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Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef
Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef
Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef
Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef
Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef
Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef
Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef

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8.8

Excellent

698 reviews

698 reviews

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8.9

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Westland Tai Poutini National Park 370 m
Mount Cook Airport 42.3 km
Glentanner Airport 58.7 km
Hokitika Airport 99.2 km
Richard Pearse Airport 131.8 km
Greymouth Airport 131.9 km
Ashburton Airport 142.7 km
Wanaka Airport 166.6 km
Christchurch International Airport 190.4 km
Queenstown Airport 214.8 km

Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef

34 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. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to hot tub, fitness center and outdoor pool on-site.

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Highlights

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Hot tub

Daily cleaning

Daily cleaning

Exercise area

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Check-in/out [express]

Hot tub

Exercise area

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Cheaper than 81% 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 money8.1
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating8.9

Rooms available at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.3

One Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds & 1 queen bed
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Family Studio
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 double bed and 2 single b...
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King Studio
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Studio
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 queen bed
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Studio with Mountain View
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed
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Small Queen Studio
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Compact Studio
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Triple Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Family Suite
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  • Room size: 53 m²/570 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 single beds and 2 double ...
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Queen Studio
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef?

Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

What time is check-in and check-out at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef?

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.

How do I get to Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef?

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

Is breakfast offered at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef.

What is the smoking policy at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef?

Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef?

Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef’s nearby natural sights include Westland Tai Poutini National Park located in the same Town Center area.

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What people love about Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "One street back from the main road, so nice and quiet."

    Adam

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    January 22, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Great helpful staff that were very accommodating."

    Leanne

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    January 6, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "We had our own bedrooms and television sets, the facilities were clean and tidy and were close to all facilities in the town of Franz Josef."

    Jan

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    December 6, 2021

Overall rating:

8.8

Excellent
698 reviews
Cleanliness
8.5
Facilities
8.0
Location
8.9
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More about Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef

More about Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef

Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef

The superior services and facilities offered at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef will make for a memorable stay. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Parking is provided free of charge for guests. The motel provides front desk services such as luggage storage for guests' convenience.
The motel's tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundromat and laundry service offered at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef. The motel's daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The motel is entirely non-smoking.
Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Guests are guaranteed a comfortable stay while at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef. Some rooms have cable TV to keep guests entertained. You may be assured to know that a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker are available in some select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up with no worries at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef, where breakfast can be provided in house. The motel even has in-house cooking amenities such as BBQ facilities for its most selective guests.
Never let a day go wasted when you're at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef with all the activities and facilities provided. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the hot tub. The motel's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps. With the motel's fitness facility, you can either get in your daily workout, or just sweat out your jet lag.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 87% of other accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

18 mentions

Internet

4 mentions

View

4 mentions

Food & Dining

2 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English

Internet access

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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Exercise area
  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • BBQ facilities

Services and conveniences

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

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms

Getting around

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

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Coffee/tea machine
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Daily cleaning
  • Desk
  • DVD/CD player
  • Full kitchen
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette
  • LAN Internet in room [free]
  • Lock box in room
  • Microwave
  • Non-smoking
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Soundproofing
  • Toiletries
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
Location
34 Cron Street, Town Center, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand, 7856
Excellent
Location

8.9

Property policies
Children and extra beds

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

All children are welcome.

Children 0-17 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 18 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

Getting around

  • Distance from city center1 km

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of rooms 18
  • Room voltage240
  • Year property opened2006

Reviews of Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.3
/
10
Cleanliness8.5
Facilities8.0
Location8.9
Room comfort and quality8.3
Service8.6
Value for money8.1
High score for Franz Josef Glacier
Rating
9+ Exceptional (34)
8-9 Excellent (19)
7-8 Very Good (38)
6-7 Good (8)
<6 Below Expectation (12)
Time of the year
Mar - May (28)
Jun - Aug (13)
Sep - Nov (30)
Dec - Feb (40)
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9.0
Exceptional
Pei from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 2 nights in May 2012

A great place to stay for budget traveller”

Warm hospitality, well equipped room, nice bathroom

among all the motel/hotel/resort i stayed during my visit to new zealand south island, bella vista motel franz josef impressed me most. though the room is not too big, but it's well equipped with all your needs, from kitchen to bathroom and to entertainment. the motel manager is very friendly and helpful. books, dvds and magazines are provided free of charge at the reception as and when you need it. bella vista is definitely my first choice if i were to visit new zealand again. keep up the good work!

