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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a nice and cosy motel in the small town of Franz Josef. Great place to use as a base to visit the two glaciers-Franz and Fox. Most of the tours start from here and it is a short distance to travel to all the sights around. The room was no frills but large with a comfortable bed, decent...

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you happen to have to stay in this motel, take photos of the interior as soon as you enter or like us you could be billed for a previous guests damage which wasn't picked up at the time by the service team . Arriving home from a awesome trip of the South Island and receiving a bill for $250...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Big double storey room with good cooking facilities, hot and plentiful shower, comfortable bed and great sitting area with tv. Free wifi. Good location off the Main Street. Would recommend for an overnight stay! Staff were very friendly too.

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Thank SarahParker87
Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed only 1 night at this hotel - it had everything we needed and was spacious. There wasn't a whole lot of "frills" about the space but the lodging was perfect for what we needed it for. It did get a little loud at night with people out and about. The man that helped us check in was very friendly.

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Thank lmjafolla
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places I've stayed while in New Zealand and the only place where they offered to help me with my bags! Sam - the duty manger was very helpful and understanding with the queries I had. Location is very handy with an amazing view of the mountains from the road outside. Reception is full of ideas of...

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Thank Ladiee-bugg
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Excellent room (Kaka) which backed onto a rainforest and had an undercover patio area overlooking the vegetation.The quality of the furnishings were excellent. The owner has every need of the guest in mind with what is provided. More than one bath towel per person so I did not need to ask for an extra towel when I washed my hair,...

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Grayslake, Illinois
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We were thrilled with the patio overlooking lovely natural woods. In addition, the room was large, and comfortably furnished with a gas fireplace. The kitchen facility had a cook stove and all the accessories for a comfortable home-type stay. It was walking distance from a grocery store and many restaurants. I can't recommend it highly enough.

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Thank demps289
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Close to everything in Franz Josef, which is a small town where the tourists probably outnumber the residents by a lot. We had a large room with a view of the rainforest out the glass back wall. The room was clean and well maintained. The only complaint was the Wi-Fi, but that was an issue almost everywhere we were in...

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Thank Jeffnudi
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Comfortable quiet roomy overnight stay. Convenient location, walking distance to village centre, walked out to river etc from here as well. Staff friendly and helpful. Made use of the laundry. In our unit the Bed was upstairs, so be careful if needing toilet in the middle of the night. We always take a small torch travelling, but they also had...

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Thank Pomeroys
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This was by far the costliest room that we had booked. We were here for 3 nights. The staff was amazing and very helpful with perfect weather predictions ;-) We sky dived and ice trekked here. The little trek points are very close to the hotel.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Punga Grove offers stylish motel accommodation in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier village. Set amongst beautiful native bush with the lush rainforest at your doorstep with a stunning backdrop of high alpine peaks, Punga Grove is your natural West Coast accommodation choice for your stay in Glacier Country in New Zealand. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Punga Grove Motel & Suites

Address: 40 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: $106 - $214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Punga Grove Motel & Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Punga Grove Hotel Franz Josef
Punga Grove Motel And Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
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“Mountain views. Ground floor if stairs are a problem, but obviously you won't get the mountain views.”
  • Although dark, you may be able to make out the close proximity of the shrubbery outside the wind
 of 5 bubbles arbruse, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Both floors have accessible units as well as non-accessible”
 of 5 bubbles NahanniRafter, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Rooms backing onto the rainforest were interesting.”
 of 5 bubbles ColinCJC, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Room at the rear are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles markbG3183UP, 16 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Ground floor has easy access, and surrounded by rainforest.”
 of 5 bubbles KerryV378, 11 Nov 2015 | Read review
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