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“Deceptively modern” 5 of 5 stars
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Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   76 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
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“Deceptively modern”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

From the outside this place looks like a typical 1970s motel but once inside you'll find a chic modern studio fully equipped with kitchenette and spa bath. It's right opposite the hot pools. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sue H, Manager at Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Thanks MelJTait - We're a newly built motel on the outside and the inside is beautiful and chic isn't it. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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 March 26, 2014

I do not stay in motels in the U.S. so I was delightfully surprised when I stepped into my room at Aspen Court Franz Josef. The studio style room was clean, well designed, and perfect for two people. My room was very cozy and I felt very safe, even with a sliding glass door for entry. There are plenty of places to eat and shop within reasonable walking distance. Sentinel Rock is very close and the easy walk towards the glacier was very easy. Just make sure that you get there well before dawn to capture the beauty in the sunlight. I slept like a rock! .... No pun intended :)

Room Tip: I am a very picky person when it comes to lodging, and my room (#6) was perfect!
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  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Sue H, Manager at Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef, responded to this review, April 6, 2014
It's good to hear that you enjoyed your time with us here in Franz. Thanks ElaineMT12 for your review.
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in this motel last week. It was excellent, and based on the edge of town, so quiet, but within easy walking distance of all restaurants etc. Large room which was very clean and good bathroom with the bonus of a spa bath. Totally recommended.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Sue H, Manager at Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef, responded to this review, April 6, 2014
Thank you woods01 for the review. It is nice and quiet down our end of town, but is still very close to restaurants etc. Good for all our guests.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We with another couple stayed for 2 nights, there is nothing more we could have asked for. Large rooms, comfortable bed and quality fixtures. Located within walking distance of everything, even the FJ Glacier if that way inclined. Very quiet. Sue and Peter are excellent hosts.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Sue H, Manager at Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Thanks Kenjym4150 Yes the rooms are modern and large, and I'm glad that you slept well after the walks that you must have had.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

A very clean and comfortable room. Nicely styled, comfortable bed and very quiet. Would recommend without question. Ate at the restaurant next door, the Thai/Chinese - also extremely good, and reasonable.

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Sue H, Manager at Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef, responded to this review, April 6, 2014
Thanks Jacky R. Thank you for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Very new motel on the edge of Franz Josef village with easy access to all the shops and restaurants. Very new feel to the room. Really comfortable and quiet. Nowhere to sit outside the motel room. Staff very pleasant and helpful. Ideal stopping point for a short visit to Franz Josef.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sue H, Manager at Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef, responded to this review, April 6, 2014
Yes you're correct PGTips01, we are a new motel - only opened in Dec. The outside seating areas are still being worked on.
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The big room was exceptionally clean, fresh smelling and warm. The huge windows show the deep bush that surrounds the motel. In the night there was not a single noise. You can walk in 2 minutes to the main road but it is quietly tucked away from the bustle. We really enjoyed our stay!

Room Tip: If you want a jacuzzi choose the two bedroom apartment.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Sue H, Manager at Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Gracias Viajeraferoz for your comments.

We are happy you enjoyed your time with us and would love to see you again one day.

Pasa un buen viaje!

Adios.
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Address: 76 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef 4.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New contemporary motel complex situated within the centre of Franz Josef Village. Affordable spacious, warm and modern accommodation in the heart of Franz Josef Village. Qualmark rated four star plus ... more   less 
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