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Holly Homestead B&B - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
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9.7 Excellent (73 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Holly Homestead B&B in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be 18.9 mi (30.4 km) from Fox Glacier. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful heritage building immaculately maintained. Every comfort for the guest was considered and supplied. Breakfast superb.
Cons: Nothing to speak of.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved everything about our stay at Holly Homestead B&B--the beautiful restored old building, luxurious room, delicious communal breakfast with fellow travelers--but most of all we appreciated the welcoming embrace we got from our hosts Bernie and Gerard. A truly outstanding place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our host Bernie and Gerard are very nice people. Bernie is sweet and quite humorous as well. We're really happy with our stay at Holly. It's our first time in New Zealand, and we learned something new and interesting from Bernie.
Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
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9.3 Excellent (1,044 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef, you'll be centrally located in Franz Josef Glacier, steps from Glacier Hot Pools and within a 10-minute walk of Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, express check-in, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Extremely clean Spacious and comfortable Great position and great value for money
7.5 Good
Pros: Close to Callery Gorge Walk. Kitchen facilities. Spacious studios.
Cons: Notices threatening fines against people who cook pungent food.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean, quiet, spacious..... we enjoyed our stay at this hotel and would definitely stay here again if visiting this area in the future. Loved the wall-to-floor picture of local forest. The underfloor heating and room heaters work a treat.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice location. Rooms were big and clean. Private parking is available.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Manager Pam was helpful, knowledgeable & very thoughtful. Room was warm & cosy after our wet walk to Glacier.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely accommodation with all necessary facilities and very comfortable. The guest launderette on site was very handy after several days of travelling.Handy to have the car parked just outside of the room when you have lots of cases. I will definitely stay here again.
Cons: It was all lovely.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great place to stay. Very modern room, extremely clean and comfortable. Close to the centre of Franz Joseph
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very spacious room for 2, and nice kitchen corner for us to cook a simple meal. It was really clean and quiet. Cafe, restaurants and the hot pool are also within walking distance.
Cons: Nothing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were very clean and spacious Lovely kitchenette and very clean bathrooms were clean and modern Washing and drying facilities at small cost. Easy walking distance to main street Restaurants and Bar in close walking distance We would definitely stay again
Cons: We liked everything
Franz Josef Oasis - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
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9.2 Excellent (1,409 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef Oasis is in a national park, within a 5-minute drive of Glacier Hot Pools and Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Featured amenities include multilingual staff, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The Room was Beautiful!
Cons: The staff forgot to tell us breakfast was included...
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Owner had great knowledge of the local area and was very helpful at recommending activities to do. Room was very spacious and very clean and tidy with lots of utensils. Air con and large variety of TV channels was also great for when the rain set in.
Cons: No faults, awesome owners and staff
7.0 Good
Pros: Nice stylish and great setting.
Cons: Chairs not comfortable. Bathroom vanity all sink top, nowhere to put shaver or toothbrush. Access to rooms not sheltered from weather. All attractive but not practical.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This place was perfect for our stay in Franz Joseph! It was super clean, updated, beautiful views, and WiFi was super fast! Would highly recommend! Staff was very friendly as well!
Cons: Nothing!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice big room, very comfortable loved the spa bath.
Cons: Maybe option for scrambled eggs for breakfast.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Well equipped, very clean, excellent view!
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Super clean, lovely and relaxing colour scheme with comfy bed and sheets, gas fireplace for ambience and heating, lovely outdoor deck overlooking valley.
Cons: Bath tub could have been deeper, however enjoyable overall
Glacier Highway Motel Franz Josef - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
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9.2 Excellent (615 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Glacier Highway Motel Franz Josef in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Glacier Hot Pools and Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Where it was positioned, right near the water was beautiful. Easy walk to the beach. Room was warm comfortable. Bed great. Hosts fantastic.
