Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier-43.38669805, 170.1835299
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best Family Hotels in New Zealand
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.
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.
There are such business facilities as a business center, a meeting room and a photocopier on the premises.
An outdoor swimming pool, a picnic area and barbeque are offered on site.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.
Private parking is possible on site for free.
Year renovated: 2011. Number of rooms: 18.
On-site car park
Bar/ Lounge area
Outdoor swimming pool
Sports & Fitness
- Exercise gym
- Horseback riding
- Room service
- Tours/Ticket assistance
- Shops/Commercial services
- Package/Parcel services
- In-room breakfast
- Fine dining
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Special diet menus
- Business centre
- Meeting/ Banquet facilities
- Babysitting/Child services
- DVDs/ Videos for children
Spa & Leisure
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Garden area
- BBQ facilities
- Steam room
- City view
- Mountain view
- Air conditioning
- Soundproofed rooms
- Sitting area
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Ironing facilities
- Rollaway beds
- Free toiletries
- Electric kettle
- Cookware/ Kitchen utensils
- Electric blankets
- Flat-screen TV
- Direct dial telephone
- CD player
- AM/FM alarm clock
- Carpeted floor
2 years or adultsExtra bedNZD 20
Rooms and availability
1 Queen-size bed
1 Double bed
1 King-size bed
2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
2 Single beds
1 Queen-size bed
- City landmarks
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.
The friendly staff, cleanliness of the rooms, and the short walking distance to everything was good.
Unpleasant smell in room when we first entred. Cleared once heater had been running for a bit.
1. Room to cold, more or better heating needed. 2.No "mini-Bar".3 Hole in floor in bathroom near drain.
Hotel Staff , services and comfort
Close to main road, restaurant and visit site.
friendliness of stupgrade to larger room for longer stay
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.
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.
Clean, nearly and good location in franz Josef
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.
The view from our room was wonderful.
The owner was not as friendly and helpful as others we have experienced. There was no wifi.
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.
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.
It was perfect for the price. Convenient location, the rooms were a good size and clean.