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Glenfern Villas Franz Josef

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State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
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Darlington
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278 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice clean cabin Very slippery shower floor so be careful Nice location Good wifi Courtesy buses available from four town centre restaurants Handy for glacier trips and walking The town centre is a nightmare from helicopter noise ! Halfway between Queenstown and Greymouth

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a long drive of six hours we were greeted with a warm and welcoming welcome. Thanks Hilary. The accommodation was perfect, clean tidy. The beds were comfortable especially after a long road trip.

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Thank 4halls2014
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful rural setting with plenty of spectacular mountain views. The 2 bedroom villa was very clean and tidy with a great loft bedroom for the kids. Plus they got to feed alpacas!!! They loved it. The lady at reception was both friendly and welcoming, giving us some great information about the local attractions. A trip to the glacier is... More 

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Shepperton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just what we needed as a base for franz josef, far enough out so you weren't in the thick of it. But close enough so you can still enjoy the town! The owners were friendly and extremely helpful. The villas themselves were clean and comfortable.

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Thank TLMeade
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to do a roadie up the West coast of NZ between a week in Queenstown & a week in Marlborough Sounds. So went searching for a couple of nights in Frans Joseph Glacier & then a night in Punakaiki enroute. With two families finding somewhere for 8 people for only 2 nights in early Jan was always going to... More 

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Thank Murray B
Cannock, United Kingdom
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44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only stayed here for one night, but wished we'd been here longer, it's a lovely location and very spacious and well appointed accomodation. It's a bit out of town, but the very helpful and friendly staff will book restuarants and free hotel transfers for you, can highly recommend the Blue Ice restaurant transfer, I won't spoil the surprise, but... More 

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Thank baggiewhite
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved staying at the Glenfern Villas. In the actual village of Franz Josef there are helicopters taking off and landing every fifteen minutes or so during the daylight hours, and I am so glad that we chose to stay just a few minutes away from the noise. The staff at reception were very friendly and helpful and our villa... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

The place is located close to the main town but driving distance. Very quiet. Kids will enjoy feeding llamas and sheep. Clean. But the cleaning service is confusing. They state that they will wash only a few dishes and make beds if there is no clothes on it. Never heard of such rules before. All places where we stayed offered... More 

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Thank frost_aus
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37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Stayed two nights at Glenfern villas and would recommend it to all travellers visiting the region. We had a two bedroom family villa with kitchen and lounge room. The rooms are well equipped and clean. Our local tours were cancelled due to weather but we found things to do at the villas thanks to bocce, ball games, trampoline, feeding the... More 

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Thank mini1967pac
Auckland
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

These Villas are the best place to stay in Franz Josef Glacier. The hosts are extremely friendly and the villas are very clean. They have all the facilities and the hosts provide detailed information on the all attractions in the town including the best restaurants to eat as per your taste. I can surely recommend this place to any person... More 

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