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Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 April 2015

Staff is very friendly, helpful, cheerful and nice. Location is excellent, as it is just minutes walk away from the main street. I didn't expect there'd be utensils and hot plate for cooking, which was quite a pleasant surprise as I was a bit tired of eating out every meal during my visit. So it was a good change that...

Thank 700Anne180
Greymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

Fantastic location walking distance to everything. The man on reception was so nice and super helpful. Room was clean and warm. Nice to come on from a cold night to warm soft beds that already has electric blanket on.

Thank Tez4553
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 15 April 2015

The hotel room was small, basically had a double bed, built in wardrobe, desk unit with TV on it and a bathroom. There was one armchair squashed between the bed and the wall. Bed was comfortable, room was heated and it was convenient to the town. I think they charged more than the room was worth, even though it wasn't...

2Thank Kym L
New York City, New York
Reviewed 12 April 2015

The tripadviosr ranking has me a bit nervous but we had the one bedroom family room for our family of four and it was great. Small very well stocked kitchenette with pots and plates. Coffee, hot chocolate and lots of tea. Nice hot shower, soap provided in wall dispensers. Wall heater kept things nice and cozy. Comfy beds. Best were...

Thank Coolbreezetraveler
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 April 2015

The motel is in a great location, walking distance to all the restaurants, spa's and hot pools. They also give you complimentary towels for the hot pools which is a bonus. The rooms are very simple, clean and tidy. The bed was amazing! Very soft and luxurious linen. This was a surprise given the very affordable rate. The staff were...

Thank Taylor-NZ-2014
Tuscany, Italy
Reviewed 2 April 2015

the room was very nice, the bathroom also, parking in front of the room. Very convenient to visit the town, lots of restaurant and supermarket within walking distance. Would stay there again.Nice to have a towels heater and good choice of coffee and tea bags.

Thank Rita-Nina
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Very good location, great staff and accommodations very good. Rooms are small, but very clean, tidy and good facilities. Great touch having small kitchen facilities for those wanting to eat in. Bathroom very nice, especially the heater. And heated towel rack.

Thank Sue B
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 20 March 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights in March. It is ideally located near to the main street and everything we needed to get to was in walking distance. The guy at reception was really friendly and helpful and we appreciated the DVD library on offer. He also recommended we dine at Alice May restaurant our first night which we did...

1Thank kyliejoan
Stone Mountain, Georgia
Reviewed 18 March 2015 via mobile

Park your car! After days of driving you can park the car as long as you are here. Everything is within walking distance. Good restaurants all around and after you visit the glacier you can walk to the thermal pools right down the street. The room is equipped with a flat screen tv and DVD player, coffee and milk, and...

Thank Nancyjanem
Kwinana, Australia
Reviewed 17 March 2015

The place is a basic motel but very well kept and very well run. Manager/Owner and staff are helpful to a fualt without getting in your way. Motel is withing five minutes walk of the centre of town and handy to helicopter and airplane tours of the glaciers and Mount Cook. We had a great three nights here and would...

Thank maryanddave2015

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: €72 - €171 (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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#5 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
#7 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
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