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

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Picnic area/ Tables

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Steam room

Sauna

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

General

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Horseback riding

Services

  • Room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Package/Parcel services

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Fine dining
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • Mountain view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • 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 / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 2 years
Crib NZD 20
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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

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Rooms and availability

Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef photos Room
Small Queen Studio
  • Room size:

    185 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Chocolate or cookies
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

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.

Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef photos Room
Standard Studio
  • Room size:

    195 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Electric blankets
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Chocolate or cookies
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Includes a kitchenette with a microwave and parking directly outside the studio.

Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef photos Room
Studio Mountain View
Mountain view
  • Room size:

    250 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Electric blankets
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Chocolate or cookies
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

This studio offers panoramic views over the Glacier Valley and Fritz Glacier. This room has no capacity for extra beds or babycots.

Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef photos Room
Family Studio
  • Room size:

    400 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Electric blankets
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Chocolate or cookies
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

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).

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center5.5 mi

Places of interest

  • Franz Josef Glacier5.8 mi

Local attractions

  • Franz Josef Glacier4.0 mi
    State Highway 6, Franz Josef
  • ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery11.5 mi
    Lake Matheson Rd
  • Air Safaris7.5 mi
    P.O. Box 71, Franz Josef

Near the hotel

  • Glacier Country Kayaks500 ft
    P.O Box 32, Franz Josef

    Restaurants nearby

    • Blue Ice Cafe300 ft

      Address: Main Road
      Phone: (03) 752 0707

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

    • The Plump Pigeon300 ft

      Address: Main Road
      Phone: 03 752 0721

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

    • Priya Indian Restaurant1200 ft

      Address: 70 Cron Street

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

    • Alice May400 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 & Restaurant400 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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    Best Family Hotels in New Zealand

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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

    Use Badge