Glenfern Villas - Franz Josef

State Highway 6, Franz Josef, New Zealand, 7856show map
Check rooms and rates
Get Prices
Check rooms and rates
exclusive online offers!
Check-in
Select date
Check-out
Select date
Rooms and Guests
2Guests1room
Highlights
Hotel Awards

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

Use Badge
Overview

Glenfern Villas is a 4-star property 2.6 km from The Glacier Shop. Glenfern Villas is built in an Alpine style. Free self-parking, a smoking area and a safety deposit box are available for guests' convenience.

The hotel boasts an ideal setting within proximity to Andris Apse Gallery. You will enjoy your visit to Franz Josef Glacier, 30 minutes’ drive away from the hotel.

Glenfern Villas lies within 50 minutes’ drive to Mount Cook airport.

Rooms

It features soundproof rooms with climate control, pay TV and a dining area provided. All rooms offer views over the garden. The rooms have a microwave, a dishwasher and a kettle.

Eat & Drink

A continental breakfast is provided for guests.

Relax

Guests with children can use cots, child care and a play area available on site. The hotel offers horse riding, hiking and petanque as well as a sundeck, a patio and a library.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   18.

+ More- Less
Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

Restaurant

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities

Kitchen

Microwave

Cooker

Electric kettle

Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Sports & Fitness

  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Fishing

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor dining area

Business

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's play area

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Library

Room view

  • Mountain view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Bedroom

  • Electric blankets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
+ More- Less
Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-20:00FREECheck-out08:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
+ More- Less
+ More- Less

Rooms and availability

+ More- Less
Location
Getting around
Airports
Mount Cook Airport (MON)27.8 mi
Glentanner (GTN)37.2 mi
+ More- Less
Reviews
8.8
SuperbBased on  54  reviews

Rating by category:

10.0
Rooms
  • 8.8
    Superb

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

    Not walking distance from town.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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.

  • 6.6
    Good

    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.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Loved the attached 'farm' and beautiful location.

  • 6.6
    Good

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    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.

  • 8.8
    Superb

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

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    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.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

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

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    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!

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

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

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    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.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Very friendly staff, very reasonably priced and incredible location

+ More- Less
Highlights
Hotel Awards

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

Use Badge
Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-20:00FREECheck-out08:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
+ More- Less
+ More- Less
Getting around
Airports
Mount Cook Airport (MON)27.8 mi
Glentanner (GTN)37.2 mi
+ More- Less
Check rooms and rates
exclusive online offers!
Check-in
Select date
Check-out
Select date
Rooms and Guests
2Guests1room
Cities nearby