Staying in the township of Franz Josef is convenient wherever you stay. The township is so small (only 300+ residents!), the main street is really just a 200 meter street (or maybe it is just 100 meters?) which consists of a few restaurants, a mini-mart, a petrol station, the Franz Josef Glacier Guides office and the visitor’s center. The Alpine Glacier Motel, with qualmark 4 stars, is just behind the main street, and 3 minutes walk to any of these places.
My experience in Alpine Glacier Motel is quite similar to the one I had at the Alpine Rose Motel in Greymouth. Similarities include a comfortable bed, a useful kichenette and convenient parking right in front of the unit. Both motels are clean at every corner of the room and bathroom, and the environment is always warm with the heater in the room, electric blanket on the bed and heat-lamps in the bathroom. The additional plus points about the Alpine Glacier Motel would be the wifi access, DVD player in the room (with a DVD library at the reception to borrow DVDs from) and the room is super spacious.
I enjoyed my stay at the motel.
Rates: Between NZD110 to NZD180 depending on the type of room you choose.
Address: 17 Cron St, Franz Josef 7886, West Coast, New Zealand.
Phone: +64 (0)3 752 0226 Fax: +64 (0) 3 752 0221
Reservations Freephone within New Zealand: 0800 757 111
Email: [email protected]
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