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Glow Worm Cottages
3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   27 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand   |  
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“value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2007

This was one of the better budget Motels during our round trip of NZ albeit with quite small but clean rooms with al necessary facilities for the price. What appealed was the sense of being contained and the homely feel which the owners have created. The bowl of soup warmed the heart. It is a quiet sunny location in a generally quiet village. For overseas travellers, Franz Josef is a top must visit - to fly over in a helicopter or walk up the glacier. The shuttle service is a minute walk away from the motel.

  • Liked — Friendly and homely
  • Stayed May 2006, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2007

FACILITIES:
All guest have access to the the small spa at the center of the property. Our fellow backpackers seemed to enjoy the spa as it was occupied all the time. Glowworm offers a FREE bowl of soup every night at 6pm, SHARP. It was amusing to see everyone lining up with a bowl and spoon. Quite a few people seemed to turn this into a meal by preparing salad, meat, and bread.
LOCATION:
Very central, one block in from the main street and close to restaurants and pubs. We went to Alice May for dinner. The serving was generous and the meals lovely.
ROOM:
Neat, a little dusty, but well kept. We were in a private double room. Quiet.
COMMON AREA:
Kitchen was very neat, most guests were responsible and cleaned up after themselves.
TV room was small but cosy, Lounge room available for relaxing and there is Coin-operated internet access.
OVERALL:
Quite a pleasurable stay. Would stay again. Great value for money. $50 per double room for 2 people.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Rooms were a little dusty
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 27 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Franz Josef
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Glow Worm Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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