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Punga Grove Motel & Suites
Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 2, 2012

stayed here for two nights . Fairly basic but good value for money. Quiet spot, easy walk to town, no view as the deck abutted the forest.
A helpful young girl in the office . We appreciated the launderette facilities.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

It was a beautiful place to live in, the staff was very friendly , except that there were no restaurants in the hotel and so we had to walk , to have a bite . I would definitely suggest the hotel to anyone who wants to stay and do adventures at Franz Joseph

Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
1  Thank Rajeshcounto
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Big spacious room with fully equipped kitchenette.Very modern and my friend was very impressed with the design of the bathroom.Excellant location as it was just off the main road and was very quiet.Staff was as usual in New Zealand very friendly.Only 1 thing let the room down..there were 2 big black flies inside and we had to swat them.Dont know where they came from.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Philip L
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

We enjoyed 2 nights stay here in May and would simply say: Good accomodation, clean, near to all the sites in the town and overall a place I'd recommend to rest your head. Not particularly bursting with soul but the glacier is so awesome you'd be advised not to spend too much time in the hotel room anyway.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

We arrived in Franz Josef for a 3 night stay and ended up leaving a night early without refund. We expected 4 and a half star and what we got was more like 3. Our 2 bedroom unit smelt like mould and was just in need of some love. There were holes in walls, hair bands behind the bed and towels rails falling off. The worst was management's son was driving in and out all hours of the night in his loud car and parking right in front of our unit. I would not recommend this place.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

This place is a little bit away from the town center but is excellent in terms of location, decor and design. We stayed in a 1 BHk , had a loft on the upper floor where the kids slept. The living rea had a nice glass enclosed verandah which was just great.
The decor was very nice , kids loved the place. There was free wi-fi . We stayed only for a night but it was a nice experience.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 3, 2012 via mobile

Great service and friendly staff.
Perfect location to the township & pools.
Will be back

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Address: 40 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 2000, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Amenities:
Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
Price Range: $110 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Punga Grove Motel & Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Punga Grove offers stylish motel accommodation in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier village. Set amongst beautiful native bush with the lush rainforest at your doorstep with a stunning backdrop of high alpine peaks, Punga Grove is your natural West Coast accommodation choice for your stay in Glacier Country in New Zealand. ... more   less 
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