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Located in Franz Josef, 6 miles from Franz Josef Glacier, Rainforest Deluxe provides accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a terrace. Location is amazing surrounded by native bush and birdsong, along with a chorus of cicadas! Restaurant on site was good, very nice atmosphere. Being able to bring our small dog with us was amazing :) Nice to have complimentary wine on arrival and the basic continental breakfast that was delivered was good.
Deep In the heart of west coast glacier country, Rainforest Retreat offers a range of accommodations set among lush native bush in the Franz Josef township. This is a fantastic location just like being in the rainforest There are many options available from budget to hi class with prices to match.
Featuring views of the surrounding mountains, Alpine Glacier Motel offers spacious units with satellite TV, modern bathrooms, heating and electric blankets. Guests can relax in the motel’s hot tub. Very nice motel, rooms were clean and tidy and good size. Managers were very helpful and went over and above in assisting us to sort an issue with bike. Great west coast hospitality, highly recommend to others.
Surrounded by beautiful native trees and bush land, Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef offers guests free Wi-Fi. Opened in December 2013, the property offers heated rooms with a flat-screen TV. great location, very friendly crew, everything in the room was very new. Very clean...
Surrounded by rainforest and mountains, Chateau Backpackers & Motels offers an outdoor fire pit, BBQ facilities and a guest lounge with a fireplace. The beautiful place, the impeccable rooms, the excellent service, I have no complaints. Breakfast included and you can even make pancackes or waffles! Excellent! I would return a thousand times!
Glow Worm Accommodations is located in the center of Franz Josef and offers a range of shared dormitory rooms and private rooms with attached bathroom. Free unlimited WiFi is included. The place was old-style but fashionable in its own way. Benjamin at the front desk was very helpful. Arranged our late check-in even before we inform. The place felt welcoming and friendly. Breakfast was good with the view of snow-capped mountains. and... Free popcorn!! We enjoyed our stay there. Highly recommended.
On average, 3-star hotels in Franz Josef cost $97 per night, and 4-star hotels in Franz Josef are $141 per night. If you're looking for something really special, a 5-star hotel in Franz Josef can be found for $0 per night, on average (based on Booking.com prices).
We last visited Franz Josef 45 years ago and it was sad to see that it has receded quite a bit since then, but was still awesome to view. We enjoyed the walk to the lookout. The township is small but welcoming with some good eating places.
I loved my Accommodation Rainforest Retreat got upgraded- how wonderful!! The Staff were really Friendly and helpful! Had a wonderful Dinner at the Restaurant there . Franz Josef is for all kind of People if you want yo be active do a Skydive , Kajaking, walking or go and see the White Heron Nesting Site . If you want to relaxe go to the Hot tub or Sauna have a massage what ever you want to do . There are do many things you can do there . I loved it there and will be back 👌🥰💕
So many things to do! So stunning and heaps of fun! We loved going to the private hot tubs in the rainforest, the quad bikes and the really short walk to the views of the glacier. Next time we will probably do the helicopter ride though!
We loved that we were surround by nature the whole time. Hearing all the birds and insects was really nice. Must do is a heli trip up to the glacier, we considered not doing it, but SUPER glad we did.
Franz Joseph is a beautiful location with lots of things to do. My family and I all went sky diving and it was one of the most amazing experiences we had! We also did the Quad bike tour in the rain which was great fun and thrilling!! So many walks, hot pools, the Kiwi birds and tuatara... just an amazing place :)
The Franz Joseph Glacier itself was a bit disappointing. It is a long way back and the track doesn't go very close to it , partly due to the second half having been closed due to wash-out. However, still great to see this icon and I felt it's neighbour Fox Glacier was more impressive as you could view it better. Also in the area is Lake Matheson which is absolutely stunning! A bucket list must see destination. All in all the area is absolutely fantastic and it was an absolute privilege to view this world icons and also travel along the beautiful West Coast.
Everything! I love this hotel. The location is great and the staff are friendly and helpful. Our room is beautiful with a fabulous outlook to native forest. The bed is so comfortable and the bathroom has underfloor heating! I haven't even checked out yet but feel compelled to submit this review. Franz Josef is one of a series of stops on our South Island tour, but Te Waonui is by far the nicest accommodation we've had so far. I hope to return one day for a much longer stay.
Homely and welcoming. The manager was absolutely lovely. Free soup from 6pm, popcorn, and breakfast in the morning. Everything we needed in our private room including fridge, microwave, jug, toaster crockery, cutlery. Really nicely furnished with historic photos of the glacier and custom furniture.
Good location but Franz Josef is a tiny town so everything is close. When we checked in we were shown the good eating and shopping spots on a map. Little glass bottles of milk were available for morning coffee and tea. Heated towel rack and kettle, mugs, glasses all available.
Location, price, staff were amazing and the rainforest retreat was buzzing with people. The room was exactly as described 'Petite' but was priced accordingly.
Large room with cosy log effect fire and spa bath. Plenty of good eateries nearby. Just a few km drive to Franz Josef car park from where you can see the glacier
The view from my room of the Glacier was magnificent. The Awesome views was the reason why I picked this accommodation but the accommodation was not as great.
Rooms were spacious, kitchenette was more full kitchen, the checkin and checkout was easy, opposite to The Hot Pool, Mountain View can be seen from the hotel
Very clean comfortable studio room with a lovely king size bed. Short walk to all amenities in Franz Josef which was great. Good value for $$!
Beautiful location, just 4km away from Franz Josef Glacier. Clean and tidy. Would stay there again.
Excellent location if staying in Franz Josef
Cool place, good food, good hosts, cheap
That the hotel was New Zealand owned
A very nice place, although I was in a room with shared bathroom and toilet it only shared for for rooms so not so crowded..God for a solo travelwr
Location was fantastic. We felt like we were totally isolated. The outdoor bath x2 just amazing, especially in the heavy rain at night
Location, views and facilities were all great. Staff were helpful and friendly.
excellent and peaceful, a short drive into town but no problem
Gorgeous property, a little haven in heaven
lovely and clean and super quiet