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“Excellent, clean, extremely friendly staff, wonderful view, definitely stay here.”

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Glenfern Villas Franz Josef
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Reviewed December 4, 2010

Accommodation excellent, extremely clean, highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 28, 2010

2 Nights, 2 Adults, Amazing Room

First Impression: Amazing Villa with beautiful view

Reviews are spot on - this place was everything you could ask for. Cosy but spacious villa with outstanding facilities and a breath-taking view. The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating - delivering our breakfast in torrential storms. Kitchen facilities were utilized, bathroom first class, entertainment resources were on hand (large TV with DVD player and stereo).

If you love dogs this is your place - with lovable on site pets.

A little out of town but wouldn't not stay anywhere else.

Just amazing - want to go back!

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 26, 2010

We had a 2 bedroom villa. The villa was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. large bathroom with large and powerful shower. Good quality bathroom products. The small kitchen was well appointed and the lounge area was comfortable with flat screen TV. It's approx. 10 minutes by car from Franz Josef. Our villa was located right next to the major highway we were not kept awake by traffic noise.
Check in was very efficient by friendly helpful staff, nothing was too much trouble. There is a guest laundry on the estate. Could not fault it in any way. Great stay, highly recommend.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 26, 2010

We stayed in Glenfern Villas for 1 night in November. Great hospitality and service. Ceasar was really accommodating and helpful. We received complimentary WiFi and Ceasar kindly pointed out all the main things to visit in the vicinity. We stayed in one of the lodges close to the highway and although there was little noise during the night, make sure you ask for a lodge with a view when you book, because some of the lodges have stunning views of the mountains. The lodges are clean and beds are extremely comfortable. You can pre-book breakfast for NZD 15.00 and it is well worth it.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 16, 2010

Were very impressed with the warm welcome and information given about activities, sight-seeing from Cesar at Reception - not a sales pitch, just a very helpful, pleasant and friendly person. Loved our one bedroom unit, which was Unit 4 - beautiful view out to the still snow-capped mountains from the living area which led out to a private patio overlooking lawn and garden area and the beautiful view. Immaculately clean and very nice furnishings with private patio overlooking lawns. There are even some hens, 2 goats and a llama for children to feed and a small playground. I wanted to stay longer - the area is so beautiful and our accommodation was so relaxing and just perfect.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 31, 2010

If you have your own transport in Franz Josef definitely consider staying outside of "town." The town isn't much for when you're not doing glacier-related things. It's nice to have a place to come back to with some room and a deck. The rooms all have a reasonable kitchen as well for those doing some cooking. The only thing lacking is some kind of pool.hot tub on site for after 8 hours of glacier hiking.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 20, 2010

Glenfern is perfectly adequate accomodation. Its a good 5 minute drive from the "centre" of Franz Josef ie the one street of bars and restaurants. We stayed in a two bed apartment for three nights but found the apartment (logically) equipped for one or two nighters ie no big pots etc. The kids loved wandering around, playing with the owners daughter and bouncing on the trampoline and the Argentinian guy on reception was very friendly and helpful. Just felt it was a wee bit expensive compared to similar accomodation we had around the country.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Glenfern Villas Franz Josef

Address: State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, 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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Franz Josef
Price Range: $138 - $214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Glenfern Villas Franz Josef 4.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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