Friendly and efficient reception.
Terrace is well sited just off the main road and next to a forest path with glow-worms. They have a good set up - motel units, some cottages and a van park.
We had 2 bedrooms, large lounge / diner / kitchen and a shower room. All very clean. Beds comfortable. When you need it, the drainer tray is in the cupboard under the sink! Some of the motel units are disabled access.
Minor issues - could do with a lock on the shower room sliding door. Bedrooms a bit tight, perhaps most guests are one nighters living out of the suitcase.
WiFi is included, but I had problems with my iPad squirting photos to the 'cloud' and to dropbox, which used up my allowance in a few minutes. Logan tried to help with iPad adjustments and gave us more access tickets.
Franz Josef has better scenery and immediate surroundings than Fox Glacier.
We would happily stay at the Terrace again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Terrace is the closest Motel to the centre of Franz Josef Village, yet on a quiet side street. The 4 star Terrace Motel offers views of snow capped mountains and the Croz Glacier from its grounds. Unlimited Free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking are included. The Terrace offer Hotel style rooms along with rooms with cooking facilities, next to reception is a quiet restaurant operated by two of Franz Josef most experienced restauranteurs. The Terrace is the closest Motel to Franz Josef's free Glow Worm Caves and Franz Josef Kiwi Bird Centre where guests can experience New Zealand's national bird up close. The Terrace offers spacious ground floor accommodation with electric blankets and electric heating, flat-screen Televisions, tea/coffee making facilities and all en suite bathrooms, some feature a Spa Bath. Guests have a choice of studio's or spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Most rooms features stove tops and microwaves along with a dining area (please note Hotel style rooms offer tea / coffee and breakfast making facilities only). All rooms are serviced daily. Guests have access to shared laundry and barbecue facilities with outside tables and chairs. The tour desk can organise a range of activities including discounted helicopter flights, hikes, kayaking, horse treks and glacier walks. ... more less
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