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Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier
Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 25, 2014

Having spent time in Queenstown on the morning of our road trip to the west coast and then more time on a small hike and glacier viewing in Franz Joseph, we were very happy to spend the night at this lovely motel. There were 3 of us - all adults, and the apartment was roomy and pleasant. I liked the touch of the provision of a dark coloured face cloth for removal of makeup - beats using the fluffy white job! The beds were comfortable. We paid more for this motel than for others on our road trip.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

What lovely accommodations! The Bella Vista was sparkling clean, and well-equipped. There was an onsite laundry, too, and the motel was only 1 door down from a great restaurant. The resident manager was very friendly and helpful. We'd highly recommend this motel! It's a gem.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

We stayed one night and it was convenient and close to the glacier. The staff was very friendly and helpful The room was small but clean and fine for a one night stay. There was a BBQ grill available for our use. Nice and quiet. Price a little high but not a lot of options.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 11, 2014

Great one night stay.
Very helpful staff. Clean & comfortable with a small kitchenette.
View of mountain. conveniently located off the main road and near restaurants and shops.
Plenty of tours & helicopter tour to visit the Franz Josef is available. There is a master carver just up the road with heaps beautiful carved items on display.
Al in all worth the stay.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 11, 2014

Well located with a great view, the Bella Vista is centrally located with sufficient parking. A quiet location just off the main road helps. The rooms a clean and tidy if a little small, but for 1 or 2 nights would be fine. Would stay again if in the area.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

We had a very pleasant stay here.The owner was extremely friendly and addressed all our needs. He even went to the extent of sharing his laptop,when we urgently needed one. Helped us with info on Franz Joseph and the nearby places.The room sizes are a bit small, so you might find the place a bit expensive.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

Smooth check in and very helpful staff. Nice setting with views of the mountains and very close to all that FJ has to offer. Room was clean tidy and of reasonable size. Wifi was good as was TV channel availability. Overall a comfortable stay and by far the best BV we stayed in - helpful staff added that bit extra.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier

Address: 34 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, 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:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
#7 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
Price Range: $74 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are just a minute's walk to a variety of flights, glacier hikes, restaurants, the Wildlife Center with its Kiwis and the Glacier Hot Pools. Offering a range of modern studio accommodation including, spa bath, queen and twin studio, mountain view studio and larger one bedroom family accommodation. All accommodation includes in-room phones, free Wi-Fi, hairdryers, complimentary tea, coffee, drinking chocolate & fresh milk, fridge, small microwave, toaster and a hot water kettle. Some rooms have full kitchen facilities. Off-street parking, guest laundry and BBQ area are available. ... more   less 
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