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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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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Reviewed 22 February 2015

    The first look at the property brought us so much joy.. beautiful cottage, just like one would imagine in a land far from the hustle of big cities..the views were excellent..even better was our host Jennifer..she helped us get to the city centre and even...More

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    Response from MelO776, General Manager at Franz Alpine Retreat

    Thank you for your review and we are so glad that you liked our new cottage that we have brought on board. They are delightful and spacious and suit peoples needs. We hope to see you again in the future. Jennifer dosent work at our...More

    Reviewed 31 January 2015

    I booked this online before travelling to New Zealand for a family holiday in January. The reviews and pictures looked OK and as many do and have done before us - it was a one night stay while we walked to the glaciers and enjoyed...More

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    Response from MelO776, General Manager at Franz Alpine Retreat

    Thank you for your review. Although we do feel your review was unfounded we appreciate your time to bring a few areas of concern to our attention. At the time of your travel it is Peak Season and to accommodate such a large group this...More

    Reviewed 25 January 2015

    We had driven from Christchurch to the glacier and were very happy that we had chosen this accommodation. Check in was easy and the staff/owners were very helpful. We were given an end unit with great outlook, hills to one side and bush to the...More

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    Response from MelO776, General Manager at Franz Alpine Retreat

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the peacefulness of the countryside. We hope to accommodate you again in the future. Kind Regards Mel & Nigel

    Reviewed 12 January 2015

    Picked hotel due to overall good reviews and liked it. First impressions were very good spacious and well fitted but it just misses out - there is nowhere at all to hang clothes - no wardrobe or even a hanging rail ok if you are...More

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    Response from MelO776, General Manager at Franz Alpine Retreat

    Thank you for your review. Having just taken over in August, these were 2 of the major areas we attempted to rectify before peak season, however with Xmas we missed out on transport availability being so far from a major city. We are now well...More

    Reviewed 4 January 2015

    We only stayed here for one night but it was incredible. The customer service was amazing. The staff went out of their way to accommodate our needs and provide useful information about all the in's and out's when it came to visiting Franz Josef. The...More

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    Thank you for your lovely review on our property and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We find it does help to let our guests know what there is to do in Franz and we hope you enjoyed our beautiful town....More

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    • US$96 - US$202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    Momocha99
    Hi, what's the difference between a cottage vs chalets? Thanks
    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.
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    Elizabeth T
    Hi, are there insect screens in all your units and rooms? The feedback I have read seems to suggest that some do and some don't.
    4 September 2016|
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    Response from Xjapie |
    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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    "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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    "This was a hotel but motel units."
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