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Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier

0.3 km from Franz Josef centre
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34 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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Taupo District, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed in a number of these motels, they offer good value for money but the compact rooms are a tight fit for two people with a lot of luggage. Underwhelmed by our reception - manager just finishing a disagreement with another couple, wouldn't check the weather forecast (because he found it too depressing), tea bags not replenished daily. Rooms were...

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Asheville, North Carolina, Usa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is clean and well-located, close to everything in this small town. A typical chain motel experience - predictably standard. We had room 16, upstairs. No problems with noise,or anything else. I think parking could get a little tight, but we had room.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From a 5 week trip this was the best hotel we stayed in. Lovely place, lovely people, clean, well equipped..... just perfect. TO eat go to the landings. do the helicopter glacier trip and visit the lovely warm glacier pools.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

As with others we needed a base for a night to visit the glaciers. This place was one of the more expensive motels we booked on our South Island tour and the smallest room. it was clean but snug, served the purpose. we had to wait nearly 10 minutes for reception to be attended, so don't walk away if no...

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Perth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a compact queen room for 1 night on our way up the west coast. The room is certainly compact however it suited us perfectly for the night. It was warm, great shower and walking distance to restaurants and bars.

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Adam H, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for staying the night with us and for taking the time to post a review. Pleased you enjoyed the shower! Cheers Adam

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As it says on the label the Bella Vista is a motel. What you get are very snug double rooms with a kitchenette which is well enough equipped for a simple dinner and breakfast. The beverage pack includes a coffee bag so you get a good cup of coffee in the morning. We stayed on the night of 18th January...

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Adam H, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier, responded to this review

Hi Mike, Thanks for taking the time to submit your feedback. We recently changed our plunger coffee to the coffee bag system, it sure makes a nice brew! We have had a few weather bombs over this summer, hopefully they are behind us now. Cheers Adam

Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Very nice property, well run, very clean and good staff who are personable and very helpful. Well presented with all the facilities required. Location was close to town so we could leave the car and walk everywhere.

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We spent one night at the Bella Vista motel and were very pleased with both the friendly reception from the manager and the facilities in our room. Though the room was on the small side it had everything we needed and was very clean and comfortable. We parked our car easily and once settled in our room were able to...

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Adam H, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for staying with us during January. It sure is great being central in the village, there are 6 great restaurants within 400 meters walk, actually that is about as far as you can go in either direction before you find the edge of the village! My housekeeping team were really pleased you found the room to be clean...

Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Well situated with free parking. Super friendly and helpful staff. Clean and well presented room, towels changed daily etc. I especially liked the personal touches like the welcome note when we arrived after a very long drive from Milford Sound - the guys had also left a little milk in the fridge for us to make a hot drink. I...

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Adam H, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier, responded to this review

Hi Vickie, You did well in your mission drive from Milford Sound. It is about 7.5 hrs drive from TeAnau to Franz, with no stops! I'm pleased you found your room to be clean and well presented. Hope you had some shorter driving days after your stop with us. Regards Adam

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 January 2017

A lovely motel to stay for 2 days for us.The room had everything we needed.There were heaters in the bedroom and bathroom what we needed to dry our wet clothes after a rainy Franz Josef day :) Umbrellas were provided at reception too. Free towels were also provided when we visited the hot pools (must visit place) just up the...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are just a minute's walk to a variety of flights, glacier hikes, restaurants, the Wildlife Center with its Kiwis and the Glacier Hot Pools. Offering a range of modern studio accommodation including, spa bath, queen and twin studio, mountain view studio and larger one bedroom family accommodation. All accommodation includes in-room phones, free Wi-Fi, hairdryers, complimentary tea, coffee, drinking chocolate & fresh milk, fridge, small microwave, toaster and a hot water kettle. Some rooms have full kitchen facilities. Off-street parking, guest laundry and BBQ area are available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier

Address: 34 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: ₹ 5,353 - ₹ 15,672 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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