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Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

36 Main Rd Off State Hwy 6, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7856 New Zealand
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#10 of 13 hotels in Franz Josef
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier sits at the edge of the Westland World Heritage Park, and is just moments from one of New Zealand’s most spectacular natural attractions, the Franz Josef Glacier. Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier makes the most of its alpine location and offers quality accommodation in two separate hotel ‘wings’. Stay in either the Douglas or Graham wing, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings within Franz Josef village. Our hotel is in a premium location, making it the perfect place to base yourself while exploring the magnificent Westland region.Our professional, friendly staff look forward to welcoming you and helping to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable. Your visit will be made even more memorable by the many natural wonders in the area. Just be sure to bring your camera!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Meeting rooms
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Naina-Damani wrote a review Feb 2021
London, United Kingdom1,042 contributions235 helpful votes
Our room and bathroom was adequate, clean and well equipped, as we were here just for one night on a group tour with AATKings. Surrounding views from outside the hotel was picturesque and the walk was pleasant. Our dinner at the hotel was freshly prepared and well presented.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Kate wrote a review Dec 2020
10 contributions1 helpful vote
While off to a rocky start (there was no one there at 7pm so book you late check ins early, and I was charged a credit card fee that wasn't refunded for an eftpos card), it really is a lovely place. I normally find initial disappointment quite hard for tourism operators to turn around, but this place did it. The view of the mountains is spectacular, although it looked like not all rooms had this. It's a bit of maze to find the room, but it is well posted. I was most impressed however by how clean the rooms were and the services within the room (inroom safe, quality (read scent) of the bathroom products and tea selection). Small touches like the lights on and the curtains shut before check in really made it stand out. While my room on the ground floor was polished and really nice, I think I'd ask for an upstairs one next time, just for a better view of the mountains.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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BMS5422 wrote a review Dec 2020
5 contributions
Arriving at reception of this hotel by shuttle, found reception was closed and an intercom to call for attention. A staff member in halting English came and collected me to show me to my room. The room was as expected, comfortable and warm. Unfortunately the female staff member then demanded a credit card "in case I damaged their room". I do not own one, and had prepaid for the entire tour I was on. After telling her I would call my travel agent and ask for a refund, she backed off and left. Most unpleasant experience of my 10day tour. Luckily the next morning a wonderful breakfast and attentive staff at the other side of the hotel set me up for the next stage of my journey towards Christchurch via Transalpine Train. Training required for one person at this hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Alexander Tschampel, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
Responded 24 Jan 2021
Kia Ora Barbara S, Thank you for providing feedback following your recent stay with us. I am sorry that your initial welcome to the hotel wasn't as expected but would like to advise that it is common practice in New Zealand and around the world to ask for a form of security (in form of a credit card or cash deposit) on arrival. This should not be seen as a drop in service and rather as a security measure taken by the hotel. Too often have accommodation providers found themselves in the difficult position that they have to repair or replace their room inventory after a guest stay. I am please to read that the remainder of your stay was enjoyable to you. Please stay well. Nga mihi nui, Alexander Tschampel General Manager Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
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Dion and Colette wrote a review Dec 2020
Pokeno, New Zealand14 contributions2 helpful votes
While the weather during our short stay was a little less than perfect, our stay here was everything we could have hoped for. From check-in to check-out our experience was fantastic. Thanks to Alex for a very warm and informative welcome. We will be back.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
FreddyII wrote a review Nov 2020
Wellington, New Zealand87 contributions24 helpful votes
Set in nice park like grounds. Great to wake up in the morning, pull back the curtains and see the snow covered peaks. Our room had a shelf to lay out two cases, something rare for hotel rooms. Staff had to be versatile at present because of the ongoing low occupancy rate, but managed quite well. They even put the fire on for us to dine in front of it. Evening meal was very well priced and recommended. They made us feel special.
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Date of stay: October 2020
US$86 - US$264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestland Tai Poutini National ParkFranz Josef
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Frequently Asked Questions about Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
Which popular attractions are close to Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier?
Nearby attractions include Franz Josef Clay Target Shooting (0.2 km), Tatare Tunnels Walk (0.1 km), and Te Koha Gallery (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alice May, BLUE ICE RESTAURANT & BAR, and Monsoon Bar & Restaurant.
Is Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Franz Josef.
Are any cleaning services offered at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Church of St. James (10.8 km).
Does Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.