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Michigan
Reviewed 5 December 2007

We stayed at the hotel on our honeymoon through New Zealand. We booked the Wallace Room/Honeymoon Suite. Room: Wonderful. The view from the room is spectacular - my wife's breath was taken away. The room was clean, well appointed with 4 post queen bed, and a old fashioned clawed tub. Very quiet, romantic room. Location: Slightly outside of the city...

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Farnborough, England
Reviewed 3 October 2007

We stayed here one night as part of a tour around South Island. It is a modern clean property which appears to be fairly newly built. Service was polite and efficient but we never quite got the feeling of being welcome. Possibly our fault because we knew that we were only going to be one night but we definitely felt...

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3Thank IanBa
Free Union, Virginia
Reviewed 29 September 2007

When I went back to check the reservation before we left for our honeymoon I emailed them to make sure everything was in order. They had us listed in a different room and a different date. They said that my husband had made a change through a discount website, which was an outright lie to cover their mistake. How do...

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2Thank Kelly M
Australia
Reviewed 1 May 2007

What a beautiful place - wish we had stayed longer then just two nights. This place has a cosy country feel to it and tends to take your breath away as you drive up the drive way to it. It is only a small retreat - but this is great as it means you have quite a bit of privacy...

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1Thank AllieAustralia
California
Reviewed 24 November 2006

My sister, brother-in-law, husband and I spent 2 nights at the Franz Josef Glacier Retreat in early November based on Tripadvisor reviews and a 4+ star Qualmark rating. We reserved the Graham and Greene rooms on the second floor at a rate of $250NZD per night which includes a delicious home cooked breakfast. The hotel is about 5 minutes outside...

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2Thank grismis
London
Reviewed 15 November 2006

This is a great hotel with a very friendly host and a very relaxing atmoshphere. It is slightly out of the town but appeared to be the only really decent hotel in the area. We dined in the restaurant and the food was absolutely delicious, as was the breakfast the next day. The bed was very comfortable and the veranda...

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1Thank Kiwireviews
nz
Reviewed 5 October 2006

The couple who stayed in the schilling room, convinced me after reading their review to also give it a go..and are we glad we did! what a great place. Absolutely fantastic. If you want something a like bit special..this is the place. The 2 person spa bath in the bathroom is much better in my opinion than the 4 poster...

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1Thank kiorakiwi
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 September 2006

Whilst in New Zealand we stayed at Villa Del Lago and Nugget Point in Queenstown and then drove over to Franz Josef and stayed at this wonderful place! (this was by far our favourite). The hosts are warm and welcoming, the setting is gorgeous and the rooms superb. (we stayed in the honeymoon suite - a must - beautiful four...

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1Thank imajica77
essex uk
Reviewed 1 May 2006

My Husband and I have just returned from a 3 week trip to NZ we stayed 2 nighnts at the Franz Joseph Country Retreat. it is a 10-15 min drive to the town so you do need transport but well worth it. The home/hotel is a large self build based on an original design. Marie and Glen are very welcoming,...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
New specially built, boutique bed & breakfast lodge. Set in 200 acres of peaceful family farmland, looking towards Lake Mapourika, five minutes drive to the village. By staying with us you get to experience the beauty 'Glacier Country' offers, as well as to share the local history and knowledge of this special place, where our pioneer family has resided for over 100 years. All rooms have magnificent views of the lake or mountains and are centrally heated. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Franz Josef Glacier Country Retreat

Address: State Highway 6 | Lake Mapourika, 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: ₹ 12,504 - ₹ 19,196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Franz Josef Glacier Country Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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