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Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier

34 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7856 New Zealand
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#4 of 5 motels in Franz Josef
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary tea
Hiking
Skiing
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Parking
Wifi
Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
Housekeeping
Safe
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Czech
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MarcusLC61 wrote a review Feb 2024
Adelaide, Australia110 contributions73 helpful votes
When you stay with Bella Vista you know what to expect and whilst there are subtle nuances that define difference locations, the experience is fundamentally the same. The hotel is located slightly away from the main street of Franz Josef, but still in a busy location. There are many restaurants within a very short walk and except for touring the region, once you park at the hotel, you don't need your car for getting around the town. We had booked a Compact Queen room, however we were put in an access room on the ground floor, which had a great deal of space and a large bathroom. As you expect from Bella Vista, everything was immaculately prepared and presented and its hard to fault any aspect of it. This room was also fairly dark, with effective drapes. We didn't have much interaction with the hosts, apart from at check in.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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BroomeAussies wrote a review Oct 2023
Broome, Australia119 contributions133 helpful votes
Bella Vista Motel met all expectations including toaster & microwave in room. Our room No 15 was upstairs and in a good location. Check in was easy with friendly staff. Everything was neat and clean.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Don D wrote a review May 2023
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Franz Josef is a small modern village. It’s a few minutes walk from the Bella Vista motel to the restaurant, Four Square and DOC information centre. Lovely view from our room to the snow covered mountain peaks. We were told a family of Kea visit a big tree outside and we heard them next morning before sunrise. Our room was clean and comfortable.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jenny W wrote a review Mar 2023
Adelaide, Australia47 contributions15 helpful votes
Drove across from Christchurch to Franz Josef Village. This little motel room had all the basics, plus a single element portable stove and a large sunbeam fry pan. Great for little meals to assist with the costs. Off street parking. Walking distance to everything in the village. Short drive to Franz Josef Glacier. The hotel manager was informative and helpful with local advice. After a wet first day, we awoke the following morning to see ice on the mountains from our motel door. Guest laundry available.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Maggie Allington wrote a review Mar 2023
Eastleigh, United Kingdom26 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed at the Bella Vista some years ago and found it a great place. With that in mind we booked the same motel again. What a mistake! The room, though clean, stank. No idea what it was but it kept me awake and made me feel 🤢. The following day my husband bought some bathroom cleaner to pour down the drains. This helped a little. The next day a man physically opened the drains to try an sort the problem. A slight improvement was the result. The kitchen tap is not secure and swings about. The motel WiFi didn’t work. To be fair, this could have been location/ reception. On a positive note, there was a warm welcome and the staff are very helpful and friendly. DVDs are available to borrow from reception. The bed was extremely comfortable. Bella Vista, it is time for a refit.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Room Tip: Guests upstairs can be heard moving around when you are in a downstair room. Best be upstairs.
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Conqueror17 wrote a review Feb 2023
Icklesham, United Kingdom497 contributions214 helpful votes
A perfectly reasonable motel. Friendly welcome to a clean and comfortable, if dated, room. Well located with plenty of available dining nearby. Good for a short stopover in this popular tourist resort. The location is very near to perfect.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Louise01Christchurch wrote a review Feb 2023
Christchurch23 contributions54 helpful votes
I had mucked up my booking but called Jo who drove in to help me and found me a place to stay for the night at about 9pm on a Saturday.She was so calm and hospitable - exactly what I needed at that time.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Lau_Rose2017 wrote a review Dec 2022
Singapore, Singapore188 contributions46 helpful votes
Absolutely top notch service from the main receptionist! Our cases were delayed 3 days and we had been anxiously waiting their arrival after driving to Franz from Wanaka, away from where we had flown into Queenstown. She could not have helped us anymore. We got back from an epic heli hike to a post it note on the door saying “I have news about your cases come down to the reception”. And she just helped us every moment from then. Even scoping out the Hokitika taxi driver and coming back up to the motel after closing to make sure the driver found us with our cases! So so grateful for the care and support during an anxious time! The room was lovely, clean and with everything we needed. Loved sitting out on the veranda looking up at the mountain. Thank you so much for the care!!!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Great easy parking, and a lush restaurant next door called Alice May.
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foody12345376 wrote a review Nov 2022
Berkshire, United Kingdom146 contributions39 helpful votes
We stayed here for two nights and were made to feel welcome from the moment we checked in. Jo couldn’t have done more to help. The room was very clean and equipped for cooking including a toaster, grill etc. we were offered milk on arrival. The added bonus was having a spa bath which was great after a day of walking. A very quiet position just off the Main Street making it easy to walk to the restaurants.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Journey45359712766 wrote a review Apr 2022
90 contributions17 helpful votes
Typical Bella Vista Motel. Was clean and tidy with all the usual amenities in the right place. Owner was pleasant and we could not find any faults in the complex. Usually has a good deal going so I recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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$134 - $285 (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
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier
Which popular attractions are close to Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier?
Nearby attractions include Franz Josef Glacier Guides (0.3 km), Te Koha Gallery (0.4 km), and West Coast Wildlife Centre (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alice May, BLUE ICE RESTAURANT & BAR, and Snake Bite Brewery.
Is Bella Vista Motel 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 Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Czech.
Are there any historical sites close to Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Church of St. James (10.8 km).
Does Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.