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Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel
Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
Reviewed January 20, 2013

As much as we love wonderful, romantic B&Bs, it is very comforting, towards the end of a long vacation far away from home, to stay in a place that reminds us of the best resorts/spas in the United States. Our suite was huge, the bed downy soft, and the deck replete with stunning views. We would certainly stay again!

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

stayed at this place in december end. not worth the money spent. view from the hotel is ok but right behind the rooms is the parking lot and every evening the buses come and park there with many tourists which is too noisy. again at 6 or 7 am the buses are started and kept running for 20 30 mins which is too noisy and you cant sleep. The breakfast was good but they had the same menu for vegetarians on all the 3 days. Not even 1 item changed. By the 3rd day all i could eat was bread and butter. So overall an average experience.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

Nice hotel, we had a good stay in Frans Josef . This hotel is very well appointed. The rooms are fresh and clean. Not sure what the idea is putting a lumpy duvet under the bottom sheet, but I did manage to sleep. The staff were great and the breakfast buffet was a nice extra. I would chose this hotel again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

This is a modern, clean hotel with spacious rooms (two double beds in our double room) and really comfortable beds! Its location is excellent, right on Highway 6 that runs through Franz Josef, and therefore within a couple of minutes walk of everywhere - though FJ is tiny so I doubt anywhere would have a very bad location! We didn't really use any of the hotel's services, but the front desk staff were nice. All in all, a very comfortable stay!

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

A great hotel with everything we needed for a relaxing break. The rooms are clean with outrageously comfortable beds, and the staff are superb. The breakfast buffet is varied and tasty with good portions too. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. Would definatley stay again, and hope to again soon!

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

Central hotel, with lovely clean rooms, fabulous shower-rooms, and excellent eco-credentials. Has a self service laundry available which is really handy. Breakfasts were lovely, and the staff very friendly. Would recommend.

Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

It was easy to find, and in a fairly central location in the township of Franz Josef. We were plesantly suprised with the quality, cleanliness and modern style of the room we stayed in. The hotel staff were very helpful and efficient. We thorougly enjoyed eating in the restaurant, with exceptional food and service. On the whole we were impressed with the quality in such a remote location.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 36 Main Rd | Off State Hwy 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Franz Josef
#6 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
Price Range: $108 - $349 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 130
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier sits at the edge of the Westland World Heritage Park, and is just moments from one of New Zealand’s most spectacular natural attractions, the Franz Josef Glacier. Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier makes the most of its alpine location and offers quality accommodation in two separate hotel ‘wings’. Stay in either the Douglas or Graham wing, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings within Franz Josef village. Our hotel is in a premium location, making it the perfect place to base yourself while exploring the magnificent Westland region.Our professional, friendly staff look forward to welcoming you and helping to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable. Your visit will be made even more memorable by the many natural wonders in the area. Just be sure to bring your camera! ... more   less 
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