Cons: Bathroom let the property down just a little. Particularly when showering. Please look at the drainage and floor covering near drain in centre of bathroom.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The facilities were perfect. Clean and everything was really new. The bed was really comfortable. Just out of town and it was really quiet at night. The owners communicated really well and were very helpful. Highly recommended staying here!! Btw.. the bath was fantastic after a long day exploring the area.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: We had difficuty in finding the ste
7.9 Good
Pros: Equipment of the kitchen, room on higher standard
Cons: It‘s 4km away from the village with nothing in the vicinity
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was spotlessly clean and tidy. Facilities were excellent. Large room and large bathroom. Parking right outside with canopy to stop you getting wet if it was raining. Location very good - a little out of Franz Josef town so lovely and quiet. Good views towards lake. Staff were super friendly. Really can't rate this motel highly enough
Cons: There was nothing to not like about this motel.
8.5 Excellent
Pros: Very clean and new. Helpful friendly host!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Check in was fast and the staff very friendly and helpful. The motel room is beautifully designed and decorated, and immaculately clean. The room has a beautiful view over surrounding mountains. The outside sitting area is perfect for a nice meal. It has a fully equipped kitchen with everything you may need, including tea, sugar and milk. The motel has a washing machine and a dryer (for an extra fee). Parking in front of the room is free of charge. We would stay at this motel again and highly recommend the place to other quests.
58 On Cron Motel - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
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9.0 Excellent (645 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at 58 On Cron Motel in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be in the mountains, within a 5-minute walk of Glacier Hot Pools and Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a library. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved the place, easy going friendly great location (opposite the hot pools) close to monsoons for dinner . Owners are very personable, great fun and helpful
Cons: Small tv
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Calm, clean and close to restaurants by walking
Cons: No
8.8 Excellent
Pros: New, clean and quiet. Short walk to many restaurants.
Cons: Desk person would not let's us park prior to check in even though the lot was empty.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly host.
Cons: WiFi was bad.
7.9 Good
Pros: Good ambience
Cons: Nil
6.0 Good
Pros: easy access to the rest of the place, which is not very big
Cons: travelled with family and were not allowed in an hour early either. would have helped.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location was central, accommodation fine and staff exceptionally helpful. Stayed an extra night.
Cons: No complaints or issues whatsoever
Punga Grove - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
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9.0 Excellent (399 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Punga Grove in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be just steps from Westcoast Wildlife Centre and Glacier Hot Pools. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved the private patio with rainforest view. Also made use of kitchenette to make breakfast in room. It was easy to walk to everything in town from the hotel, including the bus stop. Friendly, helpful staff.
Cons: Needed a way to dispose of coffee grounds from french press other than sink or toilet, like a separate garbage can.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice room Nice surroundings - felt like middle of bush.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Our patio backed onto the forest and this gave a very relaxing feel to the place. Check in was easy and the couple in reception provided lots of useful local information. Real milk for the tea bonus. Great fire place
Cons: Internet kept dropping of so had to use our own mini unit.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: WOW! We wish we could have stayed longer!! We found it hard to want to leave an apartment as beautiful, cozy and comfortable as this! Our hosts were friendly, kind, very knowledgeable and so accommodating! Truly we could never have imagined such a great place to stay for the price! A gorgeous spa bath, fireplace and the rainforest views are truly second to none. We will recommend your fantastic place to everyone!!!!
7.9 Good
Pros: Location & friendly staff
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The gas fireplace made it feel cosy. The backdrop of bush up to the deck was a highlight. With the fireplace on and the ranchslider open we could hear the songs of bird life right at our door. Very special. Loved it.
Cons: Bench for preparing tea and toast in the morning was too small. A little dark in the unit, needed lights on during the day.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: ideal location close to amenities. lovely spacious accomodation and very accomodating for a late arrival
Westwood Lodge - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
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9.2 Excellent (63 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Franz Josef Glacier, Westwood Lodge is in a national park, a 2-minute drive from Our Lady of the Alps and 10 minutes from Franz Josef Glacier. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: We loved our beautiful room. We stayed in the main house and had a gorgeous view of the glacier from our room. The bathroom (with heated floors!) was luxurious and the room was well-designed. The hotel itself had great amenities like a billiards room, a guest lounge (with stunning views), board games, puzzles, a library and DVD library. Breakfast was lovely and Kaz went out of her way to make sure guests were comfortable and well-cared for. We really enjoyed our stay here. When deciding on a place in Franz Josef, we wanted something that felt personal, had character and was 'mountainy' in tone and Westwood delivered.
