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4.5 out of 5

"Great private villa with awesome views, lovely friendly host’s. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 24 Jan 2022

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Franz Josef Glacier awaits you at Glenfern Villas. You'll be steps from Te Wahipounamu and 3 km (1.9 mi) from Glacier Hot Pools. Highlights at this aparthotel include free self parking, and in-room kitchens and free WiFi.

You can enjoy a flat-screen TV with digital channels, and each apartment features a patio, a sofa bed, and a DVD player. In-room dining is easy with a kitchen that comes equipped with a refrigerator, a microwave, and a stovetop. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and a down comforter. A coffee/tea maker, a rice cooker, and a safe are also available.

This aparthotel has free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a library. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, a terrace, and a garden. Each morning continental breakfast is available.

With a stay at this 4.5-star Franz Josef Glacier aparthotel, you'll be 3 km (1.9 mi) from Waiho Hot Tubs and 3.4 km (2.1 mi) from Westcoast Wildlife Centre.

1 Bedroom Villa (1 Queen Bed & 1 Sofa Bed)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$230* Per night/room 17 Dec. - 18 Dec.

2 Bedroom Villa (1 Queen & 2/3 Single Beds)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

2 Bedroom Villa (2 Queen Beds & 1 Sofa Bed)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

2 Bedroom Villa (2 Queen Beds)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

1 Bedroom Villa (1 Queen Bed)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

1 Bedroom Villa (1 King Bed or Twin Bed)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Glenfern Villas ratings based on 61 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Glenfern Villas

Everyone (23) Couples (17) Family (19)
5 out of 5
Great private villa with awesome views, lovely friendly host’s.

Posted by on 24 Jan. 2022

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5 out of 5
Friendly staff and very welcoming!

Posted by on 9 Jan. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Jan. 2022 by Kim

Thank you for your review. Do hope you enjoyed your stay here at Glenfern Villas.

5 out of 5
Loved this property. Was perfect for our family holiday in Franz Josef. Thank you for the friendly, professional service. Highly recommend this accomodation.

Posted by on 5 Jan. 2022

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11 Jan. 2022 by Kim

Thanks for taking the time to review Glenfern Villas. It was a pleasure to host your family.

5 out of 5
What great villas Very warm and inviting The shower was superb and the whole facility was fantastic Top recommendation from us!!

Posted by on 4 Jun. 2021

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21 Jul. 2021 by Kim

Thank you for taking the time to review Glenfern Villas. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We would love to accommodate you again at a later date.

5 out of 5
An excellent place to stay. Very comfortable, warm, quiet and clean. It had a well equipped kitchen and a very comfortable bed. Thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend highly.

Posted by on 28 Apr. 2021

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29 Apr. 2021 by Kim

Thank you for taking the time to review Glenfern Villas. So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and that you are happy to recommend us. We do try to make everyone's experience a memorable one.

5 out of 5
Animals to feed, high ceilings, spacious, own courtyard, park at door

Posted by , from Auckland on 27 Dec. 2020

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28 Dec. 2020 by Monique

Thank you for the lovely feedback

4 out of 5
Great place to stay especially as there were five of us - friendly and helpful staff. Only negative was after using the shower the floor stayed damp for quite a while but it was the middle of winter.

Posted by , from Hamilton, New Zealand on 13 Aug. 2020

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18 Aug. 2020 by Monique

Thank you Judy, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.

5 out of 5
The view was spectacular, waking up and seeing the snow covered peaks.

Posted by , from Australia on 5 Feb. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Feb. 2020 by Laura

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are glad to have hosted yous

2 out of 5
The WiFi is slow and the connection is just terrible. Only 1 bathroom for 2 bedroom apartment.

Posted by on 30 Nov. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Nov. 2019 by Maggie

Sean, Thank you for your review, we appreciate your honest feedback. The entire Franz Josef area has experienced difficulties with internet as there has been some pole construction going on in the area. All of our villas are equipped with one bathroom, which is clearly stated on all of our booking channels.

4 out of 5
comfortable place with carport & outdoor space when weather is good

Posted by on 11 Oct. 2019

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Property Features

As a guest of Glenfern Villas, you'll find a library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. WiFi is free in public spaces. The luxury Glenfern Villas also features barbecue grills, a garden, and a picnic area. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4.5-star Franz Josef Glacier aparthotel.

  • 18 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Sofa bed
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Glenfern Villas offers 18 accommodations with DVD players and safes. Rooms open to patios. Beds feature down comforters. Accommodations at this 4.5-star aparthotel have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Franz Josef Glacier aparthotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and rice cookers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Private patio
  • Separate bedroom
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Rice cooker
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB International, Union Pay, Eurocard, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place.

  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • UnionPay
  • Staffed front desk
  • Smoke detector
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 18 for adults and NZD 18 for children (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Glenfern
  • Glenfern Villas
  • Glenfern Villas Apartment
  • Glenfern Villas Apartment Franz Josef Glacier
  • Glenfern Villas Franz Josef Glacier
  • Glenfern Villas Aparthotel
  • Glenfern Villas Franz Josef Glacier
  • Glenfern Villas Aparthotel Franz Josef Glacier

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Alcohol isn't served at Glenfern Villas.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Qualmark

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Apartment property is rated 4 star plus and is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.