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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is like a setting for a B rated movie - Room 1 - dingy, different coloured ceiling lights, cob web floating in the draft, lonely fly buzzing around, dribbling shower and for breakfast 2 slices of white bread, 2 pats of butter and jam - which had to be ordered before 6pm last night Bette Davis could appear any... More

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New York
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4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our two day stay at Punga Grove. The receptionist was extremely friendly and helpful. Our room was spacious, clean and with big windows. Big doors opened up to a lush balcony on a ground level. Our bed was large and comfy. There was a kitchenette area with plenty of utensils, pots, and pans for anyone wanting to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long long day we arrived at Punga Grove to the biggest welcome and excellent service. Our room was awesome.(executive suite). WOW. By far the best accomodation on the West Coast. We were an easy stroll to the restaurants and had a spa bath bath in the room on our return. Great way to finish the day after walking... More

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7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had 3 nights at Franz Josef and thoroughly enjoyed the Motel, the town and the activities in the region. It was staying at the Punga Grove Motel and the fantastic hosts that really made it for us though. Due to staying a little longer than most we were upgraded on arrival and had a very large room with a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After driving 6 hrs from Blenheim it was welcoming to arrive at Punga Grove for a 2 night stay. Although not a super luxury motel, our room was clean and comfortable( although showing its age) with the usual amenities including free wifi. It is centrally located to the town centre so easy to walk to things rather than drive. We... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We had 2 nights at Punga Grove and were upgraded upon our arrival which was so generous. Our suite had a gas fire and all the usual amenities plus a wee deck at the back where we could sit and admire the ferns and Pungas (of course)! . The hot pools were just down the road and wonderful to soak... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

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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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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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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Number of rooms: 20
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