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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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Dixon, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Punga Grove was great. The room was large and clean and very comfortable. It was located within easy walking distance of restaurants and attractions and the staff was friendly and helpful. I would recommend this place to anyone considering a trip to Franz Josef.

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Pease Pottage
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very disappointed with our stay and unfortunately our worst hotel on our Australia and New Zealand trip. We had sensible expectations of this motel and had trusted our travel agent rather than TA reviews (a mistake not to be made again). The room was clean although always felt damp and was always dark - you are sold that the rooms... More 

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Thank MarkPP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to stay for one night or even a week. The reception/ ist was excellent, very helpful and informative. We got a 5$ voucher for the Kiwi experience which was a good visit. And the room had all we needed. Really loved the "jungle" out the back of our room windows. The pack of fresh milk was a real... More 

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boulder,co
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in Franz Josef two nights the Punga Graove is more of a motel but is clean well situated, and basic rooms. No food is available on premises but you are close enough to town with restaurants and grocery store. Rooms have a kitchenette so you can prepare snacks or meals. All in all is a nice clean place and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really liked this motel, we got a suite and it had its own jacuzzi. Super fun. However just a word of caution, this motel does not have its own kitchen. So if you are going for a "with breakfast" room than all they would provide you is biscuits, cereal, milk and juice. Franz Joseph does not have a lot... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Stayed here just one night, wish it could of been more. Lovely warm welcome from Mel on reception and Tes the very friendly dog. the whole place was spotlessly clean and very comfy. . Over all really very good and would stay again

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for 1 night... The motel design looks old but the rooms are clean and well mantained. Check in was smooth and I was offered a wi-fi voucher. The internet was weak and I had to stand near the door to get a wi-fi signal from Room 4. The guy at check-in offered recomendations for dinner as a... More 

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Thank Edmundyong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

This motel offered a very clean and tidy room with room service. The extremely helpful manager/staff suggested local places to visit and eat and made two bookings for us. They were very friendly. Would recommend for one or a few nights stay if you want somewhere simple but central to stay.

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Braunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We had a lovely room here on the ground floor with a little terrace leading into the rain forest. The room was very clean and comfortable with free wifi. The staff on reception were really helpful advising us of good places to eat etc. The motel is well located near the centre of Franz Josef but is set back and... More 

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Thank Carolyn B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

though a good place to stay, found the room decor and feel a little old. The Wifi chits given by reception didnt work. We checked in at 7ish and reception was due to close at 8, good we checked the WIFI before time. As a family we requested 2 rooms but they were both seperate in different directions. May be... More 

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