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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 April 2015

This accommodation far exceeded our expectations from their web site. The majestic view and tranquil setting on check in took our breath away.The total panoramic view of the snow capped mountains has to be experienced to believe. The 2 bedroom chalet was far superior in space size and comfort than we expected. and hosts Mel & Nigel are a credit...

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MelO776, General Manager at Franz Alpine Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we are glad that you enjoyed our Kiwi Roast. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and experience our beautiful surroundings. We do try to exceed our guests expectations and are thrilled that this time we were able to. We hope you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday and look...

Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 14 April 2015

Franz Alpine Retreat offers precisely what makes a stopover memorable. It embodies comfortable accommodation in an extremely well appointed suite in a self contained cabin format, with vistas over the local ranges that nearly take your breath away. It is a little way out of town (not very far) so you can almost feel the quietness. There is plenty of...

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MelO776, General Manager at Franz Alpine Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you enjoy the remainder of your holiday. Regards Mel & Nigel

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Fantastic place to stay for a couple of nights. Our 2 bedroom apartment was clean, comfortable and spacious. The laundry facilities were great. The whole serenity of the place is a drawcard in itself. Away from the crowds. Could very easily stay here for a week or two. Our hosts, Mel and Nigel were extremely kind and helpful.

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MelO776, General Manager at Franz Alpine Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review and it was a pleasure to host you. We would welcome to have you come and stay with us again in the future. Kind Regards Mel & Nigel

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

We stayed in one of the cottages with 2 bedrooms. The resort looks and feels pretty new. Its owners are very caring. Its away from all the noise and the shops, resturants etc. Couple of the times the owners dropped us at the town centre and the some of the resturants also offer pick up and drop services. So the...

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MelO776, General Manager at Franz Alpine Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We pride ourselves on the fact that even though we are slightly out of town, no one without a car should feel isolated as we will always make sure our guests do get to see the sights. The added benefit of the pick ups from the Restaurants is very handy for our guest. Enjoy...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 9 April 2015

We stayed one quick night in one of their adorable little cottages. The rooms were very very clean, well maintained and well appointed. The only drawback is that because they are built off the ground there is a bit more residual noise (footsteps, etc). You will be happy you booked here.

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MelO776, General Manager at Franz Alpine Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our cottages. Sound proofing is one area we try to make time to remedy peak season but find the cottages are very for groups. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Regards Mel & Nigel

Fish Hoek, South Africa
Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

This is a really good place to explore the area from. The Retreat is out of the tourist busy-ness of the village - too many people. We really enjoyed our stay here. From the moment we arrived until we left we felt welcomed. The apartment is well equipped and spacious enough for a few nights. Highly recommended.

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Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed the quiet of being in the country whilst still being only 4 mins from the town Regards Mel & Nigel

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 4 April 2015

We enjoyed our three nights staying in a two bedroom chalet. Mel and Nigel were very friendly and helpful and they have a restful and relaxing retreat. The rooms were great and I enjoyed the comfy lounge and the view out of the lounge room window. This was the midway spot in our 3 week holiday and it was lovely...

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Thank you for time to write a review and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind Regards Mel & Nigel

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2015

Franz Alpine Retreat is a good motel with comfortable rooms. It is a bit basic but clean and quiet. It a little way out of the town. The owners were helpful and pleasant. You have to provide your own breakfast but there are adequate kitchens.

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Thank you for your review. We are currently in the process of setting up and offering cooked breakfasts. We find that people enjoy the tranquility of being out of town. Kind Regards Mel & Nigel

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Johann Straus would have loved it! In fact I think that the Franz Joseph Alpine Retreat might have suited the Viennese waltz king for its superb mountainous surroundings and the location not far from the equally famous Franz Joseph Glassier. The self-contained apartment bungalows that comprise this retreat turned out to be a real pleasure. Light and clean with nice...

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MelO776, General Manager at Franz Alpine Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We love the peacefulness of being away from the town and enjoying the views and so glad you enjoyed it as well. It is even more beautiful in the Winter. We do hope to accommodate you again in the future and wish you safe travels. Kind Regards Mel & Nigel

Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Reviewed 11 March 2015

Stayed here for one night during February 2014. Jennifer & David were the most warm & gracious hosts. They went out of the way to arrange all little things for us to make our stay special including advising what food to order & from where & what places to visit. Infact they even ordered for us & brought us some...

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Thank you for your review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Regards Mel & Nigel

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Franz Alpine Retreat gives you the perfect retreat in the most beautiful location this country has to offer. Whether you are travelling alone, as a group or a family, it has personalised facilities that fully immerse you in the surrounding environment.Franz Alpine Retreat has been purpose built with facilities that allow you to feel at home, relax, do your own thing and ultimately enjoy the breathtaking environment around you. Our chalets can sleep up to 5. Chalets are equipped with full gas cooking, kitchen - dining room, electric blankets, SKY + Freeview, Wireless Internet, Phone & insect screens. Other facilities within the complex DVD library, BBQ, full laundry facilities, continental breakfast.A perfect place to stay - your home away from home! ... more   less 

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Address: 2 Donovan Drive | State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: ₹ 8,150 - ₹ 17,216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Franz Alpine Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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