Glacier View Motel - Franz Josef

State Highway 6 Franz Josef Nz, Franz Josef, New Zealand  show map
 3 stars
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Glacier View Motel - Franz Josef

 Free Wi-Fi
 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Exercise gym

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Massage

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

Overview

The 3-star Glacier View Motel boasts close proximity to Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier just 8.7 km away.

This charming property is 25 minutes' walk to Glacier Country Kayaks and Westcoast Wildlife Centre.

The hotel offers tranquil location close to a river and a national park.

Glacier View Motel is located within 100 km from Hokitika airport.

Rooms

The property comprises 15 tasteful rooms appointed with satellite TV, a dressing area, coffee/tea makers, a microwave and central heating as well as an electric kettle, a toaster and a fridge. They provide bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

The hotel offers a hearty continental breakfast served at the restaurant. The restaurant menu features local dishes.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Guests can make use of 24-hour reception, laundry and ironing service as well as free parking, a baggage storage and a safe deposit box.

Relax

The hotel spoils guests with a wellness center, a sauna and a Jacuzzi along with such activities as kayaking, lawn tennis and horse riding.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   15.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Tennis

Services

  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Massage
  • BBQ facilities
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Mountain view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Dining table

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Kitchen facilities

  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay at the price of NZD 25 per person per night in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of NZD 25 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Glacier View Motel - Franz Josef Franz Josef location
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Hotel Address:

State Highway 6 Franz Josef Nz, Franz Josef, New Zealand

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City Center
  • Franz Josef
    6.9 mi
Airports
  • Hokitika Airport (HKK)
    60.6 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    15

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        This apartment has a separate bedroom with en suite bathroom. This room has no capacity for additional guests.

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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Glacier View Motel - Franz Josef Franz Josef location
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          Hotel Address:

          State Highway 6 Franz Josef Nz, Franz Josef, New Zealand

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Franz Josef
            6.9 mi
          Airports
          • Hokitika Airport (HKK)
            60.6 mi
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of rooms:
            15

          Hotel Awards

          New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedFranz JosefGlacier View Motel

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Family Hotels in New Zealand

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          Local attractions

          • Westcoast Wildlife Centre - 1.4 mi
            Cnr Cowan & Cron Streets, Franz Josef
          • Franz Josef Glacier - 5.4 mi
            State Highway 6, Franz Josef
          • Glacier Country Kayaks - 1.5 mi
            P.O Box 32, Franz Josef
          • Air Safaris - 8.8 mi
            P.O. Box 71, Franz Josef
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of rooms:
            15

          Hotel Awards

          New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedFranz JosefGlacier View Motel

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          Glacier View Motel Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Glacier View Motel

          Average guest rating

          8.4out of 10
          Superb
          Based on 37 reviews

          Individual guest reviews

          • Group of friends
            10.0

            The owners only took over there a few weeks ago and couldn't do enough to make our stay really excellent - lots of advice on what to do, where to visit, etc. and really made sure that everything was as we wanted in our unit. The location of the motel is superb, with fantastic views across the lake to the snow capped mountains beyond. There is a free washing machine and drying lines by each unit (or a dryer which was $2). An excellent stay.

            Bedrooms were on the small side and lacked wardrobes, but our unit did have a wardrobe in the hallway. Anyway, all the "plus" points above, more than made up for this minor comment.

          • Family with children
            9.2

            Comfy, well laid out

            10am checkout, would have preferrred 11

          • Group of friends
            10.0

            Pleasant staff. Lovely quite location. Nice views and lovely little family room.

          • Group of friends
            7.8

            Wow location and Awesome SPA !!!

            Its all good, nothing to list here

          • Single
            10.0

            Very caring, helpful and friendly proprietors; warm, clean and fresh rooms; great facilities; easy to get the shuttle bus to town and tours; great view from the motel - the full moon rose over the mountains just before sunset! I'd definitely recommend it to anyone thinking of visiting Franz Josef.

          • Group of friends
            10.0

            We were welcomed by friendly hosts and the motel was ideal. It was very cold outside but the rooms were perfect. The recommendation for dinner was also appreciated - a fantastic meal.

          • Older travelers
            5.4

            Services were basic.It was good to park car at front of unit.

            Was disappointed that it was so far away from facilities. There was no view of glacier.

          • Group of friends
            9.6

            Very clean rooms, up to date furnishings in a slightly older building, very comfortable. We were all happy.

          • Group of friends
            5.4

            Very clean

            5 mins drive to town but next to the key highway which is noisy for me. Beds too soft, 5 of us don't really enjoy it. Interesting cooking policy to keep the unit clean (e.g. no seafood?!) I didn't feel being welcome, maybe because we only stay 1 night. There is a notice stated you could request additional heater/electric blanket and if you do, please let them know in advance. On the day we arrived it's heavily raining and very cold to us, so we requested either a electrical blanket/heater for the one who has to sleep in the living room, however, we don't feel it's really easy to get this from the staff/owner, being challenged as this demand high electricity usage and we only pay for such a "budgeted" rate. (Maybe we are just too used to the previous holiday park that we stayed with enough electricity blanket/heater and just 50% off this motel rate). At the end, we get the extra heater. We are not those people who love to waste the natural resources, while if it's the motel's notice to let us know that we could request. We just don't want to request during the mid-night while we found that we are too freeze to sleep. In fact, we just have to use that to warm up the place before sleep and we simply turn it off before bed, it's the unfriendly attitude for the staff/owner's response make us feel bad. There are plenty of choice in the area, don't think our mood should be ruined by this.

          • Older travelers
            8.8

            Friendly welcome. Good laundrey and drying area. Well equiped. Clean Super place for glacier visit and views from motel great.

          • Older travelers
            5.8

            Slightly older motel and some way out from the town.

          • Family with children
            8.2

            The owners were friendly and informative, and their doggy was just so lovable!!! The location of the park was excellent, the view of Franz Josef from our front door was just magic.

          • Older travelers
            9.6

            We liked the privacy and being able to unpack our belongings from the car under shelter. We were also very comfortable and appreciated having an easy chair in the room. Excellent value and we would have liked to stay longer.

          • Older travelers
            7.4

            It was well situated with good views, spacious, reasonably priced, and staff were very friendly.

          • Group of friends
            6.6

            Location and bright and clean.

            Difficult to watch tv from where it was placed. No tissues provided. Problems with the towns water supply. Advised by restaurants not to drink it but motel didn't warn us.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Glacier View Motel - Franz Josef Franz Josef location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          State Highway 6 Franz Josef Nz, Franz Josef, New Zealand

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Franz Josef
            6.9 mi
          Airports
          • Hokitika Airport (HKK)
            60.6 mi
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of rooms:
            15

          Hotel Awards

          New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedFranz JosefGlacier View Motel

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Family Hotels in New Zealand

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