The hotel is beautiful, clean and the rooms are so comfortable and provide a luxury stay. Mel the Maori warrior was amazing, not only did he get us on a helicopter once our hike got cancelled but he made the experience wonderful. Unfortunately the food in the restaurant was terrible and we weren't the only ones to think so. Such a let down for a great hotel stay.
We stayed at 10 cottages for 2 nights, the room was great with basic kitchen facilities, heaters and electric blankets. The cottage was very close to the main amenities of franz joseph, and also a very short walk to some glow worms at night. Would recommend this hotel to others!
Traveller from Sydney
Treating travellers to a superb location on the edge of a National Park, the 10 Cottages, Franz Josef Glacier offer you a …More
Great location , room fitted out with all modern TVs, king bed , bathroom etc. dual access room, glass door single had no curtains , let in light. No fly screens or air con. Hot fresh scones delivered to room in afternoon , wow !
Would stay again
The Terrace Motel is a charming 4 star Franz Josef hotel alternative , offering a range of lovely self-catering and …More
Was given a disabled room although not needed. Wetroom rather than a shower, which made the floor round basin and toilet very slippery. Room very small, so how would a disabled person get about? bed very comfortable and had best night's sleep in long time with good black out curtains.
Owner a bit surly, vety nice staff though.
Love Franz Josef, awesome place and great scenery. Nice accommodation, enjoyed the facilities. Did find the private spa a bit cold and also missed out tickets for the all you can eat pizza evening which looked like fun. Seems all the tickets went to the incoming bus load. Otherwise all very good.
Stay in our Franz Josef Glacier hotels and explore this amazing glacier. Some 140 glaciers flow from the Southern Alps, but of these only two (the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers) penetrate as far as the lower rainforests.
Few sights equal the spectacle of these giant tongues of ice grinding down through temperate rainforest to just 250 metres above sea level (this is the only place outside Argentina where this occurs). Visitors are often surprised to find such a warm/mild climate in Franz Josef (due to the moderating effect of the sea and rainforests), given the proximity of the glaciers and the highest peaks of the Southern Alps only a few kilometres from the township.
There are many tours and activities to be enjoyed, while staying in our Franz Josef Glacier hotels. Two guiding companies offer a variety of guided glacier walks & climbing experiences, to suit all ages and abilities. Heli-hikes and scenic flights with or without snow landings are also available. Other activities include a variety of rafting experiences, white heron sanctuary tours, rainforest and coastal walks. Franz Josef township offers a range of quality accommodation, hotels, cafés, arts & craft retail, a general store and service station for motoring needs.