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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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Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this motel to be very old and way over priced. I found the reception unfriendly. Once inside our room we saw a note saying all the things you are NOT allowed to cook..and another note telling people to wash their own dishes or 'you will be charged extra' Hot water was an issue. Our first daughter had her... More 

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Thanks for reviewing your stay at Glacier View Motel. While the structures are admittedly old we endeavour to provide a clean comfortable place to stay at a reasonable price. Our wholesale tariff to travel agents is very reasonable, however we have no control over the final tariff the agents charge their clients. From past experiences we have found it necessary... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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Melaka State, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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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glacierviewmotel, Manager at Glacier View Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing your stay with us. Glad you found everything to your expectations and enjoyed your time in Glacier Country. The Wifi can be inconsistent at times, hopefully when the local telephone exchange gets an upgrade soon things will improve for all of us. Hope the holiday in NZ was memorable. 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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Aktau, Kazakhstan
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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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Thanks for reviewing your stay with us. Most guests appreciate the short distance from the town centre as they do have a quiet ,restful stay. As the rooms are self contained many visitors choose to use the free BBQ and have a "meal at home night". Thanks again for your positive comments. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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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Erfurt, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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