4.4 out of 5

"Lovely helpful girl on reception- Louise. We were just passing through. " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 18 Apr 2018

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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 high-speed Internet.

Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 18 rooms, and you can enjoy DVD players, coffee/tea makers and hairdryers. Fridges, phones and irons/ironing boards are also available.

This business-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden and barbecues. Additionally, you'll find 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$90* Per night/room 19 Aug. - 20 Aug.

Standard Studio, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Comfort 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

Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier ratings based on 79 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 (30) Couples (39) Family (9)
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.

5 out of 5
Fantastic shower and very handy to town and restaurants

Posted by on 26 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Apr. 2019 by Adam

Glad you enjoyed our showers and central location. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels.

5 out of 5
Very helpful and friendly staff, very clean rooms, close to town and the restaurant next door was wonderful- best meals of our trip by far! Only hiccup, they need a clothes horse for washing to dry in our room as it rained overnight on the outdoor line, very minor. Wake up to kea calls all round, the best!

Posted by on 24 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Apr. 2019 by Adam

Hi, Thanks for the positive and useful feedback. We have had a family of Kea descend on the village and often can be seen playing around the village. We do have a clothes horse available to borrow, I will put a note in the laundry making sure future guests know if it's availability. Kindly Adam

5 out of 5

Posted by on 15 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Apr. 2019 by Adam

Hi, Thanks for booking through Wofit and for your really positive rating. A good review and a sunny day and my team are feeling on top of the world. Cheers Adam

5 out of 5
Clean and close to everything Friendly and helpful staff

Posted by on 14 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Apr. 2019 by Adam

Hi, Wow, thanks for the positive feedback. Eliza, Miyargy, Sarah, Baptiste and myself really appropriate your positive feedback on the job we are doing.

5 out of 5
Nice place, free car park,wifi, alot of walking possibility.

Posted by on 11 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5
Great views of mountains. Close to all local amenities

Posted by on 18 Nov. 2018

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2 out of 5

Posted by on 17 Nov. 2018

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5 out of 5
Lovely location to everthing. The hotel was very good and staff were so helpful

Posted by on 11 Sep. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Sep. 2018 by Eliza

Thank you very kindly for your review Grant. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you get to come back another day.

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 or ticket assistance, a BBQ, and a garden. Public spaces have free WiFi. The eco-friendly Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier also features a picnic area, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. 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
  • 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 (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) (373.7 km / 232.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier offers 18 forms of accommodation with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. This Franz Josef Glacier motel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 7:30 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 7:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

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.

Pets

  • 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 are 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Cash or credit card deposit required

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
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

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

Awards & Affiliations

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

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Motel property has been rated 4 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

*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.