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2 Donovan Drive State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Laundry Service
4 Star accommodation
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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
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
Room Service
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
Price range
US$82 - US$240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Franz Alpine Retreat Hotel Franz Josef
New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We stayed in a 2 bedroom chalet and it was clean, tidy and toasty warm in winter. When we checked in, our host was very informative about the local area and told us about different places to visit. We only stayed for 1 night however...More

Thank Sharon C
Response from FranzAlpine, Front Office Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 21 July 2018

Hi Sharon, Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and yes, three nights would have been ideal - you will have to come back!

Reviewed 10 July 2018

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 12 July 2018

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

Reviewed 6 July 2018 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

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Response from FranzAlpine, Manager at Franz Alpine RetreatResponded 7 July 2018

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 17 June 2018

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 18 June 2018

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.

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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.
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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"the front 2 bedroom is my choice"
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"Try to stay in a chalet far from the reception"
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"The newer buildings right by the entrance look way nicer than the ones behind the office."
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"I cannot recommend any room because of the poor facilities"
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