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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 #9 of 11 hotels in Franz Josef
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
18 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only booked the night before - and most other places in Franz Josef were full. Punga Grove was comfortable - liked the mezzanine for the bedroom. As with all places, you can't plan your neighbours, and a big group staying at the same time usually means noise - if only as they call to each other from the doors... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last time I stayed in Franz two years ago I stayed at 58 on Cron. Its a little bit pricey now so we stayed a couple of motels up at the Punga Grove and was really happy we did so. Its a little older but its clean, warm, had all the kitchen facilities we needed two cook amazing meals and... More

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Perth, Western Australia
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22 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having stayed at this motel for 2 nights while on our New Zealand trip last year, my wife and I with our 3 children spent another 2 nights of our return trip to New Zealand in January this year at the same place. You only have to step outside your motel door to see the spectacular Franz Josef Glacier and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My mother & I stayed here for one night during our tour of the South Island. Bernie was lovely, so helpful & recommended us a place to go for dinner. She helped us to our room with our bags & advised us what to do in the morning to get our bus. The room was clean & comfortable, would not... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Stayed here two nights to explore the region. The young couple managing this motel are very friendly and helpful. Our one bedroom unit was super clean and very comfortable. For a good mid priced motel in the middle of town it gets my thumbs up guys.

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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This was a really pleasant, good value place to stay. The room was very spacious with good facilities. We turned up without booking as there had been a long power cut in the place we booked originally, so had to look elsewhere. The hosts sorted us out into a lovely room, and were really helpful. Would definitely stay here if... More

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Newhaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Spent a night here to see glaciers on route south. Hosts were very helpful. It was pouring with rain on arrival and our room was not quite ready when we arrived early but they serviced the room so that we could get in within the hour. They also loaned us an umbrella! We didn't use the nearby restaurants recommended, choosing... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The hotel was way overpriced from its actual price for Easter break. We felt duped for the price we payed. The room décor is quite old however the rooms were neat and clean and spacious. I would recommend checking other hotels in franz josef for the same price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Punga Grove was a lovely stay for us 3 adults. Accommodation was spacious and comfortable and new hosts Bernie and Tim welcoming and most helpful with advice on activities and eateries in the area. Highly recommend.

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PungaGrove, Manager at Punga Grove Motel & Suites, responded to this review

Well, thank you and it was a pleasure to have you stay with us, we are so pleased you enjoyed our little town and what it had to offer, hopefully we may see you here again in the future. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We were disappointed we had booked only one night as the room was beautiful: VERY spacious, full kitchenette, loft bedroom was great, even had our own patio set in lush rainforest garden. Best we're hosts Bernie and Tim who showed us around, answered our questions , and gave us unlimited time. Stay here for Franz Josef and Fox glaciers.

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PungaGrove, Manager at Punga Grove Motel & Suites, responded to this review

It was a delight to have you come and stay with us, and such a shame you only stayed for the one night, there is so much to see and do perhaps next time you will stay longer. More

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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 > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
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#5 Romantic Hotel 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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