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Review of Glacier Hot Pools

Glacier Hot Pools
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$344.47*
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Heli-Hike Franz Josef Glacier Walk
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

This was the first time going to the hot pools in Franz, and defiantly the best we have been to in the South Island!
We spent 2 nights in Franz and both we decided to go to the pools for an hr or so to relax and unwind after the days walks etc.
Both nights we were lucky in finding the pools were relatively quite, with only a few people around. The first night we just relaxed in the 3 different heated pools and enjoyed it, and the second night we came back we decided to get a private pool. The private pool you also have access to your own heated bathroom so thats a nice touch as well.
Well recommended place to stop in to unwind!

Thank Flicnat
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

We went here in winter, so it was fun scampering from the changing rooms into the water to warm up! It was very crowded when we went here. Some sort of college group was there, which would have been alright if they hadn't been so noisy (and the staff didn't do anything to tell them to be quieter). So I imagine it would be relaxing otherwise. I don't think that the water has any healing properties... just heated up glacial water (I'm not totally sure about this though).

Thank vashka0310
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

These hot springs were just the thing mid winter after a hike up to the glaciers. Switching between the pools of different temp is great. Only complaints are that at $5 a rental towel and $2 lockers I would at least expect the xylophones on the edge of the pool to be properly tuned.

Thank Jet-about-Jai
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Came here in the evening with a group of friends, free towels available and nice, well maintained facilities. The options of different pool temperatures (36, 38 and 40deg C) meant you could move between and pick your ideal temperature. The pools were lit as it was night, the setting with the plants and decked pathways looked very nice. Would come back!

Thank Rebecca D
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

We enjoyed having a private pool in which to unwind after our morning hike up Franz Josef. The pool was plastic, but one meandered along wooden paths through the trees to get there. Pool was clean and it was romantic to have privacy. However, a relaxing soak in the tub would have been comparable.

Thank meliss1110
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