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Glacier View Motel

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Overall this hotel was good value for money. The room was quite large with a good sized bathroom and kitchen facilities. The room was cleaned and restocked everyday. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Loved their dog Kate wandering around the hotel, she was very cute and friendly. Only 2 minute drive from town, but due to bad weather... More 

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Sydney Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Clean and quiet, well equipped kitchen, great bathroom. Only area for improvement - pillows on the bed were not to my liking (too high/thick) and my partner and I could not share a bed as it dipped too much and we ended up rolling into the middle! Lucky there was a single in our room as well - problem solved.... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

So it's not much to look at from the outside I'll be honest. But the title of my review is no lie, on a clear day you can in fact see the glacier. Plus the location itself is nice, with the surrounding mountains and greenery. The lady who runs it is really lovely. Talking to her I felt like I... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

A very enjoyable stay. The hostess gave us so much information on the area,and advised us to visit Peters Pool first thing in the morning which proved to be excellent.A wonderful photo opportunity. We made good use of the facilities,as we self catered,used the laundry,and sat in the lovely grounds to relax after a busy days walking. Would recommend this... More 

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Clean, the dog is friendly as are the owners who were very helpful. The carport was covered, a nice feature given all the rain. Basic accommodation, but it included a mini kitchen which is nice. The desk was open till 8pm.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We spent ten nights on New Zealand's west coast from Te Anau to Karamea in self catering accommodation. We arrived after a rainy morning and appreciated being able to check in just after lunch. We spent one night in a studio unit. The kitchenette was very cramped. The two element cooking unit had to be taken off a shelf and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Good clean traditional motel. Warm welcome and lots of useful tourist info from reception. Well equipped for self catering and a bbq and laundry are on hand if required. Comfortable stay. Located on outskirts of township made good base for visiting Franz and Fox Glacier.

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Davis, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

From the outside, this appeared to us like a dated old fashion motel. And it is in many ways, but inside our unit was immaculately clean, included a microwave and small kitchen area, large shower, and spacious bedroom. The hostess was very warm and welcoming and full of recommendations for restaurants and hiking. We only stayed one night as we... More 

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Portadown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

We booked through Agoda and got an accessible room as it was the last one available. As a result, we had a big room (number 16) at the end of the row with a lovely view over a meadow with ponies in it. We had plenty of room. We cooked our own food both nights we were there and bought... More 

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Wyong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Stayed here late Feb 2016, very nice room and the hostess was very helpful with advice re the best places to eat and the best place to view the Glacier without walking to the very end of the track, which in fact gives you a lesser view. Even a friendly Labrador who wandered into our room and sat and watched... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Glacier View Motel

Address: State Highway 6, 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: $72 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Glacier View Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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