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Reviewed 12 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for one night on our way through franz josef. Rooms were big and the beds comfy. Staff were very friendly and the location is good. It is quite expensive for what you Get, is very much a motel. All of the rooms are on the ground floor and if you want any privacy you have to close the blinds as all of the windows face the car park and all the other rooms. Fine for a one night stay but for longer would probably look elsewhere.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank Matthew W
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

2A & 2C. Stayed for 2 nights in a 2 bedroom room.

It is a motel and given this the rooms are relatively spacious. They are clean and comfortable. They are reasonably well equipped with a kitchenette should you wish to cook your own food but don’t cook anything with an odour or you will pay a fee (I get why the signage is there but does seem a bit like someone made a sign ‘cos on an occasion someone was silly)!

Check in was quick and informative as was check out.

The motel is located well with regard to getting to Franz Joseph glacier, local restaurant and the nearby hot pools.

My only issue of any note was the lack of a place to put wet/snowy clothing. This is NZ in the winter so almost guaranteed that you will end up wet or covered in snow. We found that the room could not cope with the humidity of us to trying to dry off/warm up/shower. The room became very damp with heavy condensation.

Difficult one to sum up really... Would I stay here again? Yes. Will I ever need to stay here again? No. Be aware that you cannot access the glacier by foot anymore, only by helicopter. If this is out of your budget then stay nearer to Fox glacier.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 November 2013 via mobile

Lovely studio, good facilities. 5 minutes walk from centre of town.

Receptionist really helpful with good advice on activities.

Good selection of DVD's if bad weather, lucky we did not need.

Not really for long term stays but just right for one or two nights.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank british56
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Reasonable sized room, clean and well equipped in a good location just on the edge of town. We found the room a little dark and not somewhere to linger. Fine for a quick overnight stay. Not particularly good value.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Col07
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

Lovely large rooms, comfy queen bed, clean modern bathroom, adequate kitchenette, great service and fine location. No real views from your room but that didnt matter much. Motel was opposite the hot pools which was handy. Also had free Wifi and free parking.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank sofia2
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