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Review of Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier

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Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier
Ranked #11 of 14 Hotels in Franz Josef
essex
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“manager adam”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

As soon as we arrived from Greymouth we were laughing and joking with Adam, he was great we had booked a year in advance , we were given two ground floor rooms with great views he was very helpful it was very busy all the time

Room Tip: all rooms have mountain views plumbing a bit noisey in early morning, but we would still stay there
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank yvonne f
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London UK
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

I booked this Motel well in advance and I do recommend this as it is popular and although the sign may say vacancies in the morning the 3 nights we were there it was no vacancies by the evening. This is a very central motel and the staff are amazing. Offered milk on arrival which was a lovely touch and we were shown where to go and what to do and given helpful advise. Free DVD use as well which was a bonus as we had one day of rain and relaxed watching the great choice. The room we had was very spacious, had great facilites and very clean. TV was a good size and all very clean. I can not fault this motel. Free parking as well. You are central to the shops and restaurants and can see Franz Josef from your accomodation. Thanks for an amazing stay.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank atz
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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126 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

Stayed here for a couple of nights after driving from Greymouth, reached around 7:30 in the evening. We had taken a mountain view studio although there isn't much of a difference between the views from the rooms as the property is pretty small and the snow capped mountains are probably visible from almost anywhere in the town if you just step outside (provided it is sunny). After having stayed at several other places in NZ, would have to say that the room was pretty small by local standards, although I have no way of knowing about the other motels in FJ.
The room was well equipped with cable TV, DVD player and a kitchenette; although there was no complimentary Wi-Fi. The town itself is pretty small, so no matter where you stay you'll always be close to the center with all the shops huddled together in one street. There are quite a few restaurants closeby and since it was raining heavily the night we arrived, we went to one of them for a nice relaxed evening.
The reception staff was pretty friendly without being too outgoing and we got a DVD for our stay as well as big umbrellas for the rain (definitely will need these). There is a complimentary carpark within the compound as well.
Average value for money, and definitely not our best stay experience in NZ

Room Tip: Not much difference between the rooms, so not much sense in going for a mountain view studio.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Praveen K
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Devon, United Kingdom
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383 reviews
91 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

We had stayed in 2 other Bella Vista motels so knew what to expect and were really happy with the welcome, and the facilities such as the view, spa bath and laundry. It was slightly more expensive than some of the other bella vistas but great location and staff, so worth it. Franz Joseph is very popular so book ahead. It was great to get discount vouchers for the restaurant next door, well worth a visit.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank steveissy
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London
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21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

We stayed here for three nights in a studio. The room was tiny - so much so we could hardly get our two bags in. It was, however, decently equipped and had everything you would need for self-catering. It was also quite noisy in the mornings. It was clean and the managers were very helpful.

Room Tip: Some of the rooms are tiny so take a look at yours before you pay up.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Debbie_Foster
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Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2012

Stayed in the studio room for 2 nights from 4-5 Dec 2011. Room was small as expected of a studio. Nevertheless, it was clean and the bed was comfortable. Parking is free. The location is within walking distance to the restaurants and shops - well, FJG is not too big anyway. If it is within your budget, you can consider staying in this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ckiancho
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights whilst at Franz Josef and Bella Vista met all my expectations - clean, friendly and helpful staff, and a good location! The accommodation, although was a bit small and basic, had everything we needed and at a very decent rate. It was just a room with a queen bed but was pleasantly surprised to see that it also included plates/bowls/cutlery - very handy for our breakfast cereals and making lunches! Definitely recommend this place!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank gemmaaaar
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Property: Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier
Address: 34 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
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
#7 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are just a minute's walk to a variety of flights, glacier hikes, restaurants, the Wildlife Center with its Kiwis and the Glacier Hot Pools. Offering a range of modern studio accommodation including, spa bath, queen and twin studio, mountain view studio and larger one bedroom family accommodation. All accommodation includes in-room phones, free Wi-Fi, hairdryers, complimentary tea, coffee, drinking chocolate & fresh milk, fridge, small microwave, toaster and a hot water kettle. Some rooms have full kitchen facilities. Off-street parking, guest laundry and BBQ area are available. ... more   less 
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