Superb accommodation in your own little "bungalow". In fact not all that little - you could quite easily live in one. Very well equipped with a full kitchen, living/dining area and two bedrooms (one double, one twin). Big telly. Own personal parking. The only problem is the distance from town - it's a few km and not possible to walk. There is nothing else in the immediate vicinity. I guess this is fine if you self-cater, but a bit of a pain if you want to stroll to a choice of restaurants. The lady was helpful and nice, but misled us somewhat about petrol prices - she told us to make sure we brimmed the tank in Fox Glacier as petrol would rocket in price the further down the west coast we got. This is not so - we paid more in Fox than anywhere else on the entire trip (almost 3000km), and EVERY place we came to after that was cheaper, including tiny, remote Te Anau. Maybe she has shares in the Fox petrol station! Only top up if you need to (but don't risk running out - distances are greater than you think!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Franz Alpine Retreat gives you the perfect retreat in the most beautiful location this country has to offer. Whether you are travelling alone, as a group or a family, it has personalised facilities that fully immerse you in the surrounding environment.Franz Alpine Retreat has been purpose built with facilities that allow you to feel at home, relax, do your own thing and ultimately enjoy the breathtaking environment around you. Our chalets can sleep up to 5. Chalets are equipped with full gas cooking, kitchen - dining room, electric blankets, SKY + Freeview, Wireless Internet, Phone & insect screens. Other facilities within the complex DVD library, BBQ, full laundry facilities, continental breakfast.A perfect place to stay - your home away from home! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Franz Alpine Retreat Hotel Franz Josef