Glenfern Villas - Franz Josef

State Highway 6, Franz Josef, New Zealand, 7856  show map
 4 stars
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Glenfern Villas - Franz Josef

Free Wi-Fi
Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Picnic area/ Tables

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities

Kitchen

Microwave

Refrigerator

Cooking hob

Electric kettle

Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Overview

Glenfern Villas is set in a suburb area of Franz Josef next to Fox Glacier, Glacier Country Kayaks and Franz Josef Glacier. The stylish hotel is a good example of Alpine architecture in Franz Josef.

The hotel offers quick access to Hokitika airport, which is about 100 km away.

Rooms

There are 18 luxury rooms fitted with climate control, a laptop safe, a dining area, a balcony and LCD TV. Some rooms overlook the garden. Room facilities include an electric kettle, a dishwasher and a freezer as well as electric blankets and a down comforter.

Eat & Drink

A continental breakfast is offered at the restaurant.

Services

The on-site bicycle rentals are also provided.

Relax

The property features cribs, a play area and babysitting for children. The hotel's activities include hiking, horse riding and petanque.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   18.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Fishing

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Television in lobby
  • Library

Room view

  • Mountain view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooking hob
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Bedroom

  • Fluffy down duvets
  • Down duvets
  • Electric blankets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 14 may stay at the price of NZD 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of NZD 36 per person per night in an extra bed. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Glenfern Villas - Franz Josef Franz Josef location
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Hotel Address:

State Highway 6, Franz Josef, New Zealand, 7856

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City Center
  • Franz Josef
    7.0 mi
Airports
  • Hokitika Airport (HKK)
    60.3 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    18

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed
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    Two-Bedroom Villa
    Bed type: 3 Single beds or 2 Queen-size beds or Double bed
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Glenfern Villas - Franz Josef Franz Josef location
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      Hotel Address:

      State Highway 6, Franz Josef, New Zealand, 7856

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Franz Josef
        7.0 mi
      Airports
      • Hokitika Airport (HKK)
        60.3 mi
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        18

      Hotel Awards

      New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedFranz JosefGlenfern Villas

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Luxury Hotels in New Zealand

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      Local attractions

      • Westcoast Wildlife Centre - 1.6 mi
        Cnr Cowan & Cron Streets, Franz Josef
      • Franz Josef Glacier - 5.6 mi
        State Highway 6, Franz Josef
      • Glacier Country Kayaks - 1.6 mi
        P.O Box 32, Franz Josef
      • Air Safaris - 9.0 mi
        P.O. Box 71, Franz Josef
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        18

      Hotel Awards

      New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedFranz JosefGlenfern Villas

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Luxury Hotels in New Zealand

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      Glenfern Villas Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Glenfern Villas

      Average guest rating

      8.8out of 10
      Superb
      Based on 58 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Rooms
      10.0

      Guest reviews

      • Family with children
        8.8

        Staff very helpful and knowledgeable, booked activities and recommended restaurants. Spacious villas and nice country atmosphere.

        Not walking distance from town.

      • Family with children
        9.2

        We liked the friendly reception staff, the clean and spacious accomodation and the fact that the heating was working well in the middle of winter.

        We didn't understand that we had to pay for extra members of our family as this is unusual. It cost more than we had anticipated.

      • Group of friends
        8.8

        The service and help was excellent. The villas were lovely with everything you would need . We had a lovely stay.

        The information on booking .com did not tell us the units were 5 km out of town. No problem if you have a car but we did not. It cost us $10 each time we went to town.

      • Single
        6.6

        Very friendly welcoming staff member , vey informaive.

        steep stairs and no upsairs toilet, noisey heating the cost or extra adults was very expensive, the most expensive in our holiday.

      • Family with children
        7.4

        Loved the attached 'farm' and beautiful location.

      • Family with children
        6.6

        Very nice facility with plenty of room for 4 people. Easy check in and out.

        Initially, our kitchen was not well stocked with hot beverage choices (only 1 coffee and a few teas. The second night, it was fully stocked. Poor tv reception and remote only worked intermittently. The major issue I had was that the terms of our reservation was not clear. When I used your booking site, I requested a place for 4 people. I remember that I checked it several times which led me to select a 2 bedroom unit. Apparently the quote still only included 2 people. The price was already stretching my budget but then I had an unexpected $66 addition for each of the 2 nights. If I had known earlier that there would be an additional $66 per night< I would have not selected this facility. I never would have picked a place which would be over $300/night. So I am not sure who or when this error was made, but it came as an unpleasant surprise. I felt trapped into the reservation because it was too late to cancel.

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        When booking, we asked for a room with a view and we weren't disappointed. Our host provided us with a unit with views of Franz Josef glacier from our back patio. What a superb setting - perfect for our nightly champers after a day on the slopes.

      • Couple
        10.0

        We were made to feel welcome and our hosts were very pleasant and helpful with the area and questions we had. Great facilities and recommended if you are visiting the franz.

        Nothing.

      • Older travelers
        8.8

        Very friendly staff, they even arranged all our travel at Frans Joseph. If we go there again we will definitely stay at Glenfern Vilas.

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        Marcel a dignified and lovable host if I ever visit Fran Josef again I would like to be in the honest and capable hands ofmy host Marcel.

      • Older travelers
        9.6

        Well equiped kitchen, great modern design, private, good DVD library.

      • Couple
        10.0

        We stayed at Glenfern Villas for one night as we wanted to go up Franz Josef glacier early the next day and the is just a 5-min drive away from the village. We asked for the king size bed app and we got much more than we expected. Beautiful interior design, a fully-equipped kitchen and crispy, white linen. Loved the sloping roof that made it feel like a chalet in the Alps!

      • Couple
        10.0

        Friendly staff, well kept room and grounds, I would highly reccomend these villas to anybody wanting value for money and awesome surroundings.

      • Couple
        10.0

        It was probably one of the cheaper places we stayed throughout our trip but if we could do nz again we would definitley stay a few more nights in Franz Josef just to stay here. Caesar was one of the nicest people, the Villas make their own body wash/shampoo range which is amazing and they have a focus on the environment which doesn't compromise how nice the stay with them is. Perfect.

      • Couple
        10.0

        So friendly, the villa's were beautiful inside defiantly value for money.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Glenfern Villas - Franz Josef Franz Josef location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      State Highway 6, Franz Josef, New Zealand, 7856

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Franz Josef
        7.0 mi
      Airports
      • Hokitika Airport (HKK)
        60.3 mi
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        18

      Hotel Awards

      New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedFranz JosefGlenfern Villas

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Luxury Hotels in New Zealand

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