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Punga Grove Motel & Suites

40 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7886 New Zealand
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#3 of 5 motels in Franz Josef
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.2
Value
4.1
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Punga Grove offers stylish motel accommodation in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier village. Set amongst beautiful native bush with the lush rainforest at your doorstep with a stunning backdrop of high alpine peaks, Punga Grove is your natural West Coast accommodation choice for your stay in Glacier Country in New Zealand.
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Property amenities
Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Hiking
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
Complimentary tea
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Private balcony
Iron
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Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
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Languages Spoken
English
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RStuff wrote a review Mar 2024
Brisbane, Australia150 contributions144 helpful votes
We stayed in a two bedroom apartment. The apartment was large, fairly modern, well fitted out, very comfortable. Location is fine, Franz Josef is only small and everything is easily accessible. The price seemed very good for the standard of accommodation. Would be very happy to stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Daniel D wrote a review Feb 2024
6 contributions1 helpful vote
A pleasant motel closely located to all facilities in Franz Josef. Walking distance to all eateries, bars, convenience, store, and multiple helicopter flight companies. The unit we stayed in, was quite spacious with separate bedroom and expansive kitchen area
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: We thought the summer months required busy however we were told it is busy year around. Ensure...
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JennyGonsalves wrote a review Feb 2024
Houston, Texas107 contributions60 helpful votes
This is a real old motel (we had no choice, everything was booked). Has a weird stale smell and is VERY basic. I would never stay there again. Rather sad! However the location is very convenient and was walking distance from the helicopter ride company.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Patricia wrote a review Feb 2024
palmerston north23 contributions7 helpful votes
On our arrival we were greeted by a lovely cheerful lady at reception who gave us the information we needed to know. We entered our unit to discover the heating in the main room had been turned on and as it was a cold wet afternoon it was very welcome, the heat radiating to the upstairs mezzanine bedroom which made it very cosy. The motel was on a quiet back road, but within easy walking distance of good restaurants.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Paul T wrote a review Jan 2024
Derby, United Kingdom181 contributions41 helpful votes
Nice friendly people, clean spacious room, with settee and separate dining areadecent car park, located just off the main street. Balcony and kitchenette with microwave, 2 ring hob. Had everything we needed. Even had umbrellas to loan and dvds.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Pumpkin20 wrote a review Oct 2023
Bathurst, Australia355 contributions151 helpful votes
Our room “ Tui” was lovely, large bathroom with a spa bath, heated towel rail, great little kitchenette, comfortable bed. A great gas faux wood heater that warmed the room up in no time & looked amazing with the flames.But the best thing about this accommodation was the space! Even a lovely comfortable lounge, coffee table and a great little outdoor seating area that backed onto a beautiful fern area, very private. Guest laundry. Parking right near our room.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from CL HK, Owner at Punga Grove Motel & Suites
Responded Oct 29, 2023
Good Morning Thank you for the amazing review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind Regards, Sheryl
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Inez_Jack wrote a review Jul 2023
Sydney, Australia41 contributions43 helpful votes
Very comfortable family unit. Lilian at check in was super friendly and helpful. Lovely comfy beds and good kitchenette. The green foliage at our window was a nice touch. Only downside was our DVD played didn’t work. Everything else was great. Thanks for having us.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Close to the Monsoon Bar & Restaurant which was an excellent place for pool, drinks and dinner.
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Colin L wrote a review Mar 2023
Doncaster, United Kingdom277 contributions187 helpful votes
The welcome upon arrival was lovely - so friendly and helpful. Our room ‘TUI’ was clearly a high occupancy room, but it was spacious, clean and with the cooking facility that we needed. Crucially the room was quiet and the bed was very comfortable. Set in a beautiful location - we’d happily stay there again.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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rememberremember1 wrote a review Mar 2023
Taunton, United Kingdom87 contributions39 helpful votes
We were delighted by the accommodation here. We had the disability room with a little private garden to front and back. There was bags of space and everything was super clean. The reception were very friendly and the unit provided everything that we wanted. We only stayed one night and would have stayed for longer had our schedule allowed. But thank you for a really nice stay.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Juliann E wrote a review Feb 2023
Fort Lauderdale, Florida4 contributions
Had a 2 bedroom “suite”. Bathroom ( only one) was a bit beat up. No AC and only 1 fan for 1 bedroom. Had to beg a grumpy desk person to provide a second. 2nd bedroom was a box with 2 twins. No screens on windows to provide some air. Very limited outlets. Very basic accommodation. No way this is a 4 star accommodation.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$94 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestland Tai Poutini National ParkFranz Josef
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Punga Grove Motel & Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Punga Grove Motel & Suites?
Nearby attractions include Te Koha Gallery (0.2 miles), West Coast Wildlife Centre (0.08 miles), and Tatare Tunnels Walk (0.07 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Punga Grove Motel & Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Punga Grove Motel & Suites?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Punga Grove Motel & Suites?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Punga Grove Motel & Suites?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Punga Grove Motel & Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alice May, BLUE ICE RESTAURANT & BAR, and Snake Bite Brewery.
Is Punga Grove Motel & Suites located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Franz Josef.
Are there any historical sites close to Punga Grove Motel & Suites?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Church of St. James (6.7 miles).
Is Punga Grove Motel & Suites accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.