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Reviewed January 25, 2014

My husband and I stayed two nights to visit glaciers and surrounding area. This was a very well looked after site. We had a standard double room which was very clean and comfortable with a decent bed and bathroom, although rather small it was adequate. Wi-fi available but very slow The reception staff were very good and worked really hard. The on sight restaurant and bar was packed at night with mainly young back packers and coach tours making anyone over 25 feeling extremely old! Although there was no noise around the rooms and sleep quality was good.

Room Tip: Away from bar and restaurant would be quieter
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

Wonderful site for Camper Vans with amazing bar & restaurant on site - Walking distance to lovely cafes and restaurants in Franz Josef BBQ guest area absolutely immaculate - Well done to all travellers who spend more time cleaning the BBQ plates for the next guest, than cooking their own food -

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

We stayed here for one night with our camper van. Friendly staff at check-in. Reasonable price for a powered site. The cleanliness of the toilets and showers did leave a lot to wish for. During the morning we had problem to find vacant showers. This place definately needs an overhaul regarding toilets and showers. We didn't try the Monsoon restaurant in the park. Instead we had dinner at a bar in the town.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

This has been built only a month ago. A huge house with lots and lots of room. We could not believe how much room this house had. The kitchen had lots of cutlery making it a great place for a large family. This is hidden at the back among the camp sites and is worth paying extra for. This is well worth the stay. The courtyard has a view of a mini forest. highly recommended.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

Very pretty location, we had a lot that easily fit 5 adults (3 seperate rooms with a kitchen and laundry) at a reasonable price. Only 20minutes from the Fox Glacier and at the Franz Josef glacier so the location is brilliant.

Rooms were modern with great TVs, bathrooms and plenty of cupboard space for longer stays. Staff were friendly and the on site restaurant made a mean lamb shank.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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