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Reviewed 12 December 2013

Booked here a while ago and it was the only motel with no vacancies.Extremely friendly welcome, spotlessly clean. We were lucky enough to have Room 11 which has a king sized bed. Doubt if any rooms are better than this and if you need to pay more do not hesitate

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Reviewed 12 December 2013 via mobile

Very friendly owner. Well equipped, clean room with comfortable bed. Complimentary wifi- unlimited usage and devices (a first on our trip) Complimentary drinks to a local restaurant was icing on the cake! We really enjoyed our stay. Many thanks

Thank Emma M
Reviewed 5 December 2013 via mobile

We weren't sure what to expect from this motel given the price, but there were limited options available and it looked ok, with good tripadvisor ratings. We were pleasantly surprised. It's a very good motel, very clean, comfortable, warm welcome at reception with helpful recommendations on dinner and timings for the glaciers and getting through the Haas Pass before it...

Thank Alexjrobertson
Bodelwyddan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2013

Arrived in pouring rain was warmly met and upgraded to lodge. Facilities were great views from the lodge over the snowy mountains excellent. Within walking distance of many places to eat. The staff throughout our stay were so helpful as we had a problem with our hire car and they gladly allowed us to use the phone to call, even...

Thank Beverley T
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2013

We stayed here in December 2013 and were really surprised at how great this was. The facilities were good and the location is great too. WIFI was provided. Would highly recommend this place! There is nowhere to eat on site but there was a fab restaurant about 50m down the road. You can also easily walk to the hot pools...

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Reviewed 4 December 2013

Not sure if this is just what to expect from Franz Josef - if TripAdvisor claims this is 89% recommended, I can only imagine what the lesser rated ones are like. In the US, we would definitely consider this place a motel. The room is very simple, many parts feel worn and outdated. The shower has no door (just a...

Thank emileeetravels
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Reviewed 1 December 2013

I wasn't expecting much from this motel, until I walked inside. The decor is modern and fresh with plenty of space to relax. The bed was very comfortable, although the electric heating pad did not heat up the whole bed. The rest of the room was heated by a small space heater, which seemed to struggle to really heat up...

Thank EisBaer
New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 29 November 2013

On our NZ trip so far, this has been our least favorite stay. Chosen because of prior reviews, but not up to the usual standard of excellence we've experienced so far. The studio room is small, but that's not a problem, it has stained carpet & is dated. The worst problem is the tiny parking space allotted, which is impossible...

Thank MoreJournies
Lone Tree, Colorado
Reviewed 29 November 2013

Such a beautiful location and a good motel to use as your landing base. The staff were great, helping right away to get the wifi fixed. The rooms were comfortable although a bit small. What I missed was a table in the room to use for eating. We had 1patio chair so used that by the bed for our table....

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Reviewed 24 November 2013

I am unsure whether all rooms are of the same poor quality, however our 2 rooms were old and literally smelt like hay and manure. We were glad that we chose only to stay 1 night here. Rather pricey too. Also, as the shower was one of those without a door and with a slightly lowered floor, after showering the...

Thank TylarC

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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
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
24 spacious, well appointed, ground floor studio and family units. Central village location with spectacular alpine and rainforest views, walk to restaurants, shops and attractions. King, queen, deck and spa units with kitchenettes, ensuite bathrooms, Sky TV, DVD players and complimentary DVD library. Spa pool, guest laundry and activities booking service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge

Address: 17 Cron Street, 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 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Alpine Glacier Motor Hotel Franz Josef
Alpine Glacier Hotel
Alpine Glacier Motel
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Franz Josef
#4 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
#5 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
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“Room 16 had a pleasant view.”
 of 5 bubbles 476leilam, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view - it is stunning!”
 of 5 bubbles 4haywoods, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Double rooms were very good”
 of 5 bubbles 57iainc, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room #12 is a handicap accessible room.”
 of 5 bubbles Pangea422, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to reserve one with a balcony. Worth the little bit extra.”
  • View from our personal balcony. The next morning the clouds lifted and we had a view of snow-cap
 of 5 bubbles moorpwr, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
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