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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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4 helpful votes 4 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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17 helpful votes 17 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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