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The Terrace Motel
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
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Reviewed 24 April 2015

Stayed in a studio room for 3 nights. Room was very spacious, clean and comfortable and the bathroom and kitchenette were very good as well. Bed was large and comfortable and we slept well all 3 nights. Location was very easy to find within walking distance to everything in town. Staff were always friendly and helpful and had some good tips on the local area and activities. The fresh scones each night delivered to the room were a really nice touch as well. Highly recommended to anyone looking to stay in Franz Josef.

  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 April 2015

Good motel apartment style accommodation - clean bathroom, good little kitchenette, comfy bed with electric blankets if you were cold (and I imagine in winter they would be essential) , unfortunately the overpowering plug in air freshener just about choked me for the first couple of hours - I tracked it down and put it outside and the smell settled. Blissfully quiet at night too!

  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

Franz Josef itself is a small place, with everything close by. The Terrace Motel is a superb place to stay, right in the middle from eateries, the bus stop and helicopter rides.
Stayed for 2 nights, in room 17- spotlessly clean, amazingly warm, equipped with electric blankets too!
we had a nice kitchenette, equipped with tea, coffee, hot chocolate, microwave and all essential utensils,. The breakfast supplies meant for one day, for the 3 of us, actually lasted 2 days! Inspite of being on the road, there's hardly any traffic, so no question of any noise. Great wifi too!
Very helpful staff, and in typical kiwi fashion, superbly helpful and friendly bunch :)
Loved it!

Stayed: April 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 April 2015

We loved this motel and has a room and a two bed apartment between the six of us. Location was excellent. We eat at the Alice May next door and received a 10% discount as well as discounts for many of the other attractions in FJ. We only stayed one night but made good use of the on site laundry and washing line. The staff were really nice and friendly and there was unlimited wifi.

We hiked up to the glacier and it was worth the walk.

I would highly recommend this motel.

  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

Over all for the facilities is good , clean and meet the standard. location is located in middle of town and very easy to find it. Unfortunately, we face with the smell of indian curry , which it is very terrible smell and made everything very upset for us . However the manager help us to solve the issue by opened another new room for us ( we are Five persons , and one of us had to sleep in the living room )
For all of your view , please check for the smell first whether it is exit or not ( our room is no 12) it's a caution.

Stayed: April 2015, travelled with friends
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Address: 15 Cowan Street, Box 44, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
Price Range: $145 - $357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Terrace Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Terrace is the closest Motel to the centre of Franz Josef Village, yet on a quiet side street. The 4 star Terrace Motel offers views of snow capped mountains and the Croz Glacier from its grounds. Unlimited Free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking are included. The Terrace offer Hotel style rooms along with rooms with cooking facilities, next to reception is a quiet restaurant operated by two of Franz Josef most experienced restauranteurs. The Terrace is the closest Motel to Franz Josef's free Glow Worm Caves and Franz Josef Kiwi Bird Centre where guests can experience New Zealand's national bird up close. The Terrace offers spacious ground floor accommodation with electric blankets and electric heating, flat-screen Televisions, tea/coffee making facilities and all en suite bathrooms, some feature a Spa Bath. Guests have a choice of studio's or spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Most rooms features stove tops and microwaves along with a dining area (please note Hotel style rooms offer tea / coffee and breakfast making facilities only). All rooms are serviced daily. Guests have access to shared laundry and barbecue facilities with outside tables and chairs. The tour desk can organise a range of activities including discounted helicopter flights, hikes, kayaking, horse treks and glacier walks. ... more   less 
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