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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We only stayed overnight. Units were clean and tidy. Good location only 5 minutes from Franz Josef. Units are self contained with everything in them. Local restaurants will run courtesy bus to pick-up and drop off from here. There is free wifi but it is very slow in the late afternoons.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place modern spacious clean unit with all cooking facilities. About 5 minutes drive to centre of Franz Josef township. We had a unit just near the road the road noise wasn't a problem. Only one problem the stove was a bit erratic with ring tempature.

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Alexandra, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well you know what they say "first impressions count" Franz Alpine Retreat definitely had the wow factor when we walked into our unit, it was very warm and clean. The host was friendly and recommended a great restaurant in the village called the landing (it was stunning). He couldn't have been more helpful, also bought our breakfast over the night... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for three nights and were extremely pleased with our experience. Clean and tidy with modern facilities, I would definitely return if I was in the area again. Its only a short drive into the village and on the night that neither my boyfriend or myself wanted to drive, the proprietors were more than happy to arrange for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed a 9couple of nights at the franz Alpine Retreat, we were greeted by a lovely couple (Mel & Nigel) who were very informative about what to do, see and where to eat. We were shown to our chalet which was very clean, modern and warm. Comfy beds, great shower pressure and everything we needed in the kitchen. Milk... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The cabins are about 4 min drive from the town centre. Quiet with beautiful surroundings. Well heated cabins. Open planned living and dining, with oven. Could do with a few more kitchen appliances. The reception has a few DVD selections for unwinding in the evenings.

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Te Anau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Very much a last minute booking, and it was a severe toss up between the Franz Josef Oasis, where I had stayed before and it was great, or this place, just down the road. I opted for the Franz Alpine Retreat to give it a try. Both the F.A.R and the Oasis were the same price. Lady at check in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

We were delighted when we arrived at this place. The chalets are modern and fully equipped, with full kitchen, including oven. Youre surrounded by mountains and the air is crisp. The views are stunning. The chalets had adequate heating, we were very warm. The showers were lovely and the chalet was very spacious. We would definitely stay here again and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

Waking up to the mountains, fresh air and peaceful country was very pleasant. Having a cup of tea on the deck watching the sun rise over the mountains was the perfect way to start the day. The customer service was fantastic, very helpful booking helicopter tours and advising great restaurants and activities. Would definitely recommend staying here. Top notch!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

I absolutely loved this place and the couple that host the location were fantastic. Very accommodating and extremely helpful in addition to Mel have a very warm and approachable personality. The cabins are top quality with superb views and ideally located. This was a wonderful place to stay and would have stayed longer if we could have.

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  • Wheelchair access
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  • 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: $84 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Franz Alpine Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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