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Holly Homestead B&B - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
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9.7 Excellent (77 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Holly Homestead B&B in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Glacier Hot Pools and Westcoast Wildlife Centre. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful heritage building immaculately maintained. Every comfort for the guest was considered and supplied. Breakfast superb.
Cons: Nothing to speak of.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hosts were excellent, very warm and generous. A beautiful boutique BnB. Breakfast was delicious.
Cons: I was sad to leave after only one night. Would have liked to stay longer.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean, well kept, very energetic and voluble hostess/owner of B&B. Happy that room had lots of horizontal space to put our baggage - something that is missing in many locations. Good breakfast both cold and warm eggs/meat prepared by the man of the house acting as chef. Liked the bed and was quiet.
Cons: None to speak of.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved everything about our stay at Holly Homestead B&B--the beautiful restored old building, luxurious room, delicious communal breakfast with fellow travelers--but most of all we appreciated the welcoming embrace we got from our hosts Bernie and Gerard. A truly outstanding place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything exceeded my expectations. Bernie welcomed me from the bus that dropped me off at the front door. She was warm and extremely helpful recommending restaurants and sightseeing opportunities. Not to mention the welcoming glass of port she offered. The breakfast that Gerard prepared was 5 star. The poached eggs were perfect!!! Venison sausage, perfectly cooked bacon, everything was perfect. My room was large with a nice little porch outside and fantastic view of the majestic mountains. I would highly recommend "glorious" Holly Homestead to everyone.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Accommodations were excellent (loved the heated bathroom floor and homemade shortbread cookies!), breakfast was delicious, and Bernie was a delightful hostess.
Cons: There was some noise from nearby helicopters taking people to the glacier but it was not bad.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic room, bed, bathroom, food, decor, location, vibe & service!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very pleasant and comfortable stay. Host was excellent. Berakfast was good.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great hospitality! Breakfast was fantastic!!
Cons: About 20 mins walk from the city center but restaurant pick up service may be available.
Franz Josef Oasis - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
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9.3 Excellent (1,377 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef Oasis is in a national park, within a 5-minute drive of Glacier Hot Pools and Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Featured amenities include multilingual staff, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was a beautiful room, couldn’t have asked for better. Great location, views right outside, great paintings everywhere from a world famous nz photographer. 5 mins from town centre. Great staff, great food.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Luxurious room, warm and comfortable with a fabulous view. Friendly and efficient service.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The Room was Beautiful!
Cons: The staff forgot to tell us breakfast was included...
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent place to stay! The receptionist was lovely! And very very helpful. The room was big as well as the bed. I would definitely stay here again
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The pillow was super comfortable haha.
Cons: Power outlets were hard to access and there wasn't much to rest charging devices on.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Both rooms were fantastic, as good as Queenstown Sofitel where we stayed for the last four nights. We had an evening meal that was simple but very very nice. WiFi was great, we watched our football side in finals match via live streaming. Very little interruption. Friends had laundry to do so took advantage of the facilities.
Cons: Need a sign in town for travellers from the south saying it is a few kilometres out on the road north.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely hotel
Cons: Excellent food
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent value for money, spacious room with fire and brand new bathroom. Location is out of time but we knew this before booking and it wasn't a requirement for us due to having a car.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The ambiance of the rooms is beautiful when you walk in and we loved every minute of our stay here
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The room was spacious with a gas fireplace heater. The hotel is a little difficult to find as we expected it to be in town but you need to travel about 4kms out to find it, so a car essential. Good place from which to visit both Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Reception lady very helpful and polite. Cost of accommodation very reasonable.
Cons: Not many restaurants in Franz Josef and somewhat pricy.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was great. Bed is very comfy and spa is very relaxing.
Cons: The smell of the room was not so great, but I was not a problem
Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
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9.3 Excellent (1,054 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef, you'll be centrally located in Franz Josef Glacier, steps from Glacier Hot Pools and within a 10-minute walk of Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, express check-in, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Awesome accommodation, photos don't do this property justice. Very impressed.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Super place and very helpful owners :) strongly recommended ! :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great rooms, Brilliant staff and very clean. Would recommend to all.
Cons: All was good.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Immaculate Beautiful fittings So much thought has gone into making the accommodation as pleasant and comfortable as possible
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Staff were super friendly, location was great, room was really comfy and clean. Highly recommend.
