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Glenfern Villas Franz Josef
4.5 of 5 Villa   |   State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand   |  
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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
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19 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Very Good and Clean accommadtion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We are a family of 2 adults and one 3 year old. We found Glenfern Villas to be the best place we have stayed in a little while it had everything we needed to cook and clean as well as very warm. Highly recommend to everyone!

The Host was very friendly and the animals were a great touch for rural West Coast

Room Tip: We had one near the road, it wasnt even that noicy
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

This accommodation is a couple minutes drive out of Franz Josef so if you are travelling by car I would definately recommend staying here!

The staff are really friendly and the villas are well looked after. We really enjoyed our stay, it was great that after a day of activities and sightseeing in Franz you can come back and relax somewhere peaceful.

Great value for money.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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13 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

I went with my parents to stay 2 nights at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef in December. The rooms were good. The rooms were well appointed and comfy. The hosts had good ideas about activities. The room had mountain view.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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canberra, australia
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

These villas were a plesant surprise. Well appointed and very comfortable!

The rooms were large and extra touches such as DVD player were most appreciated. The kitchen was well stocked with everything required. I was a little anxious about all the animals they have there as I'm terrified of dogs, but I shouldn't have been, they were all beautifully behaved.

Front desk was also very helpful in recommending things to do.

I would 100% stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kaaawa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Glenfern Villas and our host Cesar were the highlight of our month-long trip in Australia and New Zealand. It was mid-winter, so we came to Franz Josef without a reservation. We looked at three hotels in the town - unimpressed by all. Then we found the Glenfern Villas and were warmly greeted by Cesar. When he showed us a two-room villa for less than the hotel rooms we looked at we were sold. It was new, clean, and well appointed with everything we could want - including internet, laundry detergent, electric blankets, boutique hair and body products, milk for our coffee and hot chocolate, and a stunning, unimpeded view of the surrounding mountains and countryside! We stayed 2 days and wished we could stay longer. Visit Glenfern and Cesar whenever you are anywhere near Franz Josef and you will not be disappointed . . .

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Glenfern villas is a great base to explore glacier country from. We, a family of four, stayed for a week in july 2012 and loved it. The villa was well appointed, very clean and comfy. The host was very welcoming, friendly and gave good advice about activities, tours, restaurants etc. and able to place bookings if you wish. The kids loved their upstairs bedroom, the animals and the small playground. We had a villa at the back of the complex with nice mountain views and even in winter enjoyed coffee on the deck in the winter sun.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

We stayed 2 nights. Just out of town (to far to walk at night) 3 minute drive. Front desk people very helpful with eating recommendations and local knowledge.Single bed villa, separate bedroom , bathroom, and living/kitchen/lounge. Very comfortable.

Room Tip: Villas in row 2 or 3 back from the road.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Glenfern Villas Franz Josef

Address: State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 Specialty lodging in Franz Josef
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Glenfern Villas Franz Josef 4.5*
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