The very friendly welcome set the tone for our two-day stay here, and the advice on what to do and where to eat was spot on for our tastes. The room was very cosy and comfy, though with hindsight we would have opted for a larger room with a full kitchen. Didn't alter our enjoyment of the motel one bit. The request for extra pillows (for medical reasons) was met instantly, and the towels and linens were very good quality, which is important to us. The room had a proper desk for writing, which I liked - and they supply a plunger pot and real coffee in the "goodies kit". About as close to the centre of FJ as you can get, and the side street is a dead-end and very quiet. They'd also done an advanced booking on the HeliHike for us, and their advice to take the earliest trip of the day proved clever - we got away and had a great trip whilst many later flights were cancelled when the weather closed in. Can't beat local knowledge - and Tom also recommended a great place for brekkie on our trip north ( Clock Tower Café at Hokitika). He was SO right that we couldn't get to eat there - it was packed solid with a long queue to get a table, and we didn't have the time to wait. Thanks anyway - and many thanks for a lovely stay. Obviously we'll choose to stay again on our next trip!
- 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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