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Glenfern Villas

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

stayed for 1n in a two-bedroom villa. very spacious and homey with comfortable living room area and well-equipped kitchen. the gentleman running the facility was very friendly, lent us a bbq for no charge and gave helpful suggestions for onward journey. we also enjoyed feeding the animals in the yard. the mountain view from the garden was very nice. overall, very good value for money, would go again if in franz josef.

Went here for our honeymoon and loved the villas!! Very comfortable and warm!! We had a very warm welcome. loved the lamas. The place is on state highway 6 but the view is very serene behind lying behind the mountains

We stayed at Glenfern Villas for a couple of nights in the 2 bedroom apartments. They were modern, very clean and comfortable. Good cooking facilities, heating and amenities. Close to town if you have a car a bit of a walk if not. The owners and office staff were extremely helpful with general information around the area. Highly recommend and would stay there again.

Clean and modern villas. Warm, comfortable, good parking space outside villa. An amazing view form front door. Great location for Franz Josef and Fox Glacier. Friendly and helpful reception. Local knowledge and help with rescheduling one of our tours was a great bonus.

Quiet with very good facilities. Very clean. staff very helpful just five mins from town also suitable for families .with plenty to keep young people occupied kitchens are great but service to local restaurants available

Our stay at Glenfern was beyond our expectations. The room was large,comfortable and had all that you would expect of a four star property. While sipping your wine, whether it be sitting inside looking out the glass doors or sitting on your own patio, that view of the mountains is something that will stay with you for a long time. The grounds are well kept and attractive. The host who welcomed us was friendly and also helpful in recommending dinner options. (I gotta admit, I was like a kid out there feeding the Alpacas)! The location would be a great place to base out of for a few days while exploring all there is do do around here. Unless your backpacking you will need a car as it's a ways into town. You just can't go wrong staying at Glenfern!

Absolutely fantastic. Booked through Excellent value for money. $275 for 4 of us with single/separate beds. Brilliant. Excellently appointed. Free WiFi. Very, very helpful staff - no problems when we advised our sailing to South Island had been cancelled; they have a late arrival facility. Cannot rate it highly enough. Fabulous.

We really enjoyed our stay at Glenfern. As others have mentioned, the villas are very comfortable and well equipped. Ours had great views of the glacier. Staff are particularly helpful, relaxed and friendly.

My husband and I stayed here at the recommendation of another friend. Thank goodness. We loved it! It was super clean and just a couple of miles from town. It had a great deck and they have a bbq you can borrow. It was wonderful for us to be able to bbq something since we had been eating out our entire trip. The people there were nice and super helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. You won't regret it!

Based just outside Franz Josef village on SH6, the villas are very well laid out with all amenities. Stayed for two nights and the girl at the reception was absolutely fantastic and extremely helpful. The owners are also great hosts. Thank you.

State Highway 6 Franz Josef Glacier

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities

Glenfern Villas places you within a few miles (5 km) of Glacier Hot Pools and Westcoast Wildlife Centre. This 18-room, 4.5-star apartment welcomes guests with in-room amenities like kitchens, patios, and refrigerators. It's in a national park and also close to Glacier Country Kayaks and Our Lady of the Alps.


Start each morning off right with continental breakfast served for a fee.


The 18 air-conditioned apartments feature kitchens and patios, and there's space to spread out with separate bedrooms. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport down comforters. Coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Glenfern Villas enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and laundry facilities. A stay here includes free parking. Helpful staff can provide tour or ticket assistance, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Other amenities at this luxury apartment include a garden, barbecue grills, and a picnic area.

Room options

1 Bedroom Villa (1 King Bed or Twin Bed)

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

1 Bedroom Villa (1 Queen Bed & 1 Sofa Bed)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

2 Bedroom Villa (2 Queen Beds)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

2 Bedroom Villa (1 Queen & 2/3 Single Beds)

Queen 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 518 reviews