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The Terrace Motel

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15 Cowan Street, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park New Zealand
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#5 of 13 hotels in Franz Josef
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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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C M Dobbie wrote a review Feb 2021
New Plymouth, New Zealand149 contributions19 helpful votes
Meet by very friend staff, room was comfortable. Very clean and a nice space. Mountains were in the back - amazing view. Very handy to restaurants and activities. Restaurant was just next door and town just down road.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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stuti88 wrote a review Jan 2021
New Delhi, India28 contributions6 helpful votes
It is a quaint, nice place nestled amongst hills in the cute, little town of Franz Josef. Decently sized rooms with all the amenities that you could hope for. A walking distance from hot pools, glacier valley, eateries and supermarket. It also provides enough parking space for your vehicle with the fuel station nearby. The motel also provides discounts and coupons for some quick bites and fine dining nearby. We also got free scones one evening by the motel guys! Simply loved our stay there.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ash P wrote a review Jan 2021
Motueka15 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent and courteous service, spacious room and superb top quality new kitchen and bathroom. Very clean and well presented throughout. Handy location, as for anywhere in Franz. Can recommend to anyone staying down the West coast. We have no connection with The Terrace except as happy customers.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: All fairly equal, very quiet street.
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Responded 21 Jan 2021
Hi Ash, We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and would recommend us. We hope you can come back and stay with us in the future. When you do, please book directly on our website for our lowest prices. We hope the rest of your holiday went well. Regards, Gaki
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Posie J wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand32 contributions4 helpful votes
The Terrace Motel is centrally located in this tiny town. We chose the Mountain View studio room, which was large and modern. The king size bed was very comfortable. There is also a single bed in the room. Very clean. The view of the mountain was hidden by cloud in the evening but lovely the next morning.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Tom Skinner, Owner at The Terrace Motel
Responded 14 Jan 2021
Thank you for your positive comments, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again someday.
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Journey12735264910 wrote a review Jan 2021
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Our unit had been renovated to very high standard - lovely bathroom, fantastic shower. Al very clean and comfortable bed. We appreciated the high standard of this motel. Staff friendly and customer focused.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 14 Jan 2021
Thank you for your positive comments, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again someday.
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PRICE RANGE
US$64 - US$152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestland Tai Poutini National ParkFranz Josef
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Terrace Motel
Which popular attractions are close to The Terrace Motel?
Nearby attractions include Franz Josef Clay Target Shooting (0.2 km), Tatare Tunnels Walk (0.04 km), and Te Koha Gallery (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Terrace Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at The Terrace Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Terrace Motel?
Guests can enjoy free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Terrace Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Terrace Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alice May, BLUE ICE RESTAURANT & BAR, and Monsoon Bar & Restaurant.
Is The Terrace Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Franz Josef.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Terrace Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Terrace Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Church of St. James (10.8 km).
Does The Terrace Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is The Terrace Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.