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Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The guy who was working on Easter weekend 2017 was probably the most accommodating person we have ever come across - so excellent service firstly! The room was clean, the beds very comfortable and a nice spacious bathroom. Laundry facilities were fantastic and the location was brilliant.

Thank Sara V
Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're staying in Franz Josef, the key is that you want a hotel near everything, provides parking, and has the right amenities. This hotel is extremely near the main street - walking distance to restaurants, the supermarket, and attractions. Everyone gets a parking space, and the hotel has a full kitchen if you want to cook. There's also self-serve...

1Thank Jason W
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location was good and walking distance to restaurants and the local supermarket. We had a room on the ground floor (yay no need to carry the luggage up the stairs!) which had a view of laundry lines. The room had a double bed & single bed and had a kitchenette. The portable stove took forever to heat up. The...

1Thank neminskii
Clevedon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very clean and practical room, bed was very comfortable. Close to town centre. Had one of the disabled rooms with a wet room that we found made everything wet. Owner very helpful in arranging glacier trip.

Thank The_Dizzys
Teddington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of many hotels / motels that we stayed in during our 3 week holiday in New Zealand. We were greeted by a friendly lady who showed us our room and offered us fresh milk from the fridge in reception. We had chosen a mountain view studio and though quite compact , it provided us with everything we...

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Very small room with minimal amenities, threadbare sheets, barely functional wifi. Did offer towels for use at the nearby glacier hot pools. And unlike the Bella Vista in Wanaka this location provided a trash can in the bathroom, tissues in the room (a whole box, not just a mini pack), cookies for tea. No soundproofing so we heard our neighbors...

Thank Elizabeth B
East Midlands, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We enjoyed our stay at the Bella Vista Motel. It was well located within just a couple go minutes walk from the main street, a good choice of restaurants, the information centre and the West Coast Wildlife Centre (where you can see Kiwi's). The motel had its own car park with plenty of spaces and we had no trouble parking...

Thank Bridstow
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We stayed in quite a few motels in our tour of New Zealand. I will say that we are not used to motel living and probably they are cheap (it was part of a tour for us so we don't know exactly). The Bella Vista looks good from the outside and certainly looks better than a lot of the other...

Thank rthomp
Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The double bed was really comfortable, the room was a fair size and also had a single bed. The kitchenette was suitable enough for me to prepare a "meal in" - a real treat, when eating out so much when travelling. The location was really good, just a short walk into town where all the action and a supermarket was....

Thank kazza154
Taupo District, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Stayed in a number of these motels, they offer good value for money but the compact rooms are a tight fit for two people with a lot of luggage. Underwhelmed by our reception - manager just finishing a disagreement with another couple, wouldn't check the weather forecast (because he found it too depressing), tea bags not replenished daily. Rooms were...

Thank lislewend

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are just a minute's walk to a variety of flights, glacier hikes, restaurants, the Wildlife Center with its Kiwis and the Glacier Hot Pools. Offering a range of modern studio accommodation including, spa bath, queen and twin studio, mountain view studio and larger one bedroom family accommodation. All accommodation includes in-room phones, free Wi-Fi, hairdryers, complimentary tea, coffee, drinking chocolate & fresh milk, fridge, small microwave, toaster and a hot water kettle. Some rooms have full kitchen facilities. Off-street parking, guest laundry and BBQ area are available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier

Address: 34 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: $98 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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#5 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
#7 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
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“Upstairs would be better”
  • Pretty good view from room first thing in morning
The_Dizzys, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Mountain view rooms are on first floor - we thought it was worth paying a little extra for them.”
JuliaB246, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Visitors who may have mobility issues or trouble carrying luggage up stairs may want to consider booking ground floor accommodation.”
  • A view of the mountains from across the car park outside Bella Vista Motel
Bridstow, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“doesnt matter”
victoriaschav, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Has a kitchette so you can cook meals, adequate equipment to do so.”
Shaz1000, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
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