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Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
1
9.3 Excellent (945 reviews)
₹ 11,166+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be in a national park, just steps from Glacier Hot Pools and 6 minutes by foot from Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, express check-in, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was very spacious, clean and comfortable Nice modern bathroom. All facilities and fittings were of a high standard The owner /managers were very friendly and helpful
Cons: Not cheap, but I appreciate that that is a reflection of the remote location of the property Nothing else comes to mind
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We returned to Frans Joseph for the second time. Accommodation is expensive here. The glacier walk was flooded so we walked to Wombat Lake instead which was beautiful. This property is really good...the towels are changed daily; lovely and helpful hosts. Towels are provided for the thermal pool as well.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location and nice and helpful staff and owner. Room with parking just outside the door
9.0 Excellent
Pros: stylish decoration, updated kitchen and bathroom
Cons: price
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly and helpful management and staff
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great convenient location...clean.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Good sized room, friendly staff, good facilities in room, good location
Franz Josef Oasis - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
2
9.2 Excellent (1,398 reviews)
₹ 11,667+
Overview Reviews
Located in Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef Oasis is in a national park, within a 5-minute drive of Glacier Hot Pools and Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Featured amenities include multilingual staff, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.0 Good
Pros: Fine for an overnight stay. Good location and everything you need
Cons: We had a disabled bathroom which we had not requested. Would have preferred not to have had this.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The Room was Beautiful!
Cons: The staff forgot to tell us breakfast was included...
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Really great service - Jelle was very nice host, smiling, patient and very helpful! I liked a lot large room with (electric) fireplace, nice, new & very clean bathroom, but most of all view from the bed toward mountains! We had a room with view (no 12) and I think it makes a difference! There are some rooms with parking view - would not like to have one. There is a restaurant in the hotel with very good green mussels.
Cons: I was surpriced to learn that to have a dinner in the restaurant you had to book much earlier - like in the morning. Restaurant seams to serve not many tables during evening (there is 6 or 7 at the restaurant patio) which is surprising since there is a cook already working.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The restaurant was really good. A simple menu but all executed very well. The waiter was attentive and pleasant . It was lovely to sit on the covered deck looking over the garden.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely hotel
Cons: Excellent food
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Franz Josef Oasis was surprisingly roomy. With a very big bed. It is outside of the town which is ideal if you want somewhere a bit quieter. The bathroom was modern and clean.
7.5 Good
Cons: As the rooms are at the ground floor. People walking by your room window and peaking inside. This is a very awkward experience.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Located away from busy Franz Josef but perfectly located to explore all sights in the area. Nice breakfast, friendly staff, room looked brandnew.
Cons: Minor remark: Wifi not suitable for a photographer.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Scenery aspect of the rooms
Cons: Stop the rain
Holly Homestead B&B - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
3
9.4 Excellent (66 reviews)
₹ 14,029+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Holly Homestead B&B in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be 4.3 mi (6.9 km) from Franz Josef Glacier and 18.6 mi (29.9 km) from Fox Glacier. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very well maintained wood house with well equipped facilities. The house owner prepared our high quality breakfast.
Cons: Nil
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved everything about our stay at Holly Homestead B&B--the beautiful restored old building, luxurious room, delicious communal breakfast with fellow travelers--but most of all we appreciated the welcoming embrace we got from our hosts Bernie and Gerard. A truly outstanding place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our host Bernie and Gerard are very nice people. Bernie is sweet and quite humorous as well. We're really happy with our stay at Holly. It's our first time in New Zealand, and we learned something new and interesting from Bernie.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great room, great hosts.
9.0 Excellent
Cons: The only criticism I have is that the WiFi was poor. They should consider investing in a mesh WiFi system to ensure fast, comprehensive coverage.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing find. Beyond expectations stay. Hosts are super friendly and caring, intent on ensuring an amazing stay at Franz Joseph - from booking dinner to booking helicopter flights and walks and all else in between. The breakfast was great. The room was squeaky clean and super cozy.
Cons: Loved everything
Punga Grove - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
4
9.0 Excellent (460 reviews)
₹ 8,088+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Punga Grove in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be just steps from Westcoast Wildlife Centre and Glacier Hot Pools. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: +Friendly and flexible staff + Very cosy
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly and extremely helpful staff who helped us sort our entire stay. Beautiful location and easy to walk to town. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable and had a lovely view.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: View from property gave you feeling you were in rain forrest, which removed the feeling of being overlooked. Accommodation was much bigger than we expected. Very comfortable with all required facilities available including a full cooker.
