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Alpine Glacier Motel
Alpine Glacier Motel
Alpine Glacier Motel
Alpine Glacier Motel
Alpine Glacier Motel
Alpine Glacier Motel
Alpine Glacier Motel

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8.9

Excellent

1,905 reviews

1,905 reviews

Housekeeping86
View20
Car Park11
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9.3

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Westland Tai Poutini National Park 610 m
Mount Cook Airport 42.0 km
Glentanner Airport 58.5 km
Hokitika Airport 99.4 km
Richard Pearse Airport 131.7 km
Greymouth Airport 132.1 km
Ashburton Airport 142.6 km
Wanaka Airport 166.3 km
Christchurch International Airport 190.5 km
Queenstown Airport 214.6 km

Alpine Glacier Motel

17 Cron Street, Town Center, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand, 7856 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Town Center part of Franz Josef Glacier, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 4-star property features hot tub to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Check-in [24-hour]

Excellent view

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Hot tub

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
Body thermometer
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Car park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Check-in [24-hour]

Hot tub

Kitchen

Laundry service

Cheaper than 91% of all properties in Franz Josef Glacier in the last 24 hoursCompared to 32 Franz Josef Glacier properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.6
Location rating9.3

Rooms available at Alpine Glacier Motel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.6

Spa Studio
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed
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Two Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 single bed and 2 queen be...
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Queen Studio
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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King Studio
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 king bed
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Deck Studio
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed
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King Family Studio
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed and 1 single bed...
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Family Studio
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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SINGLE ROOM HOUSE
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    Studio - Balcony
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      Family House
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at Alpine Glacier Motel?

        Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The motel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The motel also offers 24-hour check-in.

        How do I get to Alpine Glacier Motel?

        For those who wish to drive their own cars, Alpine Glacier Motel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

        Is breakfast offered at Alpine Glacier Motel?

        Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Alpine Glacier Motel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 20 NZD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the motel.

        What is the smoking policy at Alpine Glacier Motel?

        Alpine Glacier Motel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

        What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Alpine Glacier Motel?

        Alpine Glacier Motel is located in the Town Center area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Westland Tai Poutini National Park.

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        What people love about Alpine Glacier Motel

        • 10

          Exceptional

          "Highly recommended"

          Emily

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          April 28, 2022

        • 10

          Exceptional

          "Have stayed here 2 of the 3 times I’ve visited Franz Joseph and it’s great."

          Rebecca

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          April 22, 2022

        • 10

          Exceptional
          Location

          "Great room and staff, very good quiet location back from Main Street."

          Hamish

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          March 28, 2022

        Overall rating:

        8.9

        Excellent
        1,905 reviews
        Cleanliness
        9.0
        Facilities
        8.4
        Location
        9.3
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        What travelers say they love:
        Nice spacious room, very close to restaurants in town.
        David from New Zealand
        Couple
        More about Alpine Glacier Motel

        More about Alpine Glacier Motel

        Alpine Glacier Motel

        Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the motel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Parking is available and free, provided by the motel for guests with their own transportation. While lodging at this wonderful motel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes.
        If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the motel's ticket service and tours. The motel's on-site laundromat helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The motel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.
        Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
        Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and essential amenities. Some selected rooms at Alpine Glacier Motel include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. Some selected rooms have television and cable TV to keep guests entertained. The motel also provides guests with a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker in some rooms.
        Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the motel provides a hair dryer and toiletries in some select rooms.


        Dining and things to do

        Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast.
        Motel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the hot tub. In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the hiking trails in the motel.


        Reasons to stay here

        Rooms here are cheaper than 90% of accommodations in the city.
        This motel scores higher than 90% of accommodations in the city for its location.

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        Amenities and facilities
        Excellent
        Facilities

        8.4

        Most talked about facilities

        Housekeeping

        80 mentions

        Internet

        14 mentions

        View

        14 mentions

        Food & Dining

        10 mentions

        Languages spoken

        • English
        • Filipino

        Accessibility

        • Wheelchair accessible

        Internet access

        • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
        • Internet services
        • Wi-Fi in public areas

        Things to do, ways to relax

        • Hiking
        • Hot tub
        • Ticket services
        • Tours

        Cleanliness and safety

        • Body thermometer
        • Cashless payment service
        • Daily disinfection in all rooms
        • Daily disinfection in common areas
        • Doctor/nurse on call
        • First aid kit
        • Free face masks
        • Hand sanitizer
        • Hygiene certification
        • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
        • Staff trained in safety protocol
        • Sterilizing equipment

