Glenfern Villas - Franz Josef-43.36604, 170.19289
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best Luxury Hotels in New Zealand
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.
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.
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.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.
Private parking is possible on site for free.
Number of rooms: 18.
On-site car park
Outdoor dining area
Cookware/ Kitchen utensils
Sports & Fitness
- Horseback riding
- Tours/Ticket assistance
- In-room breakfast
- Outdoor dining area
- 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
- Mountain view
- Air conditioning
- Sitting area
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Dining table
- Ironing facilities
- Rollaway beds
- Free toiletries
- Electric kettle
- Cookware/ Kitchen utensils
- Electric blankets
- Flat-screen TV
- Direct dial telephone
- AM/FM alarm clock
- Carpeted floor
Rooms and availability
2 Queen-size beds2 Queen-size beds, 3 Single beds
In the Room
Rating by category:
Staff very helpful and knowledgeable, booked activities and recommended restaurants. Spacious villas and nice country atmosphere.
Not walking distance from town.
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.
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.
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.
Loved the attached 'farm' and beautiful location.
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.
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.
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.
Very friendly staff, they even arranged all our travel at Frans Joseph. If we go there again we will definitely stay at Glenfern Vilas.
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.
Well equiped kitchen, great modern design, private, good DVD library.
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!
Friendly staff, well kept room and grounds, I would highly reccomend these villas to anybody wanting value for money and awesome surroundings.
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.
Very friendly staff, very reasonably priced and incredible location