US$138 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 30 Jan 2015 Check-out 31 Jan 2015

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

4 stars
36 Main Road, Franz Josef Glacier Franz Josef, Franz Josef, 7886
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
11 reviews
good location

good location where you can walk to centre for food in 1 minute. room is big and very comfortable.... See full review

  • Good Charlotte
  • 10 Sep 2013
Perfect mountain getaway

Amazing hotel! Staff friendly, room spotless and with a magnificent view of the snow-capped... See full review

  • jesspluspaul
  • 27 Aug 2014
Set in the scenic alpine location, Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier provides tasteful accommodations and friendly hospitality for a relaxing holiday in Franz Josef Glacier. Tourists can enjoy their vacation by fishing, jet boating and rafting at surrounding waterways such as Waiho River, Lake Mapourika, Tatare Stream and Lake Wombat. For sightseeing, vacationers can enjoy bird watching and the beautiful surroundings.
General

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier features four spa pools and gaming area at the Public Bar. The hotel also offers conference facilities and property-wide Wi-Fi access. Parking, ironing service, Internet kiosk and tourist information and booking service are available for added convenience.



Location

Scenic Hotel is positioned on the edge of Westland World Heritage Park in Franz Josef Glacier and is about four kilometres to Lake Pratt. Travellers can engage in various outdoor activities such as trekking, eco tours and quad biking around the area.

Dining

The Glasshouse and Canavans restaurants at Scenic Franz Josef Glacier Hotel serve a la carte and buffet favourites. Enjoy local wines and beers at Rata Bar on site.
Rooms

The hotel provides 130 attractively decorated accommodation units spread in three wings. Each unit is outfitted with heating, mini bar, refrigerator, telephone, radio and coffee and tea maker. Handicap accessible rooms are also on offer.

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Rooms

Standard Twin DS
Standard Room with 1x Double & 1x Single bed in the Mueller Wing. All rooms include telephone, tea & coffee making facilities, internet access, hairdryer, minibar, heater. Rates are for 2 people. The room caters for a maximum of 3 adults, and a maximum of 1 child but cannot exceed 3 guests in total. Extra Adult $30.00 per person. FREE Wifi
Standard Triple DSS
Standard Room with 1x Double & 2x Single beds in the Mueller Wing. All rooms include telephone, tea & coffee making facilities, dial-up internet access, hairdryer, minibar, heater. Rates are for 2 people.The room caters for a maximum of 4 adults, and a maximum of 2 children but cannot exceed 4 guests in total. Extra Adult $30.00 per person. FREE Wifi
Superior Twin
Superior Room with 1x Queen bed & 1x Single bed in the Douglas Wing. All rooms include telephone, tea & coffee making facilities, internet access, hairdryer, minibar, heater. Rates are for 2 people. The room caters for a maximum of 3 adults, and a maximum of 1 child but cannot exceed 3 guests in total. Extra Adult $30.00 per person. FREE Wifi
Superior King
Superior Room with 1x King bed in the Douglas Wing. All rooms include telephone, tea & coffee making facilities, internet access, hairdryer, minibar, heater. Rates are for 2 people. The room caters for a maximum of 2 adults. FREE Wifi
Superior Triple
Superior Room with 3x Single bed in the Douglas Wing. All rooms include telephone, tea & coffee making facilities, internet access, hairdryer, minibar, heater. Rates are for 2 people. The room caters for a maximum of 3 adults, and a maximum of 1 child but cannot exceed 3 guests in total. Extra Adult $30.00 per person. FREE Wifi
Standard Twin QS
Standard Room with 1x Queen bed & 1x Single bed in the Graham Wing. All rooms include telephone, tea & coffee making facilities, internet access, hairdryer, minibar, heater. Rates are for 2 people. The room caters for a maximum of 3 adults, and a maximum of 1 child but cannot exceed 3 guests in total. Extra Adult $30.00 per person. FREE Wifi
Standard Triple QSS
Standard Room with 1x Queen bed & 2x Single beds in the Graham Wing. All rooms include telephone, tea & coffee making facilities, internet access, hairdryer, minibar, heater. Rates are for 2 people. The room caters for a maximum of 4 adults, and a maximum of 2 children but cannot exceed 4 guests in total. Extra Adult $30.00 per person. FREE Wifi
Standard Triple SSS
Standard Room with 3x Single beds in the Graham Wing. All rooms include telephone, tea & coffee making facilities, internet access, hairdryer, minibar, heater. Rates are for 2 people. The room caters for a maximum of 3 adults, and a maximum of 1 child but cannot exceed 3 guests in total. Extra Adult $30.00 per person. FREE Wifi

