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Reviewed 19 May 2013

On the outside the Alpine Glacier lodge appears like your standard 70's motel, nothing to get excited about - nor should you for the modest tariffs in a tourist town. But for its calibre you can't go wrong. The human touch was remarkable, amazingly friendly and helpful service all the way to such a degree it was a talking point.... More 

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Reviewed 19 May 2013

Close by the main part of town, easy walk to the shops etc. Very spacious rooms which were neat and clean and also comfortable with its own kitchen. Very friendly staff who were very accommodating. Recommended.

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Reviewed 19 May 2013

You are literally just steps from everything. The motel room we stayed in was clean and spacious, with a wall mounted tv. The kitchenette seemed well equipped. The bathroom was large and had a welcome heat light, although the wet room style shower ensured that water went everywhere when you showered. The managers were incredibly chirpy, lovely stay.

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Reviewed 14 May 2013

Great place for our three-night stay. Franz Josef was very scenic with great access to the glaciers and truly memorable walks. The Alpine Glacier Motel is located in town. Very close to bus stop but on a quiet street. Large, very clean and comfortable room with very nice couch and large tv. Kitchen had everything-stove, frig, microwave, pots, dishes &... More 

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Reviewed 11 May 2013

We didn't arrive to our motel room until 1am after a long drive from Christchurch and the motel manager nicely left our room unlocked w/ the lights on, which felt so welcoming after a gruesome drive. We weren't impressed when we initially entered the motel premises, but after entering our Deck Studio, I was impressed with the nice high ceilings,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 8 May 2013 via mobile

Tucked behind the Main Street, we found the Alpine Glacier to have everything we needed. We only stayed overnight, but our king studio was clean, comfortable and of a good standard. The kitchenette was great to prepare a simple meal in, room seemed newish (or at least refurbished) and it was all within walking distance of everything, although Franz Josef... More 

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Reviewed 8 May 2013

We stayed 2 nights on our trip to the South island, the experience was awesome. The rooms are of the best quality and care, just adds to the beauty of staying in Franz Josef. Highly recommend to everyone!

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Reviewed 6 May 2013

The Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge is very nice with plenty of room at a reasonable price. The location is perfect for exploring the glaciers and walking around Lake Matheson. The views of the snow capped mountains are incredible. Just around the corner from the small town where you can explore the little shops, pick up groceries items or enjoy wonderful... More 

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Reviewed 5 May 2013

Very comfortable, neat, clean, large room with a nice kitchenette that is well stocked. Room had a nice view of the hills around and we could see the sunrise from our bed. The staff gave us a warm welcome. The motel is well located. Real value for money.

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Reviewed 2 May 2013

We choose the Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge as it had good reviews and was reasonably priced. The staff/owners were very friendly and helpful, the room was quiet clean and comfortable, great wifi. Only a small town so close to everything. Even though we arrived late on the bus, still managed to catch the shuttle to see the glacier before it... More 

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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
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Paid Internet
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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: $102 - $341 (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
#6 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
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“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
“on the ends, away from the center where it is crowded and noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles 926cm, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We were in Room 8 and there was a little porch with seating and a view of the glacier - had it not been raining.”
 of 5 bubbles Delightsingoodfood, 25 Mar 2016 | Read review
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