Reviewed May 28, 2012

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9.7
Exceptional
Barry from Australia
Couple
Queen Studio
Stayed 2 nights in September 2012

Great location - Great motel!!”

Within walking distance of town. The location - the view of the mountains is spectacular.

We had a wonderful stay at the Bella Vista Motel in Franz Josef. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Their knowledge of the local area and attractions was a tremendous help to us. The unit was extremely clean and very comfortable.

Reviewed October 10, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Christopher from United States
Couple
Compact Studio
Stayed 1 night in August 2012

Amazing cozy rooms ”

Price, location, service

The proprietor stayed waited for us (we had a long days journey from Te Anau), upgraded us when we got there. The room was very delightful. Cozy, clean, warm. Just a short hop to Franz Josef, and a slightly longer one to Fox. The price was the best part; we paid more for the downgraded room in Graymouth. This was a great deal! The staff is extremely knowledgable and very helpful. The full kitchenette allowed us to save some more $ and make breakfast / dinner.

Reviewed August 20, 2012

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8.3
Excellent
merced from Australia
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in February 2015

Very centrally located!”

central location, very accommodating staff, spacious room

We arrived at the hotel mid-afternoon and upon check-in we asked where the Glacier Hot Pools was as we wanted to go to the pools and have a massage after a trek to Franz Josef Glacier. The host was very accommodating and helped us get a late booking. We truly enjoyed our overnight stay here in Franz Josef. The hotel was close to everything with a spacious room, good facilities and fast wifi connection. Highly recommended!

Reviewed February 16, 2015

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8.0
Excellent
aekarin from Australia
Group
Stayed 1 night in January 2014

Nice stay, will be back agian”

value for money, nice and clean, attentive staff

We chose to stay at Franz Josef for glacier activities and Bella Vista is located close to major activities centre, just a short walk away. The room is a bit small but good enough for a short stay. The hotel is clean and look good and the night is quiet and peaceful. Love the place! Will go back to stay there again.

Reviewed May 01, 2014

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8.7
Excellent
Boon from Malaysia
Family with young children
One Bedroom Suite
Stayed 1 night in June 2015

Good stay at Franz Josef Bella Vista”

Location, value for money, well equipped apartment

IT was an overnight stay at Franz Josef Galcier. The motel is situated in the city centre and every thing is within walking distance. Fast and unlimited wifi. Friend and accommodating staff. Room as little small but very comfortable.

Reviewed June 11, 2015

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8.0
Excellent
Jacqueline from Singapore
Couple
Compact Studio
Stayed 3 nights in October 2013

Clean and easily accessible”

Clean, easily accessible, friendly service staff

The place is just behind the main street of Franz Josef. It is quiet and yet not too far from the main street where all the activities are! Unfortunately, the 3 days I was there, it was rainy throughout so I didn't get to see the glacier until the last day! It was quite near the spa so we walked there for a wonderful soaking in the hot spring pools.

Reviewed September 25, 2014

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7.7
Very good
Paul from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

Comfortable room, attentive staff, great view”

Comfortable room, attentive staff, great view

Enjoyable stay, the room (spa bath studio) was standard motel style and was well appointed with cooking gear, ironing gear and a very comfortable bed. Franz Josef is a small place so it was very easy to walk to restaurants and shops. Great views of the mountains. We arrived late after reception was closed, staff there were kind enough to make arrangements so that we were able to get into the room without any hassles.

Reviewed March 15, 2013

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7.7
Very good
Anna from Singapore
Couple
Compact Studio
Stayed 1 night in January 2013

cozy hotel with friendly service in town”

heater in bathroom, bright reading lights & 42 inc flat screen TV!

Located right in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier. Good sized room with bright lights for reading. Adequate cutlery even for a compact studio. very thoughtful set up.

