Franz Josef Oasis

Franz Josef Oasis

Franz Josef Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7856 New Zealand
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4.5
#4 of 12 hotels in Franz Josef
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
Luxurious rooms with complimentary Continental Buffet Breakfast, Franz Josef Oasis is just 10 minutes drive from Franz Josef Glacier.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Hiking
Canoeing offsite
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour check-in
Complimentary tea
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Dining area
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Seating area
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Great View
Modern
Languages Spoken
English
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seth r wrote a review Feb 2020
raanana229 contributions115 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This motel is located a short drive north of the township of Franz Joseph. The simple exterior is misleading as the interior is simply lovely - big and nicely decorated bedroom with big bright bathroom (with Jacuzzi tub). The king size bed is one the most comfortable beds I have slept on. The pillows are great as well. Free WIFI, Free parking and many channels on the huge flat screen TV.
Breakfast buffet was simple with a standard selection served in a very quaint dining room.
Check in and out was quick and professional. Thank you Jale.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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AllanJGJ wrote a review Feb 2020
Wellington, New Zealand4,204 contributions2,284 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a good-quality motel - not sure why they call it a hotel when it clearly isn't. Our room was clean and spacious if somewhat clinically decorated. It's only five minutes from Franz Josef township and very quiet. A huge plus is the breakfasts. Fresh ingredients and unusually good for accommodation of this type. My major gripe was the cost - booking some weeks in advance on line was hugely more costly than it would have been by simply turning up on the day.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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ST23 wrote a review Feb 2020
Meridian, Idaho440 contributions165 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Called a hotel...it’s not. Small boutique-type motel for lack of a better description. Outside looks very utilitarian but the rooms are modern (ultra modern) and comfy. Beds are awesome! Heated towels in the bathroom. Very conveniently located to the town and glacier. Because it is small, you can drive right up to within three feet of your room’s door. Friendly staff. I believe they have a restaurant there, but we arrived late and left early, so didn’t have a chance to experience it.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chris J wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom256 contributions220 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Very disappointed with this hotel. The price feels about double what it’s worth. Breakfast wasn’t included either so feels really poor value. It’s located a long distance from the Franz Josef village so walking is not possible and a car is needed. Maybe a 10 minute drive but not really walkable with the long single track vehicle bridges that would need to be crossed.

There seems minimal staff here as one person serves both the reception and the restaurant leading to delays.

Only one hand towel was provided for the two of us (plus two bath towels) and despite being promised a second towel it never materialised.

Our room wasn’t cleaned during our stay and we were told, with the shrug of a shoulder, it must have been overlooked. So no restocking of toiletries, teas, loo paper and no cleaning of coffee cups etc. Just unacceptable at the price we paid.

Our tv had a total of nine channels none of which seemed to be main stream channels and any useful ones simply said ‘scrambled’.

On the plus side there are two washing machines and one dryer in a side house at minimal charge which could be useful.

Overall disappointed with the value and the location so would look elsewhere if ever returning.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Oliver K wrote a review Sept 2020
Sydney, Australia62 contributions19 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Perhaps it was us and our imagination when we read the word "oasis" and looked at the skillfully taken photographs. However, upon arrival the whole thing was a little bit disappointing. To manage expectations: Franz Josef Oasis is no hotel, it is a motel. At least if the definition of motel is that you park your car in front of your room and you're constantly looking at it through the window. The fireplace outlined in the room description in best travel agent lingo is a built-in fan heater with fancy lighting and the whirlpool bathtub can only cater for one person at a time. For a motel this would be quite okay, but then the prices would need to be adjusted to a motel level as well. We were really looking forward to enjoying a fireplace (even a gas heated one) and a nice soak in the whirlpool, insofar the reality was rather sobering...
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Date of stay: March 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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SantaFean-7 wrote a review Feb 2023
Santa Fe, NM118 contributions129 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This was the most expensive place we stayed over an eight-day road trip on the South Island. It was the most disappointing in that the value for the rate wasn’t there. Only some rooms have AC (you have to ask), and when the clerk moved us from a king with fireplace to a king without fireplace but AC, he originally said the rate would be a bit lower, but then he said it was higher because of demand and that they were nearly sold out that night. He didn’t charge us extra, but we left before 7:30 and there were more than half unused rooms and only four other cars in the lot.

