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Franz Josef Glacier Country Retreat

02/04/2017 03/04/2017
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Midlands
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Glazier retreating rapidly boosting flights to glazier as the best way of viewing it. Hotel set in holiday complex with bedroom accommodation in wings and a covered walk to reception. Small intimate dining room with stunning views.

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Reviewed 29 December 2011

Positives - friendly and welcoming staff. Quiet and serene surrounding. Clean bathrooms, beddings, etc. Negatives - waaay overpriced for a bed and breakfast quality stay. Can save a lot of money by staying elsewhere. Lots of options around Franz Josef

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Reviewed 24 December 2011

I enjoyed my stay here with my friends. This is handy location for short drive to Franz Joseph glacier. Rooms are reasonablely clean and tidy. Internet a little slow, though.

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Reviewed 5 November 2011

I stayed one night with my mom. The drive up was spectacular & just the kind of place we were hoping for. The grounds are beautiful & the mountain backdrop really dramatic - this place had the right country feel - it felt very authentic & nz countrysidey- which segways to a few niggly points We had a very warm...

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Horsham, Australia
Reviewed 13 September 2011

What an introduction to New Zealand hospitality. We were made feel so welcome from the minute we walked in the door. Recieved an upgrade to the most spectacular room. We couldnt believe how beautiful the room was and the views were magnificent. Staff so helpful in organising activities for us to do during our stay. Evening meal was delicious. The...

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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 27 July 2011

What a fantastic time we had here. Marie & Glen have the most amazing country retreat just out of the Franz Josef Glacier town. Their magnificent home is purpose built for a B&B. We had a wonderful time being welcomed into their home, and enjoying Marie's fabulous cooking. Better than a home away from home!

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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 July 2011

Staying here has been one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand so far. The building is so unique and charming and the place is so clean and comfortable. Really nice staff, always on hand to give you advice about what activities to do and give you lots of information on the local area. The view every morning...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 26 June 2011

Incredible building in an incredible location. Fantastic service. The room was well above our expectations. The evening meal was good wholesome home cooked, a nice change from restaurant food.

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Greymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 May 2011

I stayed for two nights for a business seminar that we ran based at the Retreat. I found the accommodation excellent. Both myself and my business colleague had nice rooms with everything we needed. We dined in and I found the food very good. Staff and management were very accommodating and friendly. The Retreat is in a stunning location set...

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Home Counties
Reviewed 16 March 2011

We had been warned about this place, but thought it would be fun to see if the predictions panned out. They were… On arrival all was sweetness and light, the building and grounds are attractive and we were upgraded to very nice honeymoon suite (including a fridge) with a four poster bed and also a claw foot bath overlooking the...

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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
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  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
New specially built, boutique bed & breakfast lodge. Set in 200 acres of peaceful family farmland, looking towards Lake Mapourika, five minutes drive to the village. By staying with us you get to experience the beauty 'Glacier Country' offers, as well as to share the local history and knowledge of this special place, where our pioneer family has resided for over 100 years. All rooms have magnificent views of the lake or mountains and are centrally heated. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Franz Josef Glacier Country Retreat

Address: State Highway 6 | Lake Mapourika, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: $207 - $456 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Franz Josef Glacier Country Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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