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Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge

4.0 of 5 17 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2008

The price seemed a bit steep for such simple accomodations, but the room for our one-night stay was very clean, the service was good, and it's in a good location in town. They let us borrow flashlights for a nearby glow-worm walk, and dvds (which we didn't end up watching).

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2007

We stayed in room 19, which has nice views and windows on three sides, and loved it (not all rooms do). The stay was a great value, given that the location was great, the room absolutely spotless, and the kitchen facilities very nice. We stayed in much fancier, more expensive places the rest of our NZ holiday, but liked this... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2007

We arrived at the Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge at about 7pm after a long drive from Kaikoura. Glad we booked this place for the location which is excellent. We needed to be close to everything due to the time we arrived and the main street with everything on is just around the corner. Really friendly check in with useful information... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2007

Great location - you can walk to all of the restaurants and the companies who do the glacier walks. Also, incredibly friendly staff and clean room. The office has free DVDs if you want to stay in for the night. Strange open shower though.

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Greater Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2007

This is one of the best motels i've ever stayed in. The staff at check in helpful, courteous and very knowledgable about the area. The room was spotless with a great bathroom. The perfect place to recover from a walk on the glacier in the pouring rain. In a perfect position for acess to the town, tours and food.

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2007

The Alpine Glacier Motel is run by very friendly people who go out of their way to make your stay as happy as possible. Unfortunately the heli-hike my wife and I had booked was cancelled, so we needed access to our room earlier than normal. this was arranged with no difficulty by the manager and he even offered some suggestions.... More 

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San Ramon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2007

The motel is located just off the main street in Franz Jozef: everything within walking distance - even the Glacier - but yet very quiet location since not on the main street. ROOMS: The units are huge, modern, well equipped and very clean!! In short: The rooms are GREAT!! Staff at reception is friendly and helpful and there's a free... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2006

To add to the clean, comfortable, big rooms the good thing about this hotel is that they have a very friendly host. Only stayed one night, got recommendations for a restaurtant, a place for a drink ,advice and a booking service for a helicoptor flight, friendly greetings and the offer to keep the room key, (well after check-out time) just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2006

We were 4 of us travelling and stayed here for 2 nights in Feb 06. The resort is located across the bridge, about 10-15 mins walk from the town center and is the closest one to the glacier (as advertised on the motel website). The motel rooms are well equipped and have adequate heating. We found them to be a... More 

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Melbourne Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2005

Hi , What a con. Alpine glacier Motel advertises spa room and dvds in all rooms What they mean is pay $5 for a half hour spa use ina communal spa and the dvds were not dvds but dvd players and it was $5 to borrow one.Also when someone tried to ring me they wouldnt put the call through and... More 

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JasonY, Owner at Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge, responded to this review

The Alpine Glacier Motel is now under new Ownership and Management. We do have DVD players in every room and now offer a complimentarty DVD library for our guests enjoyment. We have a spa room which can be booked by any guest for private use. More 

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Address: 17 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), 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:4 star — Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Alpine Glacier Motor Hotel Franz Josef
Alpine Glacier Hotel
Alpine Glacier Motel
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Franz Josef
#3 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
#5 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef

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