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Jan W
El Cajon, California

Nice place to stay in the Franz Josef rain forest

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 Jun 2024
Located in the small town of Franz Josef this hotel is surrounded by the rain forest which the rooms look out on. The rooms were quiet and comfortable. The restaurant offered an excellent breakfast buffet. Easy walking distance to the shops and restaurants in Franz Josef.
Date of stay: May 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 June 2024

Brilliant location and the staff are allamazing ....the degastation dinner is next level...great spot to day trip fox glacier and back...or stay at the scenic hotel in fox as well!! Truly a must stay place when heading to Franz Joseph.....

Date of stay: June 2024
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Reviewed 31 May 2024

Such a beautiful place to stay! Gorgeous comfy bed, birdsong, native plants - great food! Great selection of beer, wine and spirits. A 3 minute walk into the township. Can't complain about anything. Highly recommend. A must visit! A++++++

Date of stay: May 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 May 2024

Our stay was an upgrade from their sister hotel in Franz Josef. Beautiful setting and welcoming staff, we were taken to our room which was about as far away from the main building as you could get ( but close to our car) We did not have dinner there as the only option was a tasting menu of 5 courses and that was it. Our room was stylish with a balcony overlooking the forest but it was so dark. The breakfast the following morning was a bit disappointing whilst there was some very tasty local cheeses the bacon and sausages were the standard for New Zealand (which I don't really like) and only scrambled eggs. My husband asked a waiter if he could have fried eggs but was told that they only do scrambled, in a 5 star hotel! The dining room was very busy and the staff didn't seem to keep up with restocking the buffet. Perhaps they shouldn't take so many tour busses and they it would be a more relaxed experience.

Date of stay: March 2024
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Thank supercally
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Reviewed 8 May 2024

This hotel was absolutely beautiful and our room was fantastic. Our 2 dinner meals were the best we ever had, could not fault it at all. Staff were very courteous and friendly. Situated in a beautiful bush setting. A short walk from the town center. Would highly recommend

Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank Sharon P
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Reviewed 13 April 2024

The resort was located in a good position with easy walking distance to the village area. The resort itself was very clean and the staff friendly and helpful. Our room was clean, bed comfortable and the shower was great. Dinner and breakfast were both very good. Spa facilities available but not used by us this time.

Date of stay: April 2024
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