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Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 25 May 2013

What a great little place! When we arrived we got a little nervous as it was quiet and looked a little shabby. Then we opened the doors to our room and were extremely happy!! Very well presented rooms, spacious and immaculate. The host is super friendly and is more than happy to give advice and recommend places. Walking distance to...

Thank AustThomas
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 May 2013 via mobile

Thank you guys for making this legit the best motel I have stayed at my whole trip. The staff's attitude on life is just amazing. Such happy people to be around and they just make you feel so welcomed. The rooms are beautiful, spacious and luxurious all combined. The beds were comfortable and everything was just right. I have no...

Thank BostonianReporter
Reviewed 22 May 2013

Its an ok place to stay but definitely not deserving of 4.5 stars. The room was of good size and reasonably priced. It is also close to the center of the Franz Joseph village which is convenient. Car parking seemed plentiful. A couple of issues though: firstly the heater is on a fixed timer so during the night it switched...

Thank EvilParrot
Reviewed 20 May 2013

The motel appears to be relatively new. It is a short walk to town and restaurants. The rooms were clean and a good size. It had a small kitchenette. The bathroom was a wet room style which meant that water went everywhere when showering - including toilet. The parking infront of your unit was a bit difficult if you had...

Thank AntarcticBound
Reviewed 19 May 2013

On the outside the Alpine Glacier lodge appears like your standard 70's motel, nothing to get excited about - nor should you for the modest tariffs in a tourist town. But for its calibre you can't go wrong. The human touch was remarkable, amazingly friendly and helpful service all the way to such a degree it was a talking point....

Thank nielsmarston
Doncaster East, Australia
Reviewed 19 May 2013

Close by the main part of town, easy walk to the shops etc. Very spacious rooms which were neat and clean and also comfortable with its own kitchen. Very friendly staff who were very accommodating. Recommended.

Thank JayCeetrips
Reviewed 19 May 2013

You are literally just steps from everything. The motel room we stayed in was clean and spacious, with a wall mounted tv. The kitchenette seemed well equipped. The bathroom was large and had a welcome heat light, although the wet room style shower ensured that water went everywhere when you showered. The managers were incredibly chirpy, lovely stay.

Thank Baffenbear
Colorado Springs
Reviewed 14 May 2013

Great place for our three-night stay. Franz Josef was very scenic with great access to the glaciers and truly memorable walks. The Alpine Glacier Motel is located in town. Very close to bus stop but on a quiet street. Large, very clean and comfortable room with very nice couch and large tv. Kitchen had everything-stove, frig, microwave, pots, dishes &...

2Thank Tom Y
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 11 May 2013

We didn't arrive to our motel room until 1am after a long drive from Christchurch and the motel manager nicely left our room unlocked w/ the lights on, which felt so welcoming after a gruesome drive. We weren't impressed when we initially entered the motel premises, but after entering our Deck Studio, I was impressed with the nice high ceilings,...

Thank kimposbl
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Tucked behind the Main Street, we found the Alpine Glacier to have everything we needed. We only stayed overnight, but our king studio was clean, comfortable and of a good standard. The kitchenette was great to prepare a simple meal in, room seemed newish (or at least refurbished) and it was all within walking distance of everything, although Franz Josef...

Thank Aggi_Chris

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: ₹ 4,269 - ₹ 8,762 (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
#4 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
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