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2761 State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7952 New Zealand
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#1 of 15 Specialty lodging in Franz Josef
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Hiking
Canoeing offsite
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Parking
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Dining area
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Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
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Separate living room
Sofa
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Clothes rack
Iron
Tile / marble floor
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Keithn wrote a review Jan 2022
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Great place to stay, friendly owner, room very clean and tidy, close enough to Franz Joseph centre but far enough to be surrounded by a semi rural setting, saved our day when a near by air bnb double booked. Lots to do and see in the area, highly recommend a helicopter ride!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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chefsam77 wrote a review Dec 2021
Wellington, New Zealand281 contributions66 helpful votes
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Second staying here and again did not disappoint. Lovely feel to the villas and surroundings. It’s a little out of town around 2-3km so if you wanting to be closer to town this might not be suitable for you. But the short drive is a breeze and so beautiful anyway. Last time they had some alpacas there ( mum always laughs as I fed them and one sneezed or coughed on me). They did however have their three sheep and some friendly chooks in the enclosed area. There was a letter for us on reception door and our key in the villa, we didn’t actually get to see or speak to anyone which was not a problem as I knew there would be no issues. Our villa was also the same one we stayed at in a previous visit in 2015. Large, stunning and excellent facilities. Everything you need is In the villa as self catering but you can opt for breakfasts t9 be delivered the night prior of you wish. Thanks for a lovely stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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stora_g wrote a review Oct 2021
Nelson, New Zealand26 contributions8 helpful votes
We were looking for a comfortable night’s rest to break a long journey south. The bed was great, my wife got a good sleep. The night sky was a real bonus, it’s a long way from any light pollution. TripAdvisor wants me to write more, but I disagree. This should sufficient to express our satisfaction.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Wendy C wrote a review Aug 2021
New Zeland193 contributions54 helpful votes
Out of town abit but all good. Lovely friendly woman checked us in. Room was lovely, roomy and well decorated. Loved the colour RED theme. Cosy lounging area and kitchenette. Very clean and would have stayed longer if time permitted. $145 per night and we had paid this or more for far less amenities.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Plenty of parking and we were not adjoined to another unit. Had Villa 9 which was lovely
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Response from Craig Rankin, Owner at Glenfern Villas
Responded 20 Sep 2021
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Glenfern Villas Wendy. So pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Looking forward to hosting you again sometime soon.
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Phillip B wrote a review Apr 2021
Palmerston North, New Zealand188 contributions74 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights. Easy check in, great accommodation, friendly hosts, nice bed and great bathroom. Nice one bedroom unit with everything needed for an enjoyable stay. All at a great price. Fab location only 5 minutes out of town.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Craig Rankin, Owner at Glenfern Villas
Responded 19 Apr 2021
Thank you for your review Phillip. So pleased your expectations were met. Looking forward to hosting you again soon.
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marycanary1234 wrote a review Feb 2021
Wellington, New Zealand4 contributions
We stayed four nights and it was very quite as there were no overseas tourists. We had a beautiful view of the Croz Glazier from Unit 4. There were two comfortable sofas in the lounge. It was great to have an oven, and a good sized freezer. The bed was quite firm.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: Unit 4 has a great view of the Cruz glacier (when there is no cloud on the mountain)
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Response from Craig Rankin, Owner at Glenfern Villas
Responded 19 Apr 2021
Thank you for your review. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to hosting you again.
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Fiona C wrote a review Feb 2021
Wellington, New Zealand15 contributions1 helpful vote
We were part of a group booking, and each of us treated as individuals/couples in our own right, welcomed and shown to our rooms. Beautiful rooms, very clean, spacious and comfortable. Milk in the fridge. No lights outside to interrupt a spectacular view of the stars. Thank you, Kia ora!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Craig Rankin, Owner at Glenfern Villas
Responded 19 Apr 2021
Yes the night sky is pretty special - we are happy that you enjoyed the view. Thank you for choosing to stay at Glenfern Villas. So pleased your experience met your expectations.
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Higgles wrote a review Jan 2021
Wairarapa, New Zealand5 contributions1 helpful vote
We saw a expired deal on Glacier Country website and contacted Glenfern, they arranged a package deal for us. Unfortunately we arrived in the pouring rain and fog and never got to do the trip to the Glaciers. The staff here were amazing and really helped us settle in and make the most of our time with them. The rooms are large, well appointed and comfortable. We recommend Glenfern and will stay again with them.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: They are all good rooms!
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Response from Craig Rankin, Owner at Glenfern Villas
Responded 10 Jan 2021
I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us, hopefully next time the weather is more helicopter friendly =) Monique
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Glenys wrote a review Jan 2021
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Wonderful friendly host. Warm and cosy units with everything thing you need. Comfy bed. Great kitchen facilities, was able to cook a roast dinner on a cool wet evening. Not too far from the Village. Will stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Craig Rankin, Owner at Glenfern Villas
Responded 10 Jan 2021
Thank you for the lovely review. Monique
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DahlsKilkelly wrote a review Jan 2021
Paris2 contributions
Stayed here for one night on the way to Wanaka - couldn’t fault the accomodation - lovely and clean and great to chill and relax after a long journey - perfect for a family and has all you need in the Villa.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 10 Jan 2021
Glad you enjoyed your stopover, Monique
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PRICE RANGE
US$138 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestland Tai Poutini National ParkFranz Josef
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Glenfern Villas
Which popular attractions are close to Glenfern Villas?
Nearby attractions include Franz Josef Glacier (7.2 km), Te Koha Gallery (2.8 km), and Roberts Point Track (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Glenfern Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Glenfern Villas?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Glenfern Villas?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Glenfern Villas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Glenfern Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alice May, Monsoon Bar & Restaurant, and BLUE ICE RESTAURANT & BAR.
Are any cleaning services offered at Glenfern Villas?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Glenfern Villas?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Church of St. James (8.4 km).
Does Glenfern Villas have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Glenfern Villas accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.