Franz Josef Motel, West Coast, New Zealand
0800 757 111
+64 3 752 0226
Address:17 Cron Street
Franz Josef Glacier 7886
Alpine Glacier Motel Introduction
Resting in rainforest at the foot of towering South Island mountains, Alpine Glacier Motel offers Franz Josef motel accommodation in self-contained, studio-style, high quality units.
Our Franz Josef motel units are all modern and tastefully decorated. All but six unit at this Franz Josef motel feature full kitchen facilities. The remainder offer tea and coffee making amenities, with plunger coffee in all units at our accommodation in Franz Josef on the West Coast.
The range of units featured at our Franz Josef accommodation include warm decor in blues and caramels, good heating, modern facilities and many offer spectacular views from your own private balcony.
Ideal for long stays, mid-week holidays or a weekend break, Alpine Glacier Motel in Franz Josef is located in the centre of the township, handy to many neighbouring attractions.
Enjoy the best of Kiwi hospitality at local restaurants, cafes and bars while you use this Franz Josef motel as your base to explore the stunning glacier country.
For a central location, fine accommodation and unequalled hospitality, our Franz Josef motel is the perfect option for your visit to the area.
Franz Josef Motel Accommodation
The 24 units at our Franz Josef motel accommodation are available in five
ideal categories and offer a variety of bedding configurations to meet your travelling needs:
- King studio
- Deck studio
- Queen studio
- Spa studio
- Two-bedroom unit
King Studio – Features a comfortable king-size bed, modern facilities and all the comforts of home, including a full kitchen. Some studios at our Franz Josef motel have two additional single beds to cater for up to four people and our king-size beds can be divided in to two singles to provide convenient twin accommodation if needed.
Deck Studio – One of the popular choices at our Franz Josef motel as it affords beautiful views to the nearby glacier and mountains from your very own balcony. Gaze out over pure New Zealand rainforest with mountain and glacier views, breathe in spectacular scenery and return indoors to relax in your cosy, comfortable studio room.
Queen Studio – This unit at our Franz Josef motel features a queen-size bed in a comfortable, warm and homely studio room. Modern facilities, reliable heating and parking right outside give you a home away from home feel.
Spa Studio – After a day heli-hiking or walking the amazing Franz Josef Glacier, kayaking nearby rivers, visiting the bird sanctuary or hiking through New Zealand the alpine rainforest, wouldn't it be nice to come back to our Franz Josef accommodation to a hot soak in a lovely hot spa bath?
Two-Bedroom Unit – Franz Josef accommodation that is ideal for couples travelling together, a small group or family looking for plenty of space to move around. The two bedroom unit at our Franz Josef motel offers a cosy haven to come home to after a big day out on Franz Josef Glacier. Park right outside your unit and easily carry your luggage to and from your car. Complete kitchen amenities, modern facilities and roomy interiors mean you can relax in comfort.
We also have a wheelchair access unit available at our Franz Josef motel accommodation.
Franz Josef Motel Features
Our Franz Josef motel accommodation offers a wide range of service features, including:
- Daily reception desk open from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
- Tour desk for knowledgeable, local information
- Continental breakfasts
- Heating and electric blankets in all rooms
- New Zealand video library
- Outdoor furniture
- Guest laundry
- Storage room
- Kia Ora card rates for all international calls
- Parking directly outside your unit
- An ideal, scenic location with plenty of free parking
- Covered guest spa room
- Sky TV & DVD library
About Franz Josef
On the West Coast, remnants of the ice age cascade from vast snowfields of the Southern Alps to valley floors just 300 metres above sea level—the West Coast Glaciers. Nowhere in the world's temperate zones are glaciers so accessible.
A range of companies offer guided excursions to explore the spectacular ice formations. All companies provide professional guides that give full explanations regarding the geological features, flora and fauna of the area.
Helicopter and fixed wing aircraft also provide scenic flights and snow landings amidst New Zealand's highest peaks overlooking the glaciers.
The villages of Franz Josef and Fox Glacier are good bases from which to explore the glaciers.
A range of walks exist surrounding the glaciers that provide excellent vantage points for viewing the glacier as well as exploring the rainforest environments.
About New Zealand
Split into two main islands, and roughly the same size as Great Britain, New Zealand is a country of diverse geographical features—from lush rainforests to vast alpine chains, steaming volcanoes and sweeping coastlines.
New Zealand's separation from other land masses has allowed many ancient plants and animals to survive and evolve in isolation. Of the many unique birds here, the best known is the kiwi, New Zealand's unofficial national symbol. About a quarter of the country still remains forested.
New Zealand's largest city, Auckland, has a population of just over one million people and is located near the top of the North Island, flanked by the Waitemata and Manukau harbours. The country's capital city, Wellington, at the southern end of the North Island boasts around 400 cafes and restaurants. The main city in the South Island is Christchurch, often referred to as the Garden City thanks to its many spectacular public gardens.
The South Island is a land of geographic extremes, from the imposing snow capped mountains of the Southern Alps, to vast plains, glacial-fed lakes and stunning coastal fiords. Mt Cook, New Zealand's highest mountain is located here, flanked by the Tasman Glacier. Much of the island is densely forested.
The South Island's largest city, Christchurch is a vibrant, cosmopolitan place with exciting festivals, theatre, modern art galleries, great shopping and award-winning attractions.
An easy drive from Christchurch is Kaikoura, famous for its whale watching attractions. On the rugged south-west coast is Milford Sound, once described by Rudyard Kipling as the eighth wonder of the world. Nearby Queenstown is New Zealand's adventure capital and a year-round destination for thrill-seekers.