We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Traveller (64)
Room & Suite (21)
Dining (5)
Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“full kitchen”(13 reviews)
“bedroom cabin”(5 reviews)
“minute drive”(9 reviews)
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Kitchenette
Wheelchair Access
Laundry Service
4 Star Hotel
All hotel details
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null}
Rooms
29 Jul30 Jul
|
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
Standard Room
Getting you more information on this room More
Free Cancellation
Book now, pay at stay!
Select
Show Available Rooms
Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 6 partner sites to see rooms from US$74.
We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Franz Josef hotels with availability
{"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["META_ABSOLUTE_PRICING","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","META_AIR","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","STORED_CARDS","SHOW_DISCLAIMER_ASTERISK","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "f8975efe7d17462089ae1f95d0e900bf", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":1745306,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[32462147],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":29,"month":7,"year":2018},"checkout":{"day":30,"month":7,"year":2018},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":75,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":true,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"f8975efe7d17462089ae1f95d0e900bf","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":87,"lowestMetaPrice":74,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":87,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":null,"highestMetaPrice":87,"lowestMetaPrice":74,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":87,"hotelName":"Franz Alpine Retreat","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6ImY4OTc1ZWZlN2QxNzQ2MjA4OWFlMWY5NWQwZTkwMGJmIiwiQUlLIjoiNDYyZTY2OTRkNmQyNDFiZmEzNjg5YzdkYmMxNjg4MDIifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": 1, "checkIn": "29/07/2018", "checkOut": "30/07/2018", "lowestPrice": "US$74", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": true, "contentIdMappings": {"32462147":"BookingCom"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": false, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_resp_hr_room_grid", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_responsive","template":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_responsive","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__sub_header"},"moduleList":["handlers","tracking"]},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{},"moduleList":["handler"]},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_responsive","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__amenities","occupancy":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__occupancy","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__reservation_col"},"moduleList":[]},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
Reviews (313)
Filter reviews
302 results
Traveller rating
181
78
24
11
8
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
181
78
24
11
8
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsfull kitchenbedroom cabinminute drivetown centrenew zealandtwo nightsone night staylong drivequiet locationcomfortable staysouth islandjagaccommodationglacierunitsmountainsheating
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 302 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We Stayed at the Alpine Retreat in 2017. Sorry for the late review. Such a beautiful place. We chose the 2 bedroom chalet as we were 2 couples. Very clean and warm place. Added bonus was the free breakfast and WiFi. We defiantly love this...More

Thank jesintha r
Response from FranzAlpine, Front Office Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your response. It is nice to receive a good review no matter how late it is. Thank you.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stu, the owner, was very helpful and accommodating. It was almost like staying with family. Accommodation was comfy in a 2 bedroom cottage. Kitchen was fully equipped and we made good use of it. Lounge and dining area gave extra room to really relax. A...More

Thank vladok212
Response from FranzAlpine, Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your lovely review, Vlado. It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us. Emma especially enjoyed the company of your children. It certainly is a beautiful place to view local scenery and the stars. We hope you have...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived after approximately a 6 hour drive to find the retreat a little out of town. (This was booked by a Travel agent) Chalet’s looked good. Were greeted with an ecoli warning. Think we should then have been offered the option to receive a...More

Thank Paul H
Response from FranzAlpine, Front Office Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Paul, We are a little disappointed you did not inform us of the bedding situation as you gave us another reason for departing early. This has now been attended by replacing. We hope your trip north was enjoyable.

Reviewed 25 April 2018

Stayed with my family in these units twice in one year, really enjoyed it. The laundry cost was expensive but they breakfast packages every morning are amazing. Thank you. :-) Warm, comfy couches, about 5-10min drive outside of town.

Thank Lizzie P
Response from FranzAlpine, Front Office Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 27 April 2018

Many thanks for your 'awesome' review. You must come and stay with us again, maybe twice next year. Safe travels.

Reviewed 16 April 2018

We spent 3 nights in a two bedrooms bungalow quite new, spacious and comfortable but not very private. The staff was welcoming and had to face a huge storm that let us without power, telephone and ...news. They did not spare their efforts to inform...More

Thank Maryse K
Response from FranzAlpine, Front Office Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 24 April 2018

Unfortunately the West Coast can be struck down by bad weather without notice. We do our best to keep up to date with weather and road closure information. If you were unable to leave town we would have assisted you by making accommodation available as...More

View more reviews
About
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Laundry Service
Breakfast Available
Room amenities
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
Details
Price range
US$72 - US$218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$72 - US$218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Add Photo Photos
Traveller (64)
Room & Suite (21)
Dining (5)
Family and Play Areas (1)
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Momocha99
20 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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.
0
Votes
Elizabeth T
5 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Xjapie |
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
1
Vote
Room Tips
"the front 2 bedroom is my choice"
Read review
"Try to stay in a chalet far from the reception"
Read review
"The newer buildings right by the entrance look way nicer than the ones behind the office."
Read review
"I cannot recommend any room because of the poor facilities"
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing