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State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7856 New Zealand
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#12 of 13 hotels in Franz Josef

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.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
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westonc wrote a review Jan 2021
Gonubie, South Africa793 contributions90 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Nicole wrote a review May 2020
Sydney, Australia118 contributions56 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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BangkokSachse wrote a review Feb 2020
Bangkok, Thailand39442 contributions546 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Richard E wrote a review Feb 2020
Middleton Stoney, United Kingdom957 contributions125 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Marc A. K wrote a review Jan 2020
33 contributions12 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Cheryl C & S wrote a review Sep 2019
18 contributions
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.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Dream87039 wrote a review Sep 2019
Brisbane, Australia4 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: Read reviews. Check out pics carefully. Stay close to town, it’s worth a few more dollars
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Matthew K wrote a review Jul 2019
Cairns, Australia3 contributions
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.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All rooms were similar and there is car parking available outside of each room.
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Riny01 wrote a review Jun 2019
Gosford, Australia42 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Helen wrote a review Apr 2019
Northcliffe, Australia24 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from glacierviewmotel, Manager at Glacier View Motel
Responded 7 Apr 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Glacier View Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Glacier View Motel?
Nearby attractions include Franz Josef Glacier (7.0 km), Te Koha Gallery (2.6 km), and Franz Josef Clay Target Shooting (2.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Glacier View Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Glacier View Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Glacier View Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Glacier View Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Glacier View Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alice May, Monsoon Bar & Restaurant, and BLUE ICE RESTAURANT & BAR.
Are pets allowed at Glacier View Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Glacier View Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Church of St. James (8.7 km).
Does Glacier View Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Glacier View Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.