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Glenfern Villas Franz Josef

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Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bedroom villa”(41 reviews)
“short drive”(30 reviews)
“the kitchen”(43 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair access
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Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
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4 Star Hotel
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State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

Friendly welcome & the villas were very nice & well fitted out to a high standard. Lovely views towards the mountains and just a few minutes drive out of the bustling town itself, so nice & quiet. Comfy beds as well.

Thank PJ777
Response from Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz JosefResponded May 30, 2018

Hi PJ777, thanks for taking the time to post your comments on here. Im glad that you seemed to enjoy your stay and that the weather was fine enough for you to get out and about and see our beautiful little slice of paradise.

Reviewed May 19, 2018

We last stayed here in September 2015. The accommodation remains super. Lovely units and this time we were lucky enough to have superb views of the mountains. It really is in a beautiful location. Units continue to be well equipped and the hosts are extremely...More

Thank lin4197
Response from Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz JosefResponded May 21, 2018

Hi Lin M, Thanks for these nice words, Im glad that you seemed to enjoy your with us. As you said we arent in the centre of town (3 km away ) but that is only 5 minutes at the most by car or 25...More

Reviewed May 12, 2018

After arriving much later then expected due to weather, we were given a warm welcome. The villa was very spacious, well equipped and spotless. The kitchen was very well equipped, including coffee/tea supplies provided. It was nice to have the opportunity to prepare our own...More

Thank cmb72015
Response from Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz JosefResponded May 13, 2018

Hi cmb72015, thanks for these comments, Im glad that you seemed to enjoy your stay with us. The kitchen does come in handy enabling people to cook their own food instead of eating out at cafes or restaurants all the time.

Reviewed April 27, 2018

The first thing that strikes you is the high ceilings in the room. It created the perception of space and roominess. It was kept cosy and warm, thanks to the effective heater. The kitchen was well equipped with cooktop, oven and full sized fridge which...More

Thank gilltrip933
Response from Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz JosefResponded April 29, 2018

Thanks for these kind words. When you inquired about breakfast we mentioned that we packed everything (Bread,cereals,fruit,milk,eggs,spreads and fruit juice) into a basket and delivered it to your villa that night. We find that some people are over eating out at restaurants all the time...More

Reviewed April 19, 2018

We spent 2 nights at this lovely spot. We didn't have a car, but our wonderful hosts, Kevin and Fern, arranged for the helicopter tour and restaurants to pick us up. Everything about this place is delightful.

Thank amybA2507XB
Response from Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz JosefResponded April 20, 2018

Hi amybA2507XB, thanks for these nice comments and Im glad that you seemed to enjoy your stay in our little price of New Zealand

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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
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Price range
$126 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Price range
$126 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Response from tcquilter | Reviewed this property |
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January 2, 2018|
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Hi Heather, im sorry but no animals of any kind (Service Dogs Exception) are permitted here. Kevin Manger
Room Tips
"As advised previously - do try to book a villa with a mountain view - it's stunning."
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"Buy food supplies before getting to Franz Josef!"
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"BYO breakfast"
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"Kevin will take care of best as 18 villas have scenic view."
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