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40 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7886 New Zealand
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Punga Grove offers stylish motel accommodation in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier village. Set amongst beautiful native bush with the lush rainforest at your doorstep with a stunning backdrop of high alpine peaks, Punga Grove is your natural West Coast accommodation choice for your stay in Glacier Country in New Zealand.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Hiking
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Complimentary tea
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Private balcony
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Flatscreen TV
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Familytravelmaven wrote a review Nov 2022
Milwaukee, Wisconsin463 contributions204 helpful votes
The Punga grove motel is a clean appointed motel in a one street town of Franz Joseph. It serves the purpose for a one night stay. Kitchenette in the room is nice if you want to make your own breakfast. Nothing is open in town before 9:00am for a bite to eat. We ended up leaving for Hokitika early to have breakfast there.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Can walk to restaurants in Route 6 from the motel
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Christopher M wrote a review Oct 2022
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Easy booking process. Very friendly staff and welcome. Very helpful with information and recommendations. Good sized rooms with comfortable beds. Clean and cheerful. I’d be happy to recommend and stay there again. Easy walk to restaurants and activities.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Wanderer@22 wrote a review Aug 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates4 contributions
The folks who run this place were very kind and lovely! The unit I stayed in was a verrry nice place, clean, warm, very well kept and the soak in the tub after the glacier visit was absolutely super ! The outside looks very basis but the inside is fabulous !!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: So book yourself to the spas earlier as they tend to close and one has to make a booking . Lots...
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Kiwitravelnut wrote a review Jan 2022
Nelson, New Zealand18 contributions1 helpful vote
Unit was spacious and well appointed. I loved the little extra touches like salt and pepper. Staff friendly and helpful and the location is excellent! Great value and look forward to going back one day!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Naomi wrote a review Oct 2021
Wellington, New Zealand21 contributions2 helpful votes
I really enjoyed my four night stay in an Executive Studio. I enjoyed the gas fire, spa bath, and little courtyard with a view straight into the forest. The kitchenette was a bit small but was equipped with all of the basics. The hostess was friendly and made me feel welcome. I would definitely stay here again. I do wish though that more hotels (including this one) would use duvets with covers rather than separate layers, the top one of which clearly isn't washed very often.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Skelfy wrote a review Apr 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand13 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night whilst doing a South Island road trip. The unit was very spacious, clean and comfortable with everything we needed! The hostess was amazing with exceptional customer service skills! (out of all the accommodation around the South Island that we visited the hostess here was the only one who actually took us to our unit, showed us around and made us feel extremely comfortable and was very insightful!) would defo recommend and stay here again ❤️
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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malcolm irwin wrote a review Mar 2021
Thames, New Zealand29 contributions11 helpful votes
A nice motel complex with upper and lower rooms. Spacious and very clean. Our ground floor unit opened to a small private court yard, a nice place to sit on a warm sunny day . There was some noise of people walking on floor of upper unit but not unduly bothersome. Good value.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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maureen f wrote a review Nov 2020
nz179 contributions13 helpful votes
Stayed 3 nights in a one bedroom unit - clean, spacious, comfy bed and nice balcony for sunny breakfasts. Very handy to restaurants and the Franz Josef village. Great host. Thankyou and hope to come again!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: Upstairs one bedroom nit was excellent
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DINKZ wrote a review Nov 2020
Wellington, New Zealand211 contributions41 helpful votes
Stopped in here for a night. Lovely place and the host was just lovely - she was so friendly and helpful and just made you smile to. Really made us feel very welcome. The room was excellent, only downside was that the luggage cabinet inside the bedroom was too big and made navigation in the dark risky so suggest it is moved into the lounge area. Loved the outdoor seating area and felt like we were having a nature experience, it was really quiet and private. Room was really well equipped although it did take me a while to find the chopping board :(
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: 1 bedroom unit was very spacious
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Sontie wrote a review Nov 2020
Blenheim, New Zealand118 contributions86 helpful votes
Our Executive Studio room was superb with a gas fireplace, spa bath and lovely private outdoor sitting area with the native bush at your feet. The cleanliness was amazing including the remote controls being sanitized and in a bag. We should have stayed for more than one night though as it was so lovely and quiet, private and relaxing. We will certainly stay here again. The staff at reception were very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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PRICE RANGE
US$90 - US$124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestland Tai Poutini National ParkFranz Josef
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Punga Grove Motel & Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Punga Grove Motel & Suites?
Nearby attractions include Te Koha Gallery (0.4 km), Franz Josef Clay Target Shooting (0.2 km), and West Coast Wildlife Centre (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Punga Grove Motel & Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Punga Grove Motel & Suites?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Punga Grove Motel & Suites?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Punga Grove Motel & Suites?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Punga Grove Motel & Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alice May, Monsoon Bar & Restaurant, and BLUE ICE RESTAURANT & BAR.
Is Punga Grove Motel & Suites located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Franz Josef.
Are there any historical sites close to Punga Grove Motel & Suites?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Church of St. James (10.8 km).
Does Punga Grove Motel & Suites have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Punga Grove Motel & Suites accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.