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4.4 out of 5

"Peaceful, good value for money, easy walk to restaurants. " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 08 Oct 2020

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Hotel Description

Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier places you steps from Westcoast Wildlife Centre and within a short 5-minute stroll of Glacier Hot Pools. Highlights at this motel include in-room free WiFi and free Internet.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and all 18 soundproofed rooms feature DVD players, coffee/tea makers, and safes. Additionally, refrigerators, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are available.

This business-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and barbecue grills. Added amenities include laundry facilities, a picnic area, and tour/ticket assistance. Each morning continental breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Sights within a 10-minute walk of this 4-star Franz Josef Glacier motel include Our Lady of the Alps and St James Anglican Church.

Basic Studio, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$97* Per night/room 24 Jun. - 25 Jun.

Standard Studio, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Studio, 1 King Bed, Mountain View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier ratings based on 83 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 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 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier

Everyone (32) Couples (41) Family (9)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 19 May 2021

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1 out of 5

Posted by on 28 Mar. 2021

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5 out of 5
Peaceful, good value for money, easy walk to restaurants.

Posted by , from Taupo on 8 Oct. 2020

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4 out of 5
the two chairs and table was a bit much in the room, made it rather small otherwise was great!

Posted by , from Invercargill on 13 Sep. 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 14 Aug. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Aug. 2020 by Jim

Dear Our Valued Guest, Thank you so much for staying with us. We hope your enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again next time. Best regards Jim Front Office

5 out of 5
Room was small, but as we were only staying 1 night perfectly adequate. Also very near a restaurant/bar, so could easily walk for a meal at night.

Posted by , from Blenheim on 13 Jul. 2020

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14 Jul. 2020 by Jim

Hi David, Thank you so much for your stay with us. We are glad to hear you have enjoyed the convenience of our central location. Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip and see you next time. Best regards Jim

2 out of 5
The room was tiny. You could hardly move around the small double bed. The manager was very abrupt (rude) when he knocked on the door at 10:04am to tell us to get out. There were no amenities such as shampoo etc. Poor value for money.

Posted by on 6 Feb. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Feb. 2020 by Lee & Ilsa

Hi It seems that you didn't have the pleasant experience that we wish our guests have. You had booked the Compact queen studio and the Queen sized (not small double) bed takes up a good part of the room area we will agree. In the shower we provide hair and body wash in the pump dispenser which cuts down on individual wasteful bottles of shampoo and soap. I'll check to see if the label is still on your dispenser for future reference. We pride ourselves on being courteous to our guests and it is our policy is that we remind guests that check-out time is at 10am if we haven't seen them surface up to this point. I don't feel the need to be rude in any of these occasions so I am a bit taken aback at your statement. We hope you had a pleasant onward journey.

5 out of 5
Amazing view, excellent friendly staff. Great location close to everything. Cosy room with nice heater

Posted by , from Adelaide on 18 Sep. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Sep. 2019 by adamhaugh

Thanks for the great feedback Simon - we're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Cheers Ilsa & Lee

5 out of 5
Charming friendly and helpful manager Jonathan. Room was thoughtfully warmed up before our arrival and he provided very helpful info about local places to dine out. Spotlessly clean room - recommended.

Posted by on 21 Jun. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Jun. 2019 by Adam

Hello, Well you have made Jonathan's day. He was looking after the motel with Miyargy while I was away. Sure was great to come home to a really clean motel, reviews like yours and a very happy Jonathan. Thanks for taking the time to let me know you had a great experience! Thanks a bundle Adam

5 out of 5
Clean,comfortable,easy checkin,a little bottle of freash milk on arrival was great.1min walk to everything.

Posted by on 2 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 May 2019 by Adam

Hi, Thanks for the positive feedback! Really pleased you enjoyed your stay in the village.

About the Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier

Location 34 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, 7856

Property Features

Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier offers its guests tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and a garden. WiFi is free in public spaces. The eco-friendly Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier also features a picnic area, laundry facilities, and a front desk safe. Self parking is free. This 4-star Franz Josef Glacier motel is smoke free.

  • 18 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Christchurch International Airport (CHC) (373.7 km / 232.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier offers 18 accommodations with DVD players and safes. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. This Franz Josef Glacier motel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 7:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 7:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 7:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 20.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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

A cash deposit or credit 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 credit cards, debit cards, and cash. 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. Cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Cash or credit card deposit required
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Cashless transactions are available

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 15 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: NZD 50 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 20.0 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.5 percent

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

Hotel Names

  • Bella Vista Franz Josef Glacier
  • Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier
  • Bella Vista Hotel Franz Josef
  • Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier Motel
  • Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier Franz Josef Glacier
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Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Motel property is rated 4 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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