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Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We only stayed one night. The location is good as it is in the town centre. Mind you the town centre is really only one block so everything is close. Only a couple of minutes walk to the hot pools. Seemed to be the usual Bella Vista experience. Nice clean rooms without being anything special, we had quite a small... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

The location was superb... right in the Centre of the town. Close to restaurants .. we went for compact studio.. was really compact ... The room could use a microwave as other bella vista provides for the same room... overall pleasant stay...

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Adam H, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! It's great being central in the village, with the West Coast Wildlife Centre just across the road, restaurant next door and hot pools just a skip and jump down the road. Great idea about the microwaves. I have already purchased some for our Queen Compact Studio and will add them to the room description once I... More 

Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The place is just behind the main street of Franz Josef. It is quiet and yet not too far from the main street where all the activities are! Unfortunately, the 3 days I was there, it was rainy throughout so I didn't get to see the glacier until the last day! It was quite near the spa so we walked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It's been almost a year since we made this trip, but the impressions are still very clear in my mind. We stayed in the Bella Vista motel after a long ride on the Tranz Alpine followed by a bus journey into Franz Josef. We were quickly checked in and had the remaining time to explore the small but scenic town.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We only stayed at this motel for a night. It's a good stop before going to Queenstown. The staff is very helpful in giving directions and map. It's a small town, you have no business getting lost. ;-) The studio is quite cozy with two small couches. The queen sized bed is very comfortable. There are adequate towels and soaps... More 

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Derbyshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is the second Bella Vista motel we have stayed at.We booked a small queen studio,which was on the ground floor.The room featured a flat-screen TV ,a DVD player,refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities.There is free private parking and free WiFi,which worked very well considering we were surrounded by mountains.The staff were very helpful with regards to information about vllage of... More 

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Birmingham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We had a studio on the first floor and on arrival were offered help gettig our luggage up the stairs (which doesn't happen at all motels!). The room was a reasonable size for a short stay (we had three nights) although the cooking facilities were rather limited [a kitchenette was advertised but a kettle and a portable hob tucked away... More 

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Adam H, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier, responded to this review

Hi thanks for your review. I’m glad you enjoyed your meal next door at the Alice May. Their juicy lamb shanks are always a hit. While our kitchentees do not offer a full size range / oven they do provide a portable bench top hob, electric fry pan, toaster, fridge with ice box along and a full set of cutlery... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The Motel was up to the Bella Vista standards. Lovely ground floor room, could see the glacier. Service - Only in the West Coast. Discovered I had left my handbag on the back of a chair in a cafe on Ross - (On the road between Hokitika and Franz Josef.) when I went to pay on booking in. Not a... More 

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Pacific Palisades, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This has to be one of the best Motels in the Bella Vista Group. It looked good from the outside and was even nicer on the inside. The location is an easy walk to the town center. The staff was friendly and helpful. A complete kitchenette. The heater pad on the bed is a nice touch for the cool Fall... More 

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Mt Tamborine, Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Having spent time in Queenstown on the morning of our road trip to the west coast and then more time on a small hike and glacier viewing in Franz Joseph, we were very happy to spend the night at this lovely motel. There were 3 of us - all adults, and the apartment was roomy and pleasant. I liked the... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are just a minute's walk to a variety of flights, glacier hikes, restaurants, the Wildlife Center with its Kiwis and the Glacier Hot Pools. Offering a range of modern studio accommodation including, spa bath, queen and twin studio, mountain view studio and larger one bedroom family accommodation. All accommodation includes in-room phones, free Wi-Fi, hairdryers, complimentary tea, coffee, drinking chocolate & fresh milk, fridge, small microwave, toaster and a hot water kettle. Some rooms have full kitchen facilities. Off-street parking, guest laundry and BBQ area are available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier

Address: 34 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: $68 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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