Franz Joseph is a small town, but this motel is convenient, a good value and clean. The staff was excellent, helping me plan my stay. I ended up staying a little longer in Franz Joseph than I planned. Within walking distance of all the tour operators and restaraunts, it's convenient to get around. The rooms feature a refrigerator (some have a microwave) and internet access for $10NZ/night. The room also features a bathroom heater, small heater for the room, and electric blankets. The property also has a laundry and a small grocery store is a short walk away.
My only complaint would be with the power supply. The concept makes sense, but you have to put your key in a slot in order to engage the power. Thi is done so people don't leave the lights or TV on when they leave. Unfortunately, it also impacts the heating units. So everytime you step out and leave the room, you return to a chilly room. Overall, a small detail.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bella Vista Hotel Franz Josef