Cons: Nothing.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: I like the size of the room. Very comfortable for family of 4 adults. The location is also very convenient. Walking distance to eateries and hot pools.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It has every comfort you need in a home away from home: fully equipped kitchen, full menus from restos in town, comfortable beds, even extra toilet paper rolls. Aside from being spacious and spotless, the rooms are well-insulated, sound-proofed, and heated for our winter stay. Restful sleep guaranteed!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Large modern unit Large bathroom Exceptionally clean
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This property provides outstanding service, cleanliness, comfort, and location to all amenities. I look forward to staying many more times in the future.
Cons: I should've stayed longer
Punga Grove - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
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9.0 Excellent (405 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Punga Grove in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be just steps from Westcoast Wildlife Centre and Glacier Hot Pools. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly - free DVD rentals were an extra treat!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean, great location and friendly staff. Had a great weekend away.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: A wonderful, spacious accommodation. Very friendly, helpful staff.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice surrounds
Cons: Nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Clean and stylish room. Have no idea why it had vacancy.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: I liked that fact that you could park right outside the property and just lug your bags in. There was adequate heating in the cold winter, the loft was nice and warm. The reception was very helpful with small requests and the Franz Josef Glacier hike company and hot pools were a mere 200 meters away, making it easy to just walk down to the facility
Cons: They discourage you to cook curry or spices claiming that it stinks out the property but that could easily be solved by just installing an exhaust hood over the stove. The reason I take the property with kitchen facilities is to cook, and that notice was not very welcome, especially since we were not informed earlier.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Top place Fire was amazing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: was warm and cosy the staff were very friendly and the bathroom was nice and clean
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Spotlessly clean modern apartment with lots of sat TV channels. Loved especially the MTV Classic :-) Nice glassveranda and small patio towards the rainforest. They let us in early, which was a big +++ considering the weather that day.
Cons: The apartment was cold when we arrived. The bedroom and the attic warmed up rather quickly but the living room was truly warm only the next morning.
7.1 Good
Pros: Good location. Spacious rooms. Towels for the hot pools.
Cons: The counter top in the kitchen wasn’t wiped down. There were crumbs and coffee stains on the bench top.
The Terrace - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
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8.9 Excellent (710 reviews)
Overview Reviews
A stay at The Terrace places you in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier, steps from Westcoast Wildlife Centre and 4 minutes by foot from Glacier Hot Pools. Featured amenities include express check-out, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very good location nearby supermarket, Alice May (No1. restaurant at Tripadvisor) and company of Franz Josef Glacier. The staff is a Chinese with smooth English/Chinese and offers very practical opinions for tour arrangement.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfectly comfortable and nice spot to stay right in town. Cool to have some basic kitchen facilities too - plates and microwave sort of stuff.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Room is warm, cozy, beautiful and comfortable. Everything we need to keep us warm is here.
Cons: Hmmm maybe a separate room heater in the toilet and bath?
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We were late in picking up the keys. we arrived way past check in time or office hours and. I was not ablr to advise because of poor reception coming from queenstown. But the office stayed open to hand us the keys. check in was smooth despite of our situation. The facilities were great ❤️
7.5 Good
Pros: Everything was great except of shower...
Cons: It would be nice to have hot and cold water tap mixture together instead of having separate taps for cold and hot water. Also in the shower, the water temperature fluctuate though you have set for the preferred temperature this is bit concerning, apart from that everything was great!
4.6 Okay
Pros: The Rollaway bed was very hard to sleep on as mattress was very thin and could feel bars and springs below
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Good location, easy check in. Great newly refurbished shower room.
Cons: Little smaller than other 2 bedroom apartments we have stayed in. Double bedroom very little room to move around the bed. Only a double sofa so not very comfortable for a family of 4.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A really good presentation, the room was spacious and well decorated. Very good bathroom.
Cons: The heating in the room sounded like a 747 taking off so was a little annoying.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The location
Cons: Nil
58 On Cron Motel - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
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8.9 Excellent (633 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Franz Josef Glacier, 58 On Cron Motel is in a rural location, within a 15-minute walk of Glacier Hot Pools and Westcoast Wildlife Centre. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Calm, clean and close to restaurants by walking
Cons: No
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff. Perfect location, just opposite the road from the hot pools.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Really spacious and comfortable room, convenient to everything.
