Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

36 Main Road, Franz Josef, New Zealandshow map
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Overview

Situated in the centre of Franz Josef, the 4-star Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier offers modern rooms. This hotel is set in an Alpine-style building dating back to 1965. You will find a luggage storage, an ATM and a convenience store at the property.

The hotel is 9 km from the center of Franz Josef, in a commercial area of the city. Canavan's Knob Walk is 2.5 km from this accommodation.

It will take a 50-minute drive to get to Mount Cook airport.

Rooms

All 177 rooms at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier offer a superb view of the ocean and such amenities as complimentary wireless internet, pay TV and a mini-refrigerator. Each room is fitted with an en suite bathroom with a shower, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

This hotel features a buffet breakfast daily. The restaurant on-site serves local cuisine. The 24-hour bar is a perfect place to try coffee and tea. Offering various dining options, Blue Ice Cafe and The Plump Pigeon are about 5-minute walk away.

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

Services

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier provides guests with meeting rooms, computer rental and a photocopy machine, as well as with a tennis court and a golf course for relaxation.

Relax

In addition to a spa centre and a Jacuzzi, there are also facials and various massages offered on-site.

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
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Shuttle

Shuttle service

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Spa & wellness centre

Laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Limousine service
  • Wake up service
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Email service

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Catering service

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • High chairs
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 14:00-22:30FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
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Blue Ice CafeBlue Ice Cafe200 ftMain Road
The Plump PigeonThe Plump Pigeon200 ftMain Road
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Cheeky Kea CafeCheeky Kea Cafe1100 ftMain Rd
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Getting around
Airports
Mount Cook Airport (MON)26.3 mi
Glentanner (GTN)35.7 mi
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Reviews
8.2
FabulousBased on  69  reviews
  • 6.2
    Good

    IMHO, hotel is a very overpriced - i paid 170NZD for the room, while in Queenstown i paid just 250NZD for two bedroom/bathroom apartments at Oak Shores with lakeview! Here for company of three i had to book two rooms so i end up paying 340NZD. I would say that this hotel needs serious bathroom upgrade - everything is very old and outdated.

    Overpriced and rooms need upgrade

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The location is good and the hospitality is goo too.The rooms are well equipped and are really comfortable.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The staff reacted well to the few questions and needs that we had during our stay. The setting was stunning!

    The weather but not the hotel's fault. Ambience spoilt a little by the number of coach parties staying at the hotel - always seemed to be groups of people milling around and smoking

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The location is a short walk to the Hot Springs, and right in town a close walk to all operators. We could see the Glacier from our window when the clouds lifted. Staff gave clear direction to requests, were very helpful and converted credit card payment to home currency.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Nice hotel in middle of Franz Joseph NZ

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Nice design at a reasonable value.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Highly recommend, one of the best places to stay in Franz Josef. Rooms were really big, clean and high quality. Located right in the centre and staff were really helpful

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Staff friendly, helpful and courteous. Location close to the glacier was excellent for views of beautiful scenery both at sunset and sunrise.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The hotel was in a very convenient location. The room was very spacious and comfortable The facilities were all very modern..

    No elevator to the second floor rooms.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Design of room was excellent- liked the walk in robe. Beds and pