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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed June 16, 2013

The room is cosy and clean. Nice location very close to town. Free wifi. Well-equipped kitchen. Nice view. The only issue is the shower water in the bathroom was not hot enough for more than 2 persons.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed May 20, 2013

Being on a budget honeymoon, my husband and I decided to explore something besides backpackers/youth hostels at Franz (as they were all booked out due to our last minute planning). We found Punga grove on tripadvisor and at NZD 120 or so a night we decided to go for it. We booked the cheapest room ie the studio available. When...

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St. Pierre de Juillers, France
Reviewed May 10, 2013

An ideal place to stay in Franz Josef. Very handy for the spa (a few hundred mtrs) where we spent a very pleasant few hours bathing in hot glacier water - ideal after an afternoon walking up Fox glacier. It's not as 'remote' as I imagined - I think I had visions of it being stand alone in rainforest -...

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Eldersburg, Maryland
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Large, comfortable studio rooms within walking distance of everywhere in town. The Alice May, a fine pub, is just steps away. Clean, modern guest laundry. Takes the office staff a little bit of time to emerge from their personal quarters to tend to customers at the desk.

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San Diego, California
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Would give this property 3 1/2 stars. Very clean, small kitchenette, very comfortable. Close to everything in the town easy walking distance. We primarily used this room for a short night's stay to continue on trip, so did not spend a lot of time at property. Has comfortable bedroom, living room area with a small patio. Small kitchenette, modern and...

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Thank timandkerry
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed April 20, 2013

We opened the front door and our eye was taken to the adjoining rainforest right outside the sliding door at the back of the room. Wow! The room was perfect with a lovely big bathroom and beautiful décor.Turning left from Punga Grove was a lovely 5 minute walk into town with the Southern Alps in our sights and to our...

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Thank Jennifer M
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Stayed here just one night and wished it could have longer. The unit was very well equipped with a small kitchenette which we were not expecting. Great to make a drink or a snack. Very large and clean bedroom and very clean modern bathroom with toiletries provided. Information booklet with restaurant menus and prices. Easier to choose in the comfort...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed April 15, 2013

We found Punga Grove to be comfortable and it met all our requirements for our short stay in Franz Josef. The motel is reasonably basic but was clean and spacious, and the little sitting area overlooking the bush at the rear of the property was a nice touch. Staff were very friendly and accommodating.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 1, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights over New Years and it was perfectly functional, but it is looking tired, dated and in need of a lick of paint and upgrading. In the 3.5 weeks we traveled around New Zealand, the staff here were the least friendly and welcoming, which we found surprising. It felt like we interrupting their leisure time,...

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 22, 2013

This motel is fine for a two night stay, it suited us well though the room we had was beginning to look a bit tired. Reasonably well equipped kitchenette, bathroom was average, the shower cubical was very flimsy, creaking plastic. Quite a lot of noise from other rooms as floors above and partition walls are perhaps a bit thin. Motel...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Punga Grove Motel & Suites

Address: 40 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: $77 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Punga Grove Motel & Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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Punga Grove Hotel Franz Josef
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
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“Corner suites are large and sunny”
juancarlosmF3543ZT, Jan 16, 2017 | Read review
“Mountain views. Ground floor if stairs are a problem, but obviously you won't get the mountain views.”
  • Although dark, you may be able to make out the close proximity of the shrubbery outside the wind
arbruse, Apr 21, 2016 | Read review
“Both floors have accessible units as well as non-accessible”
NahanniRafter, Mar 17, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms backing onto the rainforest were interesting.”
ColinCJC, Feb 18, 2016 | Read review
“Room at the rear are quieter”
markbG3183UP, Dec 16, 2015 | Read review
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