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Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
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“Excellent location for town, clean and well equipped”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

Stayed with our 4 month old and were a "walk up". Hosts were friendly and efficient, room was spotless and well equipped. Parking outside units and laundry for guests is handy for poor weather. Not fly-screened for sandflies but this wasn't a problem.

Room Tip: Walk up to the glacier face from town if you have the time - a good leg stretcher.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

Our motel room was huge, with good kitchen facilities (if you need them - we didn't!) and the view was amazing of the mountains. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Free wifi.The location was close to the few restuarants and bars of the township.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

We were delighted with this motel which we stayed at 10th December 2012.The rooms were spotlessly clean and very nicely appointed. We were allocated a room at the end with lovely views of the snow capped mountains. The Manager was very helpful and friendly and ensured our stay was pleasurable. The restaurants and helicopter base were right on the doorstep. We would thoroughly recommend this Motel.

Room Tip: Perhaps pay a little extra for an end room with mountain view.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

As a stopover motel this place is excellent, very clean, spacious rooms with adequate cutlery, crockery etc. Its just a shorty walk to all restaurants and facilities in the little town of Franz Joseph.
We had 2 rooms both good. Bed was good wer slept very well, until the helicopters take off in morning for the glaciers.
Receptionist was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

This was a pleasant surprise. Nothing luxurious, but, good, clean rooms and toilets. Internet is free ! The motel manager was especially very helpful and enthusiastic about us having a good time. Get some great food and attractions suggestions from him.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

good value accommodation. spacious, big screen tv, comfy bed, clean with tea/coffee facility and small kitchenette. can be stuffy in summer, no air condition. can be noisy as u can hear people walking and talking outside when u r using the bathroom. so tired after walking trip to glacier so noice outside became non issue. usb plugs into tv to watch ur own movies. parking okay when motel not full but tight when car park full.
Bruce is v helpful, friendly. one minute walking distance to shops. souvenir shops cafes helicopter booking right there. frank josef glacier walk no need to book guided tour if on budget. u can drive and park and walk to see glacier. already checked out of room, but Bruce is happy for us to park outside motel room to join a guided bus tour (not necessary in summer u can walk up to glacier yourself)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

No major problems here, bed was comfortable, decent TV but not a luxury motel by any means. The spa advertised is in a locked room and you have to wait for them to switch it on and its $5 for 30 minutes. Some rooms are fairly small and the car parking is a nightmare, as the car spaces are designed but very small cars. Location is great and its all basically clean. A good 3.5 star type motel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge

Property: Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge
Address: 17 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), 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 Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Franz Josef
#4 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
#4 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
24 spacious, well appointed, ground floor studio and family units. Central village location with spectacular alpine and rainforest views, walk to restaurants, shops and attractions. King, queen, deck and spa units with kitchenettes, ensuite bathrooms, Sky TV, DVD players and complimentary DVD library. Spa pool, guest laundry and activities booking service. ... more   less 
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