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Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier
Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
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Sydney, Australia
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314 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Nice and local”
Reviewed 23 January 2013

3 Star , 5 / 10
Helpful staff , good service. Manager was excellent ( called us when the East west bridge was out so we could modify our plans).
Convenient location , close to shops , restraunts (and a medical center)
90's decor in good condition , beds where fine, hard to get a good combination of pillows though.
LCD TV , Spa bath , kitchen.
Slight drip on the kitchen sink.

Room Tip: Top story gets the best views.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2013

Our family of 4 was very happy here. We had a one bedroom. It was comfortable, clean, and quiet. It was also conveniently located near Alice May Restaurant, which we ate dinner at both nights we were there because we like it so much. Adam was extremely friendly and helpful. From home when we trying to find something online he was very helpful in trying to accomodate us. We were there on New Year's Eve and were happy to be there.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Brussels
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135 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2013

Great room with very friendly staff

Let me start by underlining the very friendly staff. The hotel itself is a typical Bella Vista hotel. The layout and rooms are nearly everywhere the same in NZ so from that side all is good.
The location of the hotel is very good - just off the main road.

Sightseeing/Attractions Tip: The main attraction here is of course the glacier. However you have to take a chopper or plane to see the beauty of it, as by foot you will see nothing more than a lot of old and dirty snow

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ashland OR
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2013

We had a one-bedroom suite (with second bed in living area) for the 4 of us. Very comfortable. Decent restaurant next door, which was a plus in rainy weather. Convenient location for bus, grocery, and walks from town. Frienly and helpful host (stored our luggage during a day-walk after our chechout.). We would be happy to return.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Perth, Australia
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79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2013

we moved here the second night of our stay in fj, after we didn't like the first place. this is a small motel room but a bit nicer than other similar ones for the same price, with good inclusions - extra pillows and blankets, dvds andd umbrellas to borrow for free etc. adam who worked there was super nice and helpful.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2013

Bella vista is a good option to stay in Franz Josef. The staff is very friendly and helps you with all your queries. They even helped us plan our rest of our trip in New Zealand.

When we reached, the room which was allotted to us smelled of a very strong curry (fish may be) from the last guests. We complained about the same and were lucky enough to be accommodated in a new room. As a gesture, the room rent was reduced by 15 NZD per night and we stayed for 2 nights.

Highly recommended!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Amit A
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AshbydelaZouch
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Reviewed 13 December 2012

Our first (of many) nights in a Bella Vista Motel. A warm welcome from our host was an excellent introduction to Franz Joseph and the views of the snow capped mountains couldn't fail to impress. Though temperatures dropped to sub zero overnight, the heater in our studio apartment kept us warm. The studio (whilst compact) was extremely comfortable, immaculately clean and well equipped.
Overall, an excellent place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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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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