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    Franz Alpine Retreat

    2 Donovan Drive | State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Reviewed 5 February 2017

    This was a great setup for families, but unfortunately not set up for the wet weather. The little portico does not give any shelter from the wet, so when packing and unpacking in the rain everything and everyone gets soaked. Can't leave your wet shoes...More

    Thank Dianne F
    Response from FranzA554, Manager at Franz Alpine Retreat

    Thanks for taking the time to review our Retreat Dianne. Unfortunately when one lives near a Rain Forest, one of the main factors is - you've got it - RAIN. The portico is normally sufficient, but when one get horizontal rain, nothing will really keep...More

    Reviewed 3 February 2017

    Spacious chalets with a nice verandah. The rooms were clean; however the furniture were showing wear and tear - especially the sofa! Unfortunately a bit out of town (5 min by car), but some restaurants offer free pick-up services! Very friendly people at reception with...More

    Thank shiketing
    Response from Xjapie, Manager at Franz Alpine Retreat

    Thanks for taking the time to review our Retreat. The Retreat is due for refurbishment as, as you noticed, some areas require some TLC due to the fair wear and tear the place goes through. When you visit again next season all of these areas...More

    Reviewed 25 January 2017

    Stayed Jan 2017 - family of four (two teens). This is a fantastic accommodation option in Franz Josef. The living area of the chalet was huge (just what was required for a family of four during a lot of wet weather), the heating was excellent,...More

    Thank Bill P
    Response from FranzA554, Manager at Franz Alpine Retreat

    Thank you for your lovely review. Our place is your place and will always be for our guests. Our Retreat is just that, a Retreat to relax on your travels, rejuvenate, re-ernergize before you continue on your journey of discovery of our wonderful home -...More

    Reviewed 15 January 2017

    Took about 5 mins to drive to town Keith, the manager was super friendly and helpful. The rooms, we had a 2 bedroom for the five of us, were clean and had plenty of room. There was quite a bit of wear and tear on...More

    Thank jonathan g
    Response from FranzA554, Manager at Franz Alpine Retreat

    Thanks for taking the time to review our Retreat. The Retreat will be refurbished during winter this year as it is now showing some fair wear and tear - as you have noticed. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, despite the non-stop rain. We...More

    Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

    Great place to stay, outside of town, but so quiet and away from the tourist bustle. We booked a family suite 2 adults and 2 kids. Place was wonderful. First thing we look for is cleanliness which you could tell the owners care for the...More

    Thank AlvinTM
    Response from FranzA554, Manager at Franz Alpine Retreat

    Thanks for taking the time to review our Retreat, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay Alvin. We will certainly look into putting a shelf in the bathroom in the bathroom so personal toiletries do not have to be stowed under the basin -...More

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    Momocha99
    Hi, what's the difference between a cottage vs chalets? Thanks
    19 March 2017|
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    Response from FranzA554 | Property representative |
    The chalets are slightly bigger, have DVD players and are further away from the highway. I could quiet easily comfortably live permanently in the two bedroom cottage myself.
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    Elizabeth T
    Hi, are there insect screens in all your units and rooms? The feedback I have read seems to suggest that some do and some don't.
    4 September 2016|
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    Response from Xjapie |
    At present, no there are not. We are investigating the feasibility of having these replaced in the future with more robust type screens, as the screens that used to be in place in all units, were damaged beyond economical... More
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    "All cabins were built so that you could see the view. All accessible with car parked at side."
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    "We showed up unannounced and got a good deal so; do you chance it or not to book or wing it???? LOl."
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    "Book early and enjoy the peace and quiet and the views"
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    "This was a hotel but motel units."
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