Cons: As it's a two minute drive into town, it was a 15 minute walk. This wasn't taxing and the road is well-lit at night. It was only slightly inconvenient. However, we thought the hotel's design and size of the rooms made up for this.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Kaz was awesome. Location was very ideal. Great view of Franz Josef. Very quiet. Just a very comfortable Place
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great views and very spacious room. Nice touches like table and chairs on private deck.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: We just stayed overnight, and loved the comfortable big bed, and the resident dogs! Kaz was very welcoming and informative and cooked a tasty breakfast (Eggs Benedict and a 'Kiwi breakfast'. Our Coach room was also spacious.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We benefitted from a great upgrade to one of the suites in the main house - it was really spacious and comfortable, with plenty of luxurious finishing touches! The communal areas at the lodge are really beautiful and the views of the mountains are spectacular. We enjoyed playing snooker and cuddling the two lovely dogs! The continental breakfast spread was delicious and there was a good variety of cooked options, although I myself didn't sample the cooked menu. Our host was helpful and friendly.
Cons: The lodge was a little but out of town, you could probably walk in on a fine day but not in the rain! No other complaints.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The lodge is a couple of minutes out of town, which made for a very peaceful stay. The views from the main lodge guest area, as well as from our room were superb. (View towards Frans Josef glacier) The rooms are a great size, large bathrooms, a couch to watch TV's / movies as well as a small desk if you were working. The rooms are a lovely timber and were spotless. Caz & Leslie were lovely hosts, and we enjoyed the company of the two dogs Benson and ???
Alpine Glacier Motel - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
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8.9 Excellent (1,129 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Alpine Glacier Motel in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Westcoast Wildlife Centre and Our Lady of the Alps. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The front counter was very friendly and made the stay fantastic. The rooms were very cozy, and the location could not be better. Highly recommened!
Cons: The WIFI is intermittent and parking is very difficult if the hotel is busy if your hire car is large - we recommend parking in the side street.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location and very friendly staff. Rooms were spacious and clean
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely place, great staff. Very well maintained fresh accommodation. Great parking. Very convenient.
Cons: Lovely place.
7.9 Good
Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff. Proximity to food restaurants. Checking in and out was easy.
Cons: The wash basin in the bathroom is too small. Bed too soft for my liking.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Spacious, clean n modern room, very comfortable. Great location.
Cons: Stay wasn't long enough.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Trevor, in the office, very polite, and knowladgeable. Lovely units, comfy beds, and a good shower.
7.1 Good
Cons: The water for the shower is a bit small
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything, especially the receptionist was super helpful. At the first time we met him, he was really kind and he introduced all the activities we can do and gave us a big room that made us have a nice rest for two nights. We really recommend it!!
Cons: Nothing
The Terrace - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
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8.9 Excellent (683 reviews)
Overview Reviews
A stay at The Terrace places you in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier, steps from Westcoast Wildlife Centre and 4 minutes by foot from Glacier Hot Pools. Featured amenities include express check-out, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Good location, spacious room.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Location Fteindly staff
Cons: The bed was a little uncomfortable
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Good, basic accomodation. Staff were very friendly, room was clean and had basic stuff to make breakfast in the morning which was helpful. There was a great book of recommendations in the room, so we got the tip to walk down the end of the street to see glow worms at night.
7.9 Good
Pros: Location very good
Cons: The kitchen too small
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This place was really lovely, huge bathroom and the bed was a super king I’m sure and so comfy, highly recommend and so close to walk to everything. Alice May the Restaurant next door was the best meal ever!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Great location
Cons: Lack of kitchen sink Small room
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very well appointed and clean, staff very helpful
Cons: All good
Yha Franz Josef - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
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8.8 Excellent (927 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at YHA Franz Josef - Hostel in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Westcoast Wildlife Centre and Glacier Hot Pools. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean,friendly, neat. Very, very well run. Best hostel we've stayed at. Cleanest and greenest hostel. Well done
7.4 Good
Pros: Large youth hostile enviroment , huge kitchen facilities well stocked. Very quiet and overall clean.
