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Glacier Gateway Motels

Main Road (State Highway 6), Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
+64 3752 0776

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Overall guest ratings

7.6/10 Good
based on 311 reviews

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  • 4.6

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    Glacier Gateway Motel features 23 serviced units designed for travellers seeking clean, comfortable Franz Josef accommodation at affordable budget rates. Recently refurbished rooms offer a value for money clean tidy and comfy stay. Only a 5 minute walk from Franz Josef village with its impressive selection of restaurants and cafes. With a choice of studio, 1 and 2 bedroom motel units available, including a wheelchair access unit, there is a bedroom configuration to suit your personal accommodation requirements, from single person to larger families and groups travelling together We have a kids playground and the Waiho River adjacent to our property, a great place to wander with the kids and explore.all free! Nearby we have glow worm walks, bush walks,Glacier and native rainforest views, a lake and beach just a short drive away. Famous Lake Matheson is also a short drive, from which you can get magnificent views of Mt Cook relected in the water. Each room has tea and coffee facilities,fridge, Freeview Sattelite TV, heating own bathroom with newly refurbished showers most have microwave, while family units have a hotplate as well. We have a huge free car park, children s playground, plenty of lawn, guest laundry. Our office offers a free booking and information service on all local attractions we can also offer good savings on helicopter flights. Nearby attractions also include the magificent hotpool complex, which also offers massage Hukawai Centre which is opening in summer 2010 with penguins, kayaking, Bird Sanctuary tours, Kiwi Night Tours, Horsetrekking, quadbiking, dirt buggies, paintball, mountain bike hire - plus much more. We have been here for 11 seasons, so our advice is good.we have done most of the tours available here. Plus when you book your tours through us, you do not have to prepay them. We just make a reservation, and if your tour is cancelled due to bad weather for example, there is no problem with refunds etc Local attractions include glacier walks (both on Franz and Fox glaciers), scenic flights (both plane and helicopter), helihikes (combination glacier walk and flight), horse riding, quad biking, mountain biking, quad bike/heli flight combo, hot pools, massages, paintball, mud buggies, free local walking tracks, skydiving.and much more!!!! All the booking for the above activities can be arranged from our office. Franz Josef Glacier is world renowned for its beauty, the point of difference being that the native rainforest exists right beside a prehistoric glacier, making for some amazing terrain and viewing. Glacier lakes and sea shore all are easily accessible in the area, fishing is also a popular pastime, as is kayaking and boat tours. Trampers are spoilt for choice, everything from a leisurely hour long stroll to an 8 hour more extreme climb. All tracks are well marked and maintained. Make sure you spare enough time in this magnificent area!

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    Overall rating

    7.6 Good
    based on 311 reviews
    • 9.4 "Terrific location."
    • 9.2 "World class service."
    • 6.1 "Internet is average."
    • 4.7 "Not very comfortable."
    • 4.6 "Rooms are not good."
    • 4.0 "Disappointing food."
    • 2.6 "Horrible vibe."
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    Overall rating

    7.6 Good
    based on 202 reviews
    • 9.2 "Terrific location."
    • 9.1 "World class service."
      9.8 "98% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.7 "87% said the reception staff was great."
      10.0 "Management was excellent, said 100%."
    • 5.8 "Internet is average."
    • 4.5 "Not very comfortable."
      4.5 "55% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
      4.6 "54% thought it was too noisy."
      4.4 "56% said rooms were small."
    • 4.3 "Rooms are not good."
      4.5 "55% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
      1.4 "86% complained about the bathroom."
      1.2 "88% thought they were poorly maintained."
      1.6 "84% had problems with the shower."
      4.4 "56% said rooms were small."
      0.9 "For 91%, the rooms looked old."
    • 2.7 "Horrible vibe."
      0.6 "94% criticized the unstylish hotel."

    Overall rating

    7.8 Good
    based on 108 reviews
    • 9.4 "Terrific location."
    • 9.2 "World class service."
      9.9 "99% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 5.1 "Average amenities."
    • 4.7 "Rooms are not good."
      1.1 "89% complained about the bathroom."
      2.0 "80% were unsatisfied with the kitchenette."
      4.1 "59% said rooms were small."
    • 4.6 "Not very comfortable."
      4.6 "54% thought it was too noisy."
      4.1 "59% said rooms were small."
    • 3.0 "Horrible vibe."
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    Resort Hotel
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    Economy Hotel
    Guests recommend this hotel for budget travelers.
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