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The Terrace Motel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Arizona
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Awesome motel - well maintained, friendly, and great value. If I had to rank the 8 accommodations that we stayed at from our tour of SYD and NZ, The Terrace Motel would probably rank #2 and that's only after the Park Hyatt Sydney. Well done!

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Tom S, Manager at The Terrace Motel, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your feedback. The team and I are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and found us great value. We hope you a are able to come back and stay with us in the future, when you do please book on our website for the best prices. Regards Logan

Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This motel is certainly one we would visit again. Well priced, very clean, good near new bed, and adequate supply of tea, coffee etc. Provided a great insight into what's available locally to entertain us or where to eat. They also provided a free 'glow worm' viewing that evening, just a five minute walk from the motel.

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Tom S, Manager at The Terrace Motel, responded to this review

Hi Peter It is great to hear you enjoyed your stay and would stay with us again. We hope the rest of your holiday goes well and you are able to visit us again in the future - when you do our best book direct rates are on our website. Regards Logan

Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights, was assigned room 16. It came with a living room, bedroom and a large toilet. Place was clean and bed was very comfortable. Conveniently situated at the heart of all activities. Value for money.

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Tom S, Manager at The Terrace Motel, responded to this review

Hi Yuanqi We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope you can come back and stay again - when you do our best prices are on our website. We hope the rest of your holiday goes well. Regards Logan

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We stayed in a king studio room with a spa bath and thought is was a fantastic room. It was spacious and warm with plenty of heating in every room. The spa bath was a luxury and the shower was a good size too. It was nice to have a separate living room/kitchenette and we cooked breakfast there in the...

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Tom S, Manager at The Terrace Motel, responded to this review

Hi Tricia I am glad you enjoyed your stay in our 1 bedroom apartment with spa bath. Hopefully you are able to come back and stay with us again, when you do our best rates are on our own website. I hope the rest of your holiday goes well. Regards Logan

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We spent two nights here in a king studio room which contained a small kitchenette which was ok for self catering continental breakfast, ie cereal, tea and toast. There is no sink in the kitchenette so you need to use the one in the bathroom. It is supplied however with toaster, crockery, cutlery, glassware, electric jug and tea and coffee...

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Tom S, Manager at The Terrace Motel, responded to this review

Hi Christine Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear you generally enjoyed your stay. If you come back the King studios are our smallest room type, all other rooms have kitchens with sinks and hot plates (the cheapest place to book these is on our website). I am sorry if you heard...

Reviewed 19 March 2017

In a very touristy place this little motel stands out. Enjoyed my stay here!. The service was good, the people behind the counter very helpful and the rooms were up-to-standard. Wifi was free and unlimited and very fast! The room were well kept with a hotplate and a great shower! I slept well at this place. Really a place to...

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Tom S, Manager at The Terrace Motel, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope you are able to visit again - when you do our best prices are only on our own website. We hope the rest of your holiday goes well. Regards Logan

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

My partner and I stayed for 2 nights while in Franz Josef. Right in the middle of town. The receptionist was great to check in with, she also advised us that they had a free glow worm cave walk on at night. Once checking in the room was really clean and fresh we paid extra for the mountain view room...

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Tom S, Manager at The Terrace Motel, responded to this review

Hi Tiffany Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The team and I are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. I will look into the position of the TV, it is intended so that you can watch it either from the bed or the couch. We hope you are able to visit us again - when...

Surrey, England
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The Terrace is very well appointed motel in the centre of Franz Josef. Restaurants, bars, supermarket, souvenir shops and helicopter rides are all within an easy stroll. The staff were very helpful and the addition of freshly baked scones in the afternoon was a bonus.

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Tom S, Manager at The Terrace Motel, responded to this review

Hi KaBrH Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and our quiet central location. We hope you are able to come back and stay with us again, when you do book on our website for our best prices. We hope the rest of your holiday goes well....

Atlanta
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Basic accommodation but very comfortable place in Franz Josef with friendly staff. Family owned by second generation. Nice that it is a block off main road so rooms are quiet. Lots of traffic on main road as it is the highway and is the only road in and out. Free 20 minute walk with staff at night to see the...

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Tom S, Manager at The Terrace Motel, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed our quiet central location. We have a wide range of rooms so I suspect by your comments you may have stayed in one of our smaller options, if people are looking for rooms with separate lounges or two person spa baths etc...

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 3 March 2017

What a good location, close to everything in Frans Josef. Room excellent with parking spot outside. The owner came with freshly baked scones and Jam/butter in the afternoon!!!! Good mattress but stiff pillows. You have all you need in the kitchen except a cooking plate.

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Tom S, Manager at The Terrace Motel, responded to this review

Hi Centh Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope you are able to visit us again (when you do for our best rates please book on our own website). We hope the rest of your holiday goes well. Regards Logan

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Terrace is the closest Motel to the centre of Franz Josef Village, yet on a quiet side street. The 4 star Terrace Motel offers views of snow capped mountains and the Croz Glacier from its grounds. Unlimited Free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking are included. The Terrace offer Hotel style rooms along with rooms with cooking facilities, next to reception is a quiet restaurant operated by two of Franz Josef most experienced restauranteurs. The Terrace is the closest Motel to Franz Josef's free Glow Worm Caves and Franz Josef Kiwi Bird Centre where guests can experience New Zealand's national bird up close. The Terrace offers spacious ground floor accommodation with electric blankets and electric heating, flat-screen Televisions, tea/coffee making facilities and all en suite bathrooms, some feature a Spa Bath. Guests have a choice of studio's or spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Most rooms features stove tops and microwaves along with a dining area (please note Hotel style rooms offer tea / coffee and breakfast making facilities only). All rooms are serviced daily. Guests have access to shared laundry and barbecue facilities with outside tables and chairs. The tour desk can organise a range of activities including discounted helicopter flights, hikes, kayaking, horse treks and glacier walks. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Terrace Motel

Address: 15 Cowan Street, Box 44, 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: $98 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Terrace Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Could see a Glacier looking out our cottage window. Very quiet and well heated”
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“Take the free glow worm tour at the motel”
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