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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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    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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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Being a few minutes out of town is an advantage, especially when restaurants send courtesy taxis to ferry you to and from their premises along with peace and quiet with lovely views. If you have children this is the place for you - great playground and tame Llamas and sheep to feed and pet. The living room included good kitchen... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of our very favorite places we've now stayed on our honeymoon in New Zealand! We weren't expecting much. There aren't a ton of options when going to this glacier town, and our travel agent booked us here, and the only thing we knew about it was that it was listed as "economy" which meant it wasn't first-class... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Glenfern Villas are about 3kms from Franz Josef town, the villas are well appointed with everything for self catering if required, The staff are very helpful if you want to go into town the staff can book the restaurant and arrange the transport for you. our helicopter flight was arraigned for us. We had the most enjoyable stay and would... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a 3 hour drive from Greymouth we were booked to stay at Glenfern Villas prior to making our way to Queenstown. Glenfern is approximately 3 kms from Franz Josef in a perfect location. Close to the town and a short drive to the glacier. Very large, comfortable with washing facilities. Kitchen well stocked with pots, pans, utensils etc and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights and were extremely impressed. Accommodation is well equipped and clean. Amazing views from the room.Staff were extremely helpful. Would recommend an apartment at the back of the property.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped over here en route from Queenstown to Kaikoura and wished we had spent a second day. The Villas are out of town but the rural setting is delightful and the villas really spacious and well equipped. No restau on site but they do do a good simple breakfast pack.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These properties are located a ten minute drive out of Franz Josef. Our villa had all the amenities we required but bizarrely it faced away from the view of the snow covered mountains. Our patio doors and lovely decking in fact faced into a bank of weed covered earth. Who designed this and thought it a good idea! The property... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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38 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was probably the best equipped unit we stayed in. The kitchen had an oven (which motels don't usually), and an extra little thing like an airer for washing in each unit was good (we usually had to borrow these from reception in other places). We were nicely greeted by Flor, and shown to our room. The bedroom was separate... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Amazing place! Beautiful scenery, beautiful villas and just wow! We were in a 2 bed villa overlooking the mountains and play area which our kids loved! They also have a little petting farm type thing with sheep and alpacas and you can buy food for $2 at reception and go in and feed them which my kids loved! Love everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We booked two nights to be near the glaciers. Ideal accommodation. Clean, quiet, great views. The only drawback is the lack of a footpath down to the restaurants in Franz Josef township. Reception gave us accurate weather forecasts, booked our helicopter tour and got us a discount.

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