My wife & I stayed at the Alpine Glacier Motel on Christmas Day 2009. Billy (the proprietor) was extremely kind and generous towards us! (He felt bad that we made the +6 hour journey from Christchurch to Franz Josef on Christmas Day). Billy had decorated our room with chocolates, flower buds, and sweet cakes....definitely went above and beyond for 2 travelers on Christmas Day! The room was lovely! -- spacious, clean, and extremely comfortable, plus the view of the snow capped mountains was absolutely breathtaking! The motel is directly in the middle of the Franz Josef Village, and literally 200 feet from the Franz Josef Glacier Guide Tours (our reason for visiting Franz Josef). Would absolutely stay here again if we ever make it back to NZ's South Island --- and we'll never forget Billy's amazing hospitality!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 24 spacious, well appointed, ground floor studio and family units. Central village location with spectacular alpine and rainforest views, walk to restaurants, shops and attractions. King, queen, deck and spa units with kitchenettes, ensuite bathrooms, Sky TV, DVD players and complimentary DVD library. Spa pool, guest laundry and activities booking service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alpine Glacier Motor Hotel Franz Josef
- Alpine Glacier Hotel
- Alpine Glacier Motel