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Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel

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Greenwich, Connecticut
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Scenic Hotel was a vey pleasant spot for us to stay for two nights during our month in New Zealand. Rooms were clean and comfortable, a minor maintenance issue was quickly and cheerfully resolved, and the staff was really helpful in macho suggestions. The Scenic Hotel is just a minute or two outside of town, but it is conveniently...

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Hamilton, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My girls and I stayed at the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef during the Fall Break in April. We were surprised by the three twin beds when we checked in. We had never stayed in a room laid out this way before. The room was very clean and the twin beds were very comfortable. The front desk staff was very courteous...

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

Dear Matecha, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of the hotel on TripAdvisor.com. I am pleased to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Best regards, Alexander

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier has an award in the lobby as "most improved" - and it is a nice hotel. Rooms are large, yet the bathrooms are small. Our room had a bathroom fan that was noisy and could not be turned off and housekeeping didn't get to our room until 4:00 pm. Breakfast buffet is decent -...

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

Dear Dabarton, Thank you for pointing our one of our many awards we have picked up over the past few years. However, the most recent awards was winning the West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Award for Tourism & Hospitality in 2015. Something we are really proud of and which I believe reflects the great customer service we provide to...

Winter Haven, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the center of town, easy walk to everything. We had a large room with a queen bed and twin bed. Lots of space for luggage. Nice breakfast buffet. Free parking, and free wifi. I would stay here again.

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

Dear Frank J, Thank you for providing feedback following your recent stay with us. We are now looking forward to welcome you back to the hotel in the hopefully not so distant future. Best regards, Alexander

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed a couple of nights at this hotel. The check in at reception was swift and we were shown our room which was next to a street overlooking a bar and restaurant, a little noisy in the early evenings but the village sleeps early. The room was clean when we went in and had 2 large beds, which could...

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

Dear Agil N, Congratulations for posting the 600. TripAdvisor review for the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier. I am pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Best regards, Alexander

UK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this hotel with my husband on a tour of New Zealand. On arrival, we were greeted by the friendly and professional reception staff. The gentleman could not do enough to help us. Our room overlooked the glacier with an amazing view. Room was spotlessly clean and bed really comfortable. Hotel is in a great location near to bars...

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

Dear larrioUk, Thank you very much for your lovely review of the hotel. I am pleased to read that you fully enjoyed your stay with us and that you would not hesitate to recommend us to others. Please stay in touch and visit again. Best wishes, Alexander

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of this hotel was good, however they did not give us the room that we ordered. We had booked 2 queen sized beds for two people, but ended up having a double and a single, which we had to fight over. The balcony was two chairs right next to the street. Neither the heater or the towel warmer...

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

Dear ljbirkinhead, I am sorry to hear that your stay with us was overshadowed with unnecessary inconveniences to you. I am most apologetic that we wrongly allocated a room to you that did not have the desired bedding configuration. Definitely a faux pas on our side. The heater and the towel warmer do work in your our rooms but were...

Central Oregon, Oregon
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice modern hotel in town. Our triple room had three twin beds with soft top mattresses. The large closet alcove allowed us to store our suitcases open on shelves and also use the closet rod while being out of the way. There was a room safe. The shower stall was unusually small and there was very little...

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

Dear walkalot4ever, Thank you for providing feedback. You have stayed in one of our standard rooms which are a bit smaller than our superior rooms. I am sorry to hear that the operating sound from your in-room refrigerator caused noise disturbance to you. I will certainly follow this up with our housekeeping team. Best regards, Alexander

Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights on way from Christchurch to Queenstown and in order to see the Glaciers. Very comfortable rooms with a good breakfast. In a central location within easy walking distance to restaurants, supermarket and helicopter flights to the Glaciers.

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

Dear Sue C, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review, following your recent stay at the Scenci Hotel Franz Josef Glacier. I am please to see that you enjoyed your time with us. Best wishes, Alexander

Santa Fe, NM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped overnight en route to the Fox Glacier and couldn't have had a more pleasant stay at this hotel. Our room was quiet, well furnished with comfy bed and all the amenities. Dinner was quite good as was their large buffet breakfast. Staff was very pleasant. Highly recommend!

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

Dear BKandCB, Thank you very much for your kind words. It is always rewarding to hear when guest have fully enjoyed a stay at the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier. Please stay in touch and visit again. Best regards, Alexander

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  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: RM577 - RM1,248 (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
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#4 Family Hotel in Franz Josef
#6 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
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