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Franz Alpine Retreat
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

They were 2 incredible days in the motel. The hospitality was almost impossible to improve and they were amazing views from the room to the Glacier.

I highly recommend this place to leave, at least, one night during your trip.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Gonzalo A
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Xjapie, Manager at Franz Alpine Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our Retreat. I was a pleasure to host you in our little piece of NZ's West Coast paradise and we look forward to repeating this next time you visit. Safe travels.

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Reviewed 18 May 2017

Cabin style accomodation 5 minutes North of the town. Clean,quiet facing paddocks and surrounded by stunning mountains. Glad to have a vehicle to come to and from the town and Glacier. Would have preferred a larger bed in the master bedroom. Amenities were good and a separate laundry available. Recommended for families. A good choice away from the hustle and bustle of the town.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Sue B
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FranzA554, Manager at Franz Alpine Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review our Retreat and yes, being out of town certainly does have it's advantages. Unfortunately a King size bed is the largest we could comfortable fit in the master bedroom of our chalets. We hope you enjoy the rest of your journey.

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Reviewed 25 April 2017

My husband and I loved staying here for two nights. Keith (I hope I have your name right?) went out of his way to provide helpful information and even made a dinner booking for us at a restaurant in the Franz Josef Township, which we greatly appreciated. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality - we would definitely stay here again and will be recommending to others.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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FranzA554, Manager at Franz Alpine Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our Retreat and for your great review. It was our pleasure to have you stay withus and we look forward to hosting you again.

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

A fantastic welcome at the reception office when we first arrived, spacious clean comfortable rooms, and excellent facilities.
Went out to look around town in the cold at night and came back to the curtains closed and the heater on which is amazing!
Only concern is that we left too early to say thank you in person!

P.S. Partner was concerned about missing the rugby last night but was very happy about having sky sport.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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FranzA554, Manager at Franz Alpine Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thanks for your great review Monique. Being avid travelers ourselves, we try to ensure that our guests experience what we would want to experience on our travels. To come home after a long day to a warm and inviting room is what everybody wants. We hope you enjoy the rest of your journey in our wonderful country.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This retreat was a nice surprize. A bit out of town but fully equiped for a family on the go. The family cottage had all the needed ammenites. We even baked a birthday cake. There is a communal laundry room with washer and dryer. The owner was helpful and very friendly. Our only regret was that we only spent 1 day there because we had to push on with our trip.
We truely recommend.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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FranzA554, Manager at Franz Alpine Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thanks for taking the time for your great review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and a happy belated birthday to you. Safe travels.

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Additional Information about Franz Alpine Retreat

Address: 2 Donovan Drive | State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 14 Speciality Lodging in Franz Josef
Price Range: $173 - $355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Franz Alpine Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Franz Alpine Retreat gives you the perfect retreat in the most beautiful location this country has to offer. Whether you are travelling alone, as a group or a family, it has facilities that fully immerse you in the surrounding environment. Franz Alpine Retreat has been purpose built with facilities that allow you to feel at home, relax, do your own thing and ultimately enjoy the breathtaking environment around you. Our chalets can sleep up to 5. Chalets are equipped with full gas cooking, kitchen - dining room, electric blankets, SKY + Freeview, Wireless Internet. Other facilities within the complex include Book exchange, DVD library, BBQ, full laundry facilities available, Kiwi "continental" breakfast and activity bookings. A perfect place to stay - your home away from home! ... more   less 
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