Cons: Shower head, hairdryer and wifi could be better.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location, spacious and clean room.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff went above and beyond to make sure we settled in ok and we arrived late to check in out of hours and still we were greeted with a friendly staff member who was incredibly nice and friendly . I would recommend this place to anyone and I would stay there again.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was fine, from cleanliness to service, good value of money , will definitely stay here on my next trip! HotSpa tub is the best thing you will get here in budget prize !!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect, thanks
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great hotel, right across from the hot pools and close enough to the ‘main’ city area restaurants. There is a small kitchenette inside the room. The bus even stops right in front of the hotel (which was very convenient for my back and forth bus trip to Queenstown). Would definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Close to everything with helpful staff
Cons: The internet was intermittent.
6.7 Good
Pros: Functional, well set up, decent location
Cons: Wifi was not good...
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff. Spacious and comfortable accommodation. Good cooking facilities but also very close to a choice of restaurants.
Westwood Lodge - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
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9.1 Excellent (61 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Franz Josef Glacier, Westwood Lodge is in a national park, a 2-minute drive from Our Lady of the Alps and 10 minutes from Franz Josef Glacier. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: large and spacious room, a very good organized & professional management (Kaz!), close to the glacier and city, just a great place to stay
Cons: all good
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The property was lovely. It had a pool table, bar, dvds and books to borrow. Bedrooms and bathrooms were huge and had a lovely porch area over looking the gardens. The toiletries provided were amazing! Really enjoyed our stay here.
Cons: Not really within walking distance of town
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Kaz was awesome. Location was very ideal. Great view of Franz Josef. Very quiet. Just a very comfortable Place
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great views and very spacious room. Nice touches like table and chairs on private deck.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: We just stayed overnight, and loved the comfortable big bed, and the resident dogs! Kaz was very welcoming and informative and cooked a tasty breakfast (Eggs Benedict and a 'Kiwi breakfast'. Our Coach room was also spacious.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We benefitted from a great upgrade to one of the suites in the main house - it was really spacious and comfortable, with plenty of luxurious finishing touches! The communal areas at the lodge are really beautiful and the views of the mountains are spectacular. We enjoyed playing snooker and cuddling the two lovely dogs! The continental breakfast spread was delicious and there was a good variety of cooked options, although I myself didn't sample the cooked menu. Our host was helpful and friendly.
Cons: The lodge was a little but out of town, you could probably walk in on a fine day but not in the rain! No other complaints.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Help from the staff and the owner.
Cons: Location
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The lodge was extremely comfortable with amazing views of Franz Josef Glacier
Cons: There was nothing to dislike.
7.9 Good
Pros: Location
Cons: No heat in the bathroom. Freezing Breakfast room cold too
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved our stay. Kaz looked after us beautifully.
Yha Franz Josef - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
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8.8 Excellent (840 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at YHA Franz Josef - Hostel in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Westcoast Wildlife Centre and Glacier Hot Pools. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is good! Nice service and environment!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great location, clean room and showers, cozy rooms, friendly staff. Close distance to go to mountain trails.
Cons: It will be good to made sauna and jacuzzi ;)
7.9 Good
Pros: It was cute and the bonus free sauna between 6pm-10pm was nice. Perfect location in the town - short drive out to the glacier car park with stunning views in a clear day
Cons: Not enough toilets and showers for the amount of people staying there. I had to go from my room upstairs all the way to the showers by the entrance because there were people using the upstairs and the second closest ones to my area also. Needs more bathroooms! Also, even though my lactose free milk was clearly labelled with my name, room number and date of departure someone still stole it!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Good YHA standard...nothing more to say
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location. Friendly staff. Better than expected
6.7 Good
Pros: It was nice to have my own room at a great price
Cons: The bed was too hard....I went out a back door and couldnt get back in
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Good location, friendly helpful staff, relaxed attitudes, excellent facilities for food storage and cooking, clean and tidy. Would recommend highly to others.
Cons: Constant rain! Not that the staff could do anything about that!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Comfy beds. Really tidy! Loved the sauna :)
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Service and kitchen lounge facilities
Cons: Walls a bit thin - next door occupants kept us awake one night...
7.4 Good
Pros: Large youth hostile enviroment , huge kitchen facilities well stocked. Very quiet and overall clean.
Cons: No one was there to check in, but they left the key in an Envelope so Not a problem. But there were no parking spots left when we arrived. There were people in front of the hostile camping in the street. The doors were left open to the patio which flowed to the lounge kitchen and into hallways with rooms and bathrooms. Thus it seemed it was open access to all who cared to walk in From the street.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Really comfy, clean, and easy. Would go back again. Staff were helpful.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff. Everything is super clean, from rooms to common areas. Spacious communal kitchen big enough for group cooking, very well-equipped. Nice cabinets to store your food, with name labels provided.
