58 On Cron Motel

58 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7886 New Zealand
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4.5
#1 of 5 motels in Franz Josef
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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58 on Cron is set amongst beautiful rain forest but just a 5 minute stroll to the village. We are located a couple of doors down from the Waiho Hot Tubs. The Motel is architecturally designed for the discerning traveller and each unit is fully equipped with everything needed to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Our guests enjoy Sky TV and Free WI-FI Access.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
Picnic area
Self-serve laundry
Public wifi
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
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Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Iron
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
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Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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Climber811936 wrote a review Jan 2020
Fort Qu'Appelle, Canada56 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I was surprised at how clean the room was and its overall condition. The pictures on the various websites do not do it justice. The people who run it were very friendly and helpful even gave me help unloading the luggage (a first in 3 weeks in New Zealand). The location was quiet area not as busy as the rest of the village but still a short walk to restaurants and across the street from the hot pool (note: it is not a natural hot springs judt a heated pool). Our room (an apt.) was spacious and had a separate room with twin beds as well as a queen bed in the main room. The mattress of the later was much better than the twin mattresses which had no support on the edges. The bathroom was compact but the soaps and shampoos were better than average and thee were two heat lamps which did a good job of warming the place up. The shower was strong and there was a good supply of hot water. The kitchen was well equipped although it took us a little whil to figure out how to run the microwave properly. r
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Date of stay: January 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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50StateVisitor wrote a review Apr 2020
Randolph, New Jersey980 contributions132 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean and comfortable lodging operated by friendly hosts. The room's 24” TV screen was a little small for watching videos on a rainy day and the mattress was too soft for me, but it's in a quiet location that offers a short walk to downtown restaurants and attractions. The friendly host gave good touring information, but the wifi was spotty even after her assistance. The motel has a washer and dryer. Enjoy the beautiful snow capped mountain views (on a clear day) from outside.
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Date of stay: October 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Bucket-Cheltenham wrote a review Feb 2020
Cheltenham, United Kingdom56 contributions70 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here while touring South Island during very heavy rains and flooding. We were delighted with this accommodation. We had a friendly welcome and were given milk for morning brew.
The motel style rooms are in blocks of two. They are modern and of a high standard. Each room has a kitchenette with microwave twin induction hobs, fridge and kettle.

5 min walk to village centre restaurants store/supermarket.

Opposite thermal spa with 10% discount.

11min (6K) drive to Franz Joseph glacier car park.

Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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KarenM1_10 wrote a review Apr 2020
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan1,084 contribution427 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here one night. The room was a decent size. They did not have air conditioning but had an oscillating fan. Storage was sufficient but the room had no safe. It had a small equipped kitchen area with a 2 burner oven top, tea kettle, microwave, toaster and refrigerator, along with some pots, pans, utensils, plates, cups and cutlery. Shower pressure was good, but shower was very small. The mattress and pillows were too soft and definitely needs replacing. The area around the motel is great. There are shops and restaurants, all within walking distance. Parking is free. However, if you plan to stay in the area after check out time, you must move your car. We were up early since we booked a helicopter tour, so we were able to secure a parking spot on the street in front of the hotel. When we were walking the prior night, we noticed a parking lot down the road. It was empty since it was later in the evening and the crowds subsided.
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Date of stay: February 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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gpbc wrote a review Feb 2020
Ottawa, Canada83 contributions128 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
On Nov 17, we stayed at the motel on our west coast bus trip. The motel is on a quiet street that is parallel to the main highway. It's just a few minutes to walk to the village business area, which there are shops, restaurants, bars, etc.

Our 1-bedroom apartment was comfortable with a kitchenette, separate bedroom, living/dining area, etc. The unit was very clean and quiet. The native rainforest bush gardens surrounding the complex making it very calm.

The two hotel co-managers were very helpful and kind with all the questions we asked.
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Date of stay: November 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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KenVicLee wrote a review Apr 2020
Huntington Beach, California2,128 contributions692 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a small motel in a small city. With seven of us we took up 4 rooms which seemed like half the motel but in truth there were quite a few rooms tucked away in the middle of this motor court.

The truly unique thing about this property was the manager and her assistant. They were beyond helpful providing insight, recommendations and, most importantly. umbrellas. Although this is a small property by living on site they seemed omnipresent which was a good thing.

As advertised the rooms were large with small kitchenettes. The bathrooms were adequate, the bed cozy. The sliding glass door entry seemed a bit odd at first but it was functional. A chair outside the room allowed you to enjoy your neighbors if you chose.

