If you’re looking for a family-friendly motel in Franz Josef, look no further than Glacier View Motel.
For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Franz Josef, Glacier View Motel is located a short distance from Tatare Tunnels Walk (1.4 mi) and Callery Gorge Walk (1.4 mi).
Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Glacier View Motel offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette.
During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including baggage storage. Guests of Glacier View Motel are also welcome to enjoy barbeque facilities, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.
While staying at Glacier View Motel, you may want to check out King Tiger Eastern Eating House & Bar (1.2 mi) which is a short walk away.
Should time allow, Church of St. James is a popular architectural building that is relatively easy to get to.
The staff at Glacier View Motel looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.
My wife and I and our two daughters spent 1 night at Glacier View Motel. The accommodation was spacious and clean and consisted of 2 bedrooms with a queen bed in one room and 2 single beds in the other room. There was also a separate open plan lounge and kitchen area. The beds were comfortable and the views of the nearby mountains are lovely. The location of the motel is good and it is a short 10 minute drive to the starting point of the scenic walk to the Franz Josef Glacier. Overall, the Motel was an enjoyable and convenient stop-over.
We absolutely loved this little motel. It had everything we needed. A great little kitchen, Immaculate bathroom, parking right out the front door. Very, very quiet area only about 5 to 10 minutes drive out of town. There are magnificent views out the front and the staff were very helpful and friendly. Only problem I came across was that it was a little damp.
We stayed two nights at Glacier View Hotel in Franz Josef Glacier. The hotel is about 5 minute drive from the town center. The room got working kitchen. We could park our car at the front. The WIFI didn’t connect well when the guests were in the rooms.
We stayed here for two nights while visiting Franz Josef, unfortunately the weather wasn’t kind to us, so our helicopter trip was cancelled, the room we stayed in was spacious and was the end unit which was one of the wheelchair accessible units, the bed was not the most comfortable and during the rain storm we felt the full force against the window so took a while to get to sleep. Your accommodation is located outside the town so you need to drive into town to visit the local restaurants and activities
We found this hotel to be clean and adequate only. It is well located just outside the town of Franz Joseph, NZ. The king size bed was satisfactory but not firm. Privacy and quiet were the two biggest drawbacks. Almost the entire front of the room is glass. You enter through a sliding glass door that opens to the parking area 5 feet away. The remainder of the room front is more patio glass and a large window. Kids and adults from adjacent units are running up and down the area. Blackout curtains are the only privacy from the traffic. There is no buffer from folks walking back and forth at 11:30 at night talking loud. Kids running back and forth shouting, might as well be in your room. The room is equipped with the kitchen basics like hot plate, hotpot, microwave and refrigerator. Dishes and silverware were also included. But, we had to ask for tissues, as they are not included. …
Rooms very clean and comfortable. Kitchenette was convenient and we were able to cook dinner. Tea and coffee facilities provided. Shower was a bit small but we managed. Free wifi and staff very friendly. Would stay again.
We stayed in the renovated rooms but these people should have done their Reno homework. One of the rooms still had towels in it from the last guests. I stayed in hotels like this twenty years ago. These owners need to check out the competition closer to town for cheaper that are amazingly appointed for less tariff.
The motel room was very clean, spacious and comfortable. It was equipped with a range of basic cooking utensils. It appeared the bathroom had been recently renovated and was more modern in comparison to the rest of the room which included a heating lamp - perfect for my mid july stay. The manager was extremely friendly and accommodating. He provided valuable information and recommendations about the town and restaurants and attractions. Requests for new towels, bin emptying, more toilet paper, etc were near instantly carried out. The only bad aspect of the stay was that the rooms were fairly cold at night, however this was fixed easily with extra blankets. We were very impressed at the overall quality of the room and friendly service of the manager.
During the night the condensation dropped onto our heads, when I went to tell the manager they didn’t speak English and didn’t understand what I was trying to tell them, but did give us some more pillows and we ended up moving the bed away from the wall. Our room wasn’t cleaned during the day while we were out so had to ask for extra toilet paper and soap. The lady was nice enough but the language barrier and moisture in the rooms weren’t enough to make me stay there again.
The motel is situated just outside of the town and it was a quiet, peaceful and beautiful spot. You could also see the glacier from the motel. The room was comfortable, clean with good amenities and parking.