        Dining, drinking, and snacking

        • Kitchen
        • Room service

        Services and conveniences

        • Contactless check-in/out
        • Daily cleaning
        • Disabled facilities
        • Elevator
        • Heating in public area
        • Ironing service
        • Laundromat
        • Laundry service
        • Luggage storage
        • Safety deposit boxes
        • Smoke-free property
        • Smoking area

        For the kids

        • Family room

        Access

        • Check-in/out [express]
        • Check-in [24-hour]
        • Exterior corridor
        • Non-smoking rooms
        • Pets allowed

        Getting around

        • Car park [free of charge]
        • Car park [on-site]

        Available in all rooms

        • Coffee/tea machine
        • Complimentary drinking water
        • Desk
        • Hair dryer
        • Iron and ironing board
        • Kitchenette
        • Microwave
        • Non-smoking
        • Phone
        • Refrigerator
        • Satellite/cable channels
        • Shower
        • Wi-Fi
        • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
        Food and dining
        Breakfast options
        • Continental
        Location
        17 Cron Street, Town Center, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand, 7856
        Exceptional
        Location

        9.3

        Property policies
        Children and extra beds

        Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

        All children are welcome.

        Infant 0-1 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        Baby cot/crib available upon request
        Children 2-3 year(s)
        Must use an extra bed
        If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
        Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
        Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
        Others
        • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
        Some helpful facts

        Check-in/Check-out

        • Check-in from14:00
        • Check-out until10:00
        • Reception open until20:00

        Extras

        • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)20 NZD

        The property

        • Non-smoking rooms/floorsNo
        • Number of rooms 24

        Reviews of Alpine Glacier Motel from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        8.7
        /
        10
        Cleanliness9.0
        Facilities8.4
        Location9.3
        Room comfort and quality8.6
        Service8.9
        Value for money8.6
        High score for Franz Josef Glacier
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (282)
        8-9 Excellent (98)
        7-8 Very Good (118)
        6-7 Good (40)
        <6 Below Expectation (25)
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        9.2
        Exceptional
        Yingfang from Singapore
        Couple
        Queen Studio
        Stayed 1 night in July 2016

        Maybe 1 of the best in Franz Josef Glacier?”

        Franz Josef Glacier is perhaps 1 of the most isolated town along the west coast region. Like what a lot of their servers were saying 'we are in the middle of nowhere'. So don't expect to see any big chains hotel names and facilities in the area. The room size was alright and room was clean. The bed was too soft and bouncy and unfortunately, the WIFI wasn't working that day. However like what I have mentioned in the beginning, Franz Josef Glacier is in the middle of nowhere, so I would consider Alpine Glacier Motel as a good place to stay.

        Reviewed July 24, 2016

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        9.0
        Exceptional
        Mei from Singapore
        Couple
        Queen Studio
        Stayed 1 night in August 2012

        Good motel for a stopover in Franz Josef”

        Good motel with good service

        booked the motel for a night of rest before exploring the franz josef glacier. the alpine glacier motel resembles a typical motel with car parking and a reasonable and clean room, which was pleasantly spacious. the 30 mins of free internet in particular was very useful, given the scarcity of internet in new zealand. the staff was also exceptionally friendly and helpful. would recommend this as a good stop over point for those exploring the glacier.

        Reviewed September 09, 2012

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        9.0
        Exceptional
        Laura from Singapore
        Group
        King Family Studio
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

        Lovely place with great service staff”

        Comfortable beds, conveniently located

        I absolutely enjoyed my stay at alpine glacier motel. The checkin process was breezy and the guy at the receptionist was very helpful. Wifi was provided for 100mb, and I was able to ask for new wifi codes as i stayed for 2 days. The room was cozy, and the kitchen came with cooking capabilities (not that I cooked there) I would definitely head back again should I ever find myself in Franz Josef Again!

        Reviewed December 09, 2012

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        9.3
        Exceptional
        SHINQ from Malaysia
        Couple
        Spa Studio
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2014

        A motor lodge? More like a high end hotel!”

