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Glenfern Villas Franz Josef

4.5 of 5 Villa   |   State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
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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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58 reviews 58 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Glenferns Villas is a lovely little complex a short drive from the small town of Franz Joseph. The villas themselves are well catered for, very roomy and well appointed. The staff were very friendly and gave superb recommendations on where to eat and drink (incl The Alice May which was fabulous). There is a comprehensive dvd library and play equipment... More

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Birmingham, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our travel agent booked Glenfern Villas as we were scheduled for a Glacier Helicopter flight and it was just minutes from Franz Joseph. Gorgeous room, excellent bathroom facilities, very comfy with a lovely private decking area (number 12, just opposite reception). Chatting to the guy at reception, he did suggest walking to the Glacier and we were glad we did... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Have stayed here several years ago, and not much has changed. The rooms are very roomy, clean and comfortable fixtures. The management were friendly and helpful. There was also free WiFi. They do offer a continental breakfast and I presume it is at a cost, as we didn't use it. Dislikes - its about 7 mins from town centre -... More

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Westminster, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

It's not in town which was disappointing. Room booked through my travel agent. I had a lovely one bedroom cottage with a kitchen. While I didn't overlook the highway, thankful, I didn't have a view of the mountains either just other cottages. But ultimately it was nice to be in the countryside. Only a 5-10 minute drive into town. The... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Our one bedroom villa was super clean & very well appointed. Nice kitchen, modern bathroom, spacious open plan lounge & dining area & very very comfortable beds. The villas are in a gorgeous location just a short drive to the town centre of Franz Josef. Management were very helpful & friendly, would stay again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Quiet and warm just below the village this is a lovely retreat yet still easily a few minutes back to restaurants and flights . Clean and well appointed we couldn't have been made to feel more at home by our host who gave great advice on all things Franz Josef and even got discounted heli flights ! Great to have... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The 2 bedroom apartment we had was roomy, well laid out over 2 floors and like a temporary home. We felt very welcomed by the place and the staff. There was an afternoon of rain and the kids relaxed over a video provided by the hotel. The Glenfearn is just out of town in the rural surroundings and kids can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We stayed two nights with our daughter. We had a One bedroom Villa with a sofa bed in the living room. There was plenty space for us all and the kitchen facilities were more than adequate. The situation and view from the Villa was lovely and very quiet. It was a short drive to town and very close to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here the night the cyclone hit Franz Josef, the power lines were down, the mobile network was down and by gosh it was windy...... We were provided with candles for lighting, they brought us boiling water to make drinks and whilst they could not generate power for each lodge they did hook up a generator so that there... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I really enjoyed how they had a lot of range of things to do and information. And that you could take out for many movies,books,bikes,board games for free. There is also a shuttle right from your door to the glacier for only $12.00 return. Truly great for kids!

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Address: State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
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*
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