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The Terrace Motel

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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“glow worms”(22 reviews)
“warm scones”(9 reviews)
“great location”(35 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Suites
Kitchenette
Multilingual Staff
Wheelchair access
4.0 Star Hotel
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All reviewsglow wormswarm sconesgreat locationthe main roadbutter and jamfranz josephwildlife centrerestaurant next doorking studiocooking facilitiesmiddle of towngood sizesmall placethe west coaststayed for two nightsliving areahelicopter ride
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived weary after a 6-hour drive from Christchurch. I was just about to summon the energy to get up and prepare a meal, when there was a knock on the door, and a young lady was offering us a complimentary scone, still warm from...More

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Response from Tom S, Owner at The Terrace MotelResponded 1 week ago

Hi Chery Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and were able to take advance of some of the discount vouchers we have. We hope you are able to come back and stay with us again in the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location of this model is outstanding. Amenities are great. The helicopter ride to glaciers is just 1 min walk.. great restaurants around. Necessary to wear a good quality sun glass, otherwise you won't be able to open eye

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Response from Tom S, Owner at The Terrace MotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear you had enjoyed your stay. Hopefully you can come back and stay with in the future, when you do please book on our website for the lowest prices. Regards Logan

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good clean property though a tad expensive at NZ 190 but that's due to peak season. Ample parking, good wifi, clean and well maintained rooms with fully stocked kitchenette. Rooms are of decent size and so are bathrooms. All key places (restaurants, activity offices, hot...More

Thank Chiripal
Response from Tom S, Owner at The Terrace MotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Chiripal Thank you for your review, and enjoyed our central and quiet location and beds. If you are coming back to Franz Josef we only offer our lowest prices on our own website. We hope the rest of your holiday goes well. Regards Logan

Reviewed December 2, 2017

The motel is very easy to find – just turn in from the main road for 1 block and there it is just beside the Alice May restaurant. Great view and walking distance to all the other amenities, i.e. gift shop, eating places, Glacier Guides,...More

Thank weikwan72
Response from Tom S, Manager at The Terrace MotelResponded December 3, 2017

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, your room and our central location. We hope the rest of your holiday went well and you are able to stay with us again in the future (when you do book...More

Reviewed November 20, 2017

This was one of our favorite places we stayed. The view was fantastic. There was a full kitchen with microwave, range top and frig which we were able to cook some of our meals on. There was a table with 3 chairs. A gas fireplace...More

Thank CaSue52
Response from Tom S, Owner at The Terrace MotelResponded November 23, 2017

Hi CaSue Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and room. We hope the rest of your holiday went well and you are able to stay with us again in the future (when you do book on our...More

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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Laundry Service
Room amenities
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
Details
Price range
$79 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#3 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Suites
Details
Price range
$79 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#3 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Suites
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Jenna S
February 8, 2017|
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Response from nursenancy2013 | Reviewed this property |
so sorry.I have not logged in for ages and only just saw your question. I see have others have answered ! Enjoy
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"Could see a Glacier looking out our cottage window. Very quiet and well heated"
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"Just the right size"
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"Best to choose a room that isn't next to the caravan park."
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"Take the free glow worm tour at the motel"
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