        Personal jacuzzi spa in the room, High ceilings, Roomy

        Initially, when we checked in, the motel staff had missed out our booking and did not reserve the room. However, it was very promptly and courteously cleared up when he offered an available room as well as refunded the difference. This really helped to make a pleasant stay in Franz Josef Glacier. The moment we stepped into the room, we were blown away by the high ceilings and spacious rooms. If you can, definitely go for the personal jacuzzi -- good for the cold weather! One of the nearby restaurants - The Landing - kept the kitchen for us despite our late dinner... We love the hospitality here!

        Reviewed October 06, 2014

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        9.3
        Exceptional
        Roslyn from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Queen Studio
        Stayed 1 night in July 2013

        Lovely room and warm welcome”

        location, value and staff

        A very warm friendly check in. We were given a carton of milk, a map of the town, tips on the local restaurants, recommendations for best walks at the Franz Josef Glacier. Our room was very spacious and clean, everything looked new.There was an efficient heater and electric blankets. We had a fridge, microwave and kettle, ample supplies of tea bags & coffee. The wifi was free The hotel was only a couple of minutes walk to restaurants and a small supermarket. The hotel guide also restaurant menus. We would not hesitate to stay there again

        Reviewed July 18, 2013

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Felicity from Australia
        Group
        Two Bedroom Apartment
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

        Perfect! Home away from home!”

        The staff were so helpful and welcoming, and the service was perfect. The rooms were clean and cozy. Location was close to restaurants, supermarket, 2min drive to glacier tours.

        Our stay at Alpine Glacier motel was perfect. The rooms and beds were so comfortable and warm. Nice little kitchenette, and big hot shower. Our glacier tour was rescheduled due to bad weather, but the staff at Alpine Glacier were so helpful at giving advice about other activities. Highly recommend this place! Exactly what we needed! Thank you for a wonderful stay.

        Reviewed July 12, 2015

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        9.3
        Exceptional
        Shashank from India
        Group
        King Family Studio
        Stayed 1 night in December 2012

        Lovely hotel and service with a smile”

        Comfortable rooms, good service

        Although it looks small from the outside, the rooms are pretty spacious. The motel is worth a stay if you plan to visit Franz Joseph Glacier. You can strike a deal for the Helicopter ride to Franz Joseph Glacier with the owner of the motel. Rooms are big enough to accommodate 4 people at a time. Only problem was that there was no lock for the bathroom door

        Reviewed December 26, 2012

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        9.3
        Exceptional
        ANGELA from Singapore
        Couple
        Queen Studio
        Stayed 1 night in August 2012

        Lovely hotel with a good location”

        Chic!

        We arrived Franz Josef on Naked Bus and were glad that the motel was just around the corner. After registering, we were glad to find a clean and chic room. The motel has a good location that is near to the supermarket, the kiwi sanctuary and the main street. The glacier hot pool is quite a walk but definitely worth the trip!

        Reviewed August 22, 2012

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        8.3
        Excellent
        Huey from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Queen Studio
        Stayed 1 night in September 2014

        Good location, pleasant stay”

        Good Location, cleanliness, comfort stay

        Good location, nearer to the main road which guidance of glacier and shop with walking distance, driving to Franz Josef Glacier just within 10 mins. Own parking arrangement(in front of the room). Clean room, we had a comfortable stay in Alpine Glacier Motel.

        Reviewed September 27, 2014

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Janice from Singapore
        Couple
        King Studio
        Stayed 2 nights in October 2012

        No. 1 Choice at Franz Josef!”

        Good location, Free wifi, Equipped with all necessary facilities, Friendly staff

        1) Excellent location - walking distance to everything you need, including supermarket, restaurants (do try out The Landing and Blue Ice Cafe), petrol kiosk and heliwalk centres. 2) Free wifi - which is a rarity in NZ! 3) Equipped with all necessary facilities/amenities - Roomy (2 of us stayed in a kig studio), clean, free parking, comfortable bed, fully equipped kitchen and heater. 4) Friendly staff - they took the initative to share with us what other activities we could do when our helihike at franz josef was postponed due to bad weather. in the end, we drove to fox glacier for a half day hike.

        Reviewed November 11, 2012

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        8.3
        Excellent
        Alex from Malaysia
        Couple
        Queen Studio
        Stayed 1 night in May 2012

        Great location and spacious place.”

