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2 Donovan Drive State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886 New Zealand See on map
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Kitchenette
Wheelchair access
Laundry Service
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in a 2 bedroom chalet and it was clean, tidy and toasty warm in winter. When we checked in, our host was very informative about the local area and told us about different places to visit. We only stayed for 1 night however...More

Thank Sharon C
Response from FranzAlpine, Front Office Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sharon, Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and yes, three nights would have been ideal - you will have to come back!

Reviewed July 9, 2018

We Stayed at the Alpine Retreat in 2017. Sorry for the late review. Such a beautiful place. We chose the 2 bedroom chalet as we were 2 couples. Very clean and warm place. Added bonus was the free breakfast and WiFi. We defiantly love this...More

Thank jesintha r
Response from FranzAlpine, Front Office Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your response. It is nice to receive a good review no matter how late it is. Thank you.

Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Stu, the owner, was very helpful and accommodating. It was almost like staying with family. Accommodation was comfy in a 2 bedroom cottage. Kitchen was fully equipped and we made good use of it. Lounge and dining area gave extra room to really relax. A...More

Thank vladok212
Response from FranzAlpine, Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded July 6, 2018

Many thanks for your lovely review, Vlado. It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us. Emma especially enjoyed the company of your children. It certainly is a beautiful place to view local scenery and the stars. We hope you have...More

Reviewed June 16, 2018

We arrived after approximately a 6 hour drive to find the retreat a little out of town. (This was booked by a Travel agent) Chalet’s looked good. Were greeted with an ecoli warning. Think we should then have been offered the option to receive a...More

Thank Paul H
Response from FranzAlpine, Front Office Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded June 17, 2018

Hi Paul, We are a little disappointed you did not inform us of the bedding situation as you gave us another reason for departing early. This has now been attended by replacing. We hope your trip north was enjoyable.

Reviewed April 24, 2018

Stayed with my family in these units twice in one year, really enjoyed it. The laundry cost was expensive but they breakfast packages every morning are amazing. Thank you. :-) Warm, comfy couches, about 5-10min drive outside of town.

Thank Lizzie P
Response from FranzAlpine, Front Office Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded April 26, 2018

Many thanks for your 'awesome' review. You must come and stay with us again, maybe twice next year. Safe travels.

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Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair access
Laundry Service
Breakfast Available
Room amenities
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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Price range
$73 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
$73 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Momocha99
March 19, 2017|
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Response from FranzAlpine | Property representative |
The chalets are slightly bigger, have DVD players and are further away from the highway. I could quiet easily comfortably live permanently in the two bedroom cottage myself.
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Elizabeth T
September 4, 2016|
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At present, no there are not. We are investigating the feasibility of having these replaced in the future with more robust type screens, as the screens that used to be in place in all units, were damaged beyond economical... More
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"the front 2 bedroom is my choice"
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"Try to stay in a chalet far from the reception"
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"The newer buildings right by the entrance look way nicer than the ones behind the office."
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"I cannot recommend any room because of the poor facilities"
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