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Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier

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34 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7856 New Zealand
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#11 of 13 hotels in Franz Josef
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We are just a minute's walk to a variety of flights, glacier hikes, restaurants, the Wildlife Center with its Kiwis and the Glacier Hot Pools. Offering a range of modern studio accommodation including, spa bath, queen and twin studio, mountain view studio and larger one bedroom family accommodation. All accommodation includes in-room phones, free Wi-Fi, hairdryers, complimentary tea, coffee, drinking chocolate & fresh milk, fridge, small microwave, toaster and a hot water kettle. Some rooms have full kitchen facilities. Off-street parking, guest laundry and BBQ area are available.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary tea
Hiking
Skiing
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
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Parking
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
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Safe
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Czech
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Journey45359712766 wrote a review Apr 2022
46 contributions3 helpful votes
Typical Bella Vista Motel. Was clean and tidy with all the usual amenities in the right place. Owner was pleasant and we could not find any faults in the complex. Usually has a good deal going so I recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Kris Powell wrote a review Mar 2022
Kaiapoi, New Zealand6 contributions
We stayed two nights and we were welcomed with a very friendly receptionist "MIYARGI". Our accomodation is close to cafes, restaurants and the WAIHO HOT TUBS, worth doing! We stayed at Room 10 and we always get a nice view of the glacier. Water pressure is great. Cleanliness 5 stars!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We came prepared with everything I guess just enjoy what Franz Josef has to offer.
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mjm1232015 wrote a review Jan 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand32 contributions3 helpful votes
Great location. Very clean and well appointed rooms, many with a good view of the Glacier. Short walk to town and the wonderful Waiho Hot Tubs. Friendly, efficient and knowledgable staff at reception who went out of their way to give you good information. Would certainly stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: Everything you could need, clean, well appointed, good location and great staff.
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Karen wrote a review Nov 2021
New Zealand8 contributions3 helpful votes
Very friendly reception manager, eager to share info about the area. Room was compact, as is the case with every Bella Vista I've stayed at, but it offered everything possble thing needed - except Sky! Wifi was unlimited. Everything was clean and comfortable.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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asilwashere wrote a review May 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand82 contributions30 helpful votes
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We had a great stay at this hotel. We booked the mountain view room and had great views. The room was a good size and was clean, tidy and well maintained. The shower was really nice to use and the wall heater worked quickly. The hotel is in a great location, just a short walk to restaurants. The staff were also friendly and showed us some info about the town
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Heather P wrote a review Mar 2021
Wellington, New Zealand202 contributions115 helpful votes
Had a one night stay at this hotel. Check-in went well with helpful and friendly staff. The room although compact was clean and the bed comfortable. Handy location away from the main street. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Velvon A wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand263 contributions59 helpful votes
Stayed here for a night only. staff who checked us in was very professional and helpful. He allowed early check in as our room was ready. hotel is nice and clean. would stay again if happen to be in Franz.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Jo M wrote a review Oct 2020
Napier, New Zealand2 contributions
Booked a compact room and got a free upgrade to a bigger queen room which was nice. Went out for a drink and came back to a cold room. The heated towel rail, bedroom heater and half of the electric blanket didn't work. Went to reception to see what could be done but it was closed at only 5.50pm. Still closed when we left at 9.15am the next day. Handy location just needs better on site service.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Adam Haugh, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier
Responded 15 Nov 2020
Hi Jo, Thanks for stopping of with us on the 30th. Thanks for letting Miyargy our morning receptionist, know the electric blanket in your studio was not heating on one side, before your departure. Our rooms have a key tag energy saving feature in them. When you came home from dinner I suspect that your room key did not make it back in the key tag holder next to the light switch. In this room, unit 2, it works the power for the heater and towel rail. I have upgraded the label on the heater to have a larger font making it easier to read. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your journeys around the south island. Kindly Adam
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KiwiMatt00 wrote a review Oct 2020
Wellington, New Zealand82 contributions28 helpful votes
Simply can’t fault this hotel. The location is a stones throw away from restaurants and booking agents. The staff, especially Jim are awesome. The breakfast is amazing, simple but really really good. Did I mention Jim, he’s so helpful. The beds were comfy and the pillows were awesome. We loved this placed. One last shoutout for Jim, he was the real MVP.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Adam Haugh, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier
Responded 15 Nov 2020
Hi Matt, Cheers for swinging by Franz on your travels and likewise for the positive feedback. I'm pleased you enjoyed the breakfast, bed and our central location. Yes, we are fortunate to have Jim with us. He ensures that every day a good one around here! Cheers Adam
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Sheryl L wrote a review Jun 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Staff are extremely helpful and welcoming. Rooms were spacious, clean and tidy. Loads of heaters made it all very cosy. Location is perfect. Off main road so very quiet but a 2 min walk to shops. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Adam Haugh, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier
Responded 15 Nov 2020
Hi Sheryl, Great news that you enjoyed our central village location. It sure is good to be within an easy walk of all the activities and shops. We look forward to your return stay. Regards Adam
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PRICE RANGE
US$68 - US$85 (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
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier
Which popular attractions are close to Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier?
Nearby attractions include Te Koha Gallery (0.4 km), Franz Josef Clay Target Shooting (0.2 km), and Tatare Tunnels Walk (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alice May, Monsoon Bar & Restaurant, and BLUE ICE RESTAURANT & BAR.
Is Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Franz Josef.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Czech.
Are there any historical sites close to Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Church of St. James (10.8 km).
Does Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.