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    The Terrace Motel

    15 Cowan Street, Box 44, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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    Overview
    • Excellent52%
    • Very good38%
    • Average8%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “glow worms” (22 reviews)
    “warm scones” (9 reviews)
    “great location” (35 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    4.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 309 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We arrived weary after a 6-hour drive from Christchurch. I was just about to summon the energy to get up and prepare a meal, when there was a knock on the door, and a young lady was offering us a complimentary scone, still warm from...More

    Thank cheryltownley
    Response from Tom S, Owner at The Terrace MotelResponded 6 days ago

    Hi Chery Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and were able to take advance of some of the discount vouchers we have. We hope you are able to come back and stay with us again in the...More

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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    The location of this model is outstanding. Amenities are great. The helicopter ride to glaciers is just 1 min walk.. great restaurants around. Necessary to wear a good quality sun glass, otherwise you won't be able to open eye

    Thank A TripAdvisor Member
    Response from Tom S, Owner at The Terrace MotelResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hi Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear you had enjoyed your stay. Hopefully you can come back and stay with in the future, when you do please book on our website for the lowest prices. Regards Logan

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Good clean property though a tad expensive at NZ 190 but that's due to peak season. Ample parking, good wifi, clean and well maintained rooms with fully stocked kitchenette. Rooms are of decent size and so are bathrooms. All key places (restaurants, activity offices, hot...More

    Thank Chiripal
    Response from Tom S, Owner at The Terrace MotelResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi Chiripal Thank you for your review, and enjoyed our central and quiet location and beds. If you are coming back to Franz Josef we only offer our lowest prices on our own website. We hope the rest of your holiday goes well. Regards Logan

    Reviewed 2 December 2017

    The motel is very easy to find – just turn in from the main road for 1 block and there it is just beside the Alice May restaurant. Great view and walking distance to all the other amenities, i.e. gift shop, eating places, Glacier Guides,...More

    Thank weikwan72
    Response from Tom S, Manager at The Terrace MotelResponded 4 December 2017

    Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, your room and our central location. We hope the rest of your holiday went well and you are able to stay with us again in the future (when you do book...More

    Reviewed 21 November 2017

    This was one of our favorite places we stayed. The view was fantastic. There was a full kitchen with microwave, range top and frig which we were able to cook some of our meals on. There was a table with 3 chairs. A gas fireplace...More

    Thank CaSue52
    Response from Tom S, Owner at The Terrace MotelResponded 23 November 2017

    Hi CaSue Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and room. We hope the rest of your holiday went well and you are able to stay with us again in the future (when you do book on our...More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Laundry Service
    • Room amenities
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$79 - US$283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #3 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms ,
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 11
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    • West Coast Region >
    • Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) >
    • Franz Josef
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    Jenna S
    9 February 2017|
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    Response from nursenancy2013 | Reviewed this property |
    so sorry.I have not logged in for ages and only just saw your question. I see have others have answered ! Enjoy
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    "Could see a Glacier looking out our cottage window. Very quiet and well heated"
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    "Just the right size"
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    "Best to choose a room that isn't next to the caravan park."
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    "Take the free glow worm tour at the motel"
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