We booked online for this hotel and all went well with our booking. The rooms are clean, nice and the bed was very comfortable. Its walking distance to town for dinner and breakfast and easy driving distance to Franz Josef Glacier. The showers were great. I love a hotel with good water pressure. We only stayed one night, but I would have like to have checked out a few more glacier trails and I would easily book this hotel for multiple nights. Its a great little find.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Sue H, Manager at Aspen Court Franz Josef, responded to this review, 5 April 2014
Thanks JoHall123. Good to hear that you enjoyed our motel. Yes there are many walks here to do, and not enough time - maybe next time!
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Lovely new hotel, great location with nice views. Staff were friendly and helpful. Hotel was just across the road from the hot pools which were a great way to relax for the afternoon.

No blinds on the kitchen window which meant as soon as it got light we were woken up

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Sue H, Manager at Aspen Court Franz Josef, responded to this review, 1 April 2014
I'm sorry about their being no blinds in the kitchen when you stayed. But we have since remedied that, and every unit has them. I'm glad that you enjoyed the hot pools.
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Levin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

The room was spacious & warm and within an easy walk to town & places to eat. The only criticism was that the person next door decided to run their spa bath at 10.30pm!! Apart from this irritation we were more than happy with the surroundings & would stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sue H, Owner at Aspen Court Franz Josef, responded to this review, 6 April 2014
Hi CarolineW1966 Sorry about the neighbours late night spa, something we can't control though. Am glad that you had an enjoyable stay.
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

Wow!!! This was our favorite place while travelling round Nz. This is great value for money. A Must stay.
Dad enjoyed the hot tub.
Mum said cushions and curtains were amazing!!! Chinese right next door was really good as well.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Sue H, Front Office Manager at Aspen Court Franz Josef, responded to this review, 1 April 2014
Thanks for all the positives. It's always good to have a spa bath don't you think. We know we're value for money as well.
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

From the outside this place looks like a typical 1970s motel but once inside you'll find a chic modern studio fully equipped with kitchenette and spa bath. It's right opposite the hot pools. Highly recommended.

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Sue H, Manager at Aspen Court Franz Josef, responded to this review, 1 April 2014
Thanks MelJTait - We're a newly built motel on the outside and the inside is beautiful and chic isn't it. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

I do not stay in motels in the U.S. so I was delightfully surprised when I stepped into my room at Aspen Court Franz Josef. The studio style room was clean, well designed, and perfect for two people. My room was very cozy and I felt very safe, even with a sliding glass door for entry. There are plenty of places to eat and shop within reasonable walking distance. Sentinel Rock is very close and the easy walk towards the glacier was very easy. Just make sure that you get there well before dawn to capture the beauty in the sunlight. I slept like a rock! .... No pun intended :)

Room Tip: I am a very picky person when it comes to lodging, and my room (#6) was perfect!
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Sue H, Manager at Aspen Court Franz Josef, responded to this review, 7 April 2014
It's good to hear that you enjoyed your time with us here in Franz. Thanks ElaineMT12 for your review.
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in this motel last week. It was excellent, and based on the edge of town, so quiet, but within easy walking distance of all restaurants etc. Large room which was very clean and good bathroom with the bonus of a spa bath. Totally recommended.

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Sue H, Manager at Aspen Court Franz Josef, responded to this review, 7 April 2014
Thank you woods01 for the review. It is nice and quiet down our end of town, but is still very close to restaurants etc. Good for all our guests.
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Property: Aspen Court Franz Josef
Address: 76 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aspen Court Franz Josef 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New contemporary motel complex situated within the centre of Franz Josef Village. Affordable spacious, warm and modern accommodation in the heart of Franz Josef Village. Qualmark rated four star plus ... more   less 
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