        Great location, spacious place, convenient.

        we arrived late after driving more than 5 hours to reach the place, and having pre-paid on agoda, the reception had printed out a note stating my name informing me that i'm pre-checked in and can immediately go to the room. we arrived just before the reception was about to leave, so it was very thoughtful of them. location was close to franz josef glacier (you can hike there if you'd like, around 30 minutes to reach the entrance of franz josef) and around 30km away from fox glacier. room comes with kitchen and microwave, you can cook if you'd like. the surprise was that the bed came with an electric heater blanket which is perfect to warm up the bed for a cold night.

        Reviewed May 22, 2012

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        9.3
        Exceptional
        Hery from Australia
        Couple
        Queen Studio
        Stayed 1 night in June 2012

        Nice Motel + Good Facility with Value for Money”

        Location, Friendly Customer Service, Free Wifi

        Friendly staff, the room is very huge. Don't forget to ask for free WIFI access. The hotel is just a minute away from Franz Josef Glacier Guide office. You can also borrow DVD for free from the front desk to spend your all night since the town doesn't have much things to offer at night.

        Reviewed June 26, 2012

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Linda from Australia
        Family with teens
        King Studio
        Stayed 1 night in January 2013

        Beautiful place. Awesome staff and amazing views. ”

        They upgraded us which was sooo nice

        The guys at the alpine glacier motel are fantastic. The room was very modern and clean as a whistle. They have a jacuzzi hottub as well, That's free for guests. Beautiful views.. And an awesome town... Can't reccomended this place enough.

        Reviewed February 01, 2013

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Katie from Hong Kong SAR, China
        Couple
        Queen Studio
        Stayed 1 night in May 2017

        Great location, clean and spacious room”

        Very close to Franz Josef Glacier, around 5 mins drive to grocery store and restaurants. Clean and spacious room, well equipped pantry for cooking simple dinner. Comfortable and nice room. Just the mattress is too soft. Helpful staff, providing map and milk to us!

        Reviewed May 18, 2017

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        barbara from Australia
        Couple
        Queen Studio
        Stayed 1 night in March 2020

        Great motel, best you will find in that area for price ”

        No complaints, 5 kmh from motel to Glacier Walk, not a lot of choices for dinner in Franz Josef, and what foods you can get are expensive, $2.50 for litre of Petrol as well try to have a much fuel in your tank and avoid being ripped off

        Reviewed March 13, 2020

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        Stella from Australia
        Couple
        Queen Studio
        Stayed 1 night in November 2017

        Lovely place for a stopover”

        We stayed here for the night to go to Franz Josef Glacier on our way down to wanaka. Staff were lovely! They upgraded us to a king suite, lovely spa bath and kitchen facilities (simple). Super close walk into town

        Reviewed November 20, 2017

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        8.7
        Excellent
        Chan from Hong Kong SAR, China
        Solo traveler
        Queen Studio
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

        Good Choice for having a stay in Glacier Village”

        Good Location, very good facilities

        as i know, there is not much motels in glacier village. but this one i would like to recommend to you. 1. room rate is reasonable, as in glacier area, all things raise price except this room rate. 2. great facilities, recommend to book studio, as no restaurant in glacier area, so you may need to cook yourself. also, it is great that there is a heater in toilet (king studio) 3. location is also good, can have a walk to supermarket for 2-3 mins, and outside the hotel, the scenery is very good that snow mountain just in front of you.

        Reviewed September 12, 2012

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Muralitharan from Malaysia
        Couple
        Queen Studio
        Stayed 1 night in April 2017

        Excellent place for a FJG hike”

        The establishment was centrally located with easy access to the Franz Josef Glacier hiking trail. Kitchennete was complete. All you had to do was head on over to 4Square to stock up on your foodstuff and your good to go. Definitely a two thumbs up.

        Reviewed April 30, 2017

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Seong from Malaysia
        Family with teens
        Two Bedroom Apartment
        Stayed 1 night in June 2016

        Superb room and clean”

        The room is clean and comfortable. The staff is friendly and gave us a very good advice on the glacier walk. The location is also convenient as it's 3-minutes walking distance to supermarket. Overall, we had a wonderful 1 night stay in Franz Josef.

        Reviewed June 04, 2016

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        9.3
        Exceptional
        Tracy from Australia
        Couple
        King Studio
        Stayed 2 nights in October 2014

        Great hotel”

        Affordable, comfortable, location

        This is a beautiful little village and the hotel is right in the centre. Shops and cafés close by within walking distance. Close by to franz josef glacier, easy drive. Very comfortable sleep and quiet location.

        Reviewed October 28, 2014

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