Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

36 Main Road, Franz Josef, New Zealand  show map
 4 stars
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Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid city shuttle

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Spa & wellness center

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

The 4-star Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier is placed about 19 km from Lake Matheson. Built in 1965 and remodeled in 2011, the heritage hotel combines Alpine architecture and modern facilities.

The venue is 17 km away from Fox Glacier. The property is set within 9 km distance from Franz Josef city center.

The hotel features a magnificent location with proximity to a wildlife park and a national park.

Due to its location 100 km from Hokitika airport, fast access to the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier is provided.

Rooms

This property has 177 non-smoking guestrooms including wing double room and standard double room that are appointed with free Wi-Fi, climate control, a safe, a fridge and a DVD player. Some rooms have the ocean view. The rooms come with en suite bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries along with an electric kettle and a dishwasher.

Eat & Drink

The restaurant serves local dishes. The hotel invites guests to the Moa bar to relax with a drink. The gastropub The Plump Pigeon is located 100 meters away.

A continental breakfast is served and charges are applicable.  All visitors are offered a american breakfast for a fee. 

Services

Guests can take advantage of laundry, room service and tour/ticket assistance.

Relax

On-site spa facilities include a spa center and a Jacuzzi. Facials and massage are also available.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   177.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Concierge desk
  • No pets allowed
  • No wheelchair access
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Coffee shop
  • Lobby
  • Mobile phone network

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • High chairs
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

36 Main Road, Franz Josef, New Zealand

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City Center
  • Franz Josef
    8.9 km
Airports
  • Hokitika Airport (HKK)
    99.3 km
Restaurants
  • Blue Ice Cafe (cuisine: International)
    60 m
  • The Plump Pigeon (cuisine: European, English)
    60 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    177

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Rooms and availability

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier photos Room
Superior Twin Room Queen & Single
  • Room size:

    25 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Spacious room with balcony.

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier photos Room
Standard Twin Room
  • Room size:

    20 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Room includes tea/coffee making facilities, a minibar and satellite TV.

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier photos Room
Superior Triple Room
  • Room size:

    25 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    3 Single beds

  • Check Prices
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This superior room includes a mini bar, refrigerator, TV and a bathroom with a bath or shower and free toiletries. Some rooms feature a private balcony. You can request a balcony in the Special Requests Box at the time of booking. Please note that these are not guaranteed and will be confirmed upon arrival, subject to availability.

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier photos Room
Standard Triple Room Queen & Single & Single
  • Room size:

    25 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This room includes a mini bar, refrigerator, TV and a bathroom with a bath or shower and free toiletries.

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier photos Room
Standard Triple Room
  • Room size:

    20 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    3 Single beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This standard room includes a mini bar, refrigerator, TV and a bathroom with a bath or shower and free toiletries.

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier photos Room
Superior Twin Room Two Queen Beds
  • Room size:

    25 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 King-size beds

  • Check Prices
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Features an en suite bathroom with free toiletries. Some rooms feature a private balcony. You can request a balcony in the Special Requests Box at the time of booking. Please note that these are not guaranteed and will be confirmed upon arrival, subject to availability.

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier photos Room
Superior Twin Suite
  • Room size:

    45 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 King-size beds

  • Check Prices
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Features satellite TV and an en suite bathroom with free toiletries. Some rooms feature a private balcony. You can request a balcony in the Special Requests Box at the time of booking. Please note that these are not guaranteed and will be confirmed upon arrival, subject to availability.

