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Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Alpine Glacier is convenient for all attractions in Franz Josef. The staff were helpful and able to give us lots of advice on where to go and where things were. Very clean and comfortable room, with everything we needed; nice quiet location.

Thank jshys48
Toronto, Canada
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153 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

This was definitely not the BEST place we stayed in during our trip to New Zealand but we had not expected it to be. All the same, in some ways it was better than we had hoped. Generally we stayed in B&Bs and found them to be amazing. We could not find similar accommodation for the one night we wanted... More 

Thank EMtravelers
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2013

We stayed in many places, this was the worst. Reception was excellent, prompt,helpful enthusiastic. Parking is diabolical,tight with people getting parked in. Privacy is nil. We looked out onto our car, driveway and fence. Dont come for romance. The rooms are clean, small and sterile. What ever the cleaning fluid is they use to clean with is nauseating. First time... More 

Thank saltpan
Sydney, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2013 via mobile

The staff were nice and friendly, loved the room, the bed was in very good condition and the little kitchenette had all one would need for a two day stay. The spa tub was also very nice to have after a long hike. The shower in our apartment wasn't great but the tub made up for it.

Thank Wakki B
Louisville, Colorado
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72 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2013

My husband and I spent a night here during peak season, just after New Year's. We booked the room last minute and found Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge had more reasonable offerings than several other places in town. The room was spacious, modern, comfortable. Would have been nice for a longer stay, plenty of room. Kitchenette seemed well stocked but we... More 

Thank genevakiwi
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55 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2013

Really good basic hotel with great size room. Spotlessly clean and easy parking right outside. Both the staff we dealt with were very helpful and friendly. Walking distance to shops etc in this very small village. Given some complimentary wi-if, which was unexpected.

Thank Ruth13reading
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2013

This is a great place to stay. Very clean, friendly staff and the owner was very friendly and helpful. Very nice room and good bathroom. It is very close to nearby restaurants and the only supermarket. A great location.

Thank TimKiwi
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2013

The Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge was fine for our requirements for the night. The check-in was relatively swift and our apartment was just across the forecort with parking directly available outside. The lodge was of a good size with a double bed, single bed, sofa and large tv in the main part of the room and then the small kitchen... More 

Thank forthevillage
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41 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2013

Really quite nice, well proportioned room with it's own little kitchen and sitting area.Everything was sparkling clean, the kitchen sink just gleamed. The owner was very friendly and helpful, he also booked a helicopter ride at a good price.

Thank telmac
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2013

Clean & spacious rooms. the room itself is very modern and comfy. location wise, it is very close to nearby restaurants and only supermarket.Helpful and informative reception. Would stay again. Kitchen area is small.

Thank s_adalti

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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
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: $96 - $320 (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 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
#6 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
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“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
“on the ends, away from the center where it is crowded and noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles 926cm, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We were in Room 8 and there was a little porch with seating and a view of the glacier - had it not been raining.”
 of 5 bubbles Delightsingoodfood, 25 Mar 2016 | Read review
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