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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Well situated with free parking. Super friendly and helpful staff. Clean and well presented room, towels changed daily etc. I especially liked the personal touches like the welcome note when we arrived after a very long drive from Milford Sound - the guys had also left a little milk in the fridge for us to make a hot drink. I...

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Adam H, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier, responded to this review

Hi Vickie, You did well in your mission drive from Milford Sound. It is about 7.5 hrs drive from TeAnau to Franz, with no stops! I'm pleased you found your room to be clean and well presented. Hope you had some shorter driving days after your stop with us. Regards Adam

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2017

A lovely motel to stay for 2 days for us.The room had everything we needed.There were heaters in the bedroom and bathroom what we needed to dry our wet clothes after a rainy Franz Josef day :) Umbrellas were provided at reception too. Free towels were also provided when we visited the hot pools (must visit place) just up the...

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Crewe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This was a lovely motel. The room had everything you needed for a stay in Franz Josef. There were heaters in the bedroom and bathroom, just what you needed to dry your wet clothes! Umbrellas were provided at reception. Free towels were also provided if you were visiting the hot pools just up the road. ( You must pay a...

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Adam H, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier, responded to this review

Hi Lesley, Yay, I'm really pleased your enjoyed your visit to Franz Josef Glacier. Yes the pools are really great. Thanks for the positive feedback. Kindly Adam

Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed overnight at Bella Vista in Fox Glacier Town. The motel is very conveniently located next to restaurants, shops and fuel station. The rooms are nice and modern. Jill and Bill, the owners were very helpful. It was a nice stay, unfortunately there was no vacancy for later dates. Will recommend this place for stay in Fox Glacier Town.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2017

It's a nice place and convenient location. Check in was friendly and efficient. The staff were very knowledgeable on what to do around the area. Everything is close by so with a short walk around you'll find something to do.

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Adam H, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier, responded to this review

Hi Ronald, Thanks for the positive review and for stopping the night with us. You are quite right, Franz is small and a short walk does take you right around the village. Cheers Adam

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

One Fork: The room itself did not allow for much maneuvering and was in my opinion a tad expensive per / Sq metre (which might just be the seasonal inflation we seem to be encountering at this time of year). That said, it was clean, warm, the bed was comfortable and the hotel was in a great location. Breakfast is...

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

Perfectly located for all attractions in franz Josef standard motel fare with fair wifi plenty of hot water shower good no complains regarding staff of condition of room would stay again the view from room 1 was wonderful and we had good weather so that always makes the trip. .

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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Checkin was efficient and friendly with advice on activities and restaurants. We had a king room with beautiful views to the mountains. It was well appointed with a serviceable kitchenette enough to cook a meal easily if desired. The bed was very comfortable and we slept well with no noise interruptions despite how many people were in the area. A...

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Adam H, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier, responded to this review

Hi, Thansk for staying with us during your visit to Franz! I'm pleased the clouds lifted so you could see the view from our upstairs studio. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels. Kindly Aam

Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Ok I'm not a snob, but I have to say the word motel did somewhat put me off initially. However I can now say I am well and truly a motel convert thanks to this beautiful little gem in Franz Josef. The room was spacious, clean and modern with fantastic facilities including appliances to rustle up meals and a huge...

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Beijing, China
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Room 17 is tiny. Little room to open luggage. Bathroom was enough big to keep luggage. Bed twin and horrible for two to sleep. Clean and nothing smelled inside. Extra heater in room. Wi-fi so slow you can't even imagine.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier

Address: 34 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: €76 - €220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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