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4.4 out of 5

"Staff were friendly. Was very clean. Not enough car parking, sometimes had to park on the street. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 04 Apr 2021

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Hotel Description

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier places you steps from Te Wahipounamu and within a short 5-minute stroll of Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Highlights at this hotel include 2 restaurants, a full-service spa, and free self parking.

You can enjoy free WiFi, TVs, and hair dryers, featured in all 130 rooms. Additionally, refrigerators, minibars, and desks are available.

A day of pampering at Amaia Luxury Spa can include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and body scrubs along with aromatherapy and reflexology. The restaurant, Canavans Restaurant, is open for breakfast and dinner. Moa Bar is the hotel's own bar. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of an area shuttle.

With a stay at this 4-star Franz Josef Glacier hotel, you'll be 4.7 km (2.9 mi) from Franz Josef Glacier.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
NZ$142* Per night/room 14 May - 15 May

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Twin KS

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Triple Room, 3 Single Beds

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Twin QQ

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier ratings based on 92 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 Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Everyone (32) Couples (39) Family (21)
5 out of 5
Staff were friendly. Was very clean. Not enough car parking, sometimes had to park on the street.

Posted by on 4 Apr. 2021

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4 out of 5
Beautiful setting, relaxed environment. Excellent place to stay while taking part in adventures in the area.

Posted by on 20 Mar. 2021

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5 out of 5
Great black out curtains. Very quiet and peace. Spacious room and a great welcome from front of desk.

Posted by , from Tauranga, NZ on 9 Jan. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Mar. 2021 by Alexander Tschampel

Kia Ora Mandy, Thank you for providing feedback. I am pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Nga mihi nui, Alexander Tschampel General Manager Scenic hotel Franz Josef Glacier

5 out of 5

Posted by on 30 Dec. 2020

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5 out of 5
Great location on main highway, short walk to restaurants. Spacious rooms, bedroom & bathroom. Staff were friendly and helpful

Posted by , from Auckland on 22 Sep. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Sep. 2020 by Louise Hollis

Kia Ora Tanya Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us I am delighted to read that you enjoyed yours stay with us Kind Regards Louise Hollis Front Office Manager

5 out of 5
Location, food and service was amazing, we had a lovely hostess called Joy who went that extra mile to give fantastic service!!

Posted by , from Christchurch on 16 Sep. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Sep. 2020 by Louise Hollis

Kia Ora Linda Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel, I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and that Joy did such a great job of looking after you, I will make sure i pass these comments onto her Kind Regards Louise Hollis Front Office Manager

5 out of 5
Lovely place to stay. Rooms clean and comfortable, staff very friendly and helpful. Delicious food. Very central.

Posted by , from Havelock North on 16 Aug. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Aug. 2020 by Louise Hollis

Kia Ora Terry Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review of the hotel and your stay with us. I'm delighted to read that the staff did a great job of looking after you and that you really enjoyed the food Kind Regards Louise Hollis Front Office Manager

5 out of 5
Excellent location close to bars, restaurants and all the providers of flights etc withn easy walk of just a few minutes

Posted by on 24 Jan. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Jan. 2020 by Lesley

Hi Anonymous Thank you for reviewing your stay in Franz Josef. We hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday. Regards, Lesley

4 out of 5

Posted by on 26 Sep. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 Oct. 2019 by Alexander Tschampel

Kia ora, Thank you for rating your stay at the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier so positively. Nga mihi nui, Alexander Tschampel General Manager Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

5 out of 5
Staff were Friendly and helpful, made you feel at home

Posted by on 22 Aug. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Sep. 2019 by Alexander Tschampel

Kia ora Jack, Thank your for sending us your review. It is rewarding to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Nga mihi nui, Alexander

Property Features

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier offers its guests a full-service spa. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. The eco-friendly Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier also features tour/ticket assistance, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Franz Josef Glacier hotel.

  • 130 guestrooms or units
  • 2 dining venues
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Hokitika (HKK) (135.4 km / 84.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier offers 130 accommodations with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. This Franz Josef Glacier hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Refrigerators and minibars are provided. Bathrooms include showers. Cribs/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Canavans Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Moa Bar - Onsite bar.

Spa Services

  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Reflexology

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

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 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; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Guests are provided with hand sanitizer and cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • 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.

  • 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

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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

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 Hotel property is rated 4 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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