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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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    Overview
    • Excellent63%
    • Very good27%
    • Average7%
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    Reviewed 29 October 2015

    The whole experience at Franz alpine retreat was amazing from start to finish. Lovely hosts Mel & Nigel would go above and beyond to make are stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Both very knowledgable about the local area which was great and helped...More

    Thank R_S_Hammond
    Response from MelO776, General Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 31 December 2015

    Thank you for your wonderful review and we are so thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. Hope the Crystals that you brought bring you much happiness and joy. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we look forward to your...More

    Reviewed 26 October 2015

    Nigel and Mel are great , helped us out on what to see, gave us maps etc. The cabins are so comfortable, with quality furnishings. I would recommend this retreat, so very relaxing and quiet. The new crystal and gift shop is a bonus.More

    Thank car0lf55
    Response from MelO776, General Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 28 October 2015

    Thank you for your positive review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. The new Crystal and Gift shop is a huge success with the guests and a great way to do retail therapy on a raining day. We will also have an...More

    Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

    2 rooms, a kitchen, lounge area. In a nice quiet area near some cattle. Managers very friendly. Lent us back to the future dvd - loved it. Great facilities and you feel very relaxing staying there. The Franz Josef Glacier has moved significantly in recent...More

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    Response from MelO776, General Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 28 October 2015

    Thank you for your positive review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. The DVD's we find are a great idea for when you just want to relax in your room. The cattle in the fields beside us adds character to the Rural...More

    Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

    This place is so comfortable, it feels like you have all the comfort of home. The management was very friendly and had excellent added extras such as a DVD player with a selection of free movies. The unit was large with a lounge room, dining...More

    Thank Fiona V
    Response from MelO776, General Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 28 October 2015

    Thank you for your positive review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. The DVD's we find are a great idea for when you just want to relax in your room. We look forward to accommodating you again in the future. Enjoy the...More

    Reviewed 1 October 2015

    Mel was very welcoming and helpful throughout our visit. The retreat is beautiful and peaceful; you wake up to birds singing. The cabins have everything you need and the beds are super comfy. We were warm as toast! And we had free wifi.

    Thank azzapensta
    Response from MelO776, General Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 19 October 2015

    Thank you for your review and it was a pleasure to Host you. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope to see you again in the future. Enjoy the remainder of your Holiday. Kind Regards Mel & Nigel

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    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • Microwave
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    • US$118 - US$269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
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    Momocha99
    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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    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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    "The location is so handy to the town center"
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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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