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    Franz Alpine Retreat

    2 Donovan Drive | State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
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    2017-11-05 2017-11-06
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    Reviewed 23 February 2017

    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

    Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

    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

    Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

    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

    Thank Rickawl
    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

    Reviewed 4 February 2017

    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

    Reviewed 3 February 2017

    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

    Thank shiketing
    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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    • US$134 - US$277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    19 March 2017|
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    Response from FranzA554 | Property representative |
    The chalets are slightly bigger, have DVD players and are further away from the highway. I could quiet easily comfortably live permanently in the two bedroom cottage myself.
    Elizabeth T
    4 September 2016|
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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
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    "The location is so handy to the town center"
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    "All cabins were built so that you could see the view. All accessible with car parked at side."
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    "We showed up unannounced and got a good deal so; do you chance it or not to book or wing it???? LOl."
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    "Book early and enjoy the peace and quiet and the views"
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