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All reviews bedroom villa the kitchen short drive views of the mountains in town two nights dvd library new zealand helicopter flight a great stay south island cooking facilities great accommodation free wifi fox glacier couple of nights the main road
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Friendly welcome & the villas were very nice & well fitted out to a high standard. Lovely views towards the mountains and just a few minutes drive out of the bustling town itself, so nice & quiet. Comfy beds as well.

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hi PJ777, thanks for taking the time to post your comments on here. Im glad that you seemed to enjoy your stay and that the weather was fine enough for you to get out and about and see our beautiful little slice of paradise.

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

We last stayed here in September 2015. The accommodation remains super. Lovely units and this time we were lucky enough to have superb views of the mountains. It really is in a beautiful location. Units continue to be well equipped and the hosts are extremely helpful and plesant. Whilst not in the centre of town it is nearby and the town is easy to get to in a car. Would highly recommend this well resouced, efficiently run accommodation which is reasonably priced. Excellent value for money.

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Room Tip: As advised previously - do try to book a villa with a mountain view - it's stunning.
Stayed: April 2018, travelled with family
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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Hi Lin M,

Thanks for these nice words, Im glad that you seemed to enjoy your with us. As you said we arent in the centre of town (3 km away ) but that is only 5 minutes at the most by car or 25 - 30 minutes if you wanted a nice walk. Thanks for be a returning guest its always good to have returning people.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

After arriving much later then expected due to weather, we were given a warm welcome. The villa was very spacious, well equipped and spotless. The kitchen was very well equipped, including coffee/tea supplies provided. It was nice to have the opportunity to prepare our own breakfasts. There was also a washer & dryer on the premises, laundry powder provided, which was most welcome.

During our stay our bathroom required a small repair. Kevin pleasantly assured us it would be fixed while we were out for the day, which it was.

Our only concern was the lack of heat in our bedroom. If you closed the door the room got quite chilly during the night. However, with the door open it wasn't uncomfortable.

Of the many places we stayed in NZ in 3 weeks, this was one of the top three!

TIP: Buy your food supplies BEFORE getting to Franz Josef. There was only one small store in town and it's supplies were limited and over priced.

Room Tip: Buy food supplies before getting to Franz Josef!
  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Hi cmb72015,

thanks for these comments, Im glad that you seemed to enjoy your stay with us. The kitchen does come in handy enabling people to cook their own food instead of eating out at cafes or restaurants all the time.

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

The first thing that strikes you is the high ceilings in the room. It created the perception of space and roominess. It was kept cosy and warm, thanks to the effective heater. The kitchen was well equipped with cooktop, oven and full sized fridge which are necessary if you elect to eat a home-cooked breakfast.

We arrived in the evening and enquired about breakfast the following morning. For $18 per person, we were offered a selection of raw eggs and bread which we would have had to cook to our personal preference. The raw [and we mean raw] materials were offered to us in the evening in order for us to cook, ourselves, the following morning. We politely declined, electing to purchase our own ingredients, at the Four Square supermarket, a seven minute drive into town.

Room Tip: BYO breakfast
  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thanks for these kind words. When you inquired about breakfast we mentioned that we packed everything (Bread,cereals,fruit,milk,eggs,spreads and fruit juice) into a basket and delivered it to your villa that night. We find that some people are over eating out at restaurants all the time and look forward to cooking something for themselves. I hope you enjoyed your stay.

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

We spent 2 nights at this lovely spot. We didn't have a car, but our wonderful hosts, Kevin and Fern, arranged for the helicopter tour and restaurants to pick us up. Everything about this place is delightful.

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank amybA2507XB
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Franzvillas, Manager at Glenfern Villas Franz Josef, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Hi amybA2507XB,

thanks for these nice comments and Im glad that you seemed to enjoy your stay in our little price of New Zealand

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