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Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge

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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 3 March 2014

centrally situated motel , but Franz Josef is very small, so everything is in walking distance! Pleasant room with s/catering facilities. Rooms on lower level have no view and the car parking spaces are very small ! On site manager very friendly and helpful with on site coin operated laundry. WI-Fi included.

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Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 28 February 2014

Our room was very clean and comfortable. We had a king size bedroom. There was adequate cooking utensils, coffee and tea. Nice flat screen TV. Nice linens and comfortable bed. There was a washer and dryer available. The downside is that it is a motel, i.e. absolutely no charm. It is located between backpacker hotels. So we had people walking...

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Melbourne
Reviewed 25 February 2014

We had booked a queen room which looked nice on the internet however on arrival we were upgraded to a king. However unfortunately this room, whilst large, was badly in need of a renovation. Apart from the very tired bed covering and curtains the worst part was that there was no power point in the bathroom. The bathroom was totally...

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Thank Jean129
Reviewed 23 February 2014

The hotel is located at a beautiful location, rooms are clean, large and self contained. The services are also very good. The hotel staff is also very friendly. I recommend it to couples, friends or families. Very pleasant stay!!! The hotel rooms provide a beautiful view of the glacier top, which is just amazing!!!

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United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Admittedly we booked the cheapest room, a studio. This was small and cramped with only a Queen bed, but nicely decorated and clean. Bedside lighting was not good for reading. We liked the wet room/WC/shower with room to splash around. However, there was no cooking facility, other than a microwave, yet a double drainer sink taking up half of one...

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Kingsville, Canada
Reviewed 17 February 2014

A bright spacious and clean room, up to date amenities in kitchen area, we had an amazing view of the mountains and surroundings on 3 sides of our corner room. Nice sofa to sit on and nice large bed. Decent internet for New Zealand which is usually consistently poor.

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2014

This accommodation was the most expensive we stayed in within the whole of NZ at $210 per night, room only booked on booking.com. mark on reception gave a warm welcome and was pleasant and helpful. the view from the room was good and the motel is well located just off the main drag. the rooms are large and well equipped...

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Sandviken, Sweden
Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

Large clean rooms. Nicely situated in the middle of the village. Extremely nice and friendly owners/ This is my fourth stay here, and it's definitely one of my top Hotels in New Zealand, beacuse of the staff! It's highly recommended for everyone!

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 February 2014

We were so fortunate to be able to stay at the Alpine Glacier motel in Franz Josef. It is central to everything on offer in the town - walks, hikes, planes, helicopters - you name it. It was a short walk to restaurants and shops. Really well located. Our room was enormous, with a king-size bed, sofa, kitchen area and...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Well maintained motel. Good space, including a kitchenette in the room. We called to tell them that we were arriving late, so they said they would leave the key in the door for us. So we walked up to our room at 11pm, and the key was literally in the door. Great location in town. Easy walking distance to everything....

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Amenities

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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
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
24 spacious, well appointed, ground floor studio and family units. Central village location with spectacular alpine and rainforest views, walk to restaurants, shops and attractions. King, queen, deck and spa units with kitchenettes, ensuite bathrooms, Sky TV, DVD players and complimentary DVD library. Spa pool, guest laundry and activities booking service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge

Address: 17 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: $87 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Alpine Glacier Motor Hotel Franz Josef
Alpine Glacier Hotel
Alpine Glacier Motel
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Franz Josef
#4 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
#4 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
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