Cons: No one was there to check in, but they left the key in an Envelope so Not a problem. But there were no parking spots left when we arrived. There were people in front of the hostile camping in the street. The doors were left open to the patio which flowed to the lounge kitchen and into hallways with rooms and bathrooms. Thus it seemed it was open access to all who cared to walk in From the street.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff. Everything is super clean, from rooms to common areas. Spacious communal kitchen big enough for group cooking, very well-equipped. Nice cabinets to store your food, with name labels provided.
Cons: Nothing at all.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: We were attended by Mauro for check-in, and he went an extra mile to help arrange a suitable room for us for the 2 nights that we were there. It was very much appreciated and we really enjoyed our stay at the hostel! Thank you Mauro!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great place to stay if you are visiting Franz Josef glacier. Facilities are great, dorms have huge lockers for all your stuff, relaxing in the lounge is really nice. Huge kitchen with everything you need, and also has a sauna. Very clean and tidy. Supermarket and restaurants close by, and just 4klms to glacier walk.
Cons: Bed mattresses could be more comfortable, they sag in the middle. Soap and towels for showering would be a great added extra and would make this place absolutely perfect. But other then that, it’s a great place to stay!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great rooms and facilities. Sauna was a really nice touch
10 Cottages - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
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8.8 Excellent (592 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at 10 Cottages, you'll be centrally located in Franz Josef Glacier, steps from Westcoast Wildlife Centre and within a 10-minute walk of Glacier Hot Pools. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and multilingual staff. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location was ideal. Staff were helpful. Room well equipped. Good power shower!!
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Container style, efficiency, convenience to downtown.
Cons: Gravel driveway is difficult with roller bags
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great design of cottage. Quality fittings. Quality beverages. Helpful staff.
Cons: Heater switch in bathroom very high.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great it had all the comforts we needed
Cons: Felt the gardens needed some attention
8.5 Excellent
Pros: Location, quiet, cleanliness.
Cons: Too many windows. Scarce insulation (heat and noise). Very poor wifi.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Quiet location but very close to the centre of town. Being in a cottage mentioned no noise from neighbors that you would get in a motel complex.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location with an easy walk to all of the towns amenities. Clean, quiet, functional, and comfortable. I really liked these little cottages and highly recommend.
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be in the mountains, just steps from Westcoast Wildlife Centre and 3 minutes by foot from Glacier Hot Pools. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We spent one night in Franz Josef on our West Coast road trip to Queenstown. The Bella Vista was clean, the room was a tad small but for one night as a place to sleep it on our way to else where it served it’s purpose. The beds were comfortable and the complex quiet at night so had a good nights sleep. Location is great, close to everything. Nothing special to report here, it is what it is.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Great staff and location, clean and warm room.
Cons: Booked a room for 2 adults and 1 child and when we arrived we were advised that the room we booked had only 1 double and no space for a second trundle bed.. They had thankfully reserved a larger room with 2 beds which we paid extra to effect the upgrade . It appeared that some families choose to sleep all 3 in one bed. This could be a NZ cultural quirk or a fault with the booking .com system but needs to be made clearer if its a common option with hotels in NZ.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Clean and tidy compact room, but well fitted out with a small kitchenette. The communal laundry was handy to catch up on washing.
Cons: The bathroom sink is mounted a little low. Presumably this is for wheelchair access, but this room was at the top of the stairs.
8.0 Excellent
Cons: Room was small
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The two rooms that we booked are next to each other at the corner. They can be joined up by opening the locked door the separates the rooms and thus becoming a two- bedroom apartment. The reception area opens till 8pm which is good.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: the hosts were super super friendly ,nothing was too much trouble
Cons: nil
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great hosts - very friendly and welcoming

Best rooms in Franz Josef Glacier

Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
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9.3 Excellent (1,044 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef, you'll be centrally located in Franz Josef Glacier, steps from Glacier Hot Pools and within a 10-minute walk of Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, express check-in, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Extremely clean Spacious and comfortable Great position and great value for money
7.5 Good
Pros: Close to Callery Gorge Walk. Kitchen facilities. Spacious studios.