Cons: Nothing at all.
10 Cottages - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
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8.8 Excellent (628 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at 10 Cottages, you'll be centrally located in Franz Josef Glacier, steps from Westcoast Wildlife Centre and within a 10-minute walk of Glacier Hot Pools. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and multilingual staff. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.5 Good
Cons: the room was not warm on our arrival...the bedside lamp didnt work...and the electric blanket was on the wrong way... its the little things that matter
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were absolutely amazing! Very accommodating. The room was very comfortable and had everything we needed including a huge bathroom
Cons: Nothing
7.9 Good
Pros: The staff is very nice and friendly
Cons: Kitchen utensils are in short supply
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The little cottage was perfect for myself and my two friends. The beds were comfortable, there was plenty of space and the bathroom and shower were great. There was plenty of tea/coffee/milk available too which was fantastic.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms was warm. Lots of heaters. The kitchen was small but enough. Staffs was super nice.
Cons: None.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Container style, efficiency, convenience to downtown.
Cons: Gravel driveway is difficult with roller bags
8.5 Excellent
Pros: Location, quiet, cleanliness.
Cons: Too many windows. Scarce insulation (heat and noise). Very poor wifi.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: If you're looking for space book the bungalow, 2 huge bedrooms and a box room, large living area and secluded from the other cottages by hedges/plants.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location was great
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Since we cooked for dinner, i like that the kitchen has a door so the smell didn't enter the bedroom. Staff was helpful. Bedroom and Bathroom was clean and comfy. Recommended this place.
Te Waonui Forest Retreat - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
10
8.8 Excellent (91 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Te Waonui Forest Retreat is the ideal place for you to reconnect with nature and the dramatic surroundings, offering an unparalleled example of sustainable accommodation. Our four wings join together to enclose an area of dense native rainforest, ensuring a sense of privacy. Our specially personalised reception area and array of in-room features and facilities give you choice, and a feeling of total relaxation, while the exquisite Canopy Restaurant serves 5 course degustation dinner.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff es excepcional. The rooms are great. We got dinner included with the room, and it was great!
Cons: The bed could be more comfy
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The view outside the window on the rainforest was quite fabulous. Nice New Year dinner, better than expected to be in this small town.
Cons: The price is quite steep considering what you can get. You can get similar quality hotels by 50% cheaper elsewhere in NZ.
7.9 Good
Pros: Location
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Good location and excellent dinner included in the price, all the staff were exceptional. Beautiful bush setting and very comfortable bed.
Cons: The room could have been a little cleaner (hair in bathroom) and for the price the room was on the small side and decor was a little too generic to be classified as a luxury stay.
9.6 Excellent
Cons: Too many cell phones in main dining area
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location peaceful rooms great shower
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very pleasant check in and check out Nice room Overall nice experience
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Loved the added little touches, champagne in our room, complimentary bottled water and more on departure, cleaning of our car windscreen. The room was lovely and the garden view made it feel private and secluded.
Cons: We asked for more time at dinner to choose drinks, but we weren't offered again so didn't have any. Dining room busy, wait staff doing their best but more training needed for some. Still an overall lovely experience.
6.7 Good
Pros: Rain forest setting
Cons: Same menu in restaurant both nights. Not impressive for what tries to be 5 star. Only communal area a dark bar area. In a part of New Zealand where rainfall high a bright area to sit would be nice
5.8 Okay
Pros: Food service was excellent both the dinner and the breakfast.
Cons: This place was incredibly over-priced. It is really a middle level hotel like a Hampton Inn or similar calling itself a resort. Much inferior to the Hilton in Queenstown for example at twice the price. It specializes in bus tour groups on package deals.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: peaceful and very relaxing
Cons: Service of rooms, would prefer morning time for servicing rather than late afternoon time.
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be in the mountains, just steps from Westcoast Wildlife Centre and 3 minutes by foot from Glacier Hot Pools. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Room was very clean, bed was super comfy definitely would stay here again great valve for money. Staff were super friendly ☺️
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We spent one night in Franz Josef on our West Coast road trip to Queenstown. The Bella Vista was clean, the room was a tad small but for one night as a place to sleep it on our way to else where it served it’s purpose. The beds were comfortable and the complex quiet at night so had a good nights sleep. Location is great, close to everything. Nothing special to report here, it is what it is.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Location was excellent and the tips were just perfect. Had a really nice evening at the Monsoon bar/cafe/restaurant.
Cons: A bit cold.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Centrally located to everything, easy access to rooms, quiet location, bed is comfortable, super great shower
Cons: rooms are a bit small but in saying that it was comfortable .
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Spacious, comfortable for our kids, they had their own room which they loved. Great access to town! Easy access to laundry & dryer which was a bonus for us travelling!
Cons: When you leave the room & take the one key you have with you it turns all heating off...so it was freezing every time we returned from our walks!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Facilities thoughtful and good, cleanliness excellent
Cons: Unfortunately the owner/manager conveyed a sort of supercilious/impatient/condescending attitude in his interpersonal dealings with clients For example, asking about the non availability of the wifi service
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Good location close to restaurants and shops. It’s also quiet as not directly at the main road but one back. Rooms were on the smaller side but clean and functional. Very friendly and helpful staff.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Staff/ managers were extremely friendly and helpful
Cons: Tv options etc
7.9 Good
Cons: Fixtures now srarting to date..
7.5 Good
Pros: Location, location, location. Fantastic views of the snow capped Mountains from the window of mr room.
Cons: Nothing. It was value for money
Glow Worm Accommodation - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
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8.5 Excellent (1,778 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Glow Worm Accommodation in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Westcoast Wildlife Centre and Glacier Hot Pools. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: lovely place, welcoming atmosphere and everything you need to be comfortable and make the best of your trip
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Complete amenities in the double bedroom
Cons: The floor is a tad chilly
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great stay. Simple room with everything that you need.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great Kitchen and lounge facilities with games to play. The children loved hanging out in here. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The room was neat and clean.
Cons: Nothing!!!
7.5 Good
Pros: Location is excelent. However the complex is more a backpackers hostel than a motel complex. but the motel room was adequate and excelent value for money.
Cons: Sky TV and electric blanket on the bed.The motel units are basic but excelent value for money
4.6 Okay
Pros: Our room was cold and dirty.. there were old stuff that was on top of the shower and its really spooky. Spider web all over the place especially the ceilings.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Microwave
Cons: Heating
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The location was great, staff were friendly and it had all the facilities we needed . Free breakfast, soup and popcorn made this great value for money.
Cons: The heater in the room wasn't enough for the month of August. The room was cold and we couldn't leave the heater on over night as it gave off a blue light and clicked. Staff were great though and provided us with extra blankets. This wouldn't be a problem at all in warmer months.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing place. Free basic breakfast, soup every night, and snack available 24/7. Location was great, within walking distance to a trail that ended in a tunnel filled with glow worms. Stayed in a double room which was a great value, very clean and with a small kitchen so we did not need to use the common kitchen much. Common area and main kitchen were very nice and well-stocked.
Cons: Nothing!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The business has a "backpacker hostel" branding, and this probably puts off couples and families - whereas there are great "motel" type facilities available. We had a great unit with proper kitchen facilities and a private bathroom. Room for the car to be parked straight outside. It's inexpensive, and even provides a complimentary (basic - cereal & toast) breakfast in the main building every morning. Beautiful views of the mountains. Highly recommended.
Cons: We weren't wild about the interior decor - but that's all.
Glacier View Motel - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
13
8.5 Excellent (519 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Franz Josef Glacier, Glacier View Motel is within a 5-minute drive of Glacier Hot Pools and Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Featured amenities include wired Internet access (surcharge), a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff/owners. Clean facilities which are modern and comfortable. Loved sitting outside with a drink looking at the snow capped mountains!
7.5 Good
Cons: The young man on the reception desk wanted photo ID plus credit card even though I had already paid. There was no mini bar or any reason for me to hand over my credit card and I refused to give him it, gave him my eftpos card instead. Also he took it out the back so there was no way of knowing what he was doing with it. I had no photo ID so he didn't get that either.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Comfy beds, good location. Helpful staff.
9.6 Excellent
Cons: Good
4.2 Okay
Pros: Nothing in particular
Cons: Very run down room & appliances.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were friendly and gave lots of advice. It was close to Franz Josef glacier.
6.7 Good
Pros: Close to the town. Very helpful, friendly young man at reception who did his best to fix the wi-fi.
