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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In a few words - friendly service, old rooms and expensive for what it is. We booked a family room - it is situated near the State Highway but the road doesn't seem to carry too much traffic so noise isn't an issue. The room was clean and relatively spacious. The room, fittings and furnishings are showing their age. Good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mr Bruce and wife were very good hosts. Friendly, helpful with glacier hike bookings, and pleasant and talkative. The room we stayed had all we needed: nice comfy bed, tv, kitchette, view to the glacier, and above all, was super clean and had a good atmosphere to it. No damp, and you can see it is well taken care of.... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A short 2 minute drive into the centre of Franz Josef town. An older style motel that is very well maintained and everything is clean. The owner provides exceptional service and is very accommodating. We enjoyed our short stay here and would stay again.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was very clean and spacious with wonderful snow capped mountain views. The owner was very helpful and gave us a lot of information about what to do and see in the area. We had a flat tyre the second day, she advised us where to have it fixed. We enjoyed our stay at the motel, and will come... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms were nice and spacious and bathroom was big as well. The owner was kind enough to give us many vouchers for Wifi and she did not charge anything. The view was lovely and location convinient. Only complaint our windows were being repaired when we came back from our glacier tour. We had to wait for the workers to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

This motel was perfect. The owner was very welcoming. The room was very modern and clean. We had the added bonus of a fridge, toaster and kettle in our room. The location was perfect with a 3 minute drive from town but also not far to walk. We had the most amazing view of the glacier from our room.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

From the moment our bus dropped us off, we were amazed by this place! Owners came to pick us up at the road with a troley for suitcases, gave us tips for glacier tour, restaurants that would drive us back home. All newly furnished! Just Perfect!

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We stayed in October for one night. Excellent location with great views, the morning sunrise is superb. We had a large unit, very comfortable bed, nicely furnished, and all dishes and pans were in good condition. It is situated off Hyw 6 at the end of town. Wifi only in public areas with charges.

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Tamilnadu, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

We checked in after a long drive from Queenstown and some disappointment with a helicopter ride. The motel is away from the main town which suited us fine. Check in was simple and the room was quite spacious and clean. Nothing fancy, but my son too got a bed for himself. Bathroom was clean and there was enough tea and... More 

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Lilydale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Spent a night here. The host was professional and the check-in process was very quick. There is a bedroom/dining area/kitchenette as one room and the bathroom. The bed was larger than queen and had a medium support. There were bed-side tables and room for two medium luggage bags on luggage stand and bench. There were two chairs as well as... More 

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