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Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 22 August 2015

A good accommodation for couple of days for the price they offer , nothing extra special, The team there was very helpful.Their help guided me to the beautiful locations in and around Fox glacier that too when you have to make the best use of your time available and one among them was Lake Mathewson and picture perfect location ,...

Thank RejiThomson
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 19 August 2015

The rudest man to deal with. Our mistake we had booked wrong date! We did not get a email and he overcharged us by double. We had stayed at Bella vista Wanaka the 2 nights before with friendly staff, franz Josef has put us off Bella Vistas. Found a much nicer, larger and friendly motel, alpine glacier motel.

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

Thank you your review. My sincere apologies if I came across as being rude, I certainly did not mean to come across that way. My aim was to find the best solution in line with our network policy on no-shows. This policy is clear, and was agreed to by you in the terms and conditions of your booking. As you...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 August 2015

So-so hotel in a great location. Biggest complaint, we checked out early (6am) and the front desk was locked with no where to drop the key. There was a number to call but no one answered. With left our keys in the room and hoped for the best. Bathroom could use a hard core scrubbing and was musty. Room was...

Thank jebian
Mount Gambier, Australia
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Clean and friendly and amazing views from our mountain view room. Heating was a little quirky and the bathroom floors were freezing but they have heated towel rails and the best shower heads and water pressure.

Thank Stewart B
Otago Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 July 2015

The view from our room was amazing. Very cold morning with below zero temperature. Carpark very icy and office door lock although it was past opening hours, had to ring doorbell couple of times to get attention to hand back keys. Would be nice if owner can advise when booking in that keys can be left in room upon departure...

Thank TinVet
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Room was nice and service fantastic and very friendly. Shower a bit average but otherwise perfect. Heater was even put on for us when we arrived. Wifi was free and unlimited which was a big plus. Not a 5 star hotel but brilliant value for money.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Great place and fantastic location. Would stay again anytime. Rooms well decked out and staff go out of their way to assist. Close to the glacier and everything the location has to offer. Good food close by

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 19 July 2015

We went to NZ on our honeymoon and Franz Josef was part of the itinerary. The bookings were done by our travel agents so we did not had any idea of the place. It came as a beautiful surprise to us, as we found the room extremely cozy and comfortable. The breakfast arrangement was a delight as we did not...

Thank Vips05
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Stayed here with my girlfriend. the backdrop to the town is utterly amazing, right in the centre of the glacier park. The room is very uninspiring an OK location on the road behind the main drag. quite stay, beds comfy tiny tiny room. you do get a pint of free milk everyday.

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

Hi Craig, Thanks for staying with us during your December visit to Franz Josef Glacier You timed your visit right to see some terrific West Coast rain. You did well to see some mountains! The winter special deal you booked was for one of our Queen Compact Studio. We do have a range of larger studio. I'm pleased you found...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 June 2015

We stayed for one night at Bella Vista and had a very pleasant experience, the staff was extremely helpful and provided everything and more to ensure that our time there was great, including extra towels to go to the hot pools, milk for coffee/tea, umbrellas, vouchers for dinner and recommendations for activities to do in Franz Josef. In comparison to...

Thank NathShani

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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
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: RM325 - RM674 (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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Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
#7 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
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“Upstairs would be better”
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“Mountain view rooms are on first floor - we thought it was worth paying a little extra for them.”
JuliaB246, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Visitors who may have mobility issues or trouble carrying luggage up stairs may want to consider booking ground floor accommodation.”
  • A view of the mountains from across the car park outside Bella Vista Motel
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“Has a kitchette so you can cook meals, adequate equipment to do so.”
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