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Punga Grove Motel & Suites

40 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 2000, New Zealand
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Ranked #8 of 10 hotels in Franz Josef
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

New Zealand motels are just a notch below US standards so this is average for NZ but would be below average anywhere in the US. The room was clean but minimally updated. The hot water system is not sized to deal with morning shower use by multiple guests resulting in a very cool shower the first morning. Had to get... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the amenities are first rate, the hosts are knowlegeable and friendly, the suites have patios secluded by rainforest The hosts are new to this motel although well experienced with people and hospitality, they will greatly improve what is already wonderful

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was clean, roomy and comfortable - great to have so much space to put all of our motorbike gear. The proprietor offered the use of their garage to put our bike in too which was appreciated. There was a large crack in the ceiling with peeling paint so there was some concern that we may get wet if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in a modern rain forest suite and I was very impressed. Very private, very comfortable. A gas fire, spa bath, leather couch & a small but well equipped kitchen. I loved seeing the fan tails flitting just meters from the deck. The managers are very friendly and obliging.

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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well located with easy access on foot to eateries and shops. Quiet and quiet location. More privacy than in many motels and a pleasant greenery view from the room. Relaxed atmosphere was welcome. Easy parking on site.

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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The room we had was massive and over two floors but still felt very cosy and exactly what we wanted after a long drive. There was a good seating area and a well equipped kitchen, complete with anything you would need to cook (a good change from some of the motels we have stayed in). The bed was very comfortable... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Friendly receptionist but not always at her desk so had to wait a while. Apartment was clean and comfortable. Close to travel to the glaciers - 25 minute drive. Local convenients shops if you need anything. Franz Josep glaciers a good walk but you need to drive about fifteen minutes.

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Cheshire, UK
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Previous review commenting on lady owner was very mean. She may not be as outgoing as some but with us she was very polite and helpful. Maybe a case of you get what you give. Our apartment was surprisingly large, very well equipped and spotlessly clean. A large picture window provided great views of the rainforest and mountains. The free... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
25 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We knew what to expect when the receptionist could not crack her face to greet us. The room was gloomy and damp. The street is a disgrace with tatty backpacker accommodation predominating. The only reason we were there was to visit the Hot Glacial Pools which were very nice, but we could not get out of town fast enough in... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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27 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Best thing about Franz Josef is the hot pools, really a great afternoon after a long drive. Punga Cove motel is expensive and rather gloomy in the room. Best take supplies with you as the village shop is expensive also.

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Also Known As:
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Address: 40 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 2000, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
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Ranked #8 of 10 hotels in Franz Josef
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Punga Grove offers stylish motel accommodation in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier village. Perfectly positioned in a beautiful rain forest, set amongst native forest against a stunning backdrop of high alpine peaks, Punga Grove is your natural West Coast accommodation choice for your stay in Glacier Country in New Zealand. ... more   less 
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