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Glenfern Villas Franz Josef

4.5 of 5 State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a lovely stay at Glenfern Villas for two nights. We are a family of two adults and two tween-age children. The property has a lovely country feel - although near the road, it was not noisy and our unit (number 1) felt very peaceful. The proximity to the sheep and alpacas was a bonus. The staff were very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Since we pay our visit in the peak season for new year holiday, there are many choices around the area and people would usually stay for couple of days to gamble for the nice weather so we can join the tour for ice-explorer. To be fair, the boy at the front desk is very helpful and we can see staff... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our lodge was average - it was in need of a bit of a refurbishment, but otherwise OK. Our main issue was the proximity to the road which meant it was loud outside. However - the staff were very helpful and we enjoyed using the complimentary barbecues. Overall a good stay but room for improvement.

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Brisbane, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome place to stay, far enough from town yet close enough to see things, Was quiet and cosy, the beds were fantastic and the bathroom was superb, Kitchen had everything that was needed to cook,the staff were very helpful And very friendly, A great thing was being able to feed the Llamas and Sheep, Be aware tho the black llama... More 

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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booking the villa was a last minute decision and we were very glad we booked it. The villa is spacious, with an amazing view, very well equipped for self-catering. The bedroom is more on the smaller size, which puzzled us as the rest of the villa is so spacious. The service at the reception was excellent, very helpful, full of... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located just out of town it's a very nice resort with the view of a glacier (not Franz Josef glacier though). However, they don't have any restaurant and it may be necessary to take a taxi for going to one. Anyway we had frozen pizzas, frozen desserts, sodas, etc. that we brought with us. It was raining a lot and... More 

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Winston-Salem, NC
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It rains a LOT in Franz Josef, so keep that in mind when planning your stay. The accommodations at Glenfern Villas were well designed. The one downside is they aren't overly private feeling since they're duplexes and your view often looks onto other units. The staff were all charming and really concerned that everything was just right. They had a... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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244 reviews 244 reviews
42 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Well I suppose I am quibbling, just do not expect that you are going to a villa in the Mediterranean sense of the word. Nearer a lodge in the English Lake District sense of the word. The lodge was spacious with separate sitting and dining areas and well equipped for self catering. It is situated a short distance out of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Great place to stay just out of town so was wonderfully quiet. The lounge dining was spacious & kitchen was well appointed. The bathroom was very clean. We had a lovely 2 night stay & if back in the area this would again be our choice

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88 hotel reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This was our second stay here in 12 months. Good spacious lounge and comfortable sofas. Comfortable king size bed which does fill the room, but plenty of space in the lounge. Good size bathroom and walk in shower with basic fittings. Good kitchen facilities. Location out of town so you need a car to go in. Unfortunately on both occasions... More 

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Address: State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
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Hotel Class:4.5 star — Glenfern Villas Franz Josef 4.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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