We were only there for two nights. I wish it had been more. After staying at big city hotels in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, this was a nice, relaxing change of pace with a welcoming staff to boot.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Karen W wrote a review Apr 2020
Fareham, United Kingdom521 contributions163 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
58 On Cron is in a quiet part of town (although nowhere in Franz Josef is that remote) just a stroll from restaurants, shops and the West Coast Wildlife Centre where you can see kiwi (if you have sharp eyes). It has all you need for a short stay and pleasant staff who can advise how you can see the glaciers for free - no need to take a helicopter flight or a tour. King Tiger the Asian restaurant next door is tasty and the hot pools opposite are a great way to end the day's sightseeing. Small observation, the motel's overwhelming brown decor is a bit dreary, I'd be tempted to brighten it up a bit.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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jean g wrote a review Mar 2024
Chard, United Kingdom13 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely site, basic but perfectly adequate for our stay. The couple who look after it were really friendly and helpful. We borrowed a rice cooker to use, Only downside was kitchen didn't have much to cook with, so we had to improvise. Even cooking scrambled eggs we had no jug to make it in. Beds comfortable, one bedroom only had one bedside table so that meant I had to put stuff on window sill behind me , and it got wet. Shower was extremely good very powerful and loved the heater above you.
One warning don't cook onions or spicy food , they requested that not to cook otherwise would charge you cleaning fee because of the smell!!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Radix7 wrote a review Nov 2022
Sydney, Australia199 contributions180 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It seems Franz Josef is just revising after COVID with a lot of accommodation,eateries and shops still closed. We were happy enough with 58 On Cron whose new temporary managers seemed enthusiastic in their role and helpful. The room itself was motel style and the design of the motel does not make much celebration of the area of natural beauty, but we had no complaints. There is an option for a rather basic breakfast box, or cooking in (literally in) the room, with just one cafe open for breakfast currently in the small town. No doubt things will improve slowly with summer.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Restaurants are still in short supply so be sure to book a table ahead.
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Laryssa W wrote a review Jan 2023
New Zealand33 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location with easy off-road parking suitable for larger vehicles. Smaller studio room, ours had two queen beds, with a kitchenette and ensuite. Separate coin operated laundry area for guest use between 4-9pm. Small outdoor seating area (2 chairs and a small table) outside the main door in the carpark area. Well equipt kitchenette and acess to shared bbq area.

Check in was easy. Host was friendly and pointed out local attractions/ restaurants. Unit was clean with the remotes and toilets sanitized. Free wifi (not high speed).

Downside: outside area isn't private, fine for a drink or coffee (just not in your underwear). Shower pressure is low and the shower head/rose needed descaling so water went everywhere but on you. It is also positioned rather low so anyone tall will need to do some gymnastics to get under the water. Our unit didn't have air conditioning, with the main door opening onto the carpark and only small windows on the backside, getting a breeze though the unit on the 30 deg C day was a challenge. A fan had been provided which we used overnight. Our unit also had a slightly odd smell (salted dry fish or possibly the result of combined cleaning products?). The smell wasn't a major issue and the fan moved it on.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Great parking for larger vehicles. Laundry takes $2 coins for each load (one for washer and one...
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73Sharon asked a question Feb 2018
Greyabbey, United Kingdom124 contributions41 helpful votes
Is there washing machine in resort?
Answer from 58onCron_Manager
1 contribution
Hello Greyabbey, Thank you for your enquiry. We do have a guest laundry here on site at 58 on Cron Motel. It operates on $2 coins with $4 for a wash and $2 for 20 minutes in the dryer. It is open from 4pm until 8:30pm however there is a 24hr laundromat located not far from us (less that a minutes walk) if you need to do laundry outside of these hours. Washing powder and change is available from reception. I hope this helps.
Answer from 58onCron_Manager
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Hello and thank you for your enquiry. We offer stylish and comfortable accommodation. We are set amongst native rain forest and are just a 5 minute stroll to the village cafes and activities. We are located directly across from the Glacier Base which has the Franz Josef Glacier Guides and the Glacier Hot Pools. There is also a shuttle bus service that can pick you up from your accomodation and take you to the glacier car park should you wish to do some of the walks in the area. Should you wish to book please feel free to use the online booking form on our website or contact us directly. If you have any further questions then please don't hesitate to contact us. I hope this helps.
Laryssa W wrote a tip Jan 2023
New Zealand33 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great parking for larger vehicles. Laundry takes $2 coins for each load (one for washer and one for dryer)."
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Radix7 wrote a tip Nov 2022
Sydney, Australia199 contributions180 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Restaurants are still in short supply so be sure to book a table ahead."
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Robert1244 wrote a tip May 2020
Emporia, Kansas71 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Probably away from the street. We were almost to the back and no problems."
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Ross B wrote a tip Mar 2020
Redhill, United Kingdom98 contributions104 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Explore the surrounding country"
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Channaka2015 wrote a tip Aug 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay more nights, you get better rates."
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PRICE RANGE
HK$807 - HK$948 (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
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about 58 On Cron Motel
Which popular attractions are close to 58 On Cron Motel?
Nearby attractions include West Coast Wildlife Centre (0.3 km), Tatare Tunnels Walk (0.3 km), and Franz Josef Clay Target Shooting (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at 58 On Cron Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at 58 On Cron Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at 58 On Cron Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at 58 On Cron Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 58 On Cron Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alice May, Snake Bite Brewery, and Monsoon Bar & Restaurant.
Is 58 On Cron Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Franz Josef.
Are there any historical sites close to 58 On Cron Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Church of St. James (10.6 km).
Does 58 On Cron Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is 58 On Cron Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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