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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

When we arrived in Franz Josef we expected nothing particularly special in the accommodations. We were surprised with Alpine Glacier. It's a motel in look and size, but the room was especially surprising. Large, clean, and comfortable. Would definitely stay there again. It's right in the middle of the village and walking distance to a number of places to eat.... More 

1 Thank Atlalfredo
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We got the large family suite which had plenty room for the two of us and a baby in our baby cot. Rooms very modern and clean. Beds very comfortable. Would highly recommend staying here if in town. Had kitchenette which whilst basic, was fine for being able to prepare dinner for the little one. A 1 min walk to... More 

1 Thank Nathan C
Brooklyn, New York
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

This motel was just as nice as the other ones in town that we stayed at, but was a little cheaper. The rooms are decent sized and there's a parking spot directly outside of each of them, which is convenient. They offer milk for coffee but don't provide biscuits like the others. We found the staff to be nice and... More 

2 Thank MegRose11213
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36 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

We arrived late on a very wet day and the room was just great, nice and cozy. The host was very accommodating, made us feel welcome upon arrival. There are some shops nearby for food and basic stuff. Recommended.

1 Thank raspberryinblue
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

We stayed here for one night and although the staff were friendly and helpful, the facilities were nothing other than average. There will be better and worse places to stay in Franz Josef so I rate it average.

Thank Lance C
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The gentleman at Alpine Glacier Motel was so understanding when our child became too unwell for us to travel. We are so grateful for the courtesy shown to us. Very professional customer service and a very decent human being.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Stayed here one night whilst visiting glacier country. This motel is centrally located close to restaurants, gift shops and supermarket. It was spacious and the bed comfy. However, the bathroom had no hob around the shower and the floor got extremely wet. No matter how careful you were to not let the water splash everywhere.

Thank Vanessa M
Port Gentil, Gabon
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here one night and it had everything we needed. The shopping street is just around the corner...so location is perfect too. Beautiful views from the windows and balcony...peaceful area. Had a very good night sleep...would definitely stay here again.

Thank HanneTheresia
Christchurch, New Zealand
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We were so impressed with our accommodation and the tranquility of Franz that we decided to extend our stay from two nights to three. Our room was very clean and well appointed. It was also very spacious and warm and had a small deck off the living area which was lovely to sit at and admire the great views of... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Great location, good wifi , staff helpful, very comfortable, more than enough beds. Quiet location, but that was normal for the area. Very helpful when we were delayed due to road problems, warm rooms.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
24 spacious, well appointed, ground floor studio and family units. Central village location with spectacular alpine and rainforest views, walk to restaurants, shops and attractions. King, queen, deck and spa units with kitchenettes, ensuite bathrooms, Sky TV, DVD players and complimentary DVD library. Spa pool, guest laundry and activities booking service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge

Address: 17 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: ₹ 4,793 - ₹ 16,414 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Alpine Glacier Motor Hotel Franz Josef
Alpine Glacier Hotel
Alpine Glacier Motel
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Franz Josef
#4 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
#5 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Double rooms were very good”
 of 5 bubbles 57iainc, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room #12 is a handicap accessible room.”
 of 5 bubbles Pangea422, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to reserve one with a balcony. Worth the little bit extra.”
  • View from our personal balcony. The next morning the clouds lifted and we had a view of snow-cap
 of 5 bubbles moorpwr, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“on the ends, away from the center where it is crowded and noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles 926cm, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We were in Room 8 and there was a little porch with seating and a view of the glacier - had it not been raining.”
 of 5 bubbles Delightsingoodfood, 25 Mar 2016 | Read review
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