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Featherston, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely fantastic. Booked through Booking.com. Excellent value for money. $275 for 4 of us with single/separate beds. Brilliant. Excellently appointed. Free WiFi. Very, very helpful staff - no problems when we advised our sailing to South Island had been cancelled; they have a late arrival facility. Cannot rate it highly enough. Fabulous.

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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this review

Thanks Lynne, I hope your CSHPD car got to Queenstown ok. Kevin

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at Glenfern. As others have mentioned, the villas are very comfortable and well equipped. Ours had great views of the glacier. Staff are particularly helpful, relaxed and friendly.

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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this review

Thanks for the great comments Barry. The view from some of the villas is pretty good on a fine day. Kevin

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here at the recommendation of another friend. Thank goodness. We loved it! It was super clean and just a couple of miles from town. It had a great deck and they have a bbq you can borrow. It was wonderful for us to be able to bbq something since we had been eating out our...

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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this review

Thanks Leanne for those great comments. The BBQs are a good addition and you can cook some real food instead of eating at restaurants all the time. Kevin

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Based just outside Franz Josef village on SH6, the villas are very well laid out with all amenities. Stayed for two nights and the girl at the reception was absolutely fantastic and extremely helpful. The owners are also great hosts. Thank you.

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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this review

Hello Viren S, thanks for the good comments, Im glad you seemed to enjoy your stay with us, and yes we are lucky that Santana is a nice young lady. Kevin

Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in the 2brm 2nights with another couple, nice clean villas, good kitchen and lounge area. Bedroom 1 was up steep stairs and no bathroom , plenty of space for an ensuite to be added . Only bathroom downstairs next to 2nd bedroom. lovely receptionist with lots of local knowledge. Good laundry facility. Out of Franz Joseph Township but easy...

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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this review

Hello Shirlee H, Our website mentions that we only have 1 Bathroom in our 2 bedroom villas, perhaps you should think of booking 2 x 1 bedroom villas if you require 2 bathrooms

Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is definitely worth staying at. The owners are really nice, friendly and helpful. The suites are large and well done. They have a petting zoo with alpacas, sheep & ducks that you can feed. Even though they are located out of town, they have a list of restaurants that will pick you up and return you for free.

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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this review

Hi RichZiegler, Thanks for your kind words, the team here try hard to maintain the standards for you to enjoy your stay. Kevin

East Yorkshire, England
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Due to an error of our travel agent, we only stayed here for 1 night instead of 3. How we wish we could have stayed for 3 nights. The standard of the villa was amazing. Very spacious, clean and well equipped. It was a bit of a walk into the main tourist area where all the shops and bars are...

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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this review

Hi JackieM24, Thanks for your comments, its not to bad of a walk into town on a fine day 25-30 mins. Kevin

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived on a cold dull rainy day in February and were very impressed that the heating had been switched on in our unit. The unit was very spacious and well furnished. It was very clean and well equipped. The villas are a little way out of Franz Josef which makes it a very peaceful setting. Lovely little extra touch...

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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, yes we are 3 km from Town, and as you said that makes it even more peaceful and relaxing. Kevin

Dallas, Tx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two nights at FJG at this hotel. Just a short drive from town, this hotel is right off the highway. Our villa was spacious, clean and well stocked in its kitchen. Beds are comfortable. The staff is very helpful. No problems with our stay, whatsoever. I enthusiastically recommend this hotel.

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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this review

Hi Sanjay, All the staff try their best to be helpful.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only stayed one night here on our motorcycle tour of south island but it was a really nice place- big and spacious inside, lovely and clean and very modern.Excellent helpful and knowledgeable staff- They even arranged a free stretched limo to take us to dinner and back! Property also had a carport area right outside our door where we...

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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this review

Hi iansC5720SQ, Im glad you seemed to enjoy your short stay with us, and that limo isn't to bad. Kevin

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Glenfern Villas Franz Josef

Address: State Highway 6, 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: RM510 - RM884 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Glenfern Villas Franz Josef 4.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Booked through Booking.com Excellent deals and value for moey”
Lynneonekidney, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Not having en suite upstairs would not stay with again.”
shirleeh2015, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a villa further away from the highway to reduce noise.”
pgsanjay, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ask for one not on the boundary with the state highway”
filligirl, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Each villa looked amazing - just enjoy!”
PaulofNottingham, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
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