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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
  • Location
    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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We stayed here for two nights. If you want something quaint and different then this could be right up your street. The villas are in a pleasant rural setting and are spacious and comfortable with very good amenities. The proprietors live on the property and are very friendly and approachable. Whilst our villa was located within the grounds unfortunately it... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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 March 22, 2015

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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