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Hotel Description

The Terrace places you in the center of Franz Josef Glacier, steps from Westcoast Wildlife Centre and within a short 5-minute stroll of Glacier Hot Pools. Highlights at this motel include a restaurant and in-room free WiFi.

LCD TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 11 rooms, and you can enjoy dining areas, sitting areas, and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators and room service make in-room dining convenient. Additionally, free local calls, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are available.

This smoke-free motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and barbecue grills. Added amenities include laundry facilities, express check-out, and tour/ticket assistance. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

In the area of this 4-star Franz Josef Glacier motel, you'll find Franz Josef Glacier.

King Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$197* Per night/room 30 Jan. - 31 Jan.

Super King Studio with Kitchen

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

King Studio, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Studio, Kitchen, Mountain View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Terrace ratings based on 43 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 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 The Terrace

Everyone (21) Couples (5) Family (16)
5 out of 5
Amazingly friendly staff who made you feel welcomed, complimentary glow worm tour at night was an added bonus we enjoyed. Room was large, well appointed, clean. So conveniently located near absolutely everything.

Posted by on 17 Jan. 2020

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5 out of 5
Easy walk into town, great views. Friendly staff & discounts available at some attractions. 2 bedroom apartment is spacious, esp the living area. Undercover parking outside for 2 bedroom apartment. Also has a BBQ available for use.

Posted by on 22 Oct. 2019

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5 out of 5
Hotel owner was very helpful in sorting out minor hiccup.

Posted by on 12 Oct. 2019

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5 out of 5
Clean, spacious, well appointed. Close to all bars and restaurants. Cosy heater in room. Water pressure in shower was terrible. Had to stand under water for half an hour to get soap off.

Posted by on 20 Sep. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 11 Sep. 2019

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5 out of 5
Very clean unit and hospitable staff. Walking distance to restaurants . Beautiful views

Posted by on 8 Jul. 2019

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5 out of 5
Very happy with the accomodation. Very large room with everything included including an electric cooktop, large fridge and all the utensils needed for a longer stay. Bathroom had plenty of space and was modern and clean. The only negative we could possibly write about would be the shower water pressure, or lack thereof.Literally had to move around to get completely wet.Other than that it was a great stay. Will stay again when next we pass through.

Posted by , from Nowra, Australia on 17 May 2019

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5 out of 5
Very nice place to stay. Central to everything in the centre of town so easy walking. Staff were friendly and helpful and the Motel had laundry facilities for guest to use.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 14 Nov. 2018

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5 out of 5
Clean and cozy. Hotel staff very responsive and friendly.

Posted by on 26 Jul. 2018

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5 out of 5


Pros: Clean and comfortable
Cons: N/A
Location: Franz Josef...walking distance to all bars and restaurants and attractions
This would be one of the loveliest, clean , spacious motels we have ever stayed in, Staff were super, really friendly and helpful. Loved it, and a great price!

Posted by , from Nth Canterbury on 1 Feb. 2018

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. Tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and a garden are also featured at The Terrace. Self parking is free. This 4-star Franz Josef Glacier motel is smoke free.

  • 11 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Hokitika (HKK) (135.7 km / 84.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Terrace offers 11 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Accommodations offer separate dining areas. 32-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • In-room dining
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes

Food & Drink

The Terrace has a restaurant on site.

Room service is available.

Hotel Policies


  • 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.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 25.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 25.0 per stay.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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 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.

  • Debit cards


Optional extras

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

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 25.0 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 25.0 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Terrace Franz Josef Glacier
  • Terrace Motel Franz Josef Glacier
  • Terrace Motel
  • The Terrace Motel
  • The Terrace Franz Josef Glacier
  • The Terrace Motel Franz Josef Glacier

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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*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.