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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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Adelaide, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

We only stayed for one night, but wish we could have stayed much longer. Jo greeted us warmly and helped us sort out a walk to the glacier, and offered discount vouchers for the wonderful Alice May restaurant and the lovely little kiwi centre. She really couldn't do enough for us. The room was superb! Really spacious with a lovely... More 

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Hamburg, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We enjoyed our one night stay here and were sorry that we had to leave. The room was comfortable and spacious. At the back, there was a private patio surrounded by ferns and trees that was so inviting, we wished it were warmer so we could make use of it. The hostess, Jo, was welcoming and very helpful. After discovering... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Though we stayed there for only one day the manager (miss jo) made us feel like we were at home. Our short stay did not allow us to take the helicopter ride due to bad weather but she arranged us a horse trek and a walk near the glacier . It was a lovely experience and the miss Jo made... More 

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