Cons: Nothing
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was perfect and the beautiful green surrounds of trees created privacy. The room was large and comfortable. Staff were all friendly and helpful.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Very spacious and well equipped apartment in a quiet area of town but only a few minutes walk to restaurants and shops.
Cons: Nothing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A perfect place with amazing views. Our Kaka suite was absolutely clean and it was a huge place with a balcony opening into a artificial rainforest. Walking distance into town. Great hosts who help with detailing all activities and restaurants around town.
Yha Franz Josef - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
5
8.8 Excellent (913 reviews)
₹ 3,937+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at YHA Franz Josef - Hostel in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Westcoast Wildlife Centre and Glacier Hot Pools. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: One of the best hostels I have stayed in for my trip in NZ. Very spacious common areas, clean facilities and amenities, huge lockers in the dorm room I was in. The sauna was a great bonus!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Kind helpful staff. Big common area
Cons: Lots in dormitory
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean, friendly staff, consistent standard
Cons: No breakfast
7.4 Good
Pros: Large youth hostile enviroment , huge kitchen facilities well stocked. Very quiet and overall clean.
Cons: No one was there to check in, but they left the key in an Envelope so Not a problem. But there were no parking spots left when we arrived. There were people in front of the hostile camping in the street. The doors were left open to the patio which flowed to the lounge kitchen and into hallways with rooms and bathrooms. Thus it seemed it was open access to all who cared to walk in From the street.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Good location, awesome staff, clean, good vibe in the hostel.
Cons: Nothing
9.0 Excellent
Pros: We got cought up in the storm and no option but to stay indoors for our stay. The hostel proved itself worthy to returb again. Their was a fantastic movie choice for the tv, the hostel had great space and even free popcorn making facilities. Staff were great in keeping guests updated with local weather reports. Nice restaurants nearby too.
Cons: The dorn was slightly small for 5 people! The super comfy bed made up for it.
The Terrace - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
6
8.8 Excellent (705 reviews)
₹ 7,659+
Overview Reviews
A stay at The Terrace places you in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier, steps from Westcoast Wildlife Centre and 4 minutes by foot from Glacier Hot Pools. Featured amenities include express check-out, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our room was of good size. The unit was very clean and well maintained. We loved the shower space and shower rose fitting - we had our best showers while travelling here. We are off to find one the same for our bathrooms at home. We slept really well, the staff were friendly and next door was the fabulous Annie May restaurant. The grocer store, bottle shop, tourist adventure offices, cafes etc; were less than 5 minutes walk. We would have liked to stay longer just for the comfort.
Cons: There was nothing not to like. Very happy with this accommodation.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff. Clean, comfortable room.
Cons: Slow internet.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Cleanliness, modern and comfortable, pleasant staff, location, lovely linen.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were so helpful, always cheerful and full of fab ideas of things to do.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Easy to find and easy access to everything in FZ
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Last minute booking which turned out to be very good indeed. Friendly and helpful staff at the Motel, who showed us to our room. The room itself was spotless, large, had a fridge, microwave, kettle and kitchenware. Large bathroom with walk-in shower - plenty of hot water in the morning.time. Parking right outside the room. Vouchers provided for the restaurant next door and the Kiwi centre. Free guided walk offered by the property to the Glow Worms. They even came to the room to bring us freshly baked scones in the afternoon and, when we left, asked which direction we were travelling in so that they could give us a list of what to see en route. Great service all round.
Cons: Nothing.
58 On Cron Motel - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
7
8.8 Excellent (622 reviews)
₹ 8,303+
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at 58 On Cron Motel in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be in the mountains, within a 5-minute walk of Glacier Hot Pools and Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a library. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Every thing very good
Cons: All very good liked everything
7.5 Good
Pros: The location was great, away from the main centre but within walking distance.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location. Extremely helpful reception. Laundry.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great place to stay, close to everything & clean.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Size of apartment. Well equipped. Clean.
Cons: Shower
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Dreadful weather while there so difficult to be reliable about experience. Good well run motel with v good facilities
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Smashing room, with every facility on hand. Lily at reception was lovely.
