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Punga Grove Motel & Suites

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40 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 2000, New Zealand
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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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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed two nights at Punga Grove Motel. Having arrived late afternoon, after a long drive, on a chilly wet day Jo was warm and welcoming. We were assigned a huge spacious lower level room, with living area and kitchenette, a small patio with your own little rainforest, large bedroom equipped with electric blanket and extra blankets in cupboard if... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I arrived in FJ in the dark with pounding rain. Punga was the most welcoming accommodation. They were quick to check me into a room and gave me discount vouchers and excellent dinner recommendations. The room was clean, warm and very comfortable. On check out, I was given ample advice and tips for my onward journey and the rest of... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a one bedroom unit upstairs, The room was huge (to the extent it looked sparse!). While not loaded with frills, the room tarriff is fair for the offering, and free wifi is very useful. Walking distance from everything you need in Franz Josef. Occupancy was very low when we stayed and some maintenance was underway, but that... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We arrived late with no booking and were welcomed by Jo, even though she was late for a personal charity event. My wife and I were given a great room with a wonderful big gas fire which was awesome.Ground level with deck, not facing the forest, IN THE FOREST, with native Bell birds Tuis and Robyns all signing to each... More 

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We spent one night in a 2brm unit with three teenagers. It was clean and comfortable with good amenities however we were a little chilly as it was an extremely cold night (woke up to -8!). Personally we don't like leaving fan heaters/electric blankets on overnight so we were extremely cold and the two heaters in the unit were not... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Check in experience wasn't great as 1st impression Reception was cold & unfriendly. After returning to reception to find out some information, she was warm, friendly and helpful. Unit sizeable, warm and comfortable. Upstairs loft bedroom gets all the heat. Well located

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We stayed two nights at Punga Grove on our driving tour of the South Island. The room was large with a decent kitchenette area. Lighting in the room was not great as the rear window/door looked out on to a forested area. There is no restaurant associated with the motel, but there are several within a short walk. Our breakfast... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Jo should be applauded for best customer service ever. Stayed here 2 nights and at check in she quickly allowed us to upgrade to a room with 3 beds so we did not have to share. She lined up local transport to hike Lake Matheson the next morning-an early morning must do! Nice quiet location but can walk to everything.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My parents and I had quite a different experience it seems from other guests who have reviewed this motel. It was quite cold the day we arrived and there was a draft coming in from the front door. The heater in the living room was not strong enough to heat up the whole place and we had to ask (quite... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We spent only one night at the Punga Grove Suites whilst on our tour of New Zealands South Island. We were warmly greeted by the owner manager, who with her staff worked really hard to make our stay comfortable. She was very helpful on any information we sought about the location. We had a two storey apartment with a small... More 

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