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Franz Alpine Retreat

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located about 4km out of Franz Josef village. Reasonable tariff for a family of 4. Clean but basic. Does not have a lot of heating for winter. Could do with carpet/ furniture / curtain update but ok for a few days. Only 1 heater to cover living room, kitchen & bedroom. Has a small fan heater in bathroom

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I couldn't fault anything with my stay; service and amenities were exceptional! It felt like a home away from home (except the views were much better!) Best features included the free unlimited wifi, the full kitchen and warm comfortable beds :)

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1 Thank flyherc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

a few kilometres away from the town centre this is a beautiful spacious property. we stayed in two bedroom chalet. the rooms are big. the kitchen is nice. the bed rooms and living rooms are provided with room heater. the reception provides dvds for viewing and books for reading. there is free wifi and parking available.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Good value for money. We arrived later in the evening, a bit past the latest check-in time, but the host waited for us to turn up, after we rang ahead. The chalet we stayed in was comfortable and spacious. The only downside was that because of the spaciousness, the heater didn't really heat the whole of the chalet adequately! However... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Spectacular view of the mountains from the chalet. It's like a little house and have all comfort you need: 2 bedrooms with nice warm beds, good and hot shower, complete kitchen, living room and dinning room. Parking is right beside the chalet, great for rainy days which might happen. Free wi-fi. The owners are lovely and very helpful. We received... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

The accommodation here is spacious, comfortable and beautifully quiet and aptly named a retreat. A great setting just outside of the Franz Josef town to escape to with your family. There's cows and meadows to the right and mountains to the left - superb. The hosts are very friendly and the wine cooler in reception is very welcome at the... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We expected more for the $300 plus price tag for a small two bedroom chalet with a shared bathroom. It consisted of an open plan lounge, dining room and kitchen. one bathroom and two bedrooms, neither of which had a wardrobe or anywhere to put anything. OK its the West Coast and there are not that many places to stay... More 

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South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Great place to stay for one to many nights. Our cabin was well presented and very roomy. Nigel our host was very friendly and gave us some good advice during our stay. Our only recommendation is they invest in some decent cooking ware (pots and pans) as we like to cook our own meals when we can.

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Payson, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Very friendly front desk with a great sense of humor, we arrived during a torrential downpour. It was great to have the rooms have a porch to help get out of the rain. The rooms are comfortable and the kitchen is stocked with dishes and utensils that make it nice. The only thing we found that was a con was... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

After some confusion with our room booking (always remember to take a hard copy of your travel voucher if booked by an agent), we enjoyed our stay here. The beds were comfortable and it wasn't too far out of town (by car). Free wifi was an added bonus.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Franz Alpine Retreat gives you the perfect retreat in the most beautiful location this country has to offer. Whether you are travelling alone, as a group or a family, it has personalised facilities that fully immerse you in the surrounding environment.Franz Alpine Retreat has been purpose built with facilities that allow you to feel at home, relax, do your own thing and ultimately enjoy the breathtaking environment around you. Our chalets can sleep up to 5. Chalets are equipped with full gas cooking, kitchen - dining room, electric blankets, SKY + Freeview, Wireless Internet, Phone & insect screens. Other facilities within the complex DVD library, BBQ, full laundry facilities, continental breakfast.A perfect place to stay - your home away from home! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Franz Alpine Retreat

Address: 2 Donovan Drive | State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: $68 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Franz Alpine Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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