Cons: Notices threatening fines against people who cook pungent food.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean, quiet, spacious..... we enjoyed our stay at this hotel and would definitely stay here again if visiting this area in the future. Loved the wall-to-floor picture of local forest. The underfloor heating and room heaters work a treat.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice location. Rooms were big and clean. Private parking is available.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Manager Pam was helpful, knowledgeable & very thoughtful. Room was warm & cosy after our wet walk to Glacier.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely accommodation with all necessary facilities and very comfortable. The guest launderette on site was very handy after several days of travelling.Handy to have the car parked just outside of the room when you have lots of cases. I will definitely stay here again.
Cons: It was all lovely.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great place to stay. Very modern room, extremely clean and comfortable. Close to the centre of Franz Joseph
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very spacious room for 2, and nice kitchen corner for us to cook a simple meal. It was really clean and quiet. Cafe, restaurants and the hot pool are also within walking distance.
Cons: Nothing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were very clean and spacious Lovely kitchenette and very clean bathrooms were clean and modern Washing and drying facilities at small cost. Easy walking distance to main street Restaurants and Bar in close walking distance We would definitely stay again
Cons: We liked everything
Alpine Glacier Motel - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
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8.9 Excellent (1,129 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Alpine Glacier Motel in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Westcoast Wildlife Centre and Our Lady of the Alps. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The front counter was very friendly and made the stay fantastic. The rooms were very cozy, and the location could not be better. Highly recommened!
Cons: The WIFI is intermittent and parking is very difficult if the hotel is busy if your hire car is large - we recommend parking in the side street.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location and very friendly staff. Rooms were spacious and clean
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely place, great staff. Very well maintained fresh accommodation. Great parking. Very convenient.
Cons: Lovely place.
7.9 Good
Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff. Proximity to food restaurants. Checking in and out was easy.
Cons: The wash basin in the bathroom is too small. Bed too soft for my liking.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Spacious, clean n modern room, very comfortable. Great location.
Cons: Stay wasn't long enough.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Trevor, in the office, very polite, and knowladgeable. Lovely units, comfy beds, and a good shower.
7.1 Good
Cons: The water for the shower is a bit small
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything, especially the receptionist was super helpful. At the first time we met him, he was really kind and he introduced all the activities we can do and gave us a big room that made us have a nice rest for two nights. We really recommend it!!
Cons: Nothing
Glenfern Villas - Franz Josef Glacier - Bedroom
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8.7 Excellent (425 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Glenfern Villas in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be in a national park, within a 15-minute drive of Franz Josef Glacier and Glacier Hot Pools. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice little unit to unwind as weather spoilt out trip so could not view The glaciers
Cons: Unable to view Franz Josef unit was ok had a bit of a smell to it which I didn’t like probably needs freshing up a bit
3.8 Mediocre
Pros: W
Cons: Not what I expected when booked upstairs bedroom like Backpackers accommodation, dead fly on window cill. Tap to kitchen sink wobbly, overall tired look & musty smell to inside.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved our villa at Glenfern Villas. Was clean, comfy & warm. The cooking facilities were good. The weather wasn’t so good but they had a great range of movies to choose from.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The weather was very west coast!... raining, so we were glad we stayed here as the villas are so comfortable, clean and nicely decorated. A home away from home. Very friendly and helpful staff. Used the laundry and borrowed dvds from reception. Nice location, a little out of town, so quiet and picturesque.
Cons: Nothing
7.5 Good
Pros: location was great, overall property was quite clean and comfortable
Cons: check in process was a bit drawn out as only one staff member and he was attending to others. He was very helpful and polite when he got to us but it took quite a while
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The managers on duty were remarkable. They were extremely helpful and friendly. The location was close to town and there was lost of entertainment for our 2yo daughter such as board games, trampoline and animals to feed.
Cons: Nothing
Punga Grove - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
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9.0 Excellent (399 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Punga Grove in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be just steps from Westcoast Wildlife Centre and Glacier Hot Pools. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved the private patio with rainforest view. Also made use of kitchenette to make breakfast in room. It was easy to walk to everything in town from the hotel, including the bus stop. Friendly, helpful staff.
