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“Friendly, fine for a couple of nights max”
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58 On Cron Motel
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
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Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

Friendly receptionist, free wifi, good location. Only downside is all the bedrooms are right at the front and you need to keep the curtains drawn for privacy. Keeps the room dark. The spa is nice. Rooms are well sized. Free DVDs at reception.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

This is a well run, well managed hotel. Rooms are smart, clean and reasonably large. We (my husband and I) had a one bed unit, which had twin beds in the bedroom and a double in the living room. We would have preferred - and feel it would make more sense - to have the double in the bedroom. This would provide greater privacy and prevent having to have the curtains drawn across the main windows/doors for so long. As others have said, these rooms look out onto the same central area, but the large windows/doors have net curtains as well as main curtains, giving some privacy during the day. Our only real problem was the type/quality of the pillows, which caused us some neck problems.

Access and parking is very easy. Wifi is good and we were given a free 100mb allowance per night. We were a little surprised at the lack of toiletries in the bathroom - just soap dispensers by the basin and in the shower, given the generally high quality of this motel. We were also surprised to have to pay to use the washing machines, but clearly Franz Joseph is an expensive area. TV channels are very limited, but there is a wide selection of DVDs in reception, for guests to borrow,

The owners are lovely people, so friendly and helpful. Very knowledgeable about the local area and services and eager to do everything they can to make your stay in the motel and in the town as pleasant as possible.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

Not Worth the Money. I Will not recommend this motel to a friend. Location is ok, but the poor service is disapointing. The room is clean but very unpersonal. We paid 240 nzd per night and it was too much in compared with past places we had stayed at during our vacation in New Zealand.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for one night on our way through franz josef. Rooms were big and the beds comfy. Staff were very friendly and the location is good. It is quite expensive for what you Get, is very much a motel. All of the rooms are on the ground floor and if you want any privacy you have to close the blinds as all of the windows face the car park and all the other rooms. Fine for a one night stay but for longer would probably look elsewhere.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

2A & 2C. Stayed for 2 nights in a 2 bedroom room.

It is a motel and given this the rooms are relatively spacious. They are clean and comfortable. They are reasonably well equipped with a kitchenette should you wish to cook your own food but don’t cook anything with an odour or you will pay a fee (I get why the signage is there but does seem a bit like someone made a sign ‘cos on an occasion someone was silly)!

Check in was quick and informative as was check out.

The motel is located well with regard to getting to Franz Joseph glacier, local restaurant and the nearby hot pools.

My only issue of any note was the lack of a place to put wet/snowy clothing. This is NZ in the winter so almost guaranteed that you will end up wet or covered in snow. We found that the room could not cope with the humidity of us to trying to dry off/warm up/shower. The room became very damp with heavy condensation.

Difficult one to sum up really... Would I stay here again? Yes. Will I ever need to stay here again? No. Be aware that you cannot access the glacier by foot anymore, only by helicopter. If this is out of your budget then stay nearer to Fox glacier.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

Lovely studio, good facilities. 5 minutes walk from centre of town.

Receptionist really helpful with good advice on activities.

Good selection of DVD's if bad weather, lucky we did not need.

Not really for long term stays but just right for one or two nights.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

Reasonable sized room, clean and well equipped in a good location just on the edge of town. We found the room a little dark and not somewhere to linger. Fine for a quick overnight stay. Not particularly good value.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 58 On Cron Motel

Address: 58 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Franz Josef
#2 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
#2 Family Hotel in Franz Josef
Price Range: $97 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — 58 On Cron Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
58 on Cron is set amongst beautiful rain forest but just a 5 minute stroll to the village. We are also conveniently located across from the Glacier Hot Pool complex. The Motel is architecturally designed for the discerning traveller and each unit is fully equipped with everything needed to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Our guests enjoy 50+ Channels of Sky TV and Free WI-FI Access. ... more   less 
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