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Glacier View Motel

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Canberra, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Gold Coast
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Charlotte
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is located just outside of town so we drove in for dinner. Extremely friendly staff. The room was clean. Simple but that is all we needed for a one night stay in Franz Josef. We'd stay here again. Also, they have a dog! A sweet lab. She was not out when we arrived, but I asked for her... More

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

Thanks for reviewing your time with us at Glacier View and you enjoyed your dog fix. Kate certainly enjoys her role as the welcoming committee. Hope you had a pleasant holiday in NZ and have a return trip on your agenda. More

Tanunda
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100 reviews 100 reviews
48 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Only stayed 1 night and the weather was terrible but the room was ok, good bed, clean and tidy, plenty of space, helpful staff, nice and quiet, close to the town. Its certainly no 5 star hotel but for what it is was more than good enough for a short stay. would stay there again.

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

Thanks for reviewing your stay with us at Glacier View, glad you found evrything you required for a comfortable night. Hope your holiday went according to plan and you enjoyed the Kiwi experience. More

Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We spent 2 nights in this beautiful motel. Lovely rooms in a very quiet position. Plenty of room for the kids to stretch their legs without bothering other guests. Short drive into town and the owner was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again and we would recommend to others.

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Dayton, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We stayed here for one night on our way to Fox Glacier for a heli hike activity. It was just what we needed. The room was clean and the perfect size - it even had a small kitchen area which would have been fabulous if we were staying longer. The bed was specious and complete with a TV. The best... More

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

Glad you had a pleasant stay with us at Glacier View Motel and found everything in place to make you feel comfortable and rested. As our refurbishing continues we endeavour to include as much as possible for the guests consideration. Hope your NZ holiday has provided you with heaps of happy memories. More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We arrived at this motel on 27th jan 2014. Booked in,sat outside our room and immediately got heaps of sand fly bites. We went in the room where it was quite warm and stuffy so we naturally assumed that there would be fly screens because it was obviously a sand fly area. There weren't.. There was no extractor fan in... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay at Glacier View Motel.We have given this much thought and have decided to leave it to our reviewers/readers to form their own opinions of Glacier View facilities and management.However, we have included an ancient Maori myth which you may find interesting. "Early Maori legend even has it that the god Tu-te-raki-whanoa... 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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