Cons: Needed a way to dispose of coffee grounds from french press other than sink or toilet, like a separate garbage can.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice room Nice surroundings - felt like middle of bush.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Our patio backed onto the forest and this gave a very relaxing feel to the place. Check in was easy and the couple in reception provided lots of useful local information. Real milk for the tea bonus. Great fire place
Cons: Internet kept dropping of so had to use our own mini unit.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: WOW! We wish we could have stayed longer!! We found it hard to want to leave an apartment as beautiful, cozy and comfortable as this! Our hosts were friendly, kind, very knowledgeable and so accommodating! Truly we could never have imagined such a great place to stay for the price! A gorgeous spa bath, fireplace and the rainforest views are truly second to none. We will recommend your fantastic place to everyone!!!!
7.9 Good
Pros: Location & friendly staff
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The gas fireplace made it feel cosy. The backdrop of bush up to the deck was a highlight. With the fireplace on and the ranchslider open we could hear the songs of bird life right at our door. Very special. Loved it.
Cons: Bench for preparing tea and toast in the morning was too small. A little dark in the unit, needed lights on during the day.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: ideal location close to amenities. lovely spacious accomodation and very accomodating for a late arrival

Best Franz Josef Glacier hotels near Westcoast Wildlife Centre

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Rainforest Retreat - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
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8.8 Excellent (2,360 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Rainforest Retreat in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be just steps from Glacier Hot Pools and Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Featured amenities include a computer station, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The room was super clean and modern. Bed very comfortable. Great value and located right next to the glacier.
Cons: Basic double rooms have an entire glass sliding for for a wall- which means you can hear everything outside. This is a spot for backpackers, so people are up late and loud.
7.1 Good
Pros: Nice room with well designed
Cons: The pipe was clogged in the shower and I have to unclog it myself and it flooded the bathroom. Don’t buy the breakfast as it is a basket of some breads, yogurts and milks. No hot food, they will leave the basket for you since the night. If you’re okay with it, should be fine for you. Not that impressed comparing to the price.
7.1 Good
Pros: We were only a short walk into the town with restaurants and bars. Even better was the bar and restaurant on the property. Happy Hour was good value and the food was excellent.
Cons: The room was very small.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Landscape and beautiful forest, comfortable rooms and interiors
Cons: Everything was perfect, no complains
9.6 Excellent
Pros: the tree house was just awesome. amazing resort. beautiful view from the terrace. moonsoon bar was cool.
Cons: air conditioner wasn't very good. should probably add Netflix to the smart tv apps.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Chalet set among the rain Forest
5.4 Okay
Pros: The location is good for seeing the Franz Josef glacier.
Cons: The key thing to know about Rainforest Retreat is that it's a sprawling complex-- one part serves backpackers and summer employees, and the other has higher end options. The higher end options--like the tree huts--aren't worth the money. We experienced the following challenges while there: - There was a major water shortage during our stay. This had happened before (google Franz Josef and water shortages and you'll see several hits), and the next town over (Fox Glacier) had running water. -The hotel staff blamed the water shortage on the city government (which was true), but did nothing for the guests during this time. Since they were shipping water in, the water wasn't potable/safe to drink, but we didn't find that out until we walked into reception. We had to buy our own bottled water to have drinking water. - The hotel staff also refused to do anything when our room had no running water-- they similarly blamed this on the city. However, that wasn't entirely true-- the backpackers had running water for their shower, and the maintenance people (who came 10 hours later) told us that a clogged water filter was why our particular hut had no water. The maintenance staff did eventually fix this so that we were able to shower once during our stay. - The walls between the units were paper thin. When our neighbors in the adjoining unit came home, we heard every movement they made, down to their lying down on the bed. - All of the furnishings were worn and had seen better days. In short, this was not worth $200 a night for a room. I would expect the hotel staff to ensure I have safe water to drink, that any maintenance issues are promptly dealt with (and that staff actually listened to their guests' concerns), and that the business tries to provide a good experience for their guests regardless of the external conditions. For somewhere nice, I would suggest you stay somewhere else, probably in the Fox Glacier township.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The receptionist staff are excellent especially Mel.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Stayed in one of the tree house chalets, wonderful view of the rain forest, felt very private, so well looked after. Restaurant and bar busy, but very comfortable, as this is a large property with lots of accommodation options.
