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Glacier View Motel

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State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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Glacier View Motel
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Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My partner and I recently stayed two nights at the glacier view motel. I had seen some pictures and wasn't expecting much at all however when we got there I was pleasantly surprised. The rooms were quite lovely and very warm which is always good when it's very cold outside. The owner was very welcoming and very informative on our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in this motel from May 1 to May 4, 2015. The kitchenette was well equipped compared to others I have stayed in New Zealand. The unit is very spacious and very clean. The motel compound is also very large. Sue who manages the motel is very kind, helpful and provided us with many good suggestions on what we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Lovely Owner. Rooms are Comfortable and clean. Lovely cosey rooms. Great location with stunning views. Owner goes out of her way to assist. Beds were comfortable and warm.3 minutes from Franz Josef town. There is a cute dog Kate who makes your visit feel like home.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The first thing is the location. Just outside the town, Glacier View Hotel is located by the side of the Waiho River. You get fantastic views of the Glacier from its lawn. The rooms are nice but a bit old perhaps. The staffs are helpful and will be able to guide you around the town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

A bit out of town, and not as glamorous as some places. Very friendly and helpful reception, including advice and booking of glacier helicopter ride at better price than in town. Large, very comfy room, with cooking amenities and BBQ available. Quiet and peaceful. great spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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 April 14, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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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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