4.6 out of 5

"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 g ... " More

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Hotel Description

The Terrace puts you in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier, within steps of Pacific Islands and Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Highlights at this motel include a restaurant, free self parking and a free airport shuttle.

LCD TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 11 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, dining areas and sitting areas. Additionally, fridges, coffee/tea makers and free local calls are available.

This smoke-free motel offers a garden, barbecues and express check-out. Added amenities include laundry facilities, tour/ticket assistance and luggage storage. There's also the convenience of RV/bus/truck parking.

With a stay at this 4-star Franz Josef Glacier motel, you'll be 5.4 km (3.3 mi) from Franz Josef Glacier.

King Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$100 per night

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 37 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 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 (20) Couples (4) Family (13)
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

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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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5 out of 5

Close to glaciers

Clean and comfortable room. Close to all amenities would recomend to anyone. Able to book most tours etc. From fromt desk

Posted by , from whyalla on 16 Nov. 2017

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5 out of 5

Pleasant staff & tidy room

Lady at the reception was really pleasant and helpful. Room tidy and comfortable.

Posted by , from Darwin, Australia on 4 Nov. 2017

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5 out of 5

Franz Joseph

Pros: Location, update
Cons: Hot plate
Would recommend the executive suite. Was very spacious, good quality bedding, warm and comfortable. Only thing that does need addressing is the hot plates. The lighting panel is broken which means you can't tell which dial relates to which hot plate.

Posted by on 27 Apr. 2017

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5 out of 5

Warm and clean

Welcoming and well informed of local activities by motel staff.

Posted by on 16 Apr. 2017

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4 out of 5

Big room, helpful staff made for a plesent stay,

Si NZ is the first stop on our bucket list, booking accomodation with wot if proved economical and a wise choice. Will continue to do so on the rest of our trip.

Posted by on 14 Sep. 2016

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5 out of 5
Great location, very helpful staff. Enjoyed the town and the friendly people.

Posted by on 13 Aug. 2016

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free (available 24 hours). Tour or ticket assistance, a BBQ, 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

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

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

Room Amenities

The Terrace offers 11 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. This accommodation offers separate dining areas. 32-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and free toiletries. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes

Food & Drink

The Terrace has a restaurant on site.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • 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.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

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

Airport transport is offered 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.

Check-out

  • 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.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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.

Fees

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 Motel Franz Josef Glacier
  • Terrace Motel
  • Terrace 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 ratings system.