Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef

34 Cron Street, Franz Josef, New Zealand, 7856  show map
 4 stars
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Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Picnic area/ Tables

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities

Refrigerator

Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Overview

The modern 4-star Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef features messenger service, 24-hour front desk and wake up service. Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef has been welcoming guests to its non-smoking rooms since 2005.

The hotel lies close to Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier. The center of Franz Josef is 9 km away from the venue.

Bars and restaurants are set close to the property.

Due to its location 100 km from Hokitika airport, fast access to the Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef is provided.

Rooms

There are 18 guestrooms featuring family one-bedroom double room, compact studio and small studio equipped with a writing desk, heating, a trouser press, satellite TV and pay TV. The guestrooms afford a panoramic view of the mountain. They feature bathrooms with a spa bathtub, free toiletries and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Guests can quench their thirst at Alice May bar with a favorite drink. Offering continental and healthy meals, Monsoon Bar & Restaurant is situated 100 meters of the property.

You can start your day with a continental breakfast, which costs NZD 12 per person per night. 

Services

Business facilities at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef include a meeting room, a business center and a photocopier.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   18.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • Front desk
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators

Sports & Fitness

  • Horseback riding

Services

  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Package/Parcel services

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Fine dining
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities

Room view

  • Mountain view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Bedroom

  • Electric blankets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay at the price of NZD 20 per person per night in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

34 Cron Street, Franz Josef, New Zealand, 7856

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City Center
  • Franz Josef
    5.5 mi
Airports
  • Hokitika Airport (HKK)
    61.7 mi
Restaurants
  • Blue Ice Cafe (cuisine: International)
    300 ft
  • Alice May (cuisine: Continental, International, Healthy)
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    18

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Rooms and availability

Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef photos Room
Small Queen Studio
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 185 sq. feet
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This room features flat-screen TV, a DVD player, refrigerator, microwave and tea/coffee making facilities. This room has no capacity for extra beds or babycots. Please note that this studio does not have kitchenette facilities.

Room facilities
    Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef photos Room
    Standard Studio
    Bed type: King-size bed
    Size: 195 sq. feet
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    Includes a kitchenette with a microwave and parking directly outside the studio.

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      Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef photos Room
      Studio Mountain View
      Bed type: King-size bed
      Size: 250 sq. feet
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      This studio offers panoramic views over the Glacier Valley and Fritz Glacier. This room has no capacity for extra beds or babycots.

      Room facilities
        Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef photos Room
        Family Studio
        Bed type: King-size bed
        Size: 400 sq. feet
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        This spacious studio features a private jacuzzi and a fully equipped kitchen. Please note that the rate is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 4 guests (see Hotel Policies).

        Room facilities

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Franz Josef location
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          Hotel Address:

          34 Cron Street, Franz Josef, New Zealand, 7856

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Franz Josef
            5.5 mi
          Airports
          • Hokitika Airport (HKK)
            61.7 mi
          Restaurants
          • Blue Ice Cafe (cuisine: International)
            300 ft
          • Alice May (cuisine: Continental, International, Healthy)
            400 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  10 am
          • Year renovated:
            2011
          • Number of rooms:
            18

          Hotel Awards

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          Best Family Hotels in New Zealand

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          What's nearby

          Popular areas

          • City Center - 5.5 mi

          Places of interest

          • Franz Josef Glacier - 5.8 mi

          Local attractions

          • Franz Josef Glacier - 4.0 mi
            State Highway 6, Franz Josef
          • Air Safaris - 7.5 mi
            P.O. Box 71, Franz Josef

          Near the hotel

          • Westcoast Wildlife Centre - 200 ft
            Cnr Cowan & Cron Streets, Franz Josef
          • Glacier Country Kayaks - 500 ft
            P.O Box 32, Franz Josef

