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    Franz Alpine Retreat

    2 Donovan Drive | State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
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      2 adults
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          US$ 140
          US$ 96
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          Overview
          • Excellent63%
          • Very good27%
          • Average7%
          • Poor2%
          • Terrible1%
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          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Non-Smoking Hotel
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          Self-Serve Laundry
          Breakfast included
          4.0 Star Hotel
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          21 - 25 of 278 reviews

          Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

          The welcome was very warm and welcome, great advice about the things to do in the arena and where to eat. There is a Hummer limousine service which brings you to a pub in the village, this is free of charge. We didn't use it,...More

          1  Thank Paul R
          Response from FranzA554, Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 25 November 2016

          Thanks for your review Paul. The courtesy services offered by three of the eateries in town certainly is an excellent service which is enjoyed by many of our guests. We are glad your stay with us and hope to see you again soon.

          Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

          What an amazing place to stay when stopping to see the glaciers. The family have just taken over s d couldn't be more helpful. Slightly out of town (5 minutes) bug they offer you a courtesy bus if you want to go out into one...More

          Thank Jarrod B
          Response from FranzA554, Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 25 November 2016

          Thanks for your review Jarrod. Being slightly out of town allows us to enjoy the tranquility of the country while still being able to enjoy what the village has to offer. We hope to see you here again in the future.

          Reviewed 8 October 2016

          We arrived late afternoon after travelling by car from Greymouth after a fantastic trans alpine train trip from Christ church to a most welcoming lady in Mel and her daughter, who showed us to our cabin - which ironically was named Bracken -this is my...More

          Thank John N
          Response from FranzA554, Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 25 November 2016

          Thanks for your review John. Yes we do have the privilege of living in one of the most beautiful parts of the world and are glad you had the opportunity to share it with us. "The hills are alive with the sound of...." Come visit...More

          Reviewed 5 October 2016

          We spent two nights here. Very comfortable for a family. Lots of space and excellent facilities. Friendly hosts who could answer our questions and lovely, peaceful views to wake up to. Would definitely return.

          Thank robnwill
          Response from FranzA554, Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 25 November 2016

          Thanks for your review robnwill. We hope you will return to experience more of what our patch of the great West Coast has to offer. It is always a pleasure to share our experiences with our guests. Hope to see you again soon.

          Reviewed 5 October 2016

          Neat 2 bedroom accommodation with good facilities to cook our meal. View from the lounge room area of Franz Joseph glacier. Excellent informative friendly host who encouraged us to go and walk to the glacier even though we arrived quite late. Drove 5 kms to...More

          Thank Aart S
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          • Free Parking
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          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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          • Free Parking
          • Room Service
          • Self-Serve Laundry
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          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator in room
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          • US$ 92 - US$ 236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Kitchenette ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 9
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          • Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) >
          • Franz Josef
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          Momocha99
          Hi, what's the difference between a cottage vs chalets? Thanks
          19 March 2017|
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          Response from FranzA554 | Property representative |
          The chalets are slightly bigger, have DVD players and are further away from the highway. I could quiet easily comfortably live permanently in the two bedroom cottage myself.
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          Elizabeth T
          Hi, are there insect screens in all your units and rooms? The feedback I have read seems to suggest that some do and some don't.
          4 September 2016|
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          Response from Xjapie |
          At present, no there are not. We are investigating the feasibility of having these replaced in the future with more robust type screens, as the screens that used to be in place in all units, were damaged beyond economical... More
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          "All cabins were built so that you could see the view. All accessible with car parked at side."
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          "We showed up unannounced and got a good deal so; do you chance it or not to book or wing it???? LOl."
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          "Book early and enjoy the peace and quiet and the views"
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          "This was a hotel but motel units."
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