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier photos Room
Superior Twin Room King & Single
  • Room size:

    25 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This twin room has a electric kettle and minibar

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier photos Room
Superior King Room
  • Room size:

    25 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This double room has a minibar and electric kettle

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center8.8 km

Places of interest

  • Franz Josef Glacier9.3 km

Local attractions

  • Franz Josef Glacier6.5 km
    State Highway 6, Franz Josef
  • ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery18.5 km
    Lake Matheson Rd
  • Air Safaris12.0 km
    P.O. Box 71, Franz Josef

Near the hotel

  • Glacier Country Kayaks160 m
    P.O Box 32, Franz Josef

    Restaurants nearby

    • Blue Ice Cafe60 m

      Address: Main Road
      Phone: (03) 752 0707

      69% likes this, based on 174 reviews
      Cuisine: International

    • Alice May150 m

      Address: Cron Street
      Phone: 03 7520740

      61% likes this, based on 215 reviews
      Cuisine: Continental, International, Healthy, New Zealand
      Price Range: NZD 12 - NZD 36

    • Cheeky Kea Cafe320 m

      Address: Main Rd
      Phone: (03) 752 0139

      69% likes this, based on 24 reviews

    • The Plump Pigeon60 m

      Address: Main Road
      Phone: 03 752 0721

      Cuisine: European, English
      Price Range: NZD 6 - NZD 33

    • Monsoon Bar & Restaurant150 m

      Address: 46 Cron St.
      Phone: 03 7520 101

      62% likes this, based on 56 reviews
      Price Range: NZD 8 - NZD 35

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Year renovated:
      2011
    • Number of rooms:
      177

    Hotel Awards

    New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedFranz JosefScenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Spa Hotels in New Zealand

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    Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

    Average guest rating

    8.2out of 10
    Fabulous
    Based on 63 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Older travelers
      6.2

      The best parts were certainly the location in Franz Josef and the excellent food and service in the restaurant . Food was great and the hotel staff were extremely helpful.

      The decor was poor, there were smells in corridors that were not pleasant and the place needs a facelift to support the good service and staff that were continuously helpful.

    • Couple
      5.4

      The hotel staff was lovely and wonderfull assistance.

      The dining room smelled horrible, like a toilet. It's very off-putting while eating a meal. The hotel needs some reservations, a bit more modern. And mabey room service would be a good idea

    • Older travelers
      8.8

      The location, close to glacier, the friendliness and helpfulness of staff.

    • Couple
      7.0

      Location was good, right in the centre the town.

      Staff were not very friendly. Bathroom was tiny. Limited parking.

    • Older travelers
      8.2

      Good accommodation, little dated but very clean.

      The room was a good distance from reception and restauarant. Closed the bar at 9pm.

    • Older travelers
      6.6

      Booking in and checking out was prompt and friendly.

      The hotel is tired and over priced

    • Single
      10.0

      style and location , friendliness and scenery

    • Group of friends
      5.0

      the view of glacier from bedroom window

      No spa facilities,restaurant on site not open, reception on site not open, no internet on site - could be due to time of year of stay.

    • Family with children
      8.2

      Hotel situated in a great location near to the glacier with lots of good restaurants within metres. Hotel room very well equipped and very warm which was welcoming as it was freezing when we arrived. Hotel staff were so friendly and helpful too. Definitely stay there again when visiting the area.

    • Family with children
      6.2

      Probably biggest hotel in frank josef. Right in the centre of town. Comfertable rooms. Good view of Glacier from some rooms.

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      Great restaurant and location.

      Very loud neighboring children one night.

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      As my husband had his leg in plaster, the staff were very helpful with regard to accommodating our needs.

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      very handy to the village easy walk to cafes and restaurants comfortable and quite spacious rooms, clean and well supplied

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      Nice facility, great view of mountains and convenient to restaurants.

      Inadequate parking only complaint.

    • Single
      9.6

      Nice building design, good room quality, comfortable bed, very convenient.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Franz Josef location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    36 Main Road, Franz Josef, New Zealand

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Franz Josef
      8.9 km
    Airports
    • Hokitika Airport (HKK)
      99.3 km
    Restaurants
    • Blue Ice Cafe (cuisine: International)
      60 m
    • The Plump Pigeon (cuisine: European, English)
      60 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Year renovated:
      2011
    • Number of rooms:
      177

    Hotel Awards

    New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedFranz JosefScenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Spa Hotels in New Zealand

    Use Badge