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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
  • 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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254 reviews 254 reviews
63 hotel reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
9 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Greymouth, New Zealand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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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