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“It is the best motel I have ever stayed in New Zealand.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef

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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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“It is the best motel I have ever stayed in New Zealand.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

It was very very rainy day when I arrived there. Sue, One of the owners greeted us warmly as we arrived. She even provided large umbrellas for free just as soon as she noticed we had no umbrella.
The room was excellent. It was really good same room as hotel.
I could experience very comfortable staying.
I'll stay here again whenever I visit in Franz Josef.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, August 17, 2014
Hi Aileen. Yes our umbrellas come in handy ay times, the price we pay for living in a rain forest but so beautiful. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
Thanks Pete and Sue
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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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20 hotel reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The Motel opened in Dec 2013 I think and it still has the lovely feel of everything being new and in excellent condition. All fittings and fixtures, inc fabrics and linen / towels VG quality. The kitchenette was very well equipped, with bone china crockery and good glassware. We had a two bedded unit, one double bed in separate room. The other bed, which could be double or twin in the main room. Bathroom separate to bedroom, excellent quality spa bath with shower over. Range of shampoo, soap, makeup remover, body lotion etc all very nice. The lounge had a very comfy leather sofa and round table / four chairs. Milk and good range of tea / coffee etc. View from lounge and bedroom (back of unit) was of the rainforest (not sure that all units have same view). Car parking outside of units.

Check-in very efficient and staff very helpful with booking trips etc. Close to many restaurants. To sum up, first class accommodation that beats a lot of higher end market hotels. You would go a long way to beat this Motel.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sue H, Manager at Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef, responded to this review, August 17, 2014
Thankyou for taking the time to post a great review about our Motel. Our range of studio rooms and one and two bedroom apartments can cater for most travellers as bed configuration can be changed to suit family groups etc. The views are best from the apartments and our whole motel complex is surrounded by rainforest.
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Happy Valley, South Australia, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Absolutely loved Franz Josef and the Aspen Court Motel.
Sue & Pete were so very helpful and the their Motel was one of the best we have ever stayed in - loved the rooms (very spacious) and the spa bath was awesome!!. A lovely way to end a day in the snow.
Everybody must do a Glazier Tour - it is the most awesome experience.
Thanks again guys :)

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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, August 17, 2014
Thanks Spacieclan for your lovely comments about our Motel. The glacier tours and hikes really are amazing and are the best way to get to see the ice. Its an experience not to be missed while in Franz Josef.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stayed here over the weekend, we had a great stay. The Motel is modern, clean and spacious. The owners are really friendly and helpful. The Motel is a quick walk to town, and Restaurants. We will be back to stay again. Thanks for a great stay! :)

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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, August 17, 2014
Hi Kiwi1 ,Thanks for your review and look forward to seeing you again
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We were blown away by staying here. Easy to book, good value price, really friendly reception, lovely little touches like lighting and heating our room for our arrival and the room was just incredible. Spotless, there was a spa and really well equipped kitchen. Great restaurants near by. Really liked it.

Stayed August 2014
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Sue H, Manager at Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Thanks Noleham ,Its always nice to here the effort we put into presenting our rooms is appreciated. Always nice to walk into a warm cosy room if its a little cold outside.
Glad you enjoyed you stay.
Pete and Sue
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This place would rate as boutique quality in a major city; in Franz Josef it's amazing. The staff were kind to us, the whirlpool bath was wonderfully relaxing, and the bed was comfortable. There's really nothing wrong with this place and a lot right.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, August 15, 2014
Thanks Dee V for your nice comments about our motel. We believe our Motel is amongst the best here in Franz and glad you chose to stay with us .
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

New room with a spa, clean and spacious. GREAT price and comfy beds. It was also so lovely to have great service. Dinner was booked for us and so was our private hot pool spa and massage - thanks Sue. We're so happy we stopped in franz josef.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sue H, Manager at Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
hi sofia. At the moment we are in the winter season so our rates are very reasonable for such lovely rooms and our service we always enjoy giving for free.
Thanks, Pete and Sue
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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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