7.0 Good
Pros: The owners were brilliant, willing to help and advise which made our stay even better. Ill be back to stay again, this time longer.
Cons: Not much, everything was as expected.
Westwood Lodge - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
8
9.0 Excellent (62 reviews)
₹ 13,242+
Overview Reviews
Located in Franz Josef Glacier, Westwood Lodge is in a national park, a 2-minute drive from Our Lady of the Alps and 10 minutes from Franz Josef Glacier. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely, quiet place with a great view of the glacier. Easy 15 minute walk into town through the woods so you could avoid the highway. Delicious hot breakfast included and a cozy area to share stories with fellow travelers. Our hostess was welcoming and very helpful!
Cons: Internet service was poor but our hostess called her provider to try to improve it.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: We loved our beautiful room. We stayed in the main house and had a gorgeous view of the glacier from our room. The bathroom (with heated floors!) was luxurious and the room was well-designed. The hotel itself had great amenities like a billiards room, a guest lounge (with stunning views), board games, puzzles, a library and DVD library. Breakfast was lovely and Kaz went out of her way to make sure guests were comfortable and well-cared for. We really enjoyed our stay here. When deciding on a place in Franz Josef, we wanted something that felt personal, had character and was 'mountainy' in tone and Westwood delivered.
Cons: As it's a two minute drive into town, it was a 15 minute walk. This wasn't taxing and the road is well-lit at night. It was only slightly inconvenient. However, we thought the hotel's design and size of the rooms made up for this.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful property. Great view.
7.9 Good
Pros: Choice it for the view, unfortunately it was raining
Cons: Thought that it was over priced for what in reality was a motel with communal lounge
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Helpful host Very large room Nice breakfast
7.5 Good
Pros: Quiet, great breakfast
Cons: WiFi was spotty
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Warm and cozy. Chalet style. Nice view. DVD you can borrow to watch in your room
Cons: We can hear the sound from the road when staying on the balcony. But not to load
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Westwood Lodge has a real home away from home few about it. I couldn’t have been happier there, Kaz was a fantastic host!
10 Cottages - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
9
8.7 Excellent (630 reviews)
₹ 5,440+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at 10 Cottages, you'll be centrally located in Franz Josef Glacier, steps from Westcoast Wildlife Centre and within a 10-minute walk of Glacier Hot Pools. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and multilingual staff. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable, very well maintained and centrally located. Small kitchenette lacked an oven and cooking jobs- just a microwave provides so self catering very limited. On site laundry nearby but we didn't use. Staff st nearby hotel reception very friendly. They even brought round warm scones when it rained all one day!
Cons: Limited cooking facilities. Otherwise the cabin was ok for a couple if days stay.
2.0 Mediocre
Pros: Not applicable, because we just stayed here one night. Facility is very poor compared to price.
Cons: Facility need renovation. It looks like a tentative one which would be demolished soon.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location and really big, roomy property. We had a great time with the entire family...including two small kids.
Cons: A bit pricey...I guess comes with the location. The water pressure in the shower was very weak.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location right on the beach. Walking distance of the local tavern. Great staff
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Container style, efficiency, convenience to downtown.
Cons: Gravel driveway is difficult with roller bags
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We were welcomed to Ten Cottages by delightful staff who gave great local advice and assisted with booking a wonderful helicopter tour. We were also provided afternoon tea with home made hot scones. Location is so close to everything it’s an easy walk of just minutes.
8.5 Excellent
Pros: Location, quiet, cleanliness.
Cons: Too many windows. Scarce insulation (heat and noise). Very poor wifi.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Self contained unit
Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
10
8.7 Excellent (540 reviews)
₹ 9,162+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be in the mountains, just steps from Westcoast Wildlife Centre and 3 minutes by foot from Glacier Hot Pools. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great location near everything in FJ Great assistance provided by the staff Comfortable room with everything you could need Laundry facilities available
Cons: Room was small with a few suitcases in it
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Quiet Laundry facilities Very helpful staff
Cons: No table/ chairs to sit at
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Right in the heart of Franz Joseph with views of the mountains, the Bella Vista is ideal for a stopover for travelling between the highlights of the South Island. Restaurants are all close by and you receive a warm, friendly welcome!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We spent one night in Franz Josef on our West Coast road trip to Queenstown. The Bella Vista was clean, the room was a tad small but for one night as a place to sleep it on our way to else where it served it’s purpose. The beds were comfortable and the complex quiet at night so had a good nights sleep. Location is great, close to everything. Nothing special to report here, it is what it is.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Property was close to village centre with parking available on site - Property was clean with sufficient room - Host and hostess were outstanding friendly and accommodating - nothing was too much trouble - best local walk for glacier , restaurant recommendations places to visit on route to Westport Would definitely recommend
Cons: Nothing
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Beds comfy and staff amazing!!
