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“Spacious room with mountain views” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Terrace Motel
Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Franz Josef
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Spacious room with mountain views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2011

When we arrived at 10 Cottages we were offered a free upgrade to the Terrace Motel, which we were glad we took. The room was bigger with better facilities and a lovely view of the mountains. The room had a good kitchen with all we needed, including stove top. Walking distance to restaurants and shops.

Room Tip: We had the room on the corner near reception, great views
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Casino, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2011

Stayed here for two nights Rose was so friendly and willing to go out of her way to make our stay comfortable and interesting. We were even showed through the rooms to make sure we selected the one we wanted. The rooms were large, had everything you would need, clean and modern. The rate was very reasonable for the quality of the motel.
Close to the main street, only a few minutes walk. Plenty of parking and Rose recommended eating places and also things to see and do. Definitely stay here again and recommend for all. Families or couples. We had the self contained room which was very handy.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2011

Arrived in Franz Josef with nowhere to stay. Staff were very welcoming and got us settled into a room so quickly, we decided to stay two nights on the spot!
Room was very big with a nice sleeping area and seperate lounge area. Kitchen had everything you would need to be self contained should you wish. Bathroom was extremely clean.
Ideally located, overlooking the snow topped mountains. At the end of the road were a number of shops selling the basics you would need on your stay in Franz Josef. Opposite you will find a lovely little sanctury where they look after and breed little Kiwis. This is absolutely a must visit, the staff here are very knowledgable and friendly.
The Terrace Motel is also very close to Franz Josef Glacier, which of course is why you go here!!
If i were to return to New Zealand, and i hope i do, i will most definitely stay here!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Louise P
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israel
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48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2011

we had a warm greetings by the owner, who was friendly and helpful thrughout our stay.
the room is huge, with sitting corener. a kitchen with two hotplates, kettle, fridge and micro. spacious bathroom. you can park the car half meter from the entrance. the only thing to improve, is the lack of shelve in the bathroom. there is a cabinet but not comfortable for a daily use.
walking ditance from the hot pools, which are highly recomended.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank morchyshu
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Brisbane, Australia
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103 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2011

Walking distance from the main street. Very helpful motel managers. The room was much larger than expected.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2011

Modern rooms with LCD television and visitor information channel available. large bathroom and very cozy. Staff were friendly and gave great regional advice.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JakeCR
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Preston, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2011

We were looking for something a bit special and we certainly found it here. We stayed in the best apartment and thought it very good value for money. The manager was helpful and gave good advice about things to see and do in the area and further afield. The motel is very convenient for the town, just a couple of minutes walk away.

Room Tip: Ask for the one at the front, next to the office .
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Terrace Motel
Address: 15 Cowan Street, Box 44, 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Franz Josef
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Terrace Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Terrace is the closest Motel to the centre of Franz Josef Village, yet on a quiet side street. The 4 star Terrace Motel offers views of snow capped mountains and the Croz Glacier from its grounds. Unlimited Free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking are included. The Terrace offer Hotel style rooms along with rooms with cooking facilities, next to reception is a quiet restaurant operated by two of Franz Josef most experienced restauranteurs. The Terrace is the closest Motel to Franz Josef's free Glow Worm Caves and Franz Josef Kiwi Bird Centre where guests can experience New Zealand's national bird up close. The Terrace offers spacious ground floor accommodation with electric blankets and electric heating, flat-screen Televisions, tea/coffee making facilities and all en suite bathrooms, some feature a Spa Bath. Guests have a choice of studio's or spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Most rooms features stove tops and microwaves along with a dining area (please note Hotel style rooms offer tea / coffee and breakfast making facilities only). All rooms are serviced daily. Guests have access to shared laundry and barbecue facilities with outside tables and chairs. The tour desk can organise a range of activities including discounted helicopter flights, hikes, kayaking, horse treks and glacier walks. ... more   less 
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