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    Franz Alpine Retreat

    2 Donovan Drive | State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
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      2 adults
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          USD 140*
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          Overview
          • Excellent63%
          • Very good27%
          • Average7%
          • Poor2%
          • Terrible1%
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          Free Wifi
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          Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

          My husband and I stayed here one night. We booked a cottage, as opposed to a chalet (cottage was all that was left at time of booking). The cottage units are much older than the chalets. The unit we stayed in most definitely showed its...More

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          Response from FranzA554, Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 22 February 2017

          You are so right. A cottage is defined by wikipedia as " cottage is, typically, a small house. It may carry the connotation of being an old or old-fashioned building. In modern usage, a cottage is usually a modest, often cosy dwelling, typically in a...More

          Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

          Lovely 2 bedroomed chalets, well appointed kitchens with everything you need for an away from it all break. Good location away from the village, so forward planning for good etc is best. We stocked up with everything we thought we would need at Countdown in...More

          Thank Rickawl
          Response from FranzA554, Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 10 February 2017

          Thanks for taking the time to review our Retreat Rickawl. I am glad you also found the time to visit Okarito while here. It is a little gem in Glacier Country that most visitors don't see because they think there is only the Glacier here....More

          Reviewed 5 February 2017

          This was a great setup for families, but unfortunately not set up for the wet weather. The little portico does not give any shelter from the wet, so when packing and unpacking in the rain everything and everyone gets soaked. Can't leave your wet shoes...More

          Thank Dianne F
          Response from FranzA554, Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 6 February 2017

          Thanks for taking the time to review our Retreat Dianne. Unfortunately when one lives near a Rain Forest, one of the main factors is - you've got it - RAIN. The portico is normally sufficient, but when one get horizontal rain, nothing will really keep...More

          Reviewed 3 February 2017

          Spacious chalets with a nice verandah. The rooms were clean; however the furniture were showing wear and tear - especially the sofa! Unfortunately a bit out of town (5 min by car), but some restaurants offer free pick-up services! Very friendly people at reception with...More

          Thank shiketing
          Response from Xjapie, Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 5 February 2017

          Thanks for taking the time to review our Retreat. The Retreat is due for refurbishment as, as you noticed, some areas require some TLC due to the fair wear and tear the place goes through. When you visit again next season all of these areas...More

          Reviewed 26 January 2017

          Stayed Jan 2017 - family of four (two teens). This is a fantastic accommodation option in Franz Josef. The living area of the chalet was huge (just what was required for a family of four during a lot of wet weather), the heating was excellent,...More

          Thank Bill P
          Response from FranzA554, Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 28 January 2017

          Thank you for your lovely review. Our place is your place and will always be for our guests. Our Retreat is just that, a Retreat to relax on your travels, rejuvenate, re-ernergize before you continue on your journey of discovery of our wonderful home -...More

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          • Self-Serve Laundry
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          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator in room
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          • USD 92 - USD 235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Kitchenette ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 9
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          Momocha99
          Hi, what's the difference between a cottage vs chalets? Thanks
          19 March 2017|
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          Response from FranzA554 | Property representative |
          The chalets are slightly bigger, have DVD players and are further away from the highway. I could quiet easily comfortably live permanently in the two bedroom cottage myself.
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          Elizabeth T
          Hi, are there insect screens in all your units and rooms? The feedback I have read seems to suggest that some do and some don't.
          5 September 2016|
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          Response from Xjapie |
          At present, no there are not. We are investigating the feasibility of having these replaced in the future with more robust type screens, as the screens that used to be in place in all units, were damaged beyond economical... More
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          "All cabins were built so that you could see the view. All accessible with car parked at side."
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          "We showed up unannounced and got a good deal so; do you chance it or not to book or wing it???? LOl."
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          "Book early and enjoy the peace and quiet and the views"
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          "This was a hotel but motel units."
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