Cons: A number of dead wasps in the room - bed and bedside table. Very poor wi-fi.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean facilities, tidy rooms, good location, awesome pricing, friendly and helpful staff. Nice and peaceful.
Cons: Nothing. Everything was great.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We loved the place, spacious & clean
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Really good staff. Was late for check in and they had brilliantly org and even left a note taped to the reception with clear instructions about our room. And they sorted out everything next morn during our check out. Very happy with their initiative.
Cons: Nothing
Franz Josef Top 10 Holiday Park - Franz Josef Glacier - Patio
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8.0 Excellent (975 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef Top 10 Holiday Park is within a 5-minute drive of Glacier Hot Pools and Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and microwave in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.
5.4 Okay
Pros: Staff were quick to help and friendly.
Cons: The bathroom didn't smell nice. Cramped room. Spa bubbles didn't work.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: good value for money - the cabins were big and well equipped. Easy location to find and only a few minutes drive/walk into town.
Cons: other campers at night were loud and made loads of noise til wee hours of the morning! Also booking.com advised we would pay on arrival but they debited my credit card prior to our arrival
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The heater in the room was great.
Cons: The facilities are a little dated/ well used and in need of an update.
7.1 Good
Pros: We stayed in the room with bath and shower. It is very basic but clean. It is one step up from camping. It did have a refrigerator.
Cons: The room was small. There was no ice available to either use or purchase on site. They, along with many places in NZ should invest in screens for their windows and doors.
5.8 Okay
Pros: The view of the mountains
Cons: Very basic
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The hot blanket...
Cons: The toilet without lock or latch..for a 3 bedded room..
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was just fine in this accommodation. Loved the fact the rooms were separated by the bathroom. And the bathroom was a good size.
Cons: Good amount of power points, the power went out due to overloading, but the manager was prompt in attending to it.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Exactly what we needed
Cons: Could hear a mouse or something in the wall of main room
6.8 Good
Pros: It was clean, functional and available
Cons: It was quite basic
5.0 Okay
Cons: The family rooms were very basic and not great value for money
9.6 Excellent
Pros: So clean
Chateau Backpacker & Motels - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
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7.6 Good (1,789 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Chateau Backpacker & Motels in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Westcoast Wildlife Centre and Our Lady of the Alps. Featured amenities include limo/town car service, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast. Worth the money. Helpful staff. :)
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The hostel is located perfectly. It is close to the center of Franz Josef village but not on main street, where it might be noisy. The room was way bigger and more comfortable that expected for the price. Tea and coffe could be made in the room (awesome), for anythin else a shared kitchen was provide. Breakfast and soup in the evening were included, on cold days they also offer hot chocolate.
Cons: A second heater for the bathroom would be awesome. I could get the main room to an acceptabel temperature, but the bathroom was cold, especially in the morning. Unfortunately the hot pool was out of order during my stay. Aside from that, no complaints.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Free soup, free breakfast. Spa!
Cons: Crockery for two but room slept four. Bathroom tap drips
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Free soup and breakfast was amazing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Such good value for money and so many thoughtful extras. Free hot chocolate on arrival and soup on the evening and a really awesome breakfast included. Nice, big room with kitchenette and very comfortable.
Cons: The toilet would benefit from a door to the rest of the bathroom and the lighting in the shower could be improved.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: What a gem! Loved our 2 night stay here. The beds were warm and comfortable! The staff were so friendly! Great fresh baking and hot chocolates on arrival! Location was wonderful for walking to local attractions. The kitchen was well equipped and the morning breakfast was nice.
Cons: Nothing it was all great
7.0 Good
Pros: The motel location is good.
Cons: The kitchen pots has to be more tidy and clean.
7.9 Good
Pros: Great location value for money. The complementary soup and breakfast was the best!! fantastic helpful staff. super huge room plenty of space, along with a big bed!!
Cons: Bathroom was old and dated. no toilet paper. fridge had been left open causing the ice in the freezer to expand out making it impossible to close the fridge door.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: perfect place for a few days great price and location
7.9 Good
Pros: The breakfast! We'd had the complimentary soup for dinner which was good (although a tad salty), and we thought the complimentary breakfast would be basic toast and rice bubbles. We had pancakes and waffles! Big bowl of batter to make these - with butter and jam - yum!
Cons: Check in was from 2pm, but we arrived at 3:30pm and had to wait until 4pm for the office to open. The room smelt a bit musty but it poured rain the whole time we were there so it's not surprising that a bit of damp might get in.

