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Mildura, Australia
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248 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

rather dated but clean and comfortable big area to put the cases was appreciated staff were pleasant meals were great . would stay there again surprised to see laundry powder in the rooms. This hotel has everything that is needed by the tourist.

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Te Anau, New Zealand
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47 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Comfortable night spent here on a stop over in Franz. Pricey for what it is, and i do feel there are better options in Franz Josef. The Scenic Chain however are generally top notch and well worth staying at. Staff at the front counter were very helpful. Restaurant was absolutely brilliant. Food was excellent. Definitely worth staying here

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Long Beach, California
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45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our room was situated on the first building of the two. Room was adeqaute for a queen and single size bed. What i do like is a big closet to put two of our suitcases . There is still space to hung your clothes on the side. Few bathroom ammenities , shower was strong. Free WiFi all over the hotel.... More 

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Thank SCT0356
Alexander T, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SCT0356, Thank you for staying with us at the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier. We apprechaite your feedback and looking forward to your next stay with us. Kind regards, Alexander More 

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33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We only stayed one night in this hotel and I was sorry that we didn't have more time. However, it was towards the end of our holiday. We hope to come back some day and spend more time. When we arrived we were greeted warmly by staff and shown where we could park and how to get up to our... More 

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Alexander T, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Cathy B, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your detailed feedback. I am sure it will assist future guests of the hotel with a good inside guide on what to expect. Thank you and best regards, Alexander More 

Texas
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140 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in this hotel just one night and it rained the whole day so missed out on the scenic view of the Southern Alps. The room was very small and had a even smaller bathroom. The room was clean and located at the Graham Wing. Food at the onsite restaurant was good but drinks at the bar were rather... More 

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Alexander T, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel, responded to this review

Dear evelyn s, I am sorry to hear that your stay with us was tarnished by bad weather. However, I am pleased to hear that your overall experience with us was positive. Best regards, Alexander More 

Laguna Beach
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a surprise. This is a newly renovated hotel with large rooms, great bathrooms and the best beds ever, believe me! Front office staff were very nice and helpful to me, answered all my questions with a smile. Great location, close to everything. A true gem!

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Thank christhinar2015
Alexander T, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel, responded to this review

Dear christhinar2015, Thank you for your kind words. We would love to welcome you back to the hotel so please stay in touch. Best regards, Alexander More 

Newcastle, Australia
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our room was absolutely gorgeous, very spacious and the bed was to die for! Everything we could need was provided even a big umbrella. The meals were delicious, dinner and breakfast. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

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Alexander T, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Deborah C, Thank you for taking the post a review of the Hotel on TripAdvisor.com. We enjoyed having you with us and looking forward to your next stay with us. Best regards, Alexander More 

Sivakasi, India
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28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we stayed in this hotel in room no. 210 on 2nd Nov 2016. I think these hotels treats coach passengers as sheep herds & allotts inferior rooms. Rooms were not as good as seen their website. Dining hall was crowded with a very very poor service. After servicing main course food, they served dessert after one hour. Morning breakfast was... More 

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Alexander T, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel, responded to this review

Dear madan131275, Thank you for providing us with your feedback, following your stay at the Scenic hotel Franz Josef Glacier. Best regards, Alexander More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff are friendly and hotel is situated in the centre of the very small town with a few shops and very small supermarket within a 2 min walk. Room 609 which was quiet and set in an outside block overlooking a road and bar but with a view of snow capped mountain beyond. It was a lovely large room with... More 

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Alexander T, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Avril84, Congratulations on posting the 500th TripAdvisor.com review for the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier. I am in particularly pleased to see that it is a very positive review. ;) Warm regards, Alexander More 

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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful hotel with very attentive staff. Shinde and Sharma go out of their way to advise on what to do. Breakfast is sumptuous and gets you off to a great start. Rooms are comfortable with a great view of the Glacier

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Alexander T, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ramkumarr S, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with the wider TripAdvisor.com community. I am in particularly pleased to hear that Umesh and Sonal left a longlisting positive impression with you and that you enjoyed their knowledge and general service. Pleas stay in touch an visit again. Best regards, Alexander More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier sits at the edge of the Westland World Heritage Park, and is just moments from one of New Zealand’s most spectacular natural attractions, the Franz Josef Glacier. Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier makes the most of its alpine location and offers quality accommodation in two separate hotel ‘wings’. Stay in either the Douglas or Graham wing, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings within Franz Josef village. Our hotel is in a premium location, making it the perfect place to base yourself while exploring the magnificent Westland region.Our professional, friendly staff look forward to welcoming you and helping to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable. Your visit will be made even more memorable by the many natural wonders in the area. Just be sure to bring your camera! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel

Address: 36 Main Rd | Off State Hwy 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: RM901 - RM1,331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 177
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Also Known As:
Franz Josef Glacier Hotel
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Franz Josef
#6 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
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“Definitely get a double Superior room.”
 of 5 bubbles , 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a bigger room”
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“Ask for the Glacier view rooms”
 of 5 bubbles , 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view of the Southern Alps.”
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