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Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
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Bearsden, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic place”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

What a find this was in Franz Josef. Very spacious, clean and tidy rooms. Large vaulted ceilings creating sense of space. Full kitchen facilities and our room had a fantastic view out the back from the patio area up to the mountains. Very convenient with easy parking. Complimentary wifi voucher for limited megabytes. Would highly recommend.

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Room was clean, however the 3 lights globes, alarm clock and microwave that blew up between 8:00pm and 9:30pm was not great. Told the man at the desk the next morning. He was very apologetic but then when he said they have had people through the complex to get rid of the papranormal activity in the Motel was very disturbing as I had woken up at 3:30am to very strange voices/noises and did not got back to sleep. Would not stay not only at this Motel but the whole town again. Very disturbing place!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Perth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2013

We had two nights here in March. Very central location with all restaurants, shops etc all within easy walking distance. We spoke ton owner about a helicopter tour and he organised a fantastic tour with us that was also pleasantly discounted from the brochure price. We really appreciated the advice and the helicopter tour was a highlight.
Room was very spacious with some basic facilities for self containment. Free wireless internet also included.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Excellent facilities. Rooms were very tastefully finished. Fixtures and fittings were of a very high standard.Quiet location. Large shower room and toilet. Excellent recommendations made by receptionist who was extremely kind generous and helpful. Good location.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Stayed for one night here and had an excellent stay.The owner was very welcoming.
The room was very large, clean and bright with a very comfortable enormous bed.There was also a little kitchenette.The room backed onto the gardens with a lovely view.The Alpine Glacier lodge is in a peaceful location about a 10 to15 minute gentle stroll to the restaurants and couple of shops.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

If you are booked on a glacier tour or heli hike on Franz Josef Glacier, this would be a great accommodation! It is located just behind the tour office so getting there is barely a 2 minute walk away! Interior decor is modern and comfortable. It's equipped with an electric stove, pots, utensils, crockery and a microwave oven. We were also given 500mb worth of internet access for free so that is a big plus for us! Bathroom comes equipped with a huge tub for you to soak in if you've had a long drive. But the water pressure was almost non-existent. The only other gripe I have was the unstable electricity. Lights were flickering quite a bit and while watching television at night, the TV just went off and came on again, unable to stay on. I then had to turn off some of the lights and the heater in order to continue watching TV. Other than this, I would say this is a comfortable and pleasant place to stay for one night!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Alpine Glacier is convenient for all attractions in Franz Josef. The staff were helpful and able to give us lots of advice on where to go and where things were. Very clean and comfortable room, with everything we needed; nice quiet location.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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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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