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Glacier View Motel

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   State Highway 6 | Franz Josef, 7856, New Zealand
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Ranked #353 of 708 hotels in South Island
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014
David190343 Wetherby, United Kingdom
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Our stay was in a comfortable good sized room which was clean and quiet and the staff (owners?) were very friendly. We were a little disappointed that there wasn't actually a view of the glacier from any of the rooms.

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glacierviewmotel, Owner at Glacier View Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and glad you had a comfortable time, however we are a little alarmed at your comment regarding "No view from any of the rooms" when in fact all but three rooms have stunning views of the Cruz Glacier and upper region of the Franz Josef Glacier.The solution for... More

Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We had been camping in Milford Sound and the coast then stopped at this place. The owner was nice and informative, a bit more talkative. The rooms were clean, modern and quite. The owners even had a nice dog, she stayed with the owners, not in the rooms. Town was a short drive or a 20 minute walk. The glacier... More

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Nevada City, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

We spent two very comfortable nights at the Glacier View Motel earlier this month (February 2014). The room was clean, well serviced, and quiet. Bruce and Sue, our hosts, were warm and friendly - but the real charm of the place goes to the house lab, who seems to take pride in saying hello to all the guests. The motel... More

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glacierviewmotel, Owner at Glacier View Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing your stay with us and glad you found everything satsifactory, the distance from the town centre works to our advantage in offering a restful setting. Hope the remainder of your NZ hloiday was an enjoyable experience. More

Manchester, UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

Booked this place last minute - was disappointed. For the price we paid I thought the motel was very poor, room was old fashioned, bed linen old, pillows ancient and damp smelling/old/very well used. Bathroom was like a plastic drop in module ... Basic The motel has no view of the glacier ( I understand why ... But that's not... More

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glacierviewmotel, Owner at Glacier View Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for commenting on your stay with us. We have taken on board your comments and shall endeavour to address the issues raised. Hope your time in NZ was all you hoped for. More

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Lovely welcome by owners and Kate the lovely dog. Lovely location nice place to stay. Nice and comfortable and a lovely view of the Glacier wish we could have stayed longer would go back at the drop of a hat.

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glacierviewmotel, Owner at Glacier View Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing your time with us. Hope your holiday was enjoyable and you have lots of great memories to recall. Maybe we will see you again In Franz Josef, staying a little longer.Kate enjoys her role as the Meet and Greet committee. More

Thetford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We arrived here after a marathon drive from Kaikoura in torrential rain all the way so were pleased to receive a very warm welcome and discover a comfortable, clean, light and airy room. Just be aware that these units are a little way out of the main village of Franz Josef and it's probably best if you have a car... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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19 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The Glacier View Motel is a lovely spot. The views are just breathtaking and while it is a little way out of Franz Joseph and on the main road, it is surprisingly quiet. Our room was located right at the front of the accommodation block and we had no complaints regarding noise. The room was clean and well appointed although... More

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We spent two nights at this lovely home away from home. Not the newest place we stayed during our visit, but the most warm and inviting. Our cabin was very comfortable and functional. The owners were very helpful and friendly, as was their lovely dog. Would highly recommend staying here on your visit.

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Brussels
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This was a delightful place to stay - we were greeted with a warm welcome by the friendly and helpful proprietors, the room was huge, and the view of the glacier was awesome. It is slightly out of town which for us was a real bonus (it is nice to be a bit out of the tourist fray) but worth... More

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glacierviewmotel, Owner at Glacier View Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us.Glad you found everything to make your stay comfortable and hope your NZ holiday was enjoyable. More

Nelson, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Lovely owners, quiet clean and comfortable units which were a bit like going to stay at your nanas. They are undergoing a renovation I understand - but they are really cosy as we were there mid winter. Perfect if you are just passing through. Not really close to anything much so you need to have your own transport.

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Also Known As:
Glacier View Hotel South Island
Glacier View Hotel
Address: State Highway 6 | Franz Josef, 7856, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island
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Free Parking
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Ranked #353 of 708 hotels in South Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Glacier View Motel 3.5*
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