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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed two nights in a motel room - basic but clean with fridge and microwave. Parking close by and helpful and friendly staff. Free veg soup and breakfast a bonus. I dont understand any of the complaints especially at this price in this prime tourist location. Thankyou

Thank olddht
Kettering, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'll begin with a quote from my partner, "Irrespective of the lousy weather, the view from our room is the crappiest we've come across in Australia or New Zealand." At first glance as you drive into Cron Street, Sir Cedrics looks vaguely quaint and it was only £30 per person per night with a sort of en-suite facility. Our reception...

Thank Roger D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent one night in this motel on Christmas Day and it was terrible. There was a party until 2am and the bed was uncomfortable so we didn't sleep very well. We explained it to the person at the office but she didn't care. Avoid this place if you can.

Thank Mathieu R
Lower Austria, Austria
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Château Backpacker & Motels, Kaiser Franz Josef Is one of the best motels I have ever been! The owner is super friendly and more than helpful (he helped us to stay in one room even it was fully booked, moreover he helped me to arrange a call back home to my granny , big thanks for that!) ! The whole...

Thank ElisabethKarl
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here backpacking for 3 nights. 2 nights in a 4 bed dorm which was really nice, they even have curtains on the beds! The double room was really nice set up although smelt a bit damp but once opened the windows was fine. You get free breakfast, soup, tea coffee and Internet. They also have a hot tub...

Thank Lee161
Solihull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for one night before moving to the hostel across the road. We stayed in a 6 person dorm. The rooms are dirty and full of bugs etc as the windows are always open - despite this the rooms still smell stale. Spider in my bunk- yay! The bathroom/toilet were dirty also and the shower was just awful....

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Check in was quick and easy. Free breakfast and soup. Loads of space and facilities for backpackers to cook and store food. Movie room, spa and my favourite thing, a camp fire where you really get to meet and talk with others. Dorms were clean, as were bathrooms and toilets. Beds were more soft than usual but clean. Best thing,...

Thank Jazmine C
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night in a private double with shared bathroom cost $85. Why shouldn't you stay here? -room smelt of mould -dead spider on the floor -have to strip your bed and drop your sheets off at reception when you check out (sorry do I work here?) -unlimited wifi that didn't work in our room or anywhere...

1Thank mguarnieri13
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the "Motel" accommodation. The rooms are very basic, and as theyd left the door wide open on our arrival it was very cold. The carpet hadnt been hoovered and their wad a big hair in the shower cubicle. Clearly hadn't been cleaned. There were stains on the toilet floor. The fridge door rim was filthy and mouldy....

Thank Ben P
Lewes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Good location, everything's easily accessible on foot from here and we enjoyed staying there. The staff really went out of their way to help and the whole place has a relaxed, friendly vibe. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Breakfast was very basic but still good to have.

Thank kbs2017

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come and relax at Chateau Backpackers & Motels after your fun filled day on the Glacier. Centrally located, we are only a few minutes walk to all Franz Josef has to offer. We offer a variety of accommodation to suit all budgets. We offer free unlimited wifi free spa pool, free homemade soup every evening, free breakfast, free movies and friendly informative staff in a great atmosphere! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sir Cedrics Chateau Franz Backpackers and Motel

Address: 8-10 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: €17 - €57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sir Cedrics Chateau Franz Backpackers and Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 41
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Chateau Franz, Motel & Backpackers Hotel South Island
Chateau Franz, Motel And Backpackers
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“Ask for a ground floor room, if you do stop there, at least you won't be staring at rusty iron roof.”
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“There's many other backpackers on the same street. Do your research before you book. ”
 of 5 bubbles ashleygG7395EX, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Upgrade to the deluxe dorm, for a privacy curtain, and the possibly of an ensuite in the room.”
 of 5 bubbles , 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
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