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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kanpur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here with two kids on the nights of 11/12june15 in a two bedroom villa. The place is nice n staff very very helpful and caring. The negative - one is 3km away from main town and there is neither a shuttle from hotel nor any cab service in Franz Josef. Though restaurants do provide pick up and drop... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spacious and rather stylish design in a convenient location. We did not get a villa away from the road (as requested in advance but not promised, so not complaining) and even so did not have any problem with road noise. Access to a laundry, which is useful. Space to sit outside in good weather.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We recently stayed 3 nights in a 2 bed villa and could not have been more impressed with the place itself, views and friendly and helpful staff. We received great advice on what to see and where to eat, and they were a great help in organising a helicopter flight over the glaciers. The kids loved feeding the animals and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Lovely villas & very well equipped! The staff where really helpful with the activities that where available to us in & around Franz Josef! I would recommend staying here if you are looking for some peace & quiet in nice relaxing surroundings with just a short drive to the glacier & the town!

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Stayed 2 nights to visit the Glacier. Checked in early afternoon by Luke who recommended we undertake the helicopter ride that afternoon which was a masterstroke and luckily we managed the trip (the following day the weather was very poor so we wouldn't have made it). Both Luke & Hayley were excellent during our stay and extremely helpful. Villas are... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We booked one night stay here on one of our frequent south island tours having had a very satisfactory stay here a couple of years ago. Due to unforeseen circumstances we could not make it on the night we had booked and phoned at 4.50pm two days prior to the evening of our arrival in order to cancel. We were... More 

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Fordingbridge, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Four of us stayed in one of the chalets. It was clean with excellent and well appointed facilities. My only complaint was that the pillows were too hard and there was a dirty ashtray left on the patio. The owner and check in team were really helpful and when we asked about a recommendation for dinner we were told that... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Lovely villa, well equipt with laundry facilities. Need to change WIFI system, every time you use it you need a new password, gets annoying as you have to keep popping to the office.Otherwise fabulous.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Stayed here for two nights last month. Friendly service, clean villas and although close to highway it was very quiet. Comfortable bedding and suites and really friendly and attentive staff. A 5 minute drive to the town, but for us that was part of the attraction, not that there is anything wrong with Franz Josef. Villa was well equipped. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Stayed at the fantastic villas while visiting Franz Joseph and Fox glaciers recently. It was great to stay in a villa that was furnished with comfortable beds and couches. The was also a kitchenette that was equipped with basic cooking equipment. The villa was well maintained and very clean and tidy. There is s small coin laundry on site as... More 

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