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We stayed at Franz Alpine Retreat on the 8th of January, 2017. We did book a chalet and I must say our stay was brilliant. The room was comfortable, clean and warm. Our kids loved it.
As for the management, I have nothing but great...More
Thank Sujay V
Response from FranzA554, Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 25 February 2017
Thanks for you lovely review Sujay. Hospitality is a difficult industryu to be in as one can never please everybody but when one gets a review like this one, it makes it all worthwhile. I hope we have the pleasure of your company again in...More
My husband and I stayed here one night. We booked a cottage, as opposed to a chalet (cottage was all that was left at time of booking). The cottage units are much older than the chalets. The unit we stayed in most definitely showed its...More
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Response from FranzA554, Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 21 February 2017
You are so right.
A cottage is defined by wikipedia as " cottage is, typically, a small house. It may carry the connotation of being an old or old-fashioned building. In modern usage, a cottage is usually a modest, often cosy dwelling, typically in a...More
Lovely 2 bedroomed chalets, well appointed kitchens with everything you need for an away from it all break. Good location away from the village, so forward planning for good etc is best. We stocked up with everything we thought we would need at Countdown in...More
Response from FranzA554, Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 9 February 2017
Thanks for taking the time to review our Retreat Rickawl. I am glad you also found the time to visit Okarito while here. It is a little gem in Glacier Country that most visitors don't see because they think there is only the Glacier here....More
This was a great setup for families, but unfortunately not set up for the wet weather. The little portico does not give any shelter from the wet, so when packing and unpacking in the rain everything and everyone gets soaked. Can't leave your wet shoes...More
Thank Dianne F
Response from FranzA554, Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 5 February 2017
Thanks for taking the time to review our Retreat Dianne.
Unfortunately when one lives near a Rain Forest, one of the main factors is - you've got it - RAIN. The portico is normally sufficient, but when one get horizontal rain, nothing will really keep...More
Spacious chalets with a nice verandah. The rooms were clean; however the furniture were showing wear and tear - especially the sofa! Unfortunately a bit out of town (5 min by car), but some restaurants offer free pick-up services! Very friendly people at reception with...More
Response from Xjapie, Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 4 February 2017
Thanks for taking the time to review our Retreat. The Retreat is due for refurbishment as, as you noticed, some areas require some TLC due to the fair wear and tear the place goes through. When you visit again next season all of these areas...More
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Refrigerator in room
US$134 - US$277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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At present, no there are not.
We are investigating the feasibility of having these replaced in the future with more robust type screens, as the screens that used to be in place in all units, were damaged beyond economical... More
At present, no there are not.
We are investigating the feasibility of having these replaced in the future with more robust type screens, as the screens that used to be in place in all units, were damaged beyond economical repair.