Cons: Hobs were very slow to warm up. Tv was poor quality and internet patchy.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great location. Very clean
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The manager Lee was outstanding. Very friendly and helpful on walks, things to do, and places to eat in the local area. Also recommended sights to see on the rest of our trip. Lee was exceptional.
6.0 Good
Pros: There was a nice view of the glacier from parking lot.
Cons: Parking was difficult to maneuver and it is a very small area. The room appeared clean but smelled like a dirty mop.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Friendly Helpful and Clean
Cons: Small with Fairly basic facilities
Glow Worm Accommodation - Franz Josef Glacier - Bedroom
11
8.5 Excellent (1,683 reviews)
₹ 1,861+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Glow Worm Accommodation in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Westcoast Wildlife Centre and Glacier Hot Pools. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice rooms - great powerful shower. Friendly, helpful staff. Great cooking facilities in communal kitchen. Free toast and cereal in morning. Free soup in the evening - but once it's gone it's gone! Free make your own popcorn in reception. Good base for everything that's happening in the area. Easy parking.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: soup is good
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Amenities! Soup at night, breakfast, spa pool, toilet in every room!
Cons: Honestly it was very nice. Kind of pricey but given all that was included it is understandable
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The free popcorn, soup dinner and continental breakfast all were bonuses to an already great place to stay!! Thank you!!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Proximity to town and walks.
Cons: No outside space. No privacy from people walking by.
7.0 Good
Pros: Location, wifi, hot tub
Cons: The metal.framed beds creaked whenever you moved making sleeping very difficult.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, clean throughout. Our room was fab - almost luxury a small kitchenette & en-suite bathroom for just the 4 of us to share. Super easy! Good stocked breakfast & soup included. Shared spaces are light, open & comfortable.
Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
12
8.2 Excellent (2,125 reviews)
₹ 1,789+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be in a national park, within a 10-minute drive of Franz Josef Glacier and Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.9 Good
Pros: Clean and comfortable in a great location!
Cons: Floor smells a bit damp, but that’s probably a bit unavoidable given the rain.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: I booked a double room, quite large with comfortable bed Good breakfast Clean Friendly helpful staff
Cons: Not a lot
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hostel was very friendly and cosy with plenty of space to chill out. It has breakfast included and free tea and coffee throughout the day. There was also a spa, which was perfect for a rainy afternoon! The beds were comfy and had charging points.
Cons: Towels weren’t included and breakfast was basic but neither of these things are really a problem.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Good location. Staff were really friendly. Free parking and comfortable bed.
Cons: A few spiders in the room. Lots of stairs.
1.0 Poor
Pros: nothing
Cons: turned out to be a backpackers outfit , kitchen disgusting. toilets unclean and no paper.
7.9 Good
Pros: Very clean. Fantastic breakfast. Plenty of free hot drinks. Super friendly helpful staff
Cons: Noisy loos. Walls quite thin so hear other people.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean, well-equipped kitchen. Quiet atmosphere at night. Very kind people!

Best rooms in Franz Josef Glacier

Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
1
9.3 Excellent (945 reviews)
₹ 11,166+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be in a national park, just steps from Glacier Hot Pools and 6 minutes by foot from Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, express check-in, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was very spacious, clean and comfortable Nice modern bathroom. All facilities and fittings were of a high standard The owner /managers were very friendly and helpful
Cons: Not cheap, but I appreciate that that is a reflection of the remote location of the property Nothing else comes to mind
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We returned to Frans Joseph for the second time. Accommodation is expensive here. The glacier walk was flooded so we walked to Wombat Lake instead which was beautiful. This property is really good...the towels are changed daily; lovely and helpful hosts. Towels are provided for the thermal pool as well.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location and nice and helpful staff and owner. Room with parking just outside the door
9.0 Excellent
Pros: stylish decoration, updated kitchen and bathroom
Cons: price
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly and helpful management and staff
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great convenient location...clean.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Good sized room, friendly staff, good facilities in room, good location
Te Waonui Forest Retreat - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
2
8.9 Excellent (228 reviews)
₹ 39,367+
Overview Reviews
Te Waonui Forest Retreat is the ideal place for you to reconnect with nature and the dramatic surroundings, offering an unparalleled example of sustainable accommodation. Our four wings join together to enclose an area of dense native rainforest, ensuring a sense of privacy. Our specially personalised reception area and array of in-room features and facilities give you choice, and a feeling of total relaxation, while the exquisite Canopy Restaurant serves 5 course degustation dinner.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful resort with very helpful staff who guided us to proper restaurants and trips. Christmas dinner was a true celebration !
