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Aspen Court Franz Josef

76 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7856 New Zealand
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2023 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
New contemporary motel complex situated within the centre of Franz Josef Village. Affordable spacious, warm and modern accommodation in the heart of Franz Josef Village. Qualmark rated four star plus
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Hiking
Skiing
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Street parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Outdoor furniture
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Soundproof rooms
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Modern
Languages Spoken
English
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Scott S wrote a review 8 Apr
Irvine, California26 contributions4 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay at the Aspen Court. It seems like it was recently refurbished. The room was nice and the lighting in the bathroom was the best we had in our entire trip to South Island! The location was good and the staff was friendly. We were very happy with our stay.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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CarlT wrote a review 2 Apr
Christchurch, New Zealand3 contributions
The accommodation was very clean and tidy. When you pay decent money for a motel (high end), you would expect a little more. The mattress was so soft it gave us both sore backs, and the towels had been washed about 600 times and were as hard as cardboard.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Thank you for your review and we are sorry you were disappointed. We are in the process of replacing all of our beds and linen is regularly replaced.
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Graham S wrote a review Mar 2024
Shawell, United Kingdom15 contributions2 helpful votes
This has been the best hotel / motel we have had the pleasure of using in New Zealand. The owners have obviously taken a lot of care to make this a luxury home from home so that there is absolutely everything there you could ever require. This is on our wish list when we return
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Date of stay: March 2024
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kwest56 wrote a review Mar 2024
Chicago, Illinois24 contributions25 helpful votes
Location is one blocks off of the main highway but very quiet with glacier and rainforest views; apartment is spacious and very modern and clean; had full kitchen and supplies, comfortable beds, and spa bathtub. Good, free Wi-Fi and free parking right outside your apartment.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Lane C wrote a review Mar 2024
Dallas, TX28 contributions22 helpful votes
If you are reading this you are trying to pick a hotel in Franz Josef. Stop reading and start booking. This is the one. On our NZ journey so far we have stayed at JW Marriott, Pullman, Rydges, Doubletree and Sofitel. This by far was the best room we have stayed in. You can tell this small property is lovingly cared for by its owners who are always on site. Not a desk clerk or manager. The owners manage it personally and do a wonderful job. The rooms are modern and spacious. You will not do better than this. So stop trying to decide and book it. You will be very pleased.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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JHMTTL wrote a review Mar 2024
Woodbine, Maryland1609 contributions75 helpful votes
The Aspen Court Franz Josef is a small motel ideally located for touring the Franz Josef Glacier. Our unit had two bedrooms, kitchen, sofa, dining area and a large bathroom. Our room was clean and spacious. There is plenty of parking. It is a short walk to a wide variety of restaurants and tourist attractions, In particular, taking helicopter rides to Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier and Mt. Cook.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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love2travel4242 wrote a review Mar 2024
Toronto, Canada139 contributions109 helpful votes
This is a modern motel at the edge of town 5-10 minutes walk from amenities and 10 minutes by car from the main hikes. The staff were friendly and accommodating . The room was spacious, clean and quiet with parking in front. The beds and bathroom were excellent although shower temperatures were variable. There was good onsite laundry for $ 8. There is breakfast available and a kitchenette.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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msbarb5 wrote a review Feb 2024
Grand Blanc, Michigan30 contributions
We spent two very comfortable nights at Aspen Court! Perfect location, extremely personable owners, very clean and quiet! Loved the fact it was one story with parking in front of the room! Very short walk to Visitor Center, grocery and restaurants! Would stay here again in a heartbeat!!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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rb_nz wrote a review Feb 2024
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I last stayed at the Aspen Court in 2020 (just after the first lockdown). This area of NZ was extremely quiet at the time but this motel was outstanding and I immediately booked it again when I knew I was coming back. Once again it is a great place to stay. Everything you hope to see in a motel is here with amazing attention to detail. The Weka calling just outside the window was a bonus.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Nigel S wrote a review Feb 2024
Media, Pennsylvania25 contributions32 helpful votes
Very nice motel with clean, modern rooms, comfortable beds,and great location. It was more like accommodations in a high end hotel. Very well equipped room with efficient service..... easy access to many hiking trails, medical services, cafes and restaurants.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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PRICE RANGE
AU$169 - AU$297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestland Tai Poutini National ParkFranz Josef
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aspen Court Franz Josef
Which popular attractions are close to Aspen Court Franz Josef?
Nearby attractions include Te Koha Gallery (0.7 km), West Coast Wildlife Centre (0.4 km), and Tatare Tunnels Walk (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aspen Court Franz Josef?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Aspen Court Franz Josef?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Aspen Court Franz Josef?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Aspen Court Franz Josef?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aspen Court Franz Josef?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alice May, BLUE ICE RESTAURANT & BAR, and Snake Bite Brewery.
Is Aspen Court Franz Josef located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Franz Josef.
Are any cleaning services offered at Aspen Court Franz Josef?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Aspen Court Franz Josef?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Church of St. James (10.5 km).
Is Aspen Court Franz Josef accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.