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Franz Josef Oasis

Franz Josef Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7856 New Zealand
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#4 of 12 hotels in Franz Josef
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Luxurious rooms with complimentary Continental Buffet Breakfast, Franz Josef Oasis is just 10 minutes drive from Franz Josef Glacier.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Hiking
Canoeing offsite
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour check-in
Complimentary tea
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Dining area
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Seating area
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English
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Estelle50_12 wrote a review Mar 2024
Newcastle, United Kingdom26 contributions34 helpful votes
We were concerned as there were mixed reviews but it was great. Our room was gorgeous with a lovely view, fab toiletries, a very comfy bed, lots of room…..everything you could want! The fireplace made it really cosy in the evenings. It was great to have a laundry and the room was serviced and replenished daily, really clean.Breakfast was good. Special shout out to Francesca who managed reception and breakfast and was a super star. Strongly recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks Estelle for the great review, Francesca is a wonderful host, so thanks for making special mention. Thanks for the recommendation.
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travel Lover wrote a review Mar 2024
The Netherlands41 contributions5 helpful votes
most dreary hotel I have ever stayed in, the rooms, the breakfast, everything is designed and made to yield as much as possible and cost as little as possible...it seems to be led by an etagère (who was friendly in itself) breakfast is strictly 1 hour between 8-9 am you can come and eat the simplest breakfast ever. if the room next to you uses hot water, you will have a cold shower. I think every hostel is better
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There is hanging a sign only open after 15:00 so be ware that you are not 10 minutes to urly the...
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Responded 4 days ago
Hello Safari. Most of our guests love the complimentary continental buffet , so I'm sorry it wasn't what you were looking for. Your shower complaint is a mystery to us as we have never had a comment like this before. An early breakfast can be requested, in fact, we are open to all reasonable requests, although there is one thing we cannot change, and that is dreary weather....sometimes it shines, sometimes it doesn't.....bad weather really affects peoples moods, that is for sure. Footnote: We would like to solve the mystery of the shower... we would appreciate knowing which room you stayed in, so that we can ask our plumber to check it. Could you please send a quick message on our website, that would be very much appreciated.
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evets1232016 wrote a review Feb 2024
Sydney, Australia437 contributions148 helpful votes
This motel is about 3Km out of town, but that was not an issue. Everything was fine-huge bed, all required amenities were present and worked correctly, no issues with check in or out. It's on the highway but near zero traffic at night. The view of the mountains across the road is impressive.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks Evets for your great and positive review. We appreciate you taking the time . regards
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Menekag wrote a review Feb 2024
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam1470 contributions203 helpful votes
The room was super clean and cosy. We had a fairly big room with a decent view. All the amenities were provided and the bathroom even had a heated towel rack which was a bonus. It would have been great if there was a closet but there was a coat hangers. Breakfast was very mediocre and we had the same thing on both days. There was plenty of it though. Also I sent a mail about staying an extra night which was not on the same booking as I had to make that subsequently. Unfortunately they said they didn't read their mails. This was not acceptable in my opinion. Town is a bit of a trek away but once you hare at the resort it was quite and tranquil. Special mention should be made of Francesca who was super efficient at getting breakfast dishes cleared and replenished on her own. I would give her 5 stars for super service.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: If you are making any changes to the reservation call them ahead as they do not check their...
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi, thanks for the review. Ive responded to this review on a different platform, but in summary, we do vary the breakfast fruits etc from day to day, but keep the favourites that guests love. We definitely do read all our emails, we didn't receive your email request, so our manager said "we didn't read that email", a misunderstanding...however due to it being very busy we were unable to grant your request to stay in the same room as someone else had booked it. Thanks for giving Francesca a special mention.
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Michele wrote a review Feb 2024
Wanaka, New Zealand6 contributions
This was a great place to spend a couple of nights. A couple of miles outside the town on the main road it had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. Room was really big and bright with a very comfortable bed, a table with 2 chairs and a couple of comfortable armchairs next to a fireplace. There is also a laundry on site which guests can use for a small fee. The place was managed by Franziska who did a wonderful job of managing the reception area and also was responsible for providing breakfast for the guests. She was very friendly and professional and happy to help with any queries.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for the review, Discover, we really love getting positive reviews, hope you had a great holiday.
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Joseph S wrote a review May 2023
Seattle, Washington10 contributions1 helpful vote
Very quiet hotel with spectacular views of the night sky. The rooms were nice! The hotel concierge was very polite and helpful! He even made us a map showing us some recommended hikes! We really enjoyed our stay!
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Jstine, thanks for the brilliant review. So happy you enjoyed your stay.
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robaynsley wrote a review Apr 2023
Perth, Australia68 contributions10 helpful votes
Where do I start….5 stars all round. We originally booked to stay here in 2020 but COVID-19 scuppered that plan! This hotel honoured our booking and we have just visited in April 2023. Communication via email was excellent. The rooms are well appointed, spacious and have good quality furniture. The spa bath is a nice touch too. Louis provided an easy check-in process and was very knowledgeable and welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed our continental breakfast which was good quality too. Yes the motel is a little more expensive than others and it is out of town but I would highly recommend and we would stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 days ago
Hi Rob, thanks very much for the excellent 5 star review, our team appreciate it, we hope you can come back again some day!
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Ruth wrote a review Mar 2023
20 contributions4 helpful votes
Such a beautiful room and convenient location with fabulous grounds and views. Huge room with huge comfy bed, windows and bathroom , everything felt very new. Great staff always available to help and chat. Didn’t try breakfast . If we had stayed longer than two nights would have missed a wardrobe, just a coat stand for all your clothes. But kettle and fridge and glasses etc , dining table and chairs, easy chairs, fire and big TV . Delighted
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Limited hanging space in room for clothes.
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Ruthfussycat, what a lovely review, thank you so much for taking the time to write it. Much appreciated
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Narinder B wrote a review Mar 2023
New Delhi, India35 contributions25 helpful votes
Very beautiful,,modernized and excellent resort right outside the main town,,you will get a good breakfast but will have to go to town for lunch and dinner and will also have to hire a cab for that to and fro. Rest rooms are excellent and views are to die for,,
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Hi Narinderb, thanks for the review. Most of the local restaurants have free courtesy pickup and drop off service. There is also a shuttle service but no cabs. Great to hear that you enjoyed the rooms, bathrooms, and views. Hope you can come back some day!
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Sue B wrote a review Mar 2023
Oxford, United Kingdom24 contributions6 helpful votes
Nice enough hotel and glad we were lucky to have a view of the garden. Bit out of town and not really walkable. Breakfast was very basic and not much of it. All in all overpriced for what it was. Very clean though.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Hello, thanks for the review. Breakfast: is now a complimentary continental buffet. Thanks for saying that it was clean, Our team works hard so will appreciate your comment. Nice to know that you enjoyed your view of the garden.
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$240 - $304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestland Tai Poutini National ParkFranz Josef
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Franz Josef Oasis
Which popular attractions are close to Franz Josef Oasis?
Nearby attractions include Te Koha Gallery (3.8 km), West Coast Wildlife Centre (3.5 km), and Roberts Point Track (7.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Franz Josef Oasis?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Franz Josef Oasis?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Franz Josef Oasis?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Franz Josef Oasis?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Franz Josef Oasis?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alice May, BLUE ICE RESTAURANT & BAR, and Snake Bite Brewery.
Are any cleaning services offered at Franz Josef Oasis?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Franz Josef Oasis?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Church of St. James (7.4 km).
Does Franz Josef Oasis have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.