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The spa
Cons: The food was beautiful but the meat in general just a bit over cooked. We tried the duck, the lamb, and the steak.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful hotel in great location.
Cons: My only criticism was that although they served an amazing five course dinner in the evenings the menu didn’t change so the choice was too limited.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Lovely hotel - great setting. Dinner in the evening was amazing (albeit it very small portions) rooms lovely too
Cons: The bed was not comfortable. Mattress was hard and the topper peaked in the middle making you feel like you were sleeping on a slope!
7.0 Good
Cons: I don't like contemporary hotels...I like "charm" in terms of being warm and cozy...however I knew that this was not that kind of place...I chose it for the location near the glaciers.
5.0 Okay
Cons: Not good dietary requirement options, staff were very friendly. Was very disappointed overall considering the price. Would not recommend
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Staff were all very helpful. Ellie , a local waitress served us dinner on both nights and was very helpful and informative . Great location Nice rooms and bathrooms
Cons: It’s not good value for the independent traveller . A number of minor but important shortfalls in dining room ; coffee quality was poor and breakfast food quality low ( in contrast to the fine dining dinner in evening ). Bread rolls inedible . Take care ordering wine by the glass as bottles are kept until used up - Ask for a new bottle to be opened.
7.0 Good
Pros: Comfortable beds, lovely breakfast, nice surroundings
Cons: We stayed for two nights and were not impressed with the same menus for dinner on both nights. The resort is quite expensive and we felt that at least the menu should vary.
Yha Franz Josef - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
3
8.8 Excellent (913 reviews)
₹ 3,937+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at YHA Franz Josef - Hostel in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Westcoast Wildlife Centre and Glacier Hot Pools. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: One of the best hostels I have stayed in for my trip in NZ. Very spacious common areas, clean facilities and amenities, huge lockers in the dorm room I was in. The sauna was a great bonus!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Kind helpful staff. Big common area
Cons: Lots in dormitory
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean, friendly staff, consistent standard
Cons: No breakfast
7.4 Good
Pros: Large youth hostile enviroment , huge kitchen facilities well stocked. Very quiet and overall clean.
Cons: No one was there to check in, but they left the key in an Envelope so Not a problem. But there were no parking spots left when we arrived. There were people in front of the hostile camping in the street. The doors were left open to the patio which flowed to the lounge kitchen and into hallways with rooms and bathrooms. Thus it seemed it was open access to all who cared to walk in From the street.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Good location, awesome staff, clean, good vibe in the hostel.
Cons: Nothing
9.0 Excellent
Pros: We got cought up in the storm and no option but to stay indoors for our stay. The hostel proved itself worthy to returb again. Their was a fantastic movie choice for the tv, the hostel had great space and even free popcorn making facilities. Staff were great in keeping guests updated with local weather reports. Nice restaurants nearby too.
Cons: The dorn was slightly small for 5 people! The super comfy bed made up for it.
The Terrace - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
4
8.8 Excellent (705 reviews)
₹ 7,659+
Overview Reviews
A stay at The Terrace places you in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier, steps from Westcoast Wildlife Centre and 4 minutes by foot from Glacier Hot Pools. Featured amenities include express check-out, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our room was of good size. The unit was very clean and well maintained. We loved the shower space and shower rose fitting - we had our best showers while travelling here. We are off to find one the same for our bathrooms at home. We slept really well, the staff were friendly and next door was the fabulous Annie May restaurant. The grocer store, bottle shop, tourist adventure offices, cafes etc; were less than 5 minutes walk. We would have liked to stay longer just for the comfort.
