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Franz Alpine Retreat

2 Donovan Drive State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7886 New Zealand
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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 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!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Hiking
Horseback riding
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Parking
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Wine / champagne
Canoeing offsite
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Seating area
Sofa
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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ModerationForMe wrote a review Feb 2024
Charleston, South Carolina511 contributions205 helpful votes
We arrived late after the office was closed, but there was a note for us on the door with a detailed map of how to find our room and where to park. Checking ourselves in was easy. Room was spacious and comfortable. The area was nice and quiet. As we had to leave early, we never actually met any of the hotel staff.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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SpiritedAdventurer wrote a review Nov 2023
Fareham, United Kingdom48 contributions20 helpful votes
Very clean, modern cabin with plenty of space. I rented a 2 room cabin. Check in nice and easy, cabin was cosy and relaxing. Shower divine, good pressure and hot as you like. Kitchen was well supplied, with microwave, fridge, ironing board. All curtains blocked a lot of the light. Very peaceful. I would stay here again
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Date of stay: October 2023
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stellamay wrote a review Sept 2023
toowoomba224 contributions130 helpful votes
Brilliant location and views, amazing cabins and quiet. We decided to stay here for 2 nights after the rain had settled in and slow our trip down. The location is approximately 5 kilometres out of Franz Josef itself but the benefit is the peace and quiet and large cabins. The cabins had a well kitted out full kitchen, large lounge and dining room and good sized bathroom. There were 2 heaters in the room which kept us toastie warm all night. There were DVDs in the reception for you to use free of charge and the gentleman at the reception was friendly and gave us some fresh milk to enjoy a cuppa with upon arrival. We will definitely be going back and staying on our next trip to NZ.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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ShirishParanjape wrote a review Sept 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand887 contributions166 helpful votes
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A good place for a few nights. We stayed for 2 nights in room 11 - Kereru. We knew this room does not have full kitchen, but that was fine for what we needed. There is a microwave, toaster, electric kettle, plates and cutlery which was adequate for 2 of us. We had already read comments about the absence of sink, so this was not a surprise for us. The bed is firm, which we like. The water pressure, flow and temperature in the shower is excellent. It is a modern place with everything we needed.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Quiet Plenty of parking available.
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Ken H wrote a review Feb 2023
Ipswich, United Kingdom1059 contributions160 helpful votes
Quiet location out of town. Small studio apartments were comfy enough for a couple touring. Included microwave, fridge, couple plates, bowls, cutlery, kettle etc - all great ... but no sink! All staff we met were lovely. Wifi weak during evenings. Being 4km+ out of town and almost no lighting outdoors the night sky was amazing.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Brian R wrote a review Feb 2023
12 contributions7 helpful votes
This place offers first rate accommodations. It is clean and modern and spotless. Nice to be out of town in a quiet area. Just a few little things to note. The Wi-Fi was sktechy and we were near the office. It wouldn't hurt to put one box of facial tissues. The front decks were an issue. The stair heights and depths varied and were of not in construction compliance. One of the steps was not level and my parked car stopped my fall. I doubt seriously the decks were inspected and approved. If you have any handicapped accessibility issues this is not the place for you.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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VicTraveller30 wrote a review Jan 2023
Victoria, Australia72 contributions76 helpful votes
The cabins are budget cabins. For the price I would say they are ok. About 5km outside of town (not walking distance). Ideal for families. Cabin is basic with a small bathroom, small couch and small tv.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ezra710 wrote a review Apr 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand1394 contributions119 helpful votes
For a one night stay over we were very happy with this place. Disappointing that there wasn't a separate sink for doing dishes, but a great shower. The location is about 5km from the village which suited us fine - the room was very quiet as a result. Clean and well presented.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Geordiegirl3300 wrote a review Jan 2022
Te Aroha, New Zealand24 contributions7 helpful votes
The bed was very comfortable and the soap smelt nice. Although billed as luxury it is actually very basic. The sink in the bathroom is small and that is where you are supposed to do wash your dishes! The TV is only a 20". Come on, TVs are cheap now, there is no need for anything that small! In the height of the summer there is no air con or fan available, although I had two heaters ready for winter! There are signs everywhere stating that if you break something, or it goes missing you may be charged, quite threatening really. All in all it was disappointing. Not their fault but the wifi is ADSL because it is so rural so internet kept dropping out.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Rigger Reid wrote a review May 2021
Timaru, New Zealand220 contributions26 helpful votes
Awesome stay in the one bedroom cabins, very clean, tidy and very comfortable, short drive from town lots of lovely places to eat Nice staff very pleasant met us as we drove in Highly recommend, we will be back
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Date of stay: May 2021
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PRICE RANGE
$155 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestland Tai Poutini National ParkFranz Josef
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Franz Alpine Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Franz Alpine Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Franz Josef Glacier (7.9 km), Te Koha Gallery (3.5 km), and West Coast Wildlife Centre (3.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Franz Alpine Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Franz Alpine Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Franz Alpine Retreat?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Franz Alpine Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Franz Alpine Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alice May, BLUE ICE RESTAURANT & BAR, and Snake Bite Brewery.
Are any cleaning services offered at Franz Alpine Retreat?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Franz Alpine Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Franz Alpine Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Church of St. James (7.7 km).
Is Franz Alpine Retreat accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.