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Room
Satellite TV

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Hotel Map

-43.3873 170.1821
Area served
Franz Josef.
Nearby airports
Hokitika, (HKK), 136.00, KM, SW;
Area description
Situated on the very edge of the Westland World Heritage Park, the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier will welcome you in true New Zealand style. Each wing has its own charm and atmosphere and makes the most of the lush native bush surroundings and superb alpine views. The Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier is close to: Franz Josef township, heli-rides, bushwalking and the Hukawai Glacier experience and Indoor Ice Wall. The small settlement of Franz Josef is inland from the coastline, close to the famous Franz Josef Glacier and is situated on the very edge of Westland World Heritage Park. By road its 400km east to Christchurch, with Queenstown 365km south. GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 4323'13.056"S Longitude: 17010"55.126"E GPS Address: 36 Main Road, Franz Josef Glacier

Dining

Restaurant
Canavans Restaurant and The Fern Room Restaurant both serving breakfast and dinner.
The Glasshouse Restauran
The Glasshouse Restaurant serving breakfast and dinner (Summer months).
Bar
Fern Bar, Moa Bar with open fire place.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1000

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (11)

Ratings and reviews for Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
11 out of 11
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.9

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jesspluspaul
Business
Sydney Australia
27 Aug 2014

Perfect mountain getaway

Amazing hotel! Staff friendly, room spotless and with a magnificent view of the snow-capped mountains. Easy walk to all the glacier companies, the local pub and supermarket. My one negative comment is that the wifi is only free for the first 60mins. Having free wifi for the duration of your stay would make this place pretty much perfect!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Eighty-eight restaurant on the main road of Franz Josef Village has excellent food and Sprig & Fern craft beers on tap.

Review of Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Eldric Ngo
Business
Sydney, Australia
15 Oct 2013

impressive

The beds are so comfortable and The bathroom were newly renovated. It is value for money

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

excellent

Review of Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Good Charlotte
Business
Brisbane
10 Sep 2013

good location

good location where you can walk to centre for food in 1 minute. room is big and very comfortable. good mountain views.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Michael from Melbourne
Business
Melbourne, Australia
3 Mar 2013

Mixed thoughts

We stayed 1 night in a standard twin room. Was very clean, modern and comfortable inside - however was quite small and the building did have the overall feel of a school camp or miners accomodation (in a pre-fabricated building containing all the rooms). Was very expensive compared to all of our other accomodation when touring the south island - however this may not just be this particular motel and may apply to all others in Franz Josef as well given the relatively isolated location. The wifi was $10/day which also seemed a bit much given most places in NZ seem to provide wifi included in the cost of the room. The staff were excellent - very professional and helpful. Overall a good motel and would recommend it to others.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mireia
Business
Christchurch
7 Jan 2013

Very nice and good restaurant

The rooms looked new and well preserved and were very confortable. The restaurant was very good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lee
Business
Not Provided
15 Jun 2011

The motel was beautiful and the

The motel was beautiful and the surroundings were so tranquil. I would recommend this motel to anyone

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
17 Sep 2010

The room was cold and the staff

The room was cold and the staff not very helpful. When I checked in I asked about the weather and the "trainee" said, do you think I have a crystal ball?" Later they asked would I like to eat dinner and that they would bring me a menu, but they never did. Was the worst hotel we stayed in in our New Zealand trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
14 Mar 2010

While the view of the mountains

While the view of the mountains & glacier was great, our stay was spoilt by the noise from the restaurant/bar opposite, which was quite unacceptable - especially for accommodation at this rate.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
24 Jan 2010

Our room was great with a view

Our room was great with a view towards the glacier. Check in and out were very efficient and friendly. We were somewhat disappointed with the restaurant as we felt the food standard, quality and range were average. So much so that we sought a local restaurant on our second night

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
23 Jan 2010

Room was clean and spacious, although

Room was clean and spacious, although furnishings are a bit tired. Come on !! Modernise the place. Location is good and front desk service was good

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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