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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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  • 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had read some less than wonderful reviews on trip advisor (shock horror) about this hotel as it was a last minute change to our schedule and we were a little concerned. we shouldnt have been. We had driven 5 and half hours from Nelson in some typically wet west coast weather and were very tired. We found punga very... More

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for our honeymoon and we were upgraded by the friendly hostess to a romantic room with a fire place, jetted tub, and beautiful forrest view. The hotel is centrally located in Franz Josef. Our only issue was that we noticed some stains on the bedding. Great value and would recommend staying here when visiting Franz Josef.

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

It was our pleasure to upgrade you as it was a very special occasion. I do apologise about the stains , thanks for letting us know. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your honeymoon. More

Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the friendly greeting by Berine at reception to the clean and comfortable rooms the stay at Punga Grove was great. Had a studio and Two bedroom accommodation which was above expectations. Moved rooms so we were adjacent which was a nice touch. Close to the attractions and a short walk to Cafes and Restaurants.

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

It just made sense to upgrade you and have you next to each other . it was a pleasure in having you stay, hopefully we may see you again. More

Yallingup, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently spent two nights at Punga Grove after driving down the west coast. We found the suite to be spacious, spotless and comfortable. It has obviously been recently refurbished and it had everything we needed. We conveniently had a ground floor suite with parking at our door. The owners were welcoming and very friendly and most helpful. It is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Punga for one night having arrived on a cold and rainy day. We found the room very cold to start with and it took a while to warm up with the small fan heater on the wall, but it was fine once it did. The host is a lovely lady with a good sense of humour who... More

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Byron Bay, Australia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed in the 2 bedroom unit. Felt at home straight away. Main bedroom on a mezanine floor, small flight of stairs to access. 2nd bedroom on ground floor with 2 single beds. Friendly owners. Beds very comfortable. Kitchen had all the facilities we needed. Loungroom spacious with a bay window with views of the gardens. 5 minute drive to Franz... More

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Jervis Bay, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

With no booking at Franz Josef, had a look at all available and we settled on Punga Grove. So glad we did, after letting us have a look at the rooms available for our group of four we chose the two room apartment at the front with all cooking facilities. The hosts were beyond helpful, couldn't do enough to make... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

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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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 20
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