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Punga Grove Motel & Suites
Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Overpriced Overpriced!!”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

The hotel was way overpriced from its actual price for Easter break. We felt duped for the price we payed. The room décor is quite old however the rooms were neat and clean and spacious. I would recommend checking other hotels in franz josef for the same price.

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Reviewed April 28, 2014

Punga Grove was a lovely stay for us 3 adults. Accommodation was spacious and comfortable and new hosts Bernie and Tim welcoming and most helpful with advice on activities and eateries in the area. Highly recommend.

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PungaGrove, Manager at Punga Grove Motel & Suites, responded to this review, April 29, 2014
Well, thank you and it was a pleasure to have you stay with us, we are so pleased you enjoyed our little town and what it had to offer, hopefully we may see you here again in the future.
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

We were disappointed we had booked only one night as the room was beautiful: VERY spacious, full kitchenette, loft bedroom was great, even had our own patio set in lush rainforest garden. Best we're hosts Bernie and Tim who showed us around, answered our questions , and gave us unlimited time.

Stay here for Franz Josef and Fox glaciers.

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PungaGrove, Manager at Punga Grove Motel & Suites, responded to this review, April 29, 2014
It was a delight to have you come and stay with us, and such a shame you only stayed for the one night, there is so much to see and do perhaps next time you will stay longer.
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

We had only a 1 night stay here which is a shame because it was a lovely place. The room was well equipped, spacious and clean. Lovely bathroom. A really nice lady showed us the room and told us about places to visit in the short time we were there.
A great location for both Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

New Zealand motels are just a notch below US standards so this is average for NZ but would be below average anywhere in the US. The room was clean but minimally updated. The hot water system is not sized to deal with morning shower use by multiple guests resulting in a very cool shower the first morning. Had to get up earlier for adequate hot water. The location is good to walk to restaurants. Internet was free but limited.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

the amenities are first rate, the hosts are knowlegeable and friendly, the suites have patios secluded by rainforest
The hosts are new to this motel although well experienced with people and hospitality, they will greatly improve what is already wonderful

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

The room was clean, roomy and comfortable - great to have so much space to put all of our motorbike gear. The proprietor offered the use of their garage to put our bike in too which was appreciated. There was a large crack in the ceiling with peeling paint so there was some concern that we may get wet if it rained but as the weather stayed dry so i don't know if it is a current leak or not. Plenty of bench space in the bathroom, good shower pressure. The motel is located within a very short distance from the hot pools and various restaurants and bars which is really convenient. We didnt notice any noise. Would definitely stay here again.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Punga Grove Motel & Suites
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 (Based on Average Rates): $
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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