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The Terrace, Franz Josef Glacier

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15 Cowan Street, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7886 New Zealand
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#5 of 13 in Franz Josef
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The Terrace is the closest Motel to the centre of Franz Josef Village, yet on a quiet side street. The 4 star Terrace Motel offers views of snow capped mountains and the Croz Glacier from its grounds. Unlimited Free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking are included. The Terrace offer Hotel style rooms along with rooms with cooking facilities, next to reception is a quiet restaurant operated by two of Franz Josef most experienced restauranteurs. The Terrace is the closest Motel to Franz Josef's free Glow Worm Caves and Franz Josef Kiwi Bird Centre where guests can experience New Zealand's national bird up close. The Terrace offers spacious ground floor accommodation with electric blankets and electric heating, flat-screen Televisions, tea/coffee making facilities and all en suite bathrooms, some feature a Spa Bath. Guests have a choice of studio's or spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Most rooms features stove tops and microwaves along with a dining area (please note Hotel style rooms offer tea / coffee and breakfast making facilities only). All rooms are serviced daily. Guests have access to shared laundry and barbecue facilities with outside tables and chairs. The tour desk can organise a range of activities including discounted helicopter flights, hikes, kayaking, horse treks and glacier walks.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
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Non-smoking hotel
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Self-serve laundry
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Shane B wrote a review Apr 2022
Te Awamutu, New Zealand744 contributions165 helpful votes
Place is in a great locaation TA No1 rated restaurant right next door, easy walking distance to several bars and 4 square supermarket. It is also set up for motor homes and backpackers so has good laundry facilities. Room was good, clean good facilities fridge, microwave etc. Would not hesitate to stay here again location pushes it to 5*.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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janine_k1 wrote a review Nov 2021
Nelson, New Zealand83 contributions52 helpful votes
We booked a king studio as we were only staying 1 night. I wished we had stayed longer as this is a perfect stopover on the West Coast. We had a spacious room with a comfortable bed and the bathroom looked brand new it was so clean! Parking outside our room a bonus and a short walk to the village. The area was really quiet and was nice listening to birdsong in the morning and looking at the amazing scenery. Probably helped that we had perfect weather! The owner was friendly and gave us a voucher for the neighbouring restaurant (Alice May) which was great for dining. Would definitely like to go back for longer!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Local Girl wrote a review Oct 2021
Alexandra, Otago, New Zealand38 contributions8 helpful votes
We booked a two bedroom apartment for two adults and two children on a two night special. The apartment was extremely clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. Of note the shower was really awesome with great pressure. The welcome we received was very warm and welcoming. Just 5 minutes walk away we found glow worms which were a highlight of our children's stay. We would definitely stay again if on the coast and would highly recommend this motel! Thanks Alan and team for your hospitality, most appreciated.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Allan Glen, Owner at The Terrace, Franz Josef Glacier
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Anna, It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay and our location. We hope you can come back and stay with us again soon, when you do, please book directly on our own website for our lowest prices. We hope the rest of your trip went well. Kind Regards, Gaki
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Karen R wrote a review Jul 2021
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Absolutely lovely well presented Motel and so close to all the amenities the town has to offer. We were invited to look at several rooms which was very kind, very helpful staff member, she was just delightful. Room was very quiet on the whole quite clean and tidy, little mould on top of the sink in the bathroom against the wall but everything else was great. Except ... the bed, it was sooo hard!!! Could have had a better nights sleep on the floor, thought is was just me but hubby also tossed and turned all night and shared my sentiments in the morning. What a lovely little town that is feeling the affects of no tourism
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Allan Glen, Owner at The Terrace, Franz Josef Glacier
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Hi Karen, Thank you for taking the time to post a review, customer feedback is very important to us. We are very happy to hear you found our staff very helpful and the room is cleaned and tidy. Thank you for pointing out there is little mould on top of the sink against the wall, we will defiantly pay more attention to all the small corners. I am sorry that you found the bed is hard but we have good feedbacks from other customers perviously. We also have another room types with super king size bed and we hope you can stay with us again to try it in the near future. Kind Regards, Gaki
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Jennie C wrote a review Jun 2021
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand17 contributions18 helpful votes
Super place to stay. So clean & spacious. Bed very comfortable. Parking at front door. Bit of paradise here, birds singing, mountain views. Super lovely helpful young lady at front desk, she even offered to help carry our bags into room. Lovely restaurant right next door.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Allan Glen, Owner at The Terrace, Franz Josef Glacier
Responded 11 Jan 2022
Hi Jennie, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and found everything satisfactory. We hope you can stay with us again in the future. Kind Regards, Gaki
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US$62 - US$76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestland Tai Poutini National ParkFranz Josef
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Terrace, Franz Josef Glacier
Which popular attractions are close to The Terrace, Franz Josef Glacier?
Nearby attractions include Te Koha Gallery (0.3 km), Franz Josef Clay Target Shooting (0.2 km), and Tatare Tunnels Walk (0.04 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Terrace, Franz Josef Glacier?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at The Terrace, Franz Josef Glacier?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Terrace, Franz Josef Glacier?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Terrace, Franz Josef Glacier?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Terrace, Franz Josef Glacier?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alice May, Monsoon Bar & Restaurant, and BLUE ICE RESTAURANT & BAR.
Is The Terrace, Franz Josef Glacier located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Franz Josef.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Terrace, Franz Josef Glacier?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Terrace, Franz Josef Glacier?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Church of St. James (10.8 km).
Does The Terrace, Franz Josef Glacier have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is The Terrace, Franz Josef Glacier accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.