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Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The rooms are spacious and very clean. Both of our rooms had magnificent views of Franz Josef glacier. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The location is great, just a short walk to the main street of Franz. We'd definitely stay there again!

Thank 4haywoods
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for two nights, wish it could have been longer. Bed comfortable, room a good size. Very well appointed.breskfast brought to the room and was substantial. Room very clean, staff friendly, Convenient for shops and eating places.

Thank HKinsey
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean sheets and bathroom, it smelt like freshly cleaned with bleach (at least I know it's been cleaned!). The room we were in had the car parked alongside the glass door and was partially sheltered. We got what we expected and a good night's rest.

Thank Teckpiaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basic but very clean and comfortable. Walking distance to all amenities in an amazing setting. Good base for touring and you are after good accomidation. Two double rooms equally nice. We would recommend it

Thank 57iainc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed one night in the family room. Room has high ceiling and warm. Bed is comfortable. Bathroom is really basic with shower curtain. Location is good. Staff is friendly. Coffee and tea making facilities available.

Thank Joanne N
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Room has microwave and fridge and kitchen area within reaching distance of bed. Only one chair and one armchair. Only shelf in bathroom is in shower. Realty very different from web photos. But due to little accommodation in area it has to be acceptable.

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This is a very basic but comfortable motel. It has everything you need except a shower that sprays a steady steam. It sprays in every direction except on your body and leaks into the kitchen. The bathroom is cheap. Something you'd see in a 1990's built caravan. The towels smelt like cigarette ash and the walls are thin, very thin....

Thank Peter L
Kinloch, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 October 2016

spent two nights here as knew the weather can be a bit dodgy. checked in early which was nice. Room was large and spacious and warm. rain on roof could hardly be heard. Reasonable price for what you get. I left belongings behind and they are kindly posting them back to me! 2 mins max walk into 'town'. Beds were...

1Thank Travelbughobbit
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed just one night. Was looking for a clean basic motel and that's what we got. Very close to all the restaurants and other services in town and a service station just around the corner. Loved the town.

1Thank Capechallenger
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The Alpine Glacier motel is one of the first you’ll come across when driving into Frank Joseph going north. It’s right behind a gas station on Cron and about a 2-minute walk into the small town. Anthony at the front desk checked us in and was very nice. He bumped us up from a queen to a king with a...

1Thank Pangea422

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
24 spacious, well appointed, ground floor studio and family units. Central village location with spectacular alpine and rainforest views, walk to restaurants, shops and attractions. King, queen, deck and spa units with kitchenettes, ensuite bathrooms, Sky TV, DVD players and complimentary DVD library. Spa pool, guest laundry and activities booking service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge

Address: 17 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: €64 - €227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Alpine Glacier Motor Hotel Franz Josef
Alpine Glacier Hotel
Alpine Glacier Motel
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Franz Josef
#4 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
#6 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
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“Ask for a room with a view - it is stunning!”
 of 5 bubbles 4haywoods, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Double rooms were very good”
 of 5 bubbles 57iainc, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room #12 is a handicap accessible room.”
 of 5 bubbles Pangea422, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to reserve one with a balcony. Worth the little bit extra.”
  • View from our personal balcony. The next morning the clouds lifted and we had a view of snow-cap
 of 5 bubbles moorpwr, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“on the ends, away from the center where it is crowded and noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles 926cm, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
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