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Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 January 2014

Small rooms but perfect for overnight stay. Very happy to recommend this accommodation to others. We found the bed very comfortable and a great place to base our stay to explore the glaciers..........♡♥

1Thank Chris H
Reviewed 17 January 2014

This small motel in Franz Joseph was our biggest and best accommodation surprise in NZ. The room was so spacious, comfortable and very clean! The two fellows who run the place were extremely gracious in my email correspondence with them, and did not let us down upon our arrival at Alpine Glacier. It was extremely rainy when we arrived late...

1Thank ZiggyRox
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Great room, beautifully furnished and with very good facilities. We arrived late in the day and were very much taken care of. The motel is well placed for restaurants and pubs and was a delight to stay in. I would say that perhaps a word to guests who plan to leave early is appropriate. We were woken at 6am with...

Thank Landyman2014
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Conveniently located, this is a quiet and comfortable place, with parking outside the rooms. The combined sitting room/bedroom/kitchen was large and bright, with a decent range of plates and cutlery, albeit rather old. No view from our room, but then as it was raining there wasn't much of a view from any room! The staff were helpful and friendly and...

Thank hugh c
New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Very basic accommodations for what we paid so my view is that it is a little overpriced for what is in the area. They advertise a personal balcony but it's really not that. More a 5ft by 5ft square deck that's not elevated more than 6 inches above the ground. Temperature control of the room was difficult. the inside is...

1Thank GatorNYC
Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

Centrally located in the heart of the town with ample parking on site. Extremely clean room with Good in room facilities including a microwave and clean utensils. I would recommend this to families visiting from India with strict dietary requirements wanting to make a quick meal. Very helpful and friendly staff. Had an amazing stay. I would rate them higher...

Thank Jacinta S
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Great location ; very clean rooms and excellent staff.. all in all a very enjoyable 2 night stay - the room had decent views of the glacier - though the spaciing between rooms ( you could see other rooms from your balcony left a lot to be desired )

Thank abhishekdalmia11
Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 December 2013

Basic and well used equipment but clean enough. Walls are thin and you can easily hear the people next door making noise, in our case till 2am!! Beds are compy and clean, maid service each day. One washing machine and 2 dryers for the whole place could do with another washerashad to wait a number of times! The town is...

Thank cherryleo
Reviewed 23 December 2013 via mobile

Friendly welcome on check in with milk, internet and restaurant recommendations provided. Room looked fairly recently refurbished and very clean and tidy. Shower was particularly good. Plenty of noises from surrounding rooms suggesting insufficient sound proofing and like most accommodation in Franz Josef, lots of helicopter noise during the day. With the window open, noise was worse but with it...

1Thank StevenC75
Union Bridge, Maryland
Reviewed 23 December 2013

We were walk-ups, we picked the place based on it outward appearance. Nice, friendly clerk at front desk. The car parking a little tight, The sofa in the room was a little over used, The lighting in the room was not all in the best locations, none over table or sofa. There was a full kitchen.

Thank Brian M

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • 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 - $203 (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
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#3 Family Hotel in Franz Josef
#4 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
#5 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
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“Room 16 had a pleasant view.”
 of 5 bubbles 476leilam, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view - it is stunning!”
 of 5 bubbles 4haywoods, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Double rooms were very good”
 of 5 bubbles 57iainc, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room #12 is a handicap accessible room.”
 of 5 bubbles Pangea422, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to reserve one with a balcony. Worth the little bit extra.”
  • View from our personal balcony. The next morning the clouds lifted and we had a view of snow-cap
 of 5 bubbles moorpwr, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
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