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Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

We had booked a queen room which looked nice on the internet however on arrival we were upgraded to a king. However unfortunately this room, whilst large, was badly in need of a renovation. Apart from the very tired bed covering and curtains the worst part was that there was no power point in the bathroom. The bathroom was totally...

Thank Jean129
Reviewed 23 February 2014

The hotel is located at a beautiful location, rooms are clean, large and self contained. The services are also very good. The hotel staff is also very friendly. I recommend it to couples, friends or families. Very pleasant stay!!! The hotel rooms provide a beautiful view of the glacier top, which is just amazing!!!

Thank sunitamishra
United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2014

Admittedly we booked the cheapest room, a studio. This was small and cramped with only a Queen bed, but nicely decorated and clean. Bedside lighting was not good for reading. We liked the wet room/WC/shower with room to splash around. However, there was no cooking facility, other than a microwave, yet a double drainer sink taking up half of one...

Thank godders49
Kingsville, Canada
Reviewed 16 February 2014

A bright spacious and clean room, up to date amenities in kitchen area, we had an amazing view of the mountains and surroundings on 3 sides of our corner room. Nice sofa to sit on and nice large bed. Decent internet for New Zealand which is usually consistently poor.

1Thank Charlie499270
Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2014

This accommodation was the most expensive we stayed in within the whole of NZ at $210 per night, room only booked on booking.com. mark on reception gave a warm welcome and was pleasant and helpful. the view from the room was good and the motel is well located just off the main drag. the rooms are large and well equipped...

Thank Maureen P
Sandviken, Sweden
Reviewed 8 February 2014 via mobile

Large clean rooms. Nicely situated in the middle of the village. Extremely nice and friendly owners/ This is my fourth stay here, and it's definitely one of my top Hotels in New Zealand, beacuse of the staff! It's highly recommended for everyone!

Thank Magalmbruket
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 February 2014

We were so fortunate to be able to stay at the Alpine Glacier motel in Franz Josef. It is central to everything on offer in the town - walks, hikes, planes, helicopters - you name it. It was a short walk to restaurants and shops. Really well located. Our room was enormous, with a king-size bed, sofa, kitchen area and...

2Thank EvelynF1012
New York City, New York
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Well maintained motel. Good space, including a kitchenette in the room. We called to tell them that we were arriving late, so they said they would leave the key in the door for us. So we walked up to our room at 11pm, and the key was literally in the door. Great location in town. Easy walking distance to everything....

2Thank KilburnPost
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

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking 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: $87 - $184 (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
#4 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
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