The main issue is that this was more expensive than super nice new places in Arrowtown and Dunedin but there was no kitchenette let alone a kitchen. Good thing I packed sporks so we could have granola and yogurt (having been warned by previous reviewers that the expensive breakfast was underwhelming). The bedside tables were a foot below the mattress, so that was awkward. The bath soap in the shower was the watery foam soap you get in public toilets. It was unsuitable for shaving. Would not recommend. We had to plan a last-minute south tour due to North Island flooding, so our options were limited.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Michele wrote a review Feb 2024
Wanaka, New Zealand6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a great place to spend a couple of nights. A couple of miles outside the town on the main road it had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. Room was really big and bright with a very comfortable bed, a table with 2 chairs and a couple of comfortable armchairs next to a fireplace. There is also a laundry on site which guests can use for a small fee. The place was managed by Franziska who did a wonderful job of managing the reception area and also was responsible for providing breakfast for the guests. She was very friendly and professional and happy to help with any queries.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Only 2 washing machines which appear to be in constant use from late afternoon through to the...
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Response from FRAN Yeoman, General Manager at Franz Josef Oasis
Responded 27 Mar 2024
Thanks for the review, Discover, we really love getting positive reviews, hope you had a great holiday.
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wmpsmusic wrote a review Jan 2020
Sandown, United Kingdom41 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just arrived from Punakaiki as the weather changed for the better. The scenery is amazing, with the Franz Josef glacier glowering over the bustling town. Thankfully this hotel is 4 KM from the town. It is spacious, luxurious and quiet, despite the proximity of State Highway 6. Our spacious, well appointed room overlooks a small pond with Pukeku having fun around and about it. Very much recommend this place. One small criticism is that there are no insect nets over the windows, so the ever present scourge of sandflies need constant applications of repellent, even through the night.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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H2331SYkarend wrote a review Mar 2020
Channel Islands, United Kingdom196 contributions85 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had one night here. The motel is out of town and a little further than we thought but it wasn’t an issue for us. Great staff and lovely room, large, clean and comfortable. We chose to eat dinner in the hotel rather than head back into town and though the menu is small had one of the best burgers ever sitting outside with great views. Breakfast is continental style with fruit and yoghurt etc. Nice quiet place to stay
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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travel Lover wrote a review Mar 2024
The Netherlands78 contributions6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
most dreary hotel I have ever stayed in, the rooms, the breakfast, everything is designed and made to yield as much as possible and cost as little as possible...it seems to be led by an etagère (who was friendly in itself) breakfast is strictly 1 hour between 8-9 am you can come and eat the simplest breakfast ever. if the room next to you uses hot water, you will have a cold shower. I think every hostel is better
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There is hanging a sign only open after 15:00 so be ware that you are not 10 minutes to urly the...
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Response from FRAN Yeoman, General Manager at Franz Josef Oasis
Responded 8 Apr 2024
Hello Safari. Most of our guests love the complimentary continental buffet , so I'm sorry it wasn't what you were looking for. Your shower complaint is a mystery to us as we have never had a comment like this before. An early breakfast can be requested, in fact, we are open to all reasonable requests, although there is one thing we cannot change, and that is dreary weather....sometimes it shines, sometimes it doesn't.....bad weather really affects peoples moods, that is for sure. Footnote: We would like to solve the mystery of the shower... we would appreciate knowing which room you stayed in, so that we can ask our plumber to check it. Could you please send a quick message on our website, that would be very much appreciated.
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Answer from Ian J
Yorkshire, United Kingdom141 contributions88 helpful votes
I am not really sure , but the couple who run the motel were very helpful. I feel sure that they could have. If you can give them a call on 02035645165 ( + international code).The food there was excellent.
Natalie S asked a question Dec 2017
Sarasota, Florida89 contributions39 helpful votes
Is there A/C?
Answer from Jayden90A
Brisbane, Australia10 contributions4 helpful votes
Yes there is.
Answer from Chahanna
Mumbai, India38 contributions9 helpful votes
Yes - but please call in advance as the place is manned by only a handful of people. Early checkout is also possible - we left at 6 am and just left our key in the door of the room!
travel Lover wrote a tip Mar 2024
The Netherlands78 contributions6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is hanging a sign only open after 15:00 so be ware that you are not 10 minutes to urly the breakfast is strictly between 8 and 9"
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Menekag wrote a tip Feb 2024
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam1,922 contribution203 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are making any changes to the reservation call them ahead as they do not check their messages. "
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Michele wrote a tip Feb 2024
Wanaka, New Zealand6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only 2 washing machines which appear to be in constant use from late afternoon through to the evening. "
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Ruth wrote a tip Mar 2023
22 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Limited hanging space in room for clothes."
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St80249 wrote a tip Mar 2023
Heidelberg, Germany60 contributions42 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only continental breakfast in Hotel, no restaurant in-house but 3-5 min away by car."
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PRICE RANGE
HK$2,070 - HK$2,336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestland Tai Poutini National ParkFranz Josef
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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FRANZ JOSEF OASIS - Updated 2024

Frequently Asked Questions about Franz Josef Oasis
Which popular attractions are close to Franz Josef Oasis?
Nearby attractions include Te Koha Gallery (3.8 km), West Coast Wildlife Centre (3.5 km), and Roberts Point Track (7.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Franz Josef Oasis?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Franz Josef Oasis?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Franz Josef Oasis?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Franz Josef Oasis?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Franz Josef Oasis?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alice May, BLUE ICE RESTAURANT & BAR, and Snake Bite Brewery.
Are any cleaning services offered at Franz Josef Oasis?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Franz Josef Oasis?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Church of St. James (7.4 km).
Does Franz Josef Oasis have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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