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The Terrace Motel

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The Terrace is the closest Motel to the centre of Franz Josef Village, yet on a quiet side street. The 4 star Terrace Motel offers views of snow capped mountains and the Croz Glacier from its grounds. Unlimited Free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking are included. The Terrace offer Hotel style rooms along with rooms with cooking facilities, next to reception is a quiet restaurant operated by two of Franz Josef most experienced restauranteurs. The Terrace is the closest Motel to Franz Josef's free Glow Worm Caves and Franz Josef Kiwi Bird Centre where guests can experience New Zealand's national bird up close. The Terrace offers spacious ground floor accommodation with electric blankets and electric heating, flat-screen Televisions, tea/coffee making facilities and all en suite bathrooms, some feature a Spa Bath. Guests have a choice of studio's or spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Most rooms features stove tops and microwaves along with a dining area (please note Hotel style rooms offer tea / coffee and breakfast making facilities only). All rooms are serviced daily. Guests have access to shared laundry and barbecue facilities with outside tables and chairs. The tour desk can organise a range of activities including discounted helicopter flights, hikes, kayaking, horse treks and glacier walks.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
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Accessible rooms
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Microwave
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Mid-range
Centrally Located
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This must be one of the best motels in New Zealand. The rooms are beautifully furnished and equipped. The motel is central and close to restaurants and shops. They even has a Nespresso machine which is good for me as I prefer that. The capsules were not Nespresso but what
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Response from Tom S, Owner at The Terrace Motel
Responded 5 days ago
Hi Perle369 Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. If you could email us which room you stayed in I will get the plumber to look at the shower. We hope you are able to come back and stay with us again, when you do please book on our own website for our lowest prices. Regards Logan
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Stayed in a one bedroom apartment. Quality furnishings and spacious. Good TV and internet reception. Bed was firm but quite comfortable and provided a restful nights sleep. A nice touch was the visit by an employee late afternoon, delivering some complimentary home made scones.
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Response from Tom S, Owner at The Terrace Motel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Alan We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and our location. We hope you are able to come back and visit us again, when you do please book directly on our website for our cheapest prices. Just to Clarify the Glacier you were looking at was the Croz Glacier. Regards Logan
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My husband and I stayed here for only one night as part of a south island circuit tour. It is a typical style motel with the convenience of being within walking distance of the small township, with a cosy restaurant right next door. There are different styles of rooms
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Response from Tom S, Owner at The Terrace Motel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Amanda We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and found the bathroom "spotlessly clean". You stayed in our entry level room, should wish to come back we also have larger rooms with bigger facilities and kitchens etc. If you are coming back our best rates are only available on our own direct booking website. We hope the rest of your holiday went well. Regards Logan
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We stayed only one night while travelling around the south island. It was peak season & tourists everywhere. Our room was very spacious having a seperate room from the lounge. The bathroom was also very big. It also has a kitchen table & kitchen. The restaurant/bar next door was
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Response from Tom S, Owner at The Terrace Motel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi James We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and found your room "very spacious". We hope you are able to come back and stay with us again, when you do, please book directly on our website for our lowest price. Safe travel back to Auckland. Regards Logan
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This motel has cute, small bungalow type rooms. The bed was hard and because it was raining the TV and internet went on and off. The front office check in was awesome and the woman was so sweet and showed us to our room and later brought us hot scones and butter! They really
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Response from Tom S, Owner at The Terrace Motel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi I am happy to hear you largely enjoyed your stay and sorry you had issues with the bed, all our beds were recently changed but its hard to get the softness level to suit everyone. Could you please email us with the room you stayed in and I will double check everything is correct. Its great to hear you would stay with us again, when you do, please book directly on our website for our lowest prices. Regards Logan
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Sorry i have checked with my friends who join me in the trip confirmed there is only heater and you don’t need AC in the room.
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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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"All quiet, set back from the highway."
"Any of the rooms look ok"
"Next to the Alice May restaurant. Ask at the motel for a coupon."
"Could see a Glacier looking out our cottage window. Very quiet and well heated"
"Just the right size"
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PRICE RANGE
US$73 - US$374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)Franz Josef
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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