          Restaurants nearby

          • Blue Ice Cafe - 300 ft

            Address: Main Road
            Phone: (03) 752 0707

            64% likes this, based on 169 reviews
            Cuisine: International

          • The Plump Pigeon - 300 ft

            Address: Main Road
            Phone: 03 752 0721

            Cuisine: European, English
            Price Range: USD 5 - USD 25

          • Priya Indian Restaurant - 1200 ft

            Address: 70 Cron Street

            52% likes this, based on 77 reviews
            Cuisine: Indian

          • Alice May - 400 ft

            Address: Cron Street
            Phone: 03 7520740

            60% likes this, based on 225 reviews
            Cuisine: Continental, International, Healthy, New Zealand
            Price Range: USD 9 - USD 27

          • Monsoon Bar & Restaurant - 400 ft

            Address: 46 Cron St.
            Phone: 03 7520 101

            65% likes this, based on 62 reviews
            Price Range: USD 8 - USD 28

          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  10 am
          • Year renovated:
            2011
          • Number of rooms:
            18

          Hotel Awards

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          Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef

          Average guest rating

          8.2out of 10
          Fabulous
          Based on 95 reviews

          Guest reviews

          • Older travelers
            3.8

            It was clean and within walking distance of restaurants.

            We chose the unit as it promised a "private jacuzzi" - turned out to be no more that a single spa bath in the bathroom, with the shower over - we consider this this false representation. When we arrived the place was freezing as three windows were open - it was 5 degrees outside. The old wall heater didn't work on the second heat setting, although we did find another fan heater in a cupboard after a while which helped. Iron but no ironing board, broken venetian blinds on the door, stained curtains in the bedroom, and low wattage bulbs in ceiling lights making them extremely dim. We confirmed we didn't want the towels changed when asked the next morning, but unfortunately this was interpreted as we didn't want the room serviced at all, which it wasn't until we asked. Extremely disappointed, particularly for $300 for 2 nights.

          • Couple
            9.2

            The friendly staff, cleanliness of the rooms, and the short walking distance to everything was good.

          • Older travelers
            5.4

            Unpleasant smell in room when we first entred. Cleared once heater had been running for a bit.

          • Older travelers
            6.2

            1. Room to cold, more or better heating needed. 2.No "mini-Bar".3 Hole in floor in bathroom near drain.

          • Family with children
            10.0

            Hotel Staff , services and comfort

            No Wi-Fi

          • Family with children
            7.0

            Close to main road, restaurant and visit site.

          • Older travelers
            9.2

            friendliness of stupgrade to larger room for longer stay

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            We had a lovely upstairs motel room with fantastic views across to the glacier. Staff very helpful and cable internet for a modest sum per day. Very good facilities, clean and comfortable. Extremely close to everything you will need in Franz Josef.

          • Older travelers
            7.8

            Well situated modern motel with a good view of the mountains.

            The room was a lot smaller than other motels we stayed in on our trip.

          • Family with children
            7.0

            Clean, nearly and good location in franz Josef

            small room,

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            We were very comfortable at the Bella Vista. It was an excellent location for visiting the Fox and FranzJosef Glaciers. The manager made good recommendations for places to eat. We would recommend this motel.

          • Older travelers
            6.6

            The view from our room was wonderful.

            The owner was not as friendly and helpful as others we have experienced. There was no wifi.

          • Older travelers
            6.2

            Nothing in particular - the weather was crap, we couldn't do the activities we'd planned, so we only stayed one night instead of two.

            Room was small and cramped compared to other accommodation we had experienced in NZ.

          • Couple
            9.6

            The hotel room was equipped with cooking utensils, so you could do your own cooking there. In addition, the room was very clean and comfortable.

          • Couple
            9.2

            It was perfect for the price. Convenient location, the rooms were a good size and clean.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Franz Josef location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          34 Cron Street, Franz Josef, New Zealand, 7856

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Franz Josef
            5.5 mi
          Airports
          • Hokitika Airport (HKK)
            61.7 mi
          Restaurants
          • Blue Ice Cafe (cuisine: International)
            300 ft
          • Alice May (cuisine: Continental, International, Healthy)
            400 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  10 am
          • Year renovated:
            2011
          • Number of rooms:
            18

          Hotel Awards

          New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedFranz JosefBella Vista Motel Franz Josef

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

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