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Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier

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We are just a minute's walk to a variety of flights, glacier hikes, restaurants, the Wildlife Center with its Kiwis and the Glacier Hot Pools. Offering a range of modern studio accommodation including, spa bath, queen and twin studio, mountain view studio and larger one bedroom family accommodation. All accommodation includes in-room phones, free Wi-Fi, hairdryers, complimentary tea, coffee, drinking chocolate & fresh milk, fridge, small microwave, toaster and a hot water kettle. Some rooms have full kitchen facilities. Off-street parking, guest laundry and BBQ area are available.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wheelchair Access
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Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Kitchenette
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Microwave
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The room is pleasant enough, when first entering there is a strong smell of something like cleaner but you generally get used to it after staying in the room. The shower is absolutely worth it though, never had a motel shower that had such great...More

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Response from Adam H, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef GlacierResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Danielle, Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. I will have a look at what the team are using for cleaning products. Once in a while, we do give the bathroom a good bleaching but other than that the cleaning...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As was a self drive vacation, we found the motel was easy to locate. Our room had a great view of the mountains while enjoying a cup of coffee at sunrise. The room has a hot pot, toaster, fridge and microwave. Packets of tea, coffee...More

Thank Harry B
Response from Adam H, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef GlacierResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Harry, Sounds like you stopped in one of our upstairs King Studio. It is a pretty good spot for a morning coffee. Trust you enjoy the rest of your travels. Cheers Adam

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cosy room with little kitchen area. VERY small - e had to place suitcases under the desk to manage and even then we had to step over the open cases. Heater did not work, so they provided an oil heater which worked but took ages...More

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Response from Adam H, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef GlacierResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for your useful feedback. We do have a range of room types to suit different needs. We refer to our smaller studio as a Compact studio and that describes them pretty well. My relief manager had noted that you had trouble with the...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Franz Josef is a small quiet town and this motel is at the center of it. Just a few meters away from the kiwi center, grocery and the hot pools. It has its own oven and utensils and basically you can cook anything you like....More

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Response from Adam H, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef GlacierResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. I'm pleased you enjoyed our central village location during your winter stay. When we can we do like to upgrade guests and I'm pleased you made use of the wee kitchenette. Winter is...More

Reviewed 28 July 2018

Hotel OK only! Good for one night sleep.. Clean and quiet room as well... one of the room we booked have a leaking toilet but they said no one can repair and thats the last room they have.. well.. we dont have a choice just...More

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Khush1609
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Response from mikeymush | Reviewed this property |
Like many other guests we took our own. With supermarkets close by we were never short of any fresh produce. Alternatively there are many facilities within a stones throw that serve breakfast if you require cooked.
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"#2 was a quiet room facing the parking lot."
simcha
20 Nov 2017
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"as fro ground floor if you have mobility issues. there is no lift for upstairs"
coaster2
11 Jun 2017
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"None of our (18 people) group had anything negative to say about The Bella Vista Motel at Franz Josef."
petermariealexm
3 May 2017
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"Upstairs would be better"
The_Dizzys
1 Apr 2017
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PRICE RANGE
US$122 - US$212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
bella vista hotel franz josef
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)Franz Josef
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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