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“Nice room shame about the view”
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The Terrace Motel
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
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nottingham
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“Nice room shame about the view”
Reviewed January 25, 2010

Very large room - we rented the large studio. This was much larger than we expected. Great to have a sofa to watch the tv from. Arrived very late because of flooding and the owner happily kept the reception open for us. Lots of storage space. One of the best motels we stayed in.

We booked the room over the internet. The room we had said it came with a view of the glacier. Luckily we had already seen on the net that the 'view' was a tiny patch of glacier that you could see out of 1 window. If we hadn't we would have been very disappointed with the view.

Only small negative was that the hot plate hadn't been properly cleaned.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2010

We stayed one night in a spacious,clean, modern room. The owners were very nice, we had a small problem with the hot water heater not working, they went out of their way to sort this and make recompence for this. We were impressed with their attitude!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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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 13 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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