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Glacier View Motel

3.5 of 5 State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars NEW

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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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61 hotel reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Greymouth, New Zealand
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33 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an older style motel. It is clean and well maintained and four kilometres from the town centre. They have modern units available which gives them a variety of comfort and prices. the lawns are spacious so plenty of room for children to run around in a safe environment. The Glacier View Motel has un unobstructed view up the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This motel, just outside the village of Franz Josef, has much to recommend it. Despite being an older style motel, all the facilities are modern, particularly in the bathroom, and every contingency has been thought of in the event of cold weather. One of its charms for us was its setting. Surrounded by fields and with clear views of the... More 

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North Island, NZ
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13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

A great spacious one bedroom unit, good facilities, quiet, wonderful views I of the glacier from the unit. Although this is an older type motel you wouldn't think it as the owners keep it spotless and well maintained. We enjoyed our stay and our dog played with the resident lab. Great place.

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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We stayed 2 nights in Dec. Good quality room and facilities. Good value compared with other motels in this high season. Room is spacious and clean. The only disadvantage of this hotel is the wifi... reception on and off in the evening (daytime is ok).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I booked this in advance based on the location and price. Genuinely surprised at the quality of the accommodation. A lovely rural setting on the edge of the village away from the popular centre. Very well kept grounds. The room was very big, extremely clean and well equipped including microwave and hotplates. We had phoned in advance with a question... More 

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Address: State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Glacier View Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Glacier View Hotel South Island

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