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
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8.4 Excellent (760 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier offers everything you need to explore this dramatic region in style and comfort. With two restaurants, serving hearty, West Coast fare, and the Moa Bar with its open fireplace, you are never without choice. Plus, the nearby hot pools and the Amaia Luxury Spa ensure you can enjoy time out to rejuvenate. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel, and our visitor information and booking service will help you make the most of your time in Glacier Country.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The waiter at the restaurant/ breakfast and the staff at the reception was amazing friendly
Cons: Fruits out of canes Scrambled eggs wasn't fresh eggs Intercontinental should get an update
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very professional and helpful staff
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely loved staying here for 2 nights. We had a very clean and large suite with 2 large comfortable beds, separate lounge with a balcony and kitchenette area and great sized bathroom especially the shower. Nice toiletries supplied that we could take home with us. The staff at reception were very informative of great things to do in the area and were nice and friendly. We were missing a mini bar price list in our room and when I rang reception about it we were given 2 free beverages down at the hotel bar. The bar and lounge area was comfy, relaxing and romantic with its large fire place. We didn't eat at the hotel restaurant because there was so many options out on the main road or the street behind and all within easy walking distance of our room. We had free guest parking right outside our door as well which made driving up to the glacier walk even more accessible. We used the hotel hot tub one night which was great as you have your own private room and time in the tub free of charge. They supply you with towells to use. Overall, absolutely fabulous hotel and great location. Very affordable stay and great value for money. If we are ever in the area again we will be back. Thanks so much for your hospitality and a pleasant experience!
Cons: Only problem was the hot tub was too warm at 40 degrees and we couldn't stay in there long. Being a pit picky, but it would be nice if you supplied torches in all the rooms for any guests wanting to do the tunnel walk without using their mobile phone.
8.0 Excellent
Cons: Could hear the helicopters. Hard to sleep in
8.8 Excellent
Pros: One of the classic places to stay in Franz. Close to places of interest especially the luxury spa just down the road. Top notch place but on the pricey side.
Cons: Nothing I would say was bad about the place except that its on the pricey side of things.
5.8 Okay
Cons: lousy bathroom uncomfortable bed very expansive for a hotel at this level.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice room.
Cons: The bed is too soft for me.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: You can’t beat their service on the West Coast.
Cons: A little dated decor but clean and warm.
Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
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8.3 Excellent (2,265 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be in a national park, within a 5-minute walk of Our Lady of the Alps and Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Very comfortable stay. Great location. Friendly staff. Great facilities.
Cons: Nothing bad. All good.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Pleasant room, communal area was large and we met nice people who were staying there and shared ideas about activities.
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The place was nice , very piecefull. It's marketed as a hotel , but in reality it's a hostel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: No nonsense budget accommodation meeting all your needs.
Cons: Nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: I booked a 8 bed dorm but got a 3 bed instead without any extra charge
8.3 Excellent
Pros: It’s close to town centre and well facilitated.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great Breakfast Great Soup, Great Location, Great value for money.
Chateau Backpacker & Motels - Franz Josef Glacier - Lounge
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7.8 Good (1,798 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Chateau Backpacker & Motels in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Westcoast Wildlife Centre and Our Lady of the Alps. Featured amenities include limo/town car service, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The free breakfast is great, and has pancakes. And the location is perfect, off the main rd and a short walk to everything.
Cons: There's no swimming pool but there is a spa pool :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly atmosphere
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Chris on reception gave me great local advice
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean, big sized room, with all the required items available. The reception area is done up will and we don't quite some time just enjoying the different games available. Great view of the mountains as well. The free breakfast and evening soup is a plus!
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent stay. Amazing full breakfast, loved it. Hot soup in the evening. Enough space and tools in kitchen, chill room; hot water in showers, everything seems tidy enough. Great helpful staff, silent at nights as the road further away from the houses. Many options of staying. Extra touch being an open bubble hot spa bath under a roof just outside there.
Cons: A bit old furniture but it was great in general, fits the alpine style. Wouldnt recommend tent area, solid ground. Wifi could work better, it often disconnects or dies and the router needs restarting from the office side.
4.2 Okay
Pros: Room was listed on site as having towel. There were no towels in the room. The weather had been raining and the carpet in front of the entry and opening sliding door was wet and there was a damp smell to the room.
Cons: Towels to the room. Wet carpet dried or wet vacuumed.