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Chicago
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a sports driven village and the simple rustic atmosphere of this hotel is a perfect fit. Basic, clean rooms with decent bathrooms. Our room was on the first floor of the main wing on the corner which was a problem as neither fencing nor shrubbery was extended past our windows so there was a clear view of our...

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Alexander T, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Camille H, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. I understand your concern for privacy but can assure you that we have looked into this before and the equipment provided in our rooms (eg. black out and sheer curtains) are effective enough to eliminate the problem. We have decide not to install an additional fence as this...

Northwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The rooms all have a balcony with great views of the mountain range and scenery. The room was comfortable and the buffet breakfast had a good selection choice. We did not eat in the restaurant as we booked a meal at the Blue Ice.

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Alexander T, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel, responded to this review

Dear john r, Thank you for providing feedback following your recent stay with us. I am pleased that you have enjoyed your stay. Please stay in touch and visit again. Best wishes, Alexander

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was clean, comfortable, and well-equipped. It offered complimentary WiFi and I enjoyed the tasty breakfast buffet. Staff were very friendly. I enjoyed my stay and would consider returning if I were to visit Franz Josef again.

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Alexander T, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel, responded to this review

Dear PKS20591, Thank you for putting pen to paper and providing us with your nice feedback. We enjoyed having you staying with us as much as you have enjoyed your time in Franz Josef Glacier. Please stay in touch and visit again. Best wishes, Alexander

Deganwy, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a ground floor room in this mountain resort. The room had a small shower room with a rather frisky shower head (which I reported to reception). The room had a fridge, a room heater (it gets chilly in these parts) tea and coffee making facilities (including a small cafetiere) a safe and a reasonable hair dryer. There was...

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Alexander T, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Pielle2015, Thank you for your constructive feedback. I remember the time we spoke at reception. We will certainly look into your suggestion for improvement in our upcoming shoulder season. Thank you for staying. Best wishes, Alexander

Aldwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel,amazing mountain view from our room. Good buffet breakfast and comfortable room. Staff very helpful. Location is just right, easy walk to town and easy to book local experiences. Walk to glacier is a must!

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Alexander T, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Emmiesgran, Thanks you very much for your kind feedback and for staying with us at the Scenci Hotel Franz Josegf Glacier. We are looking forward to welcome you back to the hotel in the hopefully not so distant future. Best wishes, Alexander

Grimsby
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not really a massive amount of choice here in Franz Josef but the Scenic ticks the boxes. Bed was a bit soft. Scenic, is this a "thing" with you? The Auckland Scenic had really soft beds too. Admittedly the bed here was better than the one in Auckland, and the breakfast was better too. Fulfils the brief.

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Alexander T, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jonothan_and_Elaine, Thank you for providing feedback following your recent stay at the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (and Scenic Hotel Auckland). To answer you question, you slept in one of our Scenic beds which are equipped with a specially designed mattress topper. This mattress topper is really popular by our guests as it provides a real snug in feel....

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is in a lovely place with wonderful views. You just follow the water to get into town that is about a 20 minute walk but worth while. I believe some of the rooms have facilities to do washing and also the availability to cook food.

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Alexander T, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ann B, Thank you for you feedback. However, the hotel is really centrally located with only minutes away from the town centre. It is pleasing to see that you have enjoyed your stay. Please stay in touch and visit again. Regards, Alexander

Cheshire England
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reception was fine, We were shown the way to our room which was on the decond floor. The room was large with a comfortable bed. The bathroom was fine. The views from our room were good. The breakfast was nothing special but OK. The hotel is very close to the all the amenities. The noise from the helicopters is very...

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Alexander T, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Cheshire174, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am pleased to read that in general you have enjoyed your stay with us. Best wishes, Alexander

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is well designed and in the heart of the nature you feel like home. My room was small,pretty,very clean and lovely. The hotel breakfast was average but the glasshouse restaurant inside the hotel ( which serves dinner) was pretty good. Highly recommended ✔️

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Alexander T, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Glnr S, Thank you for providing feedback and it is pleasing to see that you have fully enjoyed your stay at the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier and your dinner at the Glasshouse Restaurant. If it is not to much to ask please also post a review on the Glasshouse Restaurant TripAdvisor page? Best regards and please visit again....

Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having stayed at the Scenic in Dunedin (smart, contemporary, city-centre), we found the FJ Scenic quite different. It's very open plan, almost like a motel. Rooms are comfortable, well equipped and well maintained. Wifi is slow but free! Breakfast in the restaurant is good, but wait till 8.30 when the coach parties have left. As with most South Island towns,...

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Alexander T, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Andy S, Thank you for visiting multiple Scenic Hotel during your recent visit to the South Island of New Zealand. I totally agree with you that most of our hotels are divers and unique in its appearance but so are the regents of the South Island. I hope I am right in me saying that the Scenic hotel Franz...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier sits at the edge of the Westland World Heritage Park, and is just moments from one of New Zealand’s most spectacular natural attractions, the Franz Josef Glacier. Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier makes the most of its alpine location and offers quality accommodation in two separate hotel ‘wings’. Stay in either the Douglas or Graham wing, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings within Franz Josef village. Our hotel is in a premium location, making it the perfect place to base yourself while exploring the magnificent Westland region.Our professional, friendly staff look forward to welcoming you and helping to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable. Your visit will be made even more memorable by the many natural wonders in the area. Just be sure to bring your camera! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel

Address: 36 Main Rd | Off State Hwy 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: ₹ 9,080 - ₹ 22,907 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 177
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Franz Josef Glacier Hotel
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Franz Josef
#6 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
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