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Glacier View Motel

State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here for 2 nights and was met by Kate who couldn't have done enough to make my stay as pleasant as possible. The room was well equipped room with a very modern bathroom. The room had everything I needed and was exceptionally clean, comfortable and spacious. The bed was so comfortable and I slept like a baby! The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night only - excellent location with a view up to the Glacier in the morning (first day turned out a bit misty). The motel was absolutely fine - clean and comfortable. The only thing was the cooking area - there was a bit notice on the wall advising visitors not to cook anything which would... More 

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Erfurt, Germany
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44 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just stayed for one night to see the glacier and to continue our trip up north. I expected a Motel and I got a two bed room holiday acommodation. Very spacious and in good condition. I could easily imagine to stay several days in a place like this. "Glacier view" is not included. The location doesn't allow a view on... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice hotel with very helpful staff who made us feel right at home, including a golden labrador which had been rescued from the Christchurch earthquake. Two day stop here ostensibly to do a helicopter flight over Mt. Cook and the glacier. Unfortunately the weather closed in and torrential rain made that trip a non-starter. Franz Josef Glacier like most outdoor... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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46 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We drove from Christchurch to Franz Josef for couple of days exploring the glaciers. We were a big group traveling in a minibus and the timing could not have been worse. There was apparently some storm that hit the area and when we reached the Motel there was no power. Not just the hotel but the whole area. The motel... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

A well maintained, clean older style motel. Set back off the main road we weren't bothered by noise. Wifi available but a bit hit and miss. A bit expensive for what it offered, but you are in a tourist hot spot !

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63 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

On the contrary of most of the motels we stayed, this one is not right on the road. Which is great because you don't have the noise from the traffic. The owner is friendly and welcoming. Such as the Kate the dog. The room/kitchen are well equipped. The bed is comfortable. There a communal bbq. Not right in town but... More 

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91 reviews 91 reviews
9 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This was fairly basic accommodation, a small twin bedroom, connected to a basic kitchen/lounge area (including a TV) and bathroom. There was free wifi but to get a good signal you had to be near the reception area and this didn't extend to near our room. The staff were helpful in giving recommendations about attractions and where to eat.

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Waterford, Ireland
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20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Just a few minutes drive out of Franz Josef, the Glacier View is quiet and in attractive surroundings. The rooms are large and comfortable and our bathroom was a wet room which worked well. The owners are well versed in the local activities and offer a discount on some of the attractions such as the helicopter tours. The extended roof... More 

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Travelling in a campervan, we peppered our stay in New Zealand with a few nights in motels. What a great find. The Glacier View Motel does indeed have a view of the Glacier. Our host along with Kate (the dog) greeted us and instantly made us feel welcome. We stayed in a studio room so we were able to use... More 

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