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Glenfern Villas Franz Josef

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Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2013

These people are great. They are friendly and helpful and the facility is clean and pleasant It's a lovely spot and they do all that they can to make your stay relaxing. They explained where the best restaurants were and have a free DVD rental library Well worth a visit.

2 Thank james a
Shoreham By Sea
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2013 via mobile

Spent a couple of nights here. Spacious, well-equipped accommodation. On a main road but not noisy at all. The host was very friendly and gave us some ideas of where to eat in Franz Josef. The first thing he also did was to give us a carton of milk to make some tea! Always a winner with me! The area... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2013

Our 2 night stay here was both peaceful and very comfortable. We had a single storey one bedroom apartment and it was extremely well equipped and very well presented and clean. The views were stunning and the Alpacas, goats and chickens just added to the whole rural feel. Our hosts were helpful in advising us of the local amentities and... More 

Thank lesley h
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11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

Stayed one night at Glenfern Villas en route to Queenstown. Lodge was ideal for our needs, large airy, immaculately clean, comfortable bed, quiet surroundings with stunning views and a decent Continental breakfast (have to pay). Close to town staff very attentive and gave free access to internet on site, all in all if passing this way again I would have... More 

Thank Hugh M
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2013

Quiet out of town location with friendly hosts on site. Bars and restaurants only a 10 minute drive away. Stunning views of surrounding mountain range. Friendly Alpacas and goats in field next door. Laundry on site

Thank Kenneth P
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85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2013

We stayed there for 3 days in the one bedroom apartment. We also had a toddler with us for which they provided a cot. The problem was that there are very high ceilings of which the top windows have no curtains. So our son woke up early from the bright light. Kitchen is fully equipped. There is a small playground.... More 

Thank RolandShanghai
San Francisco, California
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89 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2013

Glenfern Villas is located just outside town and not far from Franz Josef Glacier. Our room was very airy, spacious and clean. However, the room deodorizer was major overkill. I immediately went to the manager about the problem and was told that the strong smell was from a cleaning spray that they use to clean the rooms. Really??? We had... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. We pride ourselves on both exceptional customer service and the cleanliness of our villas. We are therefore disappointed that we did not meet your expectations during your stay. We have not previously encountered any issues with the smell from cleaning product used and we have now put an additional check in place to ensure that... More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
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Reviewed 2 February 2013 via mobile

We had a 2 bedroom villa which was very spacious. The reception staff were extremely helpful and efficient in organising trips and giving advice. The in room breakfasts were, however, a bit rudimentary and the bathrooms are in need of updating. A good place if you want to be a bit outside of the small town of Franz Josef, but... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2013

We were thrilled with our accommodations! We had so much space and it is the prefect stay, especially for a family. We stayed there half way through our honeymoon and it was a great place to re-group. We stayed in both nights and just got food in town. The kitchens were well-equipped with all we needed and we had a... More 

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Perth, Australia
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 January 2013

We stayed 2 nights in Jan 2013 in an Alpine View villa and found the it be clean, spacious with plenty of natural light. The kitchen is well equipped with a two door fridge. There is a shower but no bath / spa. There is parking next to each villa (some with undercover, some without) and a small decked verandah... More 

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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
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting

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: $230 - $310 (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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“They are all good.”
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“ask for a room in the back facing the mountains”
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“Ask for a room at the back of the complex to get the best views of the glacier.”
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“Ask for a cabin away from the main road, with a view.”
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