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“Spacious, clean and a perfect location to explore the glaciers”
Review of 58 On Cron Motel

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58 On Cron Motel
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 May 2011

We spent 2 nights there during our tour of the South Island. After a great drive through the mountains, we arrived at Franz Joseph and found our motel tucked on the tropical forest! The room was spacious, bright and the bathroom clean. The living room has a very good quality TV/DVD player and the hosts offer a good selection of DVDs to pass time for when the weather is too bad to venture out! While the motel is by the road, there is very little noise and we slept very well. 5 mins walk from the town centre, it is great to be able to stroll to the bars/restaurants/Eco centre/Hiking Centre/DOC. The manager was really helpful and friendly. She gave us plenty of great ideas/tips. Thank you for a great stay!

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 April 2011

Very modern, comfortable and clean motel room. We stayed one night to "do" the glacier so we did not worry too much about being over our average budget. A few rules cards up on the wall - e.g don't cook anything smelly or you'll be charged :-(. Lady on reception was pleasant and helpful. The Motel is a short walk from the village centre - so no need to get your car out for the local amenities. Check out the footpaths from the village to the glacier. Unless you want to go on it there may be no need for an organised tour.

Room Tip: Easy and nice walk from village to glacier.
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  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 April 2011

I cannot praise our hosts highly enough: Anne especially was wonderful, getting our short time in Franz Josef organised quickly and efficiently, gaining us discounts on activities, and giving valuable guidance on all local matters with warmth and enthusiasm. The motel is a quiet oasis in the small town of Franz Josef, set amid verdant rainforest with views up to the surrounding ridges. We were glad we had chosen to stay at 58 On Cron and not next door at the Rainforest Retreat, which was noisy and busy at all times, and full of tour bus visitors and backpackers. Our room was spacious, well-appointed and very well-maintained, and the facilities were excellent: the shower was amazingly powerful, the complimentary toiletries of good quality, the bed large and comfortable, and the international TV channels welcome. We loved the little seating area outside with its fronds of palm giving us some privacy from the next room. There was a kitchenette in the room, with the provided cooking equipment of a very good standard, and we also had the use of two outdoor barbecues: Anne also provided kitchen foil for us to cook fresh fish on the barbie, along with welcome advice on how best to cook it! Take advantage of the proximity of the Hot Pools, which are right across the road from 58 On Cron, and ask about the special entrance price available to guests. We both really enjoyed our stay at this motel, and will happily return for a longer visit when we get chance.

Room Tip: Take advantage of the proximity of the Hot Pools
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  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 March 2011

Very friendly staff, huge room, really good shower. After a day hiking the glacier 58 on cron was the relaxing night we needed to unwind and recoup for the next days drive to queenstown. Booking a private thermal pool across the road was a fantastic idea too. I would not go throught franz without stopping at this motel.

  • Stayed: March 2011
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Reviewed 21 March 2011

We had a 2 bedroom unit for 2 couples. Our luggage didn't fit the rooms and space was tight. The rooms were newish, clean and well kept. The cost for our unit was the dearest we had on our entire trip of both islands. Not worth it but heck - what do you do when you are miles from the nearest big town and the competition in this little town can all get to gether and price gouge. We would stay there again because there is little choice.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 March 2011

The reception was excellent and the room clean and spacious. It is well located opposite the spa pools and within easy walking distance of the restaurants etc. The kitchen was equipped well for two and the shower was exceptionally powerful.
Parking is right outside your unit.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 March 2011

This is a good motel to stay in for a short stay, it has everything that you need and is centrally located. Its opposite the the hot pools whcih are nice at the end of the day. The owner is exceptionally friendly and helpful.

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Address: 58 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Franz Josef
#2 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
#2 Family Hotel in Franz Josef
Price Range: £57 - £123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — 58 On Cron Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
58 on Cron is set amongst beautiful rain forest but just a 5 minute stroll to the village. We are also conveniently located across from the Glacier Hot Pool complex. The Motel is architecturally designed for the discerning traveller and each unit is fully equipped with everything needed to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Our guests enjoy 50+ Channels of Sky TV and Free WI-FI Access. ... more   less 
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