Alpine Glacier Motel Lodge
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Alpine Glacier Motel Lodge Franz Josef Reviews
Basic but good Jan 03, 2010
We arrived a lot later than planned due to heavy rain but we were able to check in fairly quickly. However,the units were totally booked out.
We had the 2 bedroom unit at the end which was ok. Fairly small living area. Lounge/kitchen & dining. The bedrooms and the bathroom all opened off this area.
There was a small deck area outside the unit which we didn't use anyway because of the rain. All of the units seemed to have these outside deck areas but that could be very annoying as the deck for the next unit was outside one of the bedrooms of ours. I think they were set up like that all along.
The main street of Franz Josef doesn't have a lot but we were within very easy walking distance. Also close to transport to the glacier and to the helicopters and the ice wall climbing. Not too many kilometers to the glacier either.
The kitchen wasn't big enough to stock up too much but the supermarket is close, so there would be no real problems.
Although it was summer when we stayed, it was really cold. The heating wasn't the best so I don't know how it would be in winter.
Yes, we would consider staying there again but would check out some of the other accommodation first.
The staff in reception was friendly and helpful.
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Alpine Glacier Motel Lodge Overview
The Alpine Glacier Motel Lodge offers its guests a comfortable base in central Franz Josef.
The rooms feature a DVD player and a CD player as well as a plasma / LCD TV with cable / satellite channels. They include tea and coffee making facilities, a refrigerator and a safe. Prospective guests have the option of requesting a non-smoking room. The ensuite bathrooms have a hair dryer and a shower. The rooms at the motel offer an iron, a coffee maker and a telephone.
Fox Glacier is within driving distance of the Alpine Glacier Motel Lodge. The friendly staff will be able to assist in organising and booking tours and activities during your stay in Franz Josef as well as give dining suggestions. Lake Mapourika is a 10 minute drive from the motel.
Alpine Glacier Motel Lodge Amenities