Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier

34 Cron Street, Franz Josef, New Zealand, 7856show map
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Overview

The excellent Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef entices guests to stay in one of the 18 non-smoking rooms and make use of a safety deposit box, parking and a luggage storage. Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef opened its doors in 2005.

The property lies within 17 km from Fox Glacier. The hotel offers perfect location 9 km from the center of Franz Josef.

Quick access to bars and restaurants is provided.

The property is 100 km away from Hokitika airport.

Rooms

Room amenities at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef include free Wi-Fi, climate control, a writing table, a wardrobe and a trouser press. Some rooms open up to panoramic views of the mountain. Bathrooms feature a shower, a spa bathtub and guest toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Guests can unwind in the Alice May bar with a favourite drink. Blue Ice Cafe and Alice May are situated in a business area, about 100 meters away of the property.

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

Services

There are such business facilities as a business center, a meeting room and a photocopier on the premises.

Relax

An outdoor swimming pool, a picnic area and barbeque are offered on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   18.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Steam room

Sauna

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Horseback riding

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Package/Parcel services

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Fine dining
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Room view

  • Mountain view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shower
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Bedroom

  • Electric blankets

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotChildren above
2 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Alice MayAlice May400 ftCron Street
Monsoon Bar & RestaurantMonsoon Bar & Restaurant400 ft46 Cron St.
Blue Ice CafeBlue Ice Cafe400 ftMain Road
The Plump PigeonThe Plump Pigeon400 ftMain Road
Priya Indian RestaurantPriya Indian Restaurant1100 ft70 Cron Street
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Franz Josef GlacierFranz Josef Glacier5.8 mi
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Getting around
Airports
Mount Cook Airport (MON)26.3 mi
Glentanner (GTN)35.7 mi
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Reviews
8.2
FabulousBased on  95  reviews
  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 9.2
    Superb

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

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

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

  • 6.2
    Good

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

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Hotel Staff , services and comfort

    No Wi-Fi

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Close to main road, restaurant and visit site.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    friendliness of stupgrade to larger room for longer stay

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Clean, nearly and good location in franz Josef

    small room,

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    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.

  • 6.6
    Good

    The view from our room was wonderful.

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

  • 6.2
    Good

    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.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    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.

  • 9.2
    Superb

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

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  95 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotChildren above
2 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Mount Cook Airport (MON)26.3 mi
Glentanner (GTN)35.7 mi
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