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    The Terrace Motel

    15 Cowan Street, Box 44, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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    Overview
    • Excellent52%
    • Very good37%
    • Average9%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “glow worms” (22 reviews)
    “warm scones” (9 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    Kitchenette
    Multilingual Staff
    Wheelchair Access
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    4.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 296 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Great place to stay, warm, clean and currently having a bit of an upgrade. Comfortable beds, great shower and a flat screen TV. A kitchenette so you can have a cook up if you so wish. Walking distance to the local shops and eateries. Friendly...More

    Thank comm-traveler
    Response from Tom S, Owner at The Terrace MotelResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hi Comm -traveler I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and found the rooms warm and clean. I hope the rest of your trip goes well and you are able to stay with us again (when you do book directly on our site...More

    Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

    We stayed at the terrace motel while in Franz Josef and were given room 13, a 2 bedroom. Very clean and had all the things needed for a comfortable family stay. The bathroom was just renovated as well. Staff were welcoming and had good suggestions...More

    Thank HappyBingo
    Response from Tom S, Owner at The Terrace MotelResponded 19 August 2017

    Hi HappyBingo Thank you for your review, I we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and would highly recommend us. We hope you are able to come back and stay with us in the future - when you do book on our...More

    Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

    Lovely clean well appointed unit and very well priced in off season . Amazing shower in beautiful newly refurbished bathroom.Wi Fi a bit tricky but that's typical of rural NZ and really not an issue. Great recommendations for dinner thank you . Will recommend you...More

    2  Thank Rosemary H
    Response from Tom S, Owner at The Terrace MotelResponded 19 August 2017

    Hi Rosemary Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear your would recommend us. We hope you are able to come back and stay with us again, when you do book on our own website for our lowest prices. Regards Logan

    Reviewed 9 August 2017

    We stayed for two nights in this motel, it near the main street so close to shop and restaurants. Only a short walk to free Glow Warm caves and about 3 minutes walk to Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools, also giving you the benefits discount...More

    2  Thank wrm-car
    Response from Tom S, Owner at The Terrace MotelResponded 13 August 2017

    Hi Wrm-car Thank you for your review. We are very happy hear you will stay with us when you come back to Franz Josef (when you do book direct on our own website for our lowest prices). We hope the rest of your trip goes...More

    Reviewed 8 August 2017

    Very well presented rooms in a central location. The proprietor went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed, which made us feel very comfortable. The glow worm tours were a really nice cherry on the top for our stay.

    2  Thank Keith B
    Response from Tom S, Owner at The Terrace MotelResponded 13 August 2017

    Hi Keith Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope you are able to stay with us again in the future. Regards Logan

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room amenities
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 85 - US$ 226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #3 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms ,
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 11
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    • West Coast Region >
    • Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) >
    • Franz Josef
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    Response from nursenancy2013 | Reviewed this property |
    so sorry.I have not logged in for ages and only just saw your question. I see have others have answered ! Enjoy
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    "Could see a Glacier looking out our cottage window. Very quiet and well heated"
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    "Just the right size"
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    "Best to choose a room that isn't next to the caravan park."
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    "Take the free glow worm tour at the motel"
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