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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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“The villas are lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2005

This small group of villas are modern and well-maintained, and provide a comfortable location when visiting the glaciers. The hosts, Wendy and Marciel, were very kind and friendly, and helped us to set up a heli-hike (which we highly recommend although it can be quite physically taxing for those not in shape...). Our villa included a small kitchen with refrigerator, stove, coffee and tea making facilities (as well as the means to make coffee and tea), as well as everything you would need to equip your kitchen for cooking and eating (plates, glasses, silverware, pans, utensils, etc.). The bed was very cozy - I am still having dreams about the electric underblanket that warmed me up all night! If I had any complaint it would be that there could have been an additional soap and maybe a few extra towels, but otherwise we thought it was perfect. Only a few minutes drive from the downtown, and Wendy recommended several nice restaurants.

  • Stayed May 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2005

My wife and I stayed here for two nights in January 2005. Located a couple of miles north of the village, this new accommodation provides everything you need for a short stay. Very clean, attractively furnished and surprisingly spacious. You get a double bedroom, a nice bathroom with double shower, a reasonably equipped kitchen area, dining area and lounge with patio doors onto a deck (BBQ available on request), though there was not much privacy as it faced out onto the main road. Effective heating which we used even in January (at the height of the NZ summer!). Good value and excellent base for seeing the glaciers.

  • Stayed January 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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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