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2 Donovan Drive State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Kitchenette
Wheelchair Access
Laundry Service
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we opened the ranch slider we loved Franz Alpine Retreat. Our two bedroom was spacious, spotless and every need provided for. Our unit had two bedrooms ,large open plan kitchen,dinning room and lounge. We choose not to have our unit serviced daily...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank lynneneilson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall the stay was fine, but I feel that the description of these units is a bit misleading, and the value for the dollar (at the price I paid) was not good. Here are some details so you can decide for yourself what a fair...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank leahw1979
Response from LissaK50, Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you - problems are being attended too.

Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Proprietors are amazing and beyond helpful!!! Great little getaway with full eat-in kitchen and beautiful views out floor to ceiling windows! Enjoyed preparing a meal while on the road. We only had one night there but it’s a perfect place to spend week or just...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank jenatate
Response from LissaK50, Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 10 November 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review. We can take people into town if requested especially guests who need to meet bus departures. We hope the rest of your holiday is a safe and enjoyable one.

Reviewed 26 October 2018

We booked a one bedroom unit and were pleasantly surprised to be upgraded to a larger one. It was clean, neat and comfy with ample heating and blankets. Kitchen facilities were more than adequate and the towels were large and fluffy, as well as warm...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank DeeJay132
Response from LissaK50, Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you for your review, this is very much appreciated. We hope the rest of your holiday is a safe and enjoyable one.

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

It's a little before the township but close enough of you have a car. Our units were new and in perfect condition. The heater in my unit made loud noises so I had to turn it off but the unit was warm enough anyway without...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank CarolB3692
Response from LissaK50, Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 22 October 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We will have the heater looked at immediately. We hope the remainder of your journey is a safe and enjoyable one.

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Description
Franz Alpine Retreat gives you the perfect retreat in the most beautiful location this country has to offer. Whether you are travelling alone, as a group or a family, it has facilities that fully immerse you in More the surrounding environment. Franz Alpine Retreat has been purpose built with facilities that allow you to feel at home, relax, do your own thing and ultimately enjoy the breathtaking environment around you. Our chalets can sleep up to 5. Chalets are equipped with full gas cooking, kitchen - dining room, electric blankets, SKY + Freeview, Wireless Internet. Other facilities within the complex include Book exchange, DVD library, BBQ, full laundry facilities available, Kiwi "continental" breakfast and activity bookings. A perfect place to stay - your home away from home! Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Microwave
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
9
Price range
US$133 - US$257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Franz Alpine Retreat Hotel Franz Josef
Location
New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
9
Price range
US$133 - US$257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Franz Alpine Retreat Hotel Franz Josef
Location
New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
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Momocha99
20 March 2017|
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Response from FranzAlpine | Property representative |
The chalets are slightly bigger, have DVD players and are further away from the highway. I could quiet easily comfortably live permanently in the two bedroom cottage myself.
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ElizabethT2778
5 September 2016|
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At present, no there are not. We are investigating the feasibility of having these replaced in the future with more robust type screens, as the screens that used to be in place in all units, were damaged beyond economical... More
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Room Tips
"the front 2 bedroom is my choice"
Fiona_Karen_Linny
14 Apr 2018
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"Try to stay in a chalet far from the reception"
801DeborahB
31 Mar 2018
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"The newer buildings right by the entrance look way nicer than the ones behind the office."
JessHarringtonPark
17 Mar 2018
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"I cannot recommend any room because of the poor facilities"
ZanN_12
24 Feb 2018
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