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The room heater was on at highest, room is 28C. Have to open windows to cool down. I thought I’d only a mistake, but I saw lot of open window rooms.

The hotel is located close to the Glacier site, which is a plus. But really, the ambiance is lower than I had expected WiFi signal was the worst here of all the places we visited. Break fast was good. it reminded me of my earlier days apartment buildings. Parking is a hassle. Please give us larger and more rubbish cans in the room. Travelers have a lot of rubbish they get rid of when they are on the move.

Nice hotel, somewhat outdated but pretty much the best place in town. They know it and charge for it. Would be more then half the price if anywhere else.location!

Overall the room was ok but if felt a bit like a barracks. The bed was not that comfortable considering I had a spring poking my ribs. And the bathroom was tiny with a ridiculously low water pressure. And what's with the two faucets for hot and cold water. I either burned my hands since the water was so hot or froze them. No middle ground.

Scenic hotel is the second most expensive hotel in your list but we foung scenic hotel no better than a $50 motel per night. The room was like a match box. The bathroom was very small .. no view

Treat yourself, this hotel was excellent and the staff was exceptional. Definitely worth it.

Purely through the internet, I got to know about the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier and booked a room for one night for my wife, daughter and me. I'm very lucky that I did this because the stay was more than comfortable. I must specially acknowledge Nikhil Bhat of the Front Office who was most courteous, friendly and helpful. I strong recommend this hotel to all visitors to the Franz Josef Glacier.

We had stayed 2 nights at this motel. The staff was very kind and helpfull. The room was small but perfect for 2 people. Everything was great at this hotel, the only down side was the noose of door slamming and people talking in the corridor. We recommend this motel.

Conveniently located, big room. Hotel needs major face lift - shabby furniture, carpet, fixtures -- list goes on...

Great location! Hotel was clean, nice ammenities in the room. Nice to have the option of 3 single beds.

36 Main Road, State Highway 6 Franz Josef Glacier

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier places you next to Te Wahipounamu and within a 5-minute walk of Westcoast Wildlife Centre. This 130-room, 4-star hotel has 2 restaurants along with conveniences like a full-service spa and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Canavans Restaurant, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Get an energy boost at the coffee shop/café, or grab a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

The 130 rooms have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, minibars, and desks. Guests can expect to find TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

Guests staying at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier enjoy a full-service spa, free WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an area shuttle for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables.

Room options

Superior Room

1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 3

Superior Twin QQ

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Superior Suite

2 King Beds | Sleeps 4

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Everyone (4) Couples (2) Family (3) Friends (2)
5
Family

The room heater was on at highest, room is 28C. Have to open windows to cool down. I thought I’d only a mistake, but I saw lot of open window rooms.

By , from Franz J Detroit on Nov 9, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 10, 2019

Kia ora Tim, I am pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us but apologize for the team comforting your room at such high temperature. Please keep us in good memories and visit again, soon. Nga mihi nui, Alexander Tschampel General Manager Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

3
Everyone

The hotel is located close to the Glacier site, which is a plus. But really, the ambiance is lower than I had expected WiFi signal was the worst here of all the places we visited. Break fast was good. it reminded me of my earlier days apartment buildings. Parking is a hassle. Please give us larger and more rubbish cans in the room. Travelers have a lot of rubbish they get rid of when they are on the move.

By on Jan 21, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 10, 2019

Kia ora, Thank you for providing feedback following your recent guest stay with us at the Scenic hotel Franz Josef Glacier. It is great to see that you have mostly enjoyed your stay with us. I have taken your feedback on board and will follow up accordingly. Nga mihi, Alexander Tschampel General Manager

5
Everyone

By on Jan 8, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 16, 2019

Hi Anonymous Thank you for rating your stay. Cheers, Lesley, Assistant Manager

3

right in town, close to everything

Everyone

Nice hotel, somewhat outdated but pretty much the best place in town. They know it and charge for it. Would be more then half the price if anywhere else.location!

By , from Fenton, Mi on Feb 16, 2017

3

no more than ok

Everyone

Overall the room was ok but if felt a bit like a barracks. The bed was not that comfortable considering I had a spring poking my ribs. And the bathroom was tiny with a ridiculously low water pressure. And what's with the two faucets for hot and cold water. I either burned my hands since the water was so hot or froze them. No middle ground.

By , from San Francisco on Mar 2, 2016

1

not as per our expectation

Couples

Scenic hotel is the second most expensive hotel in your list but we foung scenic hotel no better than a $50 motel per night. The room was like a match box. The bathroom was very small .. no view

By on Nov 23, 2014

5

best hotel in franz josef

Couples

Treat yourself, this hotel was excellent and the staff was exceptional. Definitely worth it.

By on May 29, 2013

4

a wonderful find

Family

Purely through the internet, I got to know about the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier and booked a room for one night for my wife, daughter and me. I'm very lucky that I did this because the stay was more than comfortable. I must specially acknowledge Nikhil Bhat of the Front Office who was most courteous, friendly and helpful. I strong recommend this hotel to all visitors to the Franz Josef Glacier.

By on Apr 23, 2012

4

great location !

Friends

We had stayed 2 nights at this motel. The staff was very kind and helpfull. The room was small but perfect for 2 people. Everything was great at this hotel, the only down side was the noose of door slamming and people talking in the corridor. We recommend this motel.

By on Apr 18, 2012

3

tired looking, great location

Friends

Conveniently located, big room. Hotel needs major face lift - shabby furniture, carpet, fixtures -- list goes on...

By on Feb 12, 2011

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