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Alpine Glacier Motel - Franz Josef Glacier
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8.9 Excellent (1,181 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Alpine Glacier Motel in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Westcoast Wildlife Centre and Our Lady of the Alps. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was warm and sooooo comfortable, everything there to make my stay so relaxing.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable and very clean and the manager/owner was very lovely and accommodating
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We were lucky enough to have a room near the office facing the alps.. Such an amazing view. The office manager was fantastic and was able to update us on hiking trail conditions in the area. The motel room was spacious and all the kitchen and room amenities where clean and in good working order. Cannot fault this place at all.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location and nice little upgrade during off peak season.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The front counter was very friendly and made the stay fantastic. The rooms were very cozy, and the location could not be better. Highly recommened!
Cons: The WIFI is intermittent and parking is very difficult if the hotel is busy if your hire car is large - we recommend parking in the side street.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic location right up the road from the glacier pools and all the restaurants. Only a few minutes drive to the glacier walk car park. Really helpful staff - especially when we had an issue with our suitcase lock. Great views from our room of the mountains.
9.6 Excellent
Cons: Very centrally located.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very cozy and clean. Close to the main street and nearby shops/restaurants. Staff very friendly and helpful with showing points of interest on the map.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean and in good condition.Good location. Helpful friendly staff
Cons: no complaints
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Central location, large comfortable unit with everything you could need.
10.0 Excellent
Cons: Nothing
Rainforest Retreat - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
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8.8 Excellent (2,318 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Rainforest Retreat in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be just steps from Glacier Hot Pools and Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Featured amenities include a computer station, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location. Super good drink selection and decent food at Monsoon.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The room was super clean and modern. Bed very comfortable. Great value and located right next to the glacier.
Cons: Basic double rooms have an entire glass sliding for for a wall- which means you can hear everything outside. This is a spot for backpackers, so people are up late and loud.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We called the night before to ask if we could upgrade our room and they did so right away and even upgraded our upgrade for free! The room was amazing, the were complimentary snacks and everything in fridge was complimentary. They even helped us book some activities, very welcoming and great staff. Will recommend this place to all my friends and definitely stay here again.
7.9 Good
Pros: The staff were friendly and the location and premise was beautiful and very clean.
Cons: The pillows were awful, (too big and solid), and we didn't remember to bring our own so there was not much sleep had by either of us.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was so comfy and had everything I needed. The staff were lovely and the whole stay was super easy. Will definitely go back for a longer stint and recommend it to anyone going to Franz!
Cons: I didn’t like that I wasn’t there long enough to really check out all the cool stuff there
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Enjoyed the central location. The atmosphere and the staff were very friendly. Check-in was simple and the kitchen had good facilities. Lot's of parking.
Cons: A lot of condensation on the windows in the morning and the net curtains had a lot of black mould on them.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: You sleep in the rainforest !! When we woke up we could see the mountains and it was amazing!!
5.4 Okay
Pros: The location is good for seeing the Franz Josef glacier.
Cons: The key thing to know about Rainforest Retreat is that it's a sprawling complex-- one part serves backpackers and summer employees, and the other has higher end options. The higher end options--like the tree huts--aren't worth the money. We experienced the following challenges while there: - There was a major water shortage during our stay. This had happened before (google Franz Josef and water shortages and you'll see several hits), and the next town over (Fox Glacier) had running water. -The hotel staff blamed the water shortage on the city government (which was true), but did nothing for the guests during this time. Since they were shipping water in, the water wasn't potable/safe to drink, but we didn't find that out until we walked into reception. We had to buy our own bottled water to have drinking water. - The hotel staff also refused to do anything when our room had no running water-- they similarly blamed this on the city. However, that wasn't entirely true-- the backpackers had running water for their shower, and the maintenance people (who came 10 hours later) told us that a clogged water filter was why our particular hut had no water. The maintenance staff did eventually fix this so that we were able to shower once during our stay. - The walls between the units were paper thin. When our neighbors in the adjoining unit came home, we heard every movement they made, down to their lying down on the bed. - All of the furnishings were worn and had seen better days. In short, this was not worth $200 a night for a room. I would expect the hotel staff to ensure I have safe water to drink, that any maintenance issues are promptly dealt with (and that staff actually listened to their guests' concerns), and that the business tries to provide a good experience for their guests regardless of the external conditions. For somewhere nice, I would suggest you stay somewhere else, probably in the Fox Glacier township.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic site, really close to everything in the town (walking distance), nice staff, good kitchen and fantastic coffee selection. Really nice to be so close to greenery. On site restaurant is very good!
