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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We booked two nights just in case of bad weather at Glenfern in a semi detached villa as we were going on the helicopter ride to the glacier. We were lucky with the weather for our ride but easily managed to fill the whole day with a walk to the glacier face (about one hour from the car park). The...

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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this review

Hello Roland, thanks for taking the time to post your comments on here.

Brighton
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Having been in hotels for weeks it was lovely to have a neat fully functional kitchen and do our own thing. The one bed villa was a good size and had a great view of snowy mountain tops around the glacier (clouds permitting). Nice lounge with opening glass wall to patio with small table and two chairs (Gas BBQ can...

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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for posting on here, we try hard to maintain a good standard.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Great concept, individual villas, we only had 1 night there but wished it could have been more. The large lounge and kitchenette were excellently furnished to a high standard. It was so nice to have a couple of sofas and a DVD a home from home. Lots of restaurants 5 minutes drive down the road.

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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this review

Hi Dianne, Thanks for your review. We try hard to think of most things a person on holiday might need. Kevin

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

This is a very well thought out new hotel. Large living room with nice kitchen. The bathroom was quite big but lacked counter space as seems to be quite common in New Zealand. Staff were helpful, if not outgoing. Distance from town and lack of sidewalks made walking into town an non-option for us. The front desk arranged for a...

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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this review

Hi Dubster, Unfortunately everyone wants a view of the mountains, but only having 6 facing the hills it makes it hard to accommodate everyone's wishes.

Fort Wayne, Indiana
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We had a beautiful 2 bedroom villa that looked out over the mountains. It was quite spacious. There are farm animals on the property that you can feed and add to the feel of a very cozy spot. The hosts Kevin and Fern are fantastic! Kevin went way out of his way to help us when one of our tours...

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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this review

Gidday Indiana1231, thanks for those great comments, we try to do this sort of thing for everyone. Im glad you enjoyed your stay.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The spacious 1 bedroom, self contained chalet style accommodation was well appointed, had a comfortable bed and good shower. The kitchen ample, the patio area perfect for breakfast and the parking right beside the door. After a friendly welcome by the Glenfern staff you are left to own devices (washing facilities on site) and this hotel is ideally set up...

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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this review

Hello John, thanks for taking the time to post your comments. Im glad that you seemed to enjoy your stay with us, our staff try hard to keep the standard, however there isnt a lot we can do about the weather situation, its just been a very bad stretch at the moment. Kevin

Sunny California
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Delightful property outside of town! We called the manager to tell them that we were coming in late on Christmas day. They left our room key taped to the office in an envelope with our name on it - so check-in was a breeze! Since it was Christmas day, they helpfully included a map of Franz Josef in that envelope...

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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this review

Hi Bullman99, thanks for your comments. Christmas day in Franz Josef does have a limited number of Restaurants or cafe open, I just imagined what it would be like turning up to a new town and finding next to nothing open for a feed. I hope you enjoyed your time with us regardless of the weather. Kevin

UK
Reviewed 16 January 2017

With no on site restaurant and the distance to the town these villas are ideal for those who want to self cater although continental breakfast is provided to your room. We had villa 16 which was clean, spacious and well equipped and had the most comfortable bed and pillows! Even for those who wish to eat in town of an...

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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this review

Hi Steviep18, We try to keep the kitchens up to date as much as possible, so it makes it easier for our guests to enjoy their stay if they want to cook instead of eating out all the time. As for those Alpacas and Sheep they must be the best feed animals in town. Kevin

Winters, California
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights but we had reserved 4 nights. We told the owner we had to leave earlier than we had planned. He was very helpful with Booking.com and allowing us to amend our reservation. We had an enjoyable three night stay. In a paddock nearby are some sheep, lamas, and ducks. They all like to be...

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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this review

Hi H2OAlgae, thank you for your great comments, we try very hard to make our guests stay as trouble and stress free as possible. The duck is a newcomer to our little farmyard, not to sure where it came from and it seems friendly and has settled in nicely. Kevin

Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here 2 nights. Excellent location on the edge of Franz Joseph township for doing the glaciers and Lake Matheson reflection pool. The accommodation was very comfortable with every amenity available. Would highly recommend.

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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post your feedback. I very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, the staff work very hard to maintain the standard for you to reflex and enjoy your holiday.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Glenfern Villas Franz Josef

Address: State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: $162 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Glenfern Villas Franz Josef 4.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Ask for a villa further away from the highway to reduce noise.”
 of 5 bubbles pgsanjay, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ask for one not on the boundary with the state highway”
 of 5 bubbles filligirl, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Each villa looked amazing - just enjoy!”
 of 5 bubbles PaulofNottingham, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“It's a little out of town but numerous local restaurants provide pick up/ drop off service.”
 of 5 bubbles Antipodeanadventure, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a cottage with a view of the glacier. But if it's bad weather, you may not get to see much.”
 of 5 bubbles bullman99, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
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