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Glacier Gateway Motel

09/04/2017 10/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 June 2015

My wife and I stayed here for one night on our way up the west coast. Fox Glacier village is a charming place and the motel was the first property you see travelling North as you enter town. We received a warm welcome an was allocated a motel room with 2 double beds, comfortable seating and cooking facilities. It was...

Thank russell b
Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 30 May 2015

This was a basic accomodation place, however, for the one night we were there, we could cope. The location was out of town but the view of the glacier was amazing the next morning. The room has all that was needed, however, our room ran off a communal hallway. The walls were thin, and noise from other inconsiderate guests was...

Thank Helen H
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 27 May 2015

This place a bit isolated and away from town. Perfect for married couple in honey moon, family and groups of friend who need privacy. Quiet with beautiful scenery and nice environment. But they dont have common kitchen so for muslim who want to cook will be disappointed. The owner (family own) are nice and helpful.

Thank suryati
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Unfortunately the negatives far outweigh the positives for this motel. The shower was the worst we'd used on our 3 month tour of NZ, the more you increased the temperature, the less water came out so you had a choice between a cold shower but normal pressure or vice versa. The wifi was free and unlimited which is all well...

Thank Sandra3522
Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2015

A nice motel - the owners were very friendly and helpful, with a good continental breakfast. Room was comfortable and clean. Very handy for the glacier, but note that while it's only a short walk out of Franz Josef town (under 10 minutes) this walk does take you right out of town over a dark bridge. WiFi was free and...

Thank cuccir
Reviewed 18 April 2015

The ladies at the front desk were lovely. Unfortunately we did not get the room we booked and had a room with three single beds instead. They were not the most comfortable beds but the room served our needs. Loved the book with restaurant menus and the free wifi. The rooms allowed us to clearly hear our neighbours, fortunately they...

Thank Keely S
Reviewed 6 April 2015

This was the most basic of the motels we had stayed in, in New Zealand. Small room without hot plates. Small bathroom, no mixer taps. Shower had a stainless steel base and a white curtain. Everything was clean, just old, but could be considered retro!!! Curtains a bit thin and the walls too. Very hard to wash up the dishes....

1Thank colourfulcloud
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Stayed one night. Unit average but a little cramped. No seating except two hard chairs against a small table. Minimal kitchen facilities and bathroom small. Décor and furnishings looking a little jaded, but overall cleanliness of a good standard. Owner friendly and helpful. Motel situated slightly out of town - O.K. for car.

Thank kiwibear_12
Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2015

A friend and I spend just one night at this motel and couldn't have asked for a more suitable spot. The room was spacious with doors opening onto the garden and chairs to sit out if you had time. The views of the mountains were spectacular and the road leading up to Fox Glacier was at the end of the...

Thank MarydeCarteret
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 March 2015

Our third night was at Glacier Gateway Motel at Franz Josef. Now Franz Josef is a very small area, which only caters to tourists for the Franz Josef Glacier. All in all, Franz Josef consists of may be two streets with an instance of each amenity. So I am not sure if we should call it a village as well....

Thank Priungkush

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
23 Units ranging from studios for 1-2 persons to family cottages for 1-5 persons. Budget units, best value, best views, best location. Free wireless Wi Fi. 50 Plus channels of Sky, flat screen TV's, insect screens on all windows. We are 500m from the main village - nice and quiet with fantastics national park, glacier and bush views. All rooms are clean, comfortable and affordable. Family units have cooking facilities, we have plenty of on-site parking and a laundry,playground. Free tour booking office for all locals walks, flights and other activities. Friendly new owners . Come spend a night, not a fortune! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Glacier Gateway Motel

Address: State Highway 6, | Franz Josef Glacier,, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: ₹ 5,559 - ₹ 10,476 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Glacier Gateway Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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“Away from the communal hallway, if possible.”
 of 5 bubbles helenhW6391KX, 30 May 2015 | Read review
“all rooms supposely good”
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 of 5 bubbles suryati, 27 May 2015 | Read review
“Glacier View Room”
 of 5 bubbles Priungkush, 16 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Get a room with glacier view”
 of 5 bubbles rosie_lusznat, 15 Mar 2015 | Read review
“If you want a mountain view then accept the road is not too far away. Generally very quiet and you do then get space to sit out.”
 of 5 bubbles DameB2013, 15 Feb 2015 | Read review
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