We arrived very wet after an ordinary bike ride from Queenstown. Staff were excellent and helpful given we were dripping water everywhere. The room was disappointingly small with a very small bathroom and the hotel has no drying room, a problem for us with our wet gear and surprising for a hotel in an area renowned for wet weather and snow activities. The bed was uncomfortable and the room could have been cleaner. We had breakfast included and the staff made a special effort for Christmas Day with bon bons provided. The hotel is obviously popular with tour groups and we had three bus loads when we stayed. The bus engines being started and idling at 7am was not appreciated. We had this hotel chosen by our tour operator which had, up until this one, been very good. Not sure what the choice in surrounding accommodation is like but I would look around before I stayed here again. That said, the wonderful staff made an average hotel experience much more acceptable.
- Also Known As:
- Franz Josef Glacier Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier sits at the edge of the Westland World Heritage Park, and is just moments from one of New Zealand’s most spectacular natural attractions, the Franz Josef Glacier. Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier makes the most of its alpine location and offers quality accommodation in two separate hotel ‘wings’. Stay in either the Douglas or Graham wing, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings within Franz Josef village. Our hotel is in a premium location, making it the perfect place to base yourself while exploring the magnificent Westland region.Our professional, friendly staff look forward to welcoming you and helping to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable. Your visit will be made even more memorable by the many natural wonders in the area. Just be sure to bring your camera! ... more less
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