Cons: There was nothing not to like. Very happy with this accommodation.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff. Clean, comfortable room.
Cons: Slow internet.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Cleanliness, modern and comfortable, pleasant staff, location, lovely linen.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were so helpful, always cheerful and full of fab ideas of things to do.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Easy to find and easy access to everything in FZ
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Last minute booking which turned out to be very good indeed. Friendly and helpful staff at the Motel, who showed us to our room. The room itself was spotless, large, had a fridge, microwave, kettle and kitchenware. Large bathroom with walk-in shower - plenty of hot water in the morning.time. Parking right outside the room. Vouchers provided for the restaurant next door and the Kiwi centre. Free guided walk offered by the property to the Glow Worms. They even came to the room to bring us freshly baked scones in the afternoon and, when we left, asked which direction we were travelling in so that they could give us a list of what to see en route. Great service all round.
Cons: Nothing.

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Te Waonui Forest Retreat - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
1
8.9 Excellent (228 reviews)
₹ 39,367+
Overview Reviews
Te Waonui Forest Retreat is the ideal place for you to reconnect with nature and the dramatic surroundings, offering an unparalleled example of sustainable accommodation. Our four wings join together to enclose an area of dense native rainforest, ensuring a sense of privacy. Our specially personalised reception area and array of in-room features and facilities give you choice, and a feeling of total relaxation, while the exquisite Canopy Restaurant serves 5 course degustation dinner.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful resort with very helpful staff who guided us to proper restaurants and trips. Christmas dinner was a true celebration !
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The spa
Cons: The food was beautiful but the meat in general just a bit over cooked. We tried the duck, the lamb, and the steak.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful hotel in great location.
Cons: My only criticism was that although they served an amazing five course dinner in the evenings the menu didn’t change so the choice was too limited.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Lovely hotel - great setting. Dinner in the evening was amazing (albeit it very small portions) rooms lovely too
Cons: The bed was not comfortable. Mattress was hard and the topper peaked in the middle making you feel like you were sleeping on a slope!
7.0 Good
Cons: I don't like contemporary hotels...I like "charm" in terms of being warm and cozy...however I knew that this was not that kind of place...I chose it for the location near the glaciers.
5.0 Okay
Cons: Not good dietary requirement options, staff were very friendly. Was very disappointed overall considering the price. Would not recommend
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Staff were all very helpful. Ellie , a local waitress served us dinner on both nights and was very helpful and informative . Great location Nice rooms and bathrooms
Cons: It’s not good value for the independent traveller . A number of minor but important shortfalls in dining room ; coffee quality was poor and breakfast food quality low ( in contrast to the fine dining dinner in evening ). Bread rolls inedible . Take care ordering wine by the glass as bottles are kept until used up - Ask for a new bottle to be opened.
7.0 Good
Pros: Comfortable beds, lovely breakfast, nice surroundings
Cons: We stayed for two nights and were not impressed with the same menus for dinner on both nights. The resort is quite expensive and we felt that at least the menu should vary.
Alpine Glacier Motel - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
2
8.8 Excellent (1,176 reviews)
₹ 6,370+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Alpine Glacier Motel in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Westcoast Wildlife Centre and Our Lady of the Alps. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.5 Good
Pros: Great shower. Spotlessly clean.
Cons: Pillows were not comfortable as very soft but cannot complain overall.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Clean, comfortable and centrally located.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: central location and views when the cloud clears
Cons: Parking spaces a bit tight
8.0 Excellent
Pros: High ceiling room gives a feeling of space. Very good to stay if the weather is against you.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very warm welcome and lots of information given. Excellent position good restaurants close by. Everything you could need.
Cons: Nothing
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean and comfortable. Everything we needed.
Cons: Nothing
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location Comfortable modern and clean
Cons: Repairs needed around the washbasin and there was a hole in the wall behind one of the beds that had been patched up but still a hole! This was in room 7.
6.0 Good
Pros: The space was comfortable and accommodated 5 adults easily. We enjoyed having a little outdoor area where we could sit and enjoy the beautiful view of the mountains.
Cons: Lighting in the bedrooms was very poor.
Rainforest Retreat - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
3
8.7 Excellent (2,451 reviews)
₹ 8,589+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Rainforest Retreat in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be just steps from Glacier Hot Pools and Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Featured amenities include a computer station, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The room was super clean and modern. Bed very comfortable. Great value and located right next to the glacier.
