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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is definitely worth staying at. The owners are really nice, friendly and helpful. The suites are large and well done. They have a petting zoo with alpacas, sheep & ducks that you can feed. Even though they are located out of town, they have a list of restaurants that will pick you up and return you for free.

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East Yorkshire, England
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Due to an error of our travel agent, we only stayed here for 1 night instead of 3. How we wish we could have stayed for 3 nights. The standard of the villa was amazing. Very spacious, clean and well equipped. It was a bit of a walk into the main tourist area where all the shops and bars are...

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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this review

Hi JackieM24, Thanks for your comments, its not to bad of a walk into town on a fine day 25-30 mins. Kevin

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived on a cold dull rainy day in February and were very impressed that the heating had been switched on in our unit. The unit was very spacious and well furnished. It was very clean and well equipped. The villas are a little way out of Franz Josef which makes it a very peaceful setting. Lovely little extra touch...

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Dallas, Tx
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two nights at FJG at this hotel. Just a short drive from town, this hotel is right off the highway. Our villa was spacious, clean and well stocked in its kitchen. Beds are comfortable. The staff is very helpful. No problems with our stay, whatsoever. I enthusiastically recommend this hotel.

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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this review

Hi Sanjay, All the staff try their best to be helpful.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only stayed one night here on our motorcycle tour of south island but it was a really nice place- big and spacious inside, lovely and clean and very modern.Excellent helpful and knowledgeable staff- They even arranged a free stretched limo to take us to dinner and back! Property also had a carport area right outside our door where we...

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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this review

Hi iansC5720SQ, Im glad you seemed to enjoy your short stay with us, and that limo isn't to bad. Kevin

Wales
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read the reviews of the villas my expectations were high. Sadly it did not match the expectations. The accommodation was spacious and had everything you needed. However we were in a villa which bordered the state highway. Our outside space was bordered on one side by a large wooden fence, on another by a bank of ferns (which separated...

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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this review

Hello filligirl, Im sorry that you found our villas not up to your standard. As you said to me at the time "I see that you are full tonight", and I said yes we have been full for several months. Everyone asks for "A villa away from the road or a view of the mountains", we cant please everyone. You...

Troon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These villas are fantastic. Comfortable, functional & near by sheep & Lamas to feed. Arrived on route to Queensland. Hosts welcoming & friendly & loads of knowledge about local area. Villa clean, nice lay out, good kitchen area for dining in. Lovely patio area. Probably one of the nicest areas stayed in during our trip. We didn't put the card...

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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this review

Hi Ricksterin Troon, thanks for these comments, our team work hard to meet the standards we set. Kevin

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glenfern villas just outside Franz Joseph provides excellent well furnished large apartments for the traveller. The staff are friendly and provided excellent advice on what to do in the area in the inclement weather.

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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this review

Hello Morris, thanks for taking the time to post your comments on here. Im sorry you were here during what was a bad weather week, but it was fortunate that you managed to get out a bit. Kevin

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you Fern and Kevin.....lovely location to enjoy a two day break on our travels. In spite of not being able to fly up the glaciers due to poor weather they were on hand to recommend other activities and the kiwis were brilliant. Tired from lots of driving we even borrowed a Lord of the Rings DVD and had a...

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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this review

Hi Paul, sorry about the weather, even I cant control that, but it doesn't stop me trying. Im glad you enjoyed your stay and made use of the DVDs we have in stock. Kevin & Fern

West Yorkshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights in a one bedroom villa. You walk into a large lounge/ dining area with a good kitchen in the corner, including all you need to self cater. Fridge/freezer, cooker, toaster, hob and microwave plus crockery, utensils etc. There is a large bathroom with walk in shower and all the extras you need. The bedroom has...

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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this review

Hi Westyorkshomebird, thanks for taking the time to post your comments. Im glad you did the Franz Glacier walk, its pretty good in all types of weather. Kevin

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Glenfern Villas Franz Josef

Address: State Highway 6, 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: $169 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Glenfern Villas Franz Josef 4.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Ask for a villa further away from the highway to reduce noise.”
 of 5 bubbles pgsanjay, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ask for one not on the boundary with the state highway”
 of 5 bubbles filligirl, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Each villa looked amazing - just enjoy!”
 of 5 bubbles PaulofNottingham, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“It's a little out of town but numerous local restaurants provide pick up/ drop off service.”
 of 5 bubbles Antipodeanadventure, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a cottage with a view of the glacier. But if it's bad weather, you may not get to see much.”
 of 5 bubbles bullman99, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
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