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Franz Josef TOP 10 Holiday Park
Reviewed October 13, 2011

Stayed here for two nights and I have to say this was by far the best one we had stayed in. Very clean and spacious chalet (fully equipped) and the view from the front room was stunning to say the least. Highly recommended

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  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 23, 2011

This holiday park is just outside the very, very small town, maybe about 4 minutes out and 10 minutes from the glazier. There is a small but well-stocked supermarket in town. Do your shopping before settling for the night. The town pretty much shots down between 7 and 8 p.m., so you don't really need to stay in it.
The holiday park staff is very nice and helpful. I forgot the charger for my camera, and the lady behind the counter pulled out a box of old chargers to see if I could use any of them.
The Kitchen area is huge and the bathroom/shower area was really clean. The only complain I have is about the laundry room. It has several washers and dryers, but quite a few of us in the room kept putting money on the dryers hoping they would dry; after $8-10, we all gave up. Many of us left the site that morning with damp or wet clothes.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 7, 2011

This was great for a night at Franz Josef. We had a powered campervan site, that was well kept and had ample room. The facilities were very clean, and had all the conveniences you expect from a Top 10. The staff were friendly and helpful, and it was cheaper than we thought it would be. It is not close to town, but there are other places to stay if you want to be in town. We loved the view in the morning, as it was our first sunny day in a long while. Overall, a good stay.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 22, 2011

We stayed in a campervan the night prior to doing the glacier walk.
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Nice site - Everything seems well maintained
Service - Friendly enough and large reception area with pick up for glacier walk
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Location - too far out of Franz Josef to walk there
Dark - Very little in the way of lighting

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 5, 2011

This is a busy large camp site on the northern outskirts of town. It has been landscaped, pitches are large although internal roads are in poor condition and do not cope well with heavy rain. Visitor facilities are the usual Top 10 high standard, kitchens are enormous, toilets are immaculate however the number of showers is insufficient. Care needs to be taken when using the laundry because the instructions are not clear. Check-in was easy and quick, staff very helpful although there were insufficient on duty at peak times. Wifi is available but the signal is weak on the outskirts of the site and bandwidth is poor for the size of camp.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 11, 2011

Had a 2 br self catering apartment. Clean, spacious and well appointed. Longish walk to town, but fine for those with a car.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 14, 2011

We have stayed here twice, and both times our accommodation has been spotlessly clean, everything has worked and the staff have been very polite and helpful.

The park is located a good ten minute walk from the town, once in the town you will find a selection of bars, restaurants, a few souvenir shops and a supermarket. I am telling you this as the two times we have been the weather has been so bad we have not been able to visit the glacier.

Getting back to the park, we would recommend it; it really does have everything you need, a nice big TV lounge, excellent laundry facilities, ample parking and the best bit of all for us is in the mornings (if it is clear) the scenery is just breath taking.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Franz Josef TOP 10 Holiday Park

Address: 2902 Franz Josef Highway, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Franz Josef
Price Range: $58 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Franz Josef TOP 10 Holiday Park 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A peaceful setting with great views of the mountains, Franz Josef TOP 10 has accommodation to suit every budget. Guests in campervans and campers enjoy modern kitchen and bathroom facilities. Accommodation includes standard cabins with shared facilities and self-contained park motel units suitable for singles, couples, families or larger groups. We have two spas for guests to use, Wi-fi throughout the park, kids playgrounds, Sky TV, games room. Our staff know the area and are happy to advise on the best way to enjoy your stay. ... more   less 
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