Reviewed January 18, 2013

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8.3
Excellent
NIKHIL from India
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2016

Excellebt location”

Location , location , location

Perfect location ,2 mins to everything in Franz Josef! ..room small but sufficient,good clean bathroom Very friendly staff

Reviewed February 07, 2016

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8.0
Excellent
Ali from Brunei Darussalam
Couple
Small Queen Studio
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Excellent Motel”

Good Location next to Alice May Restaurant. The host is very informative. The Wi-Fi is excellent. Overall, I would definitely chose this place again if I ever visit Franz Josef.

Reviewed September 22, 2019

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9.3
Exceptional
Gerard from Netherlands
Couple
Stayed 1 night in December 2012

A Bella Vista Hotel as it has to be”

Great room with very friendly staff

let me start by underlining the very friendly staff. the hotel is a typical bella vista hotel - layout and rooms are nearly everywhere the same in nz so from that side all is good. location of the hotel is good - just off the main road.

Reviewed December 13, 2012

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6.3
Good
Cui from Australia
Group
King Studio
Stayed 1 night in January 2013

Small and neat.”

Bathroom and DVD lending

The motel was okay - the room was very small. Unfortunately the weather was not great when we got to Franz Josef - a week of none-stop rain, so we didn't get to enjoy the "Mountain View" at all even though we paid for a "Mountain View Studio". But the reception was friendly and helpful and offered us DVDs to watch as the weather was terrible (which affected the TV signal too).

Reviewed January 28, 2013

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6.3
Good
UPHAR from India
Couple
King Studio
Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

Comfortable stay next to a beautiful glacier”

location, comfort, service

Very comfortable and easy. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Will like to stay there again, if I go to Franz Josef. Will recommend this hotel to everyone who goes there.

Reviewed August 11, 2014

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8.0
Excellent
Laura from United Kingdom
Couple
Compact Studio
Stayed 1 night in July 2013

Lovely clean motel in great location”

Very friendly helpful staff

Great place. Stayed only one night when visiting the glaciers. Owner kindly left instructions for check in as we arrived after office hours. Room was comfortable and clean. Good value for money. Would highly recommend this motel.

Reviewed July 24, 2013

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8.0
Excellent
Neil from United Kingdom
Couple
Queen Studio
Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

Nice Rooms, Good Location”

Helpful staff

stayed for 2 nights and was very happy with the motel. free parking and rooms are all clean and modern with decent cooking facilties. there is a dvd player in each room and free dvd's at the reception which came in handy as it pretty much rained solidly the entire time we were here. there are laptops for hire for 10 dollars for 24 hours which was good as it meant we could update our travel blog while we were rained in. they give you some free wifi access but it isnt much. to be honest, in this day and age i think all hotels should offer free wifi. we travelled all over se asia and china and are now in south america and pretty much everywhere here gives you free wifi. its just the richer countries like japan, australia, nz, uk that feel the need to rip you off and make you pay for it.

Reviewed August 12, 2012

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9.2
Exceptional
Pui from Singapore
Couple
Compact Studio
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Cozy and well equipped space. Superb location.”

The room was smaller than expected but it was well equipped with the essential equipment necessary to whip up (read: microwave) a simple hot meal and drinks. Everything was clean and orderly. Location was superb - only a few mins walk away from the town centre, the activities booking centres and the supermarket. Really nothing much to complain about, except maybe the hairdryer which needed upgrading to a heavier duty one. And the extremely friendly and helpful lady on the day of our check in made our 1st night all the more special. She even helped us made the booking for the helihike and saved us the hassle!

Reviewed July 25, 2016

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7.7
Very good
Mark from Canada
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

Good New Zealand chain motel”

Location, size, cooking facilities

This motel is nothing special but just what we needed to enjoy the glaciers in the area. We cooked our own food and the room was good for this and comfortable all around.

Reviewed January 02, 2014

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9.3
Exceptional
lim from Malaysia
Couple
Compact Studio
Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

awesome stay for two nights”

centrally located, friendly staff, all-inclusive room

dropped by the bus right in front of the motel friendly staffs with fast check in & check out room is awesome. nice bed with warm heating system. attached bathroom is good. the free wifi is fast.

Reviewed May 18, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
john from United Kingdom
Couple
Compact Studio
Stayed 1 night in January 2013

Excellent motel . Did as it said on the label!”

Good location & great motel manager

Excellent motel. Motel manager very knowledgeable and suggested a grea restaurant to us too. Lovely to be greeted with fresh milk and cookies on arrival.

Reviewed January 27, 2013

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