Cons: It's a really great set up, rooms are airy with lots of natural light but a couple of the high windows don't have curtains so be warned if you want to lie in! (Plus side you can watch the nightime lightning in bed!)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: WiFi was good. No cooking facilities in the room, but there was a large cooking area in a nearby wing with all the necessary cooking facilities, cups, bowls etc.
Cons: Size was a little small. Parking bays were not clear.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Easy access to town with it being a walk away from the hot pools! Staff were awesome!
Cons: Room was very tiny. Became damp especially if you had wet jackets (after walking to the glacier)
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier - Franz Josef Glacier - Bedroom
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8.3 Excellent (773 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier offers everything you need to explore this dramatic region in style and comfort. With two restaurants, serving hearty, West Coast fare, and the Moa Bar with its open fireplace, you are never without choice. Plus, the nearby hot pools and the Amaia Luxury Spa ensure you can enjoy time out to rejuvenate. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel, and our visitor information and booking service will help you make the most of your time in Glacier Country.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Stunning views and the bed was like sleeping on a cloud.. Very cosy.
Cons: Would have really enjoyed a bathtub at the end of a busy day..
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very clean, ideal location, good restaurant, staff very helpful
Cons: Could have done with a lift up to first floor, but plenty of staff willing to assist with luggage
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location and a beautiful and comfy room - the bed was amazing! Would stay again.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Lovely small hotel in an excellent location with lots of added extra touches eg. roasting marshmallows by the fire. Great family suite travelling with two children, wish more hotel rooms were configured that way!
Cons: No fitness centre
7.9 Good
Pros: Great location & friendly staff.
Cons: It's a huge hotel for the town its in & part of a chain so was somewhat sterile & lacking character, but perfectly comfortable & functional.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. The staff were superb the restaurant was lovely and the view was great
Cons: Everything
7.1 Good
Pros: Solid bed. Perfect location.
Cons: I wished that it could be better equipped with items that make he stay more comfortable. For instance, slippers, toothbrush, stronger water pressure. At that price, this should be a luxury hotel and such items could make the guest happier.
6.3 Good
Pros: The breakfast was ok The room was clean and comfortable
Cons: The price
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier was great for a short stay! Our room was very clean and spacious. The staff members were very friendly and knowledgable.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: It’s a very small town and almost all hotels are jus near and share a compound walk . I would rate it at the best as any one would rate any hotel there at the best as all are similar. When you stay in FJ , need to ensure you book in advance as normally hotels get booked fast as ppl stay there for minimum 2 nights . After queens town you have all adventure activity available here.
Cons: Nothing to mention and can’t find one even I try to .
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice room.
Cons: The bed is too soft for me.
Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge - Franz Josef Glacier
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8.2 Excellent (2,396 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be in a national park, within a 5-minute walk of Our Lady of the Alps and Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
4.2 Okay
Pros: Nothing honestly. The price i paid for a private room with ensuite bath is enough to get a good 4 star hotel room in the same area.
Cons: Last minute deals showed 140 NZD for 2 nights. Whereas I paid 220 NZD for the exact same room. Can booking.com explain me why? What is the use of booking two months early when you are going to get it way cheaper two days before your stay. Ihave stayed in over 45+ hotels/hostels through booking.com and I feel completely cheated and utterly diaappointed.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice and great value for money The staff is very hospitality.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean and tidy
Cons: My bed wasn’t comfortable
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Enjoy our stay. Staff was friendly and professional. The room was clean and comfortable.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: No female shared dorm so upgraded to a private bedroom/en suite for no extra cost Thankyou so much!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Good price with clean room and really great location.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We had a double room which was quite big. the bed was super comfortable. It was so cosy with 2 heaters that you could turn on which is needed after a day out hiking around the area. The breakfast was great...choice of cereals and toast. Would highly recommend.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A friendly welcome, efficient check-in and a lovely room! Warm and cozy!
Cons: Everything was fine!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff is very helpful and friendly. Very comfortable room with cleanliness, enjoyed the place very much. Btw, there is reasonably good breakfast and in winter time they serve free vegetables soup as well, a great place
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean kitchen and toilet and bathroom, good dinner soup and good breakfast. Really recommend it also the good price