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Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 May 2014

We stayed here on Easter Friday 2014. It was the night after the big West Coast storm and the whole of Franz Josef was without power, including the motel. We arrived after dark and were a little concerned. No worries. We got a candle at check-in and escorted across to our room. Room was larger than we thought with room...

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Mayfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

We spent 3 weeks touring New Zealand and this was about half way through. Such a relief to get a comfortable bed for the night and we had been very unlucky with uncomfortable beds in several other places. Location perfect too as just a street behind the Main Street with restaurants etc.

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Busselton, Australia
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Ideally located near restaurants. We were given a discount for staying 2 nights. (Always worth asking, most places oblige.) The unit was spacious and clean. Parking was a bit tight. If they were booked out I think parking would be a problem, especially for the units locate around the back and downstairs of the complex.

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Thank Jill P
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Great thing about staying at a motel is the convenience of parking right in front of your room, making it easy to load/unload lugages, no need to worries about stairs and distance. On top of that laundry facilities and free wifi. This motel is also next to groceries and dining. Plus, all attractions can be reached within short walking distance....

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west midlands
Reviewed 8 April 2014

This small motel at Franz Josef was clean,modern & spacious. We were upgraded to the 2 bedroom unit by the road which has a good view of Mount Cook. Though by the road it was quiet and I am a light sleeper. The sitting room was comfy and there was a small terrace area outside to enjoy the view. No...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Central location of Franz, walking distance to restaurant and grocery shop. Friendly reception, affordable price and the room was better than expected. Fully equipped rooms, modern, clean and very comfortable. Free wifi, nice big tv, free parking, great view of Glacier. Recommend!

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Guntersville, Alabama
Reviewed 2 April 2014

We stayed here for two nights as we came from Kaikoura (about 6 hours) and would follow to Queenstown. A very scenic region like almost all New Zealand. About the hotel: The room is clean,good size, with kitchen facilities, walking distance to everything in Franz Josef. The price is reasonable for a tourist town.

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1Thank Arvrim
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 29 March 2014

We stayed for one night while traveling along the West Coast. The property is a standard motel where you park your car in front of the room door. The room itself was very spacious and clean, offering all amenities you may need for a short stay. Given that all restaurants are pretty much in walking distance, we did not have...

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 28 March 2014

Slick and clean, excellent location, daily cleaning; like a very good airport hotel. We stayed a day more than we needed, so would have preferred additional bathroom space and better kitchen facilities.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 March 2014

We stayed in a studio room with balcony ,and were told on arrival that we had been upgraded to a spa bath room. I think the room and balcony were the same as booked though. The location is excellent, it is in the town with plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from. The room itself was very clean and...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
24 spacious, well appointed, ground floor studio and family units. Central village location with spectacular alpine and rainforest views, walk to restaurants, shops and attractions. King, queen, deck and spa units with kitchenettes, ensuite bathrooms, Sky TV, DVD players and complimentary DVD library. Spa pool, guest laundry and activities booking service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge

Address: 17 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: $89 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Alpine Glacier Motor Hotel Franz Josef
Alpine Glacier Hotel
Alpine Glacier Motel
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Franz Josef
#4 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
#4 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
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