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58 On Cron Motel
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   58 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
Ontario
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Great New Spa Tub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

What a wonderful Spa Tub! Thank you for the up grade! Clean and comfortable. Great location, walk across the street to the nice Hot Pools. Walked to The Alice May restaurant which was the best restaurant meal we had in four weeks, great service (which was lacking alot everywhere else in NZ restaurants as noted in the latest Lonely Planet Guide). Would stay here again if in the area.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

This is a well-equipped, very clean motel. The rooms are large with a double and a single bed. Motel is central and the staff were friendly and helpful. We had a very good meal in the Blue Ice restaurant, which doesn’t seem as popular as some others, as it is slightly further away from the motels than a number of the other restaurants.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cheshire
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20 hotel reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Reason for Stay:
Part of three week North and South Island motor tour looking for a relaxed place to rest and view local sites.
Chose to book based on recommendation from previous nights accommodation in Westport, Birds Ferry Lodge - see separate TA review. Glad we took their advice.

Location:
Just slightly out of town ( 2 /3 mins drive ) away from the other motels had the advantage of being in small forest which offers a slightly more holiday feeling.
However there are many eating , food and most importantly fuel stations within a very short distance.

Reception:
Very welcoming as you would expect with the normal issuing of local leaflets for the many places that one could frequent.
Visited a number of times for various items and was always given courteous and efficient service.
We utilised their advice and visited the Glacier Hot Pools that are opposite,the Alice May Restaurant and Bar and most importantly took a leaflet for the Curly Tree Whitebait Company which is on the road to Hastings.- see separate reviews for these locations

Parking:
Right outside your unit.

Accomodation:
Very modern with all you would expect from a motel catering for travellers who wish to relax and possibly cook.

Value:
For a UK traveller this motel offers very good value for the accommodation and service provided

Summary:
Great base to stay and would re-book if visiting area again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for one night. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the room was clean. No free wifi though. Good location opposite the hot pools and within walking distance to restaurants. Only downside, which is typical of motels, is there is no way of avoiding smokers. Not very nice when you open your door to get some fresh air and your neighbours are sitting out the front on the chairs smoking. Bit unpleasant. Other then that, nice place for a short stay.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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anne-n-richard, Owner at 58 On Cron Motel, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Hello Tarin ,
Thank you for your comments and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.We are now looking into putting a designated area for smoking.Hopefully this will help stop the drift of smoke into the rooms.
We do have free internet avaiable as a special on tripadvisor which is currently running when you book direct on our website,
We hope you enjoyed your trip along the West coast.
Kind regards
Anne
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Klosterneuburg, Austria
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80 hotel reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

How a motel should be:
Helpful and assisting reception, clean and modern rooms with all amenities required, quiet as not close to a main street.
And that´s exactly what one can say about 58 On Cron Motel.
A little bit overpriced, but nevertheless recommended!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Singapore, Singapore
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stopped by at Franz Josef Glaciers and stopped by at the 58 on Cron based on good Lonely Planet Reviews and all our expectations have been surpassed. The rooms were very nice, the location is best in town just opposite to the Franz Josef Hot Springs, the ideal place to relax after a day on the ice, but the best was the supportive and helpful attitude of the owner. We have booked a helicopter flight over Franz Josef glacier in advance and wanted still to do a glacier hike, but all hikes were fully booked, except the one colliding with our heli flight, so Ms. Anne did everything, called people and helped us arranging the perfect day, Thank U so much

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed my stay so much I rebooked on my 3rd visit to New Zealand, clean comfortable lovely rooms, friendly family run motel, helpful with plenty of sightseeing tips, lovely location opposite the spa grand views of the mountains

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 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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Address: 58 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Franz Josef
#2 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — 58 On Cron Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Is set amongst beautiful rain forest but just a 5 minute stroll to the village and we are also conveniently located across from the new Glacier Hot Pool Complex.The Motel is architecturally designed for the discerning traveller and each unit is fully equipped with everything needed to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. ... more   less 
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