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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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    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...More

    Thank SmritiGera
    Response from MelO776, General Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 25 March 2015

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

    Reviewed 6 March 2015

    At first glance, I was a bit disapointed. The detached cabins appear to be "pre-fabs" set on a hill with little vegetation next to the main highway. But after a day and night, I noted the utility of these cabins, excellent furnishings, kitchen and movies...More

    Thank joelaing7
    Response from MelO776, General Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 25 March 2015

    Thank you for your review. We did have trees and vegetation all the way along the Highway but we had a 100 year storm come across the Tasman and completely destroyed ALL the surrounding trees and closed the roads for days. It will now take...More

    Reviewed 27 February 2015

    We stayed in the 2 bedroom cottage for a couple of nights and found it very comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped and the lounge area has lovely comfy sofas. The bed was just right and although you're quite close to the main road there...More

    Thank Diane47uk
    Response from MelO776, General Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 5 March 2015

    Thank you for you review. The new cottages are delightful and as you pointed out, even though they are by the road, they are actually quite quiet. Unfortunately there is only 1 main cable into the whole of Franz Josef for Internet, so it does...More

    Reviewed 22 February 2015

    The first look at the property brought us so much joy.. beautiful cottage, just like one would imagine in a land far from the hustle of big cities..the views were excellent..even better was our host Jennifer..she helped us get to the city centre and even...More

    Thank AnilSh
    Response from MelO776, General Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 5 March 2015

    Thank you for your review and we are so glad that you liked our new cottage that we have brought on board. They are delightful and spacious and suit peoples needs. We hope to see you again in the future. Jennifer dosent work at our...More

    Reviewed 1 February 2015

    I booked this online before travelling to New Zealand for a family holiday in January. The reviews and pictures looked OK and as many do and have done before us - it was a one night stay while we walked to the glaciers and enjoyed...More

    Thank LovesAWine
    Response from MelO776, General Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 19 February 2015

    Thank you for your review. Although we do feel your review was unfounded we appreciate your time to bring a few areas of concern to our attention. At the time of your travel it is Peak Season and to accommodate such a large group this...More

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    • US$ 96 - US$ 239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    Momocha99
    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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    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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