Cons: Basic double rooms have an entire glass sliding for for a wall- which means you can hear everything outside. This is a spot for backpackers, so people are up late and loud.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything else was perfect. Location, facility, staff all top notch. Room even had coffee machine and milk frother
Cons: They must have bought new pillows and they were too fat and firm. Got a sore neck
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Great Location, dealt with the natural disaster situation well
Cons: Kitchen got too crowded at times, laundry not as good as it could be
10.0 Excellent
Pros: the setting of our cottage was beautiful- it is a big big place with many accommodation type offerings - over all had a great stay - Restaurant’s dinner are pretty good too
7.0 Good
Cons: The bed sheets and towels were not clean. There was hair in the bed and stains on the towels. It was quite noisy due to a large bus of contiki people staying on the same night
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved the rainforest retreat!We were in a studio motel room but there are lots of options. Very welcoming room with great decor, character and chalet style wooden walls. Large room with very comfortable single and double bed with a sofa. Excellent restaurant on site but also within easy walk of all the restaurants, shops and attractions.
Cons: Nothing
5.0 Okay
Pros: Clean bathroom facilities, friendly staff.
Cons: Really crowded place. Every day at least 1 bus arrived with people who actually behaved like a...holes(stayed only in their pre-made groups, were extremely noisy in the morning/evening and left a horrible mess in the kitchen) Room was too small for 6 people and unfortunately my room was also smelling like something was molding inside.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Room was great. Bathrooms were really great, don't think I've experienced a better shower at any other hostel. Property is beautiful. Restaurant and bar were awesome too!
5.4 Okay
Pros: The location is good for seeing the Franz Josef glacier.
Cons: The key thing to know about Rainforest Retreat is that it's a sprawling complex-- one part serves backpackers and summer employees, and the other has higher end options. The higher end options--like the tree huts--aren't worth the money. We experienced the following challenges while there: - There was a major water shortage during our stay. This had happened before (google Franz Josef and water shortages and you'll see several hits), and the next town over (Fox Glacier) had running water. -The hotel staff blamed the water shortage on the city government (which was true), but did nothing for the guests during this time. Since they were shipping water in, the water wasn't potable/safe to drink, but we didn't find that out until we walked into reception. We had to buy our own bottled water to have drinking water. - The hotel staff also refused to do anything when our room had no running water-- they similarly blamed this on the city. However, that wasn't entirely true-- the backpackers had running water for their shower, and the maintenance people (who came 10 hours later) told us that a clogged water filter was why our particular hut had no water. The maintenance staff did eventually fix this so that we were able to shower once during our stay. - The walls between the units were paper thin. When our neighbors in the adjoining unit came home, we heard every movement they made, down to their lying down on the bed. - All of the furnishings were worn and had seen better days. In short, this was not worth $200 a night for a room. I would expect the hotel staff to ensure I have safe water to drink, that any maintenance issues are promptly dealt with (and that staff actually listened to their guests' concerns), and that the business tries to provide a good experience for their guests regardless of the external conditions. For somewhere nice, I would suggest you stay somewhere else, probably in the Fox Glacier township.
6.0 Good
Pros: Monsoon restaurant had a lovely menu and vibe. Reception staff were great.
Cons: There was no wardrobe or hooks to hang any coats, so our wet motorbike jackets had to hang in the shower. Very noisy too, lots of students up late but also up early in the morning, so sleep was difficult.
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
4
8.3 Excellent (723 reviews)
₹ 17,894+
Overview Reviews
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier offers everything you need to explore this dramatic region in style and comfort. With two restaurants, serving hearty, West Coast fare, and the Moa Bar with its open fireplace, you are never without choice. Plus, the nearby hot pools and the Amaia Luxury Spa ensure you can enjoy time out to rejuvenate. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel, and our visitor information and booking service will help you make the most of your time in Glacier Country.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Great breakfast with such excellent staff!
7.9 Good
Pros: Comfortable clean room
Cons: Poorly trained staff in the restaurant had no idea about the menu or wine list. We had to request cutlery to eat dessert. Poor range of wine for a hotel charging these rates
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Good location, in the city centre
7.5 Good
Pros: Walking distance to everything
Cons: Clean rooms, great shower, walking distance to restaurants and nice breakfast buffet