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Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge
Ranked #7 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Very Nice Motel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

The town is very small and all of the motels are within a couple of blocks of each other. The staff was very helpful. The room was nice, large and clean. Our room had a balcony which was ok, but not worth the upgrade. The rooms in this area are limited in quantity and expensive for the quality.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

Stayed here initially for one night but extended it for another. Can't fault this motel. The owner is a great guy, always welcoming with a smile and nothing was ever a problem. There's free WiFi ( get the voucher from reception) & milk etc supplied upon checkin. The rooms are very large with comfortable beds, ensuite and a kitchenette . The rooms are cleaned daily. We also had a lovely view of the mountains from the patio outside our room and there's parking right outside the room. The location cant be better- just off the main highway beside a service station and literally within a 5 min walk from everything you need in the township. I'd recommend this place to anyone visiting this town- enjoy!

Room Tip: I think all are the same- we had room #9. Nice views from here .
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013

We stayed at the Alpine Glacier for one night during our visit to Franz Josef. It is motel style and we found the rooms were spacious and adequate. The location is excellent and within walking distance to everything in town. The only complaint is that we tried to leave early the next day and there was no drop off box for the key. I did not want to leave until I knew the key was safe so I waited until the office was open at 8:00 am. Otherwise it was adequate for a night.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

Called a lodge but definitely a motel. Spotlessly clean and has a nice balcony for fresh air. Staff are friendly and nice. We had a few maintenance issues that were taken care of. Able to park car right outside door. The town is very small so short walk to shops only. The motel is one of the most expensive we experienced in NZ at about 230 AUD per night.

We stopped here half way from Christchurch to Queenstown, and other than the glacier, there is little to see and do in this town. We walked from town to the glacier along the river road and track. It was about 12 kms and very beautiful.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

Booked here a while ago and it was the only motel with no vacancies.Extremely friendly welcome, spotlessly clean. We were lucky enough to have Room 11 which has a king sized bed.

Doubt if any rooms are better than this and if you need to pay more do not hesitate

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

Very friendly owner. Well equipped, clean room with comfortable bed.
Complimentary wifi- unlimited usage and devices (a first on our trip)
Complimentary drinks to a local restaurant was icing on the cake!
We really enjoyed our stay. Many thanks

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

We weren't sure what to expect from this motel given the price, but there were limited options available and it looked ok, with good tripadvisor ratings. We were pleasantly surprised. It's a very good motel, very clean, comfortable, warm welcome at reception with helpful recommendations on dinner and timings for the glaciers and getting through the Haas Pass before it closed. Also good and free wifi. Centrally located and we weren't chased out the door at check out time (like many other motels). We would recommend this as a good option.

Stayed December 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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