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The Terrace Motel
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
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Reviewed February 3, 2012

The staff could not be more helpful. Great facilities if you are travelling in camper van (power point,laundry,wi fi ,water,gas etc)Walking distance to pick up guided tour on glacier and for pubs/restaurants. Cost for us approx 2person $35

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Reviewed January 20, 2012

The rooms are large, clean and well equipped, the beds comfortable and the staff friendly and helpful. The decor and fittings are a bit dated but are really well maintained. Location is excellent.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 1, 2012

Clean accommodation with basic kitchen facilities, good room service. However, paper thin walls so not for light sleepers. Also a very cold room, was raining during our stay so needed to have the heater on constantly. Very overpriced for what you get, are paying for the location. Parking outside unit, walking distance to everything. Friendly hosts.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 27, 2011

Clean, well-kept, very friendly staff, excellent location with a great view. Absolutely no complaints. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 22, 2011

This is only a stopping off point. accomodation in the town is average, and the Terrace is no differant. Clean & tidy but definatly budget style. We were upgraded (but from what).

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 30, 2011

My partner and I were so pleased to stay at this lovely place. It was our intention to do lots of outdoors activities in this breathtaking part of New Zealand. We managed to do that and have wonderful serivce from this lovely Motel. On arrival we were upgraded and given a big spa to enjoy in our unit. It was pristine, tidy and clean with plenty of fresh linen and towels at our disposal and extra pillows and blankets if needed. All utensils in the kitchen were fully stocked and new and tea, hot chocolate and plunger coffee to boot! We would go back in a heartbeat. Thanks for the great service guys:)

Room Tip: The spa room is great!! They also have little cottage type rooms just gorgeous!
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 5, 2011

We were making a long drive that day from Picton and knew we would arrive late to the 10 Cottages. When we called to say we would be late she gave us a free upgrade to the Terrace Motel and said it was fine if we arrived after hours. We arrived after 11:00pm to find a beautiful little room with many amenities and a great view! She had even turned on the space heater in the room and turned on the heating blankets for both beds so that it was warm and cozy when we arrived very ready for sleep. The room was very clean and tidy. We would recommend this location for sure as it was within walking distance to everything. Friendly, thoughtful, and helpful staff.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Address: 15 Cowan Street, Box 44, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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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
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Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
Price Range: $92 - $270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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