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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
42 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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Sandy, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Well appointed and cared for accommodation. It was a little cold a night - we should have left the heater on. Great view of the Franz Josef Glacier. We had Room 16 which was a bit bigger and had extra windows. The kitchenette is very well equipped and clean. Comfortable beds. There was a very effective overhead heater in the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Clean motel unit with plenty of heaters. Not in the centre of Franz Jospeh. I phoned in August, and booked a 1 bedroom unit for 2 nights. I received an e-mail confirmation. I e-mailed a day before we were due to arrive and confirmed accommodation and asked if there was WIFI. Bruce confirmed "WIFI is on site a available". On... More 

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

Thanks for reviewing your stay here, just need to respond to a couple of issues raised. Your room upgrade to the larger room was due to a leaking roof in the one bedroom, there was never an issue of an increased charge as the rate was agreed to in the original confirmation email which also outlined our 48 hour cancellation... More 

Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Seriously, everything in my room, including the kitchenette and bathroom, sparkled. There was not even a speck of dust on the baseboards. This is an enchanting little place nestled into a rainforest and a pasture beside a stream with views of the snow-capped mountains. I was greeted by Kate, the sweet golden Lab, when I first arrived. She was quickly... More 

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

Thanks for your positive comments regarding your stay at Glacier View.Glad you found your stay here comfortable and safe. Hope your NZ holiday has been a huge success. More 

Canberra, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We had a 2 bedroom cottage....reminded me of holidays as a kid but with modern amenities. Spacious lounge and comfortable beds. Kate the Labrador came to visit, especially when we barbecued for dinner one night! The owner was very helpful - we asked about using a BBQ and he provided utensils and sauces to assist us! Only downside is that... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. At this time of the year the weather can be changeable so really happy you did get to see the views.Kate thoroughly enjoys meeting our guests and spending time with everyone. Hope the remainder of your holiday was pleasant and the weather was kind to you. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Received helpful and friendly service at this motel. The owner helped us with sorting out washing facilities, places to eat and activities. Was just outside of town, but had a great view of the mountains!

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

Thanks for reviewing your stay with us and glad you found everything acceptable for a comfortable night. The views from the property are rather unique among so many beautiful sights in Westland. Hope your holiday was very enjoyable and a return trip may be on the future agenda. More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Our cottage was perfectly positioned to admire the spectacular view of the mountains and their snow capped peaks. The friendly and welcoming staff included 'Kate' a social Labrador who would come to check on us each time we arrived home. The rooms were small, but stocked with everything you required to enjoy your stay. Being slightly separated from all the... More 

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

Glad you found everything you needed for a comfortable stay with us at Glacier View. Kate does enjoy keeping tabs on our guests, including lots of cuddles, chasing about with children and generally being as sociable as she can be. Hope your holiday in NZ was a great experience and a return visit is in the planning. 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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