We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Terrace Motel

Traveller (68)
Room & Suite (39)
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerAttributes":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"]}}
30 Nov.1 Dec.
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
Standard Room
Getting you more information on this room More
Free Cancellation
Book now, pay at stay!
Show Available Rooms
Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 1 partner sites to see rooms from USD 178.
We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Franz Josef hotels with availability
{"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","META_AIR","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","STORED_CARDS","SHOW_DISCLAIMER_ASTERISK","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "17880d7648c14d0c9cc5d3bb080216e9", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":1627558,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[79891404],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":30,"month":11,"year":2018},"checkout":{"day":1,"month":12,"year":2018},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":178,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"17880d7648c14d0c9cc5d3bb080216e9","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":0,"lowestMetaPrice":178,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":0,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":null,"highestMetaPrice":-1,"lowestMetaPrice":178,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":-1,"hotelName":"The Terrace Motel","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6IjE3ODgwZDc2NDhjMTRkMGM5Y2M1ZDNiYjA4MDIxNmU5IiwiQUlLIjoiYWQ1NmNhODRjYjZhNDc0ZDhhOGYxOTA2OTQxMWU0ZDEifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": 1, "checkIn": "30/11/2018", "checkOut": "01/12/2018", "lowestPrice": "USD 178", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {"79891404":"AgodaIB"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": false, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_resp_hr_room_grid", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"scriptFlags":null,"containerAttributes":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_responsive","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__sub_header"},"name":"ibex_room_grid_responsive","template":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__widget","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"]}}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"scriptFlags":null,"containerAttributes":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{},"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","moduleList":["handler"]}}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"scriptFlags":null,"containerAttributes":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_responsive","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__amenities","occupancy":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__occupancy","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__reservation_col"},"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__widget","moduleList":[]}}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Certificate of Excellence
The Terrace is the closest Motel to the centre of Franz Josef Village, yet on a quiet side street. The 4 star Terrace Motel offers views of snow capped mountains and the Croz Glacier from its grounds. Unlimited Free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking are included. The Terrace offer Hotel style rooms along with rooms with cooking facilities, next to reception is a quiet restaurant operated by two of Franz Josef most experienced restauranteurs. The Terrace is the closest Motel to Franz Josef's free Glow Worm Caves and Franz Josef Kiwi Bird Centre where guests can experience New Zealand's national bird up close. The Terrace offers spacious ground floor accommodation with electric blankets and electric heating, flat-screen Televisions, tea/coffee making facilities and all en suite bathrooms, some feature a Spa Bath. Guests have a choice of studio's or spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Most rooms features stove tops and microwaves along with a dining area (please note Hotel style rooms offer tea / coffee and breakfast making facilities only). All rooms are serviced daily. Guests have access to shared laundry and barbecue facilities with outside tables and chairs. The tour desk can organise a range of activities including discounted helicopter flights, hikes, kayaking, horse treks and glacier walks.
Read more
Property amenities
Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Accessible rooms
Refrigerator in room
Good to know
Centrally Located
Reviews (354)
Filter reviews
331 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews great location glow worms the main road restaurant next door hot scones king studio franz joseph middle of town local attractions good size small place stayed two nights large bathroom living area walking distance electric blankets the kitchen
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 331 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Terrace Motel for 2 nights while in the region and were very happy with our time there. The Terrace is in a great location just off the main street of town, and it's a very easy walk to the supermarket, eateries...More

1  Thank MultiColouredRed
Response from Tom S, Owner at The Terrace MotelResponded 1 week ago

Hi We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We have a large range of rooms including rooms with two person spa baths etc please let us know when booking if your would like a bigger or newer room next time. When you come...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Terrace met our expectations. The rooms were extremely neat and clean. The kitchenette had all the amenities. We reached late in the evening, after all the staff had left for the day, however they did leave a note and the rooms keys for us...More

Thank Vagabond020113
Response from Tom S, Owner at The Terrace MotelResponded 1 week ago

Hi Vagabond We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and our location. Thank you for the recommendation, hopefully you can stay with us again in the future, when you do please book direct on our website for our lowest prices. We hope the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Terrace exceeded my expectation. First, the staff is very friendly, helpful and speedy. We stayed in a 2-bedroom motel (#13) with a dedicated shaded parking just in front of our motel. The common room is huge with a dining table, sofa and electric fireplace....More

Thank Wahyu H
Response from Tom S, Owner at The Terrace MotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Wahyu Thank you for your review, it is great to hear we exceeded your expectations and you enjoyed our location and facilities. We hope the rest of your holiday went well and you can stay with us again in the future, when you do,...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

We stayed at The Terrace for 2 nights. The Terrace is in the perfect location, just off the main street, and is in very easy walking distance to the restaurants & cafes in Franz Josef. Our room (#17) was huge, with a king bed, kitchenette,...More

Thank KLPD1404
Response from Tom S, Owner at The Terrace MotelResponded 3 October 2018

Hi We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and our location. We hope you can stay with us again in the future, when you do, please book directly on our website for our lowest prices. We hope the rest of your trip went...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Nice motel for a overnight stay, close to the main strip. Extremely clean rooms, comfortable beds and staff were very accommodating when asked for a extra heater for our room.Would definitely stay again :-)

Thank Alannah7511
Response from Tom S, Owner at The Terrace MotelResponded 2 October 2018

Hi Alannah Its great to hear you would definitely stay again, when you do please book directly on our website for our cheapest prices. We hope the rest of your holiday went well. Regards Logan

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Pat D
14 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Australian2000 | Reviewed this property |
? Try google
8 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from norinebasir | Reviewed this property |
Sorry i have checked with my friends who join me in the trip confirmed there is only heater and you don’t need AC in the room.
12 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from ginger149 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they did.
Room Tips
"Any of the rooms look ok"
22 Feb. 2018
Read review
"Next to the Alice May restaurant. Ask at the motel for a coupon."
27 Jan. 2018
Read review
"Could see a Glacier looking out our cottage window. Very quiet and well heated"
21 May 2017
Read review
"Just the right size"
15 May 2017
Read review
Show More 
USD 95 - USD 250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)Franz Josef
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing