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Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel

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Southampton UK
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked at the last minute. A large impersonal hotel. Checking in was a nightmare no one around for over 10 minutes. Each time I went to reception no one was around. Breakfast expensive so used cheaper cafe's locally. Rooms well appointed difficult to park.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is in the town itself and some distance away from the glacier access point. It provided us with a very modern double room and a very good breakfast. I would stay here again if I had the chance. There seemed to be plenty of free parking available and not too distant from our room. Several coach parties seemed...

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Thank Kayhel2011
Ashburn, Virginia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our tour only stayed here one night. Our building was in an older wing but the room (42) itself was nicely furnished. Sound insulation was not good. The bathroom was small but adequate. It was nice that an umbrella was provided in the room since it was rainy. The dining room was attractive in modern decor but the staff really...

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Thank VW49
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm sorry, but if i'm having to pay nearly £200 for just one night WITHOUT breakfast, (and yes, i appreciate it was New Years Eve), then i don't expect to get a cramped room smelling of damp, with a door and walls so thin that one could hear all the noisy neighbours up and down the corridor all night long....

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Tarvin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at height of holiday season and found the Scenic to be, unsurprisingly, very busy which meant that the room was quite noisy with a constant stream of guests traipsing up and down the corridor which runs between the row of motel style rooms. Ours was comfortable but not scenic. The bathroom was adequate but with a very small plasticky...

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Thank 2015Ric
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a group of 13 who all stayed here for a couple of nights while exploring the area. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the rooms very comfortable. We didn't use the restaurant at all but enjoyed being able to sit st the fireplace in the bar/ lounge every evening enjoying drinks and catching up on the day.

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Thank Caryn H
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were disappointed with this stop and wished we had been able to find something else. The room we were directed to had not been made up at 3:30pm so we got one further along the corridor. Our $395/night room with a double bed and 1 single was tiny and had a tiny bathroom. We also had to park on...

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Thank JulieDP71
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we first checked reception staff was so friendly and the helped us alot. The view from our room was totally amazing and very beautiful. Then we had dinner at the glass house restaurant the food not only looked good but it tasted even better I had the fish dish and now am totally in love with it compliments to...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights. Location was right in the centre of town which was great. Unfortunately the room was very small and not comfortable for the price we paid. Bathroom was so small you had to dry yourself in the room as your arms hit the walls if you try to dry your back! Bed is right right up...

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Felt this was pricy when booking, but as other reviewers have said, it is all about the location. Room was clean and beds very comfortable. Better directions on how to locate the room after checking in would have been appreciated. Did not eat at the hotel so can't comment. Overall staff here very friendly and helpfully.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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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: RM635 - RM1,274 (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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