We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Glenfern Villas Franz Josef

4.5 of 5 State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
Hotel website
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Glenfern Villas Franz Josef
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Glenfern Villas Franz Josef
Write a Review

325 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    178
    119
    20
    3
    5
See reviews for
77
198
6
1
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (50)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (325)
  • Mar-May only
    (103)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (55)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (63)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (104)
All months
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winston-Salem, NC
Senior Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Worcester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
kent
Top Contributor
190 reviews 190 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Glenfern Villas Franz Josef? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Glenfern Villas Franz Josef

Address: State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
Phone Number:
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Glenfern Villas Franz Josef 4.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Cheap Tickets, Agoda, Priceline, Despegar.com, Travelocity, Odigeo and TripOnline SA so you can book your Glenfern Villas Franz Josef reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Glenfern Villas Franz Josef Hotel Franz Josef
Glenfern Hotel Franz Josef
Glenfern Franz Josef

125 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (102)
Viewed
Room/suite (43)
Viewed
View from room (13)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (11)
Viewed
Bathroom (7)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Other (24)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (23)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (7)
Viewed
View from room (4)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay