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The Terrace Motel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Pleasant Point, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great experience staying here. We we're less than 5mins walk to every bar, restaurant and activity centre. The cottages were new, clean and warm, the wifi worked uninterrupted and fast and the staff offered plenty of free advice, discount vouchers even a free tour of the local glow worm cave. If only the other motels we stayed at were this...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Nice staff and great little place. Clean with updated decor. Close to everything we wanted. On checkout we were given a list of must see places in the way south. That really helped with what to do. Recommended

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

Hi Samhain We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and glad you were able to make some nice stops on your drive. We hope you are able to come back in the future, when you do book on our own website for the lowest price. We hope the rest of your trip goes well. Logan

Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I booked a king studio with kitchenette and it was perfect. The room and bathroom size was sufficient for us to not feel cluttered. The room was equipped with just the right level of necessities; TV channels to keep us entertained in the lull period of our days, a table and chair to sit/eat at, a lounge...

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

Hi Amy Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and our central and quiet location. We hope you are able to come back and visit us in the future, when you do book on our own website for our lowest prices. Regards Logan

Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a 2 bedroom cottage for 2 nights and it was fabulous. Great location with everything in walking distance and free wifi. The cottage was large and very clean with a twin room, double room and a large sofa bed in the living area perfect for our stay as five adults. The rooms were cleaned everyday with fresh towels...

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

Hi Claire It is great to hear we were the best and cheapest place you stayed in during your holiday. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed our quiet central location. We hope you are able to come back and stay with us again in the future - when you do please book on our website for our best...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here while visiting the glacier. The motel was spacious clean and modern. Check in was easy and located next to a good restaurant. Was convenient for the help flight to the glacier and it ran a free glow worm walk which was a little bonus.

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

Hi Mike We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope you are able to come back and stay with us in the future - when you do book direct on our own website for the lowest price. We hope the rest of your holiday goes well. Regards Logan

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for one night traveling with friends had a one bedroom unit - quite comfortable. Close to the main street and a short walk to see the glowworms at night. Take a torch with you but use it only to find your way as the torch light scares the glowworms. Look in the trees and you will see little...

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

Hi Dennis Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you enjoyed our quiet central location. I hope you are able to come back and visit in the future - when you do book direct on our website for the best prices. I hope the rest of your holiday went well. Regards Logan

Perth, Western Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in a room that caters for 2 adults and a child. It was very clean and very reasonably priced for the location. We arrived on the day before Easter and was expecting it to be more expensive than what I paid. The owner took us on a glow worm walk and gave us information about glow worms. The Easter...

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

Hi I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you are able to come back and stay with us again, for our best prices always book direct with us like you did. We hope the rest of your holiday went well. Regards Logan

Franschhoek, South Africa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very conveniently located in the village of Franz Josef, with easy access to local restaurants, we enjoyed the Terrace Motel. It offered simple accommodation (immaculately clean and recently renovated) with en-suite bedrooms and kitchenettes, and access to washing machines to wash one's laundry. The drive to the Franz Josef Glacier was easy and the village itself was charming. Although the...

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

Hi Felicity Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope you are able to stay with us again - when you do book on our website for the best prices. I hope the rest of your holiday went well and you are enjoying being back home. Regards Logan

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed for two nights in the one bedroom spa suite. It was a fantastic choice - the suite was large and comfortable with two TVs, a separate toilet and bathroom with shower and spa. Given the poor weather, which meant some of our activities were cancelled, it was nice to stay in with the excellent heater. Wifi was pretty...

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

Hi Supers_2 Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The team and I appreciate your positive feedback and really happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope you are able to come back and stay with us again, when you do please book on our website for the best prices. Regards Logan

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

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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
Services
  • 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: $96 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Terrace Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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#3 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
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“Could see a Glacier looking out our cottage window. Very quiet and well heated”
DenandGrace, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“Just the right size”
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“Best to choose a room that isn't next to the caravan park.”
FelicityJohannesburg, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Take the free glow worm tour at the motel”
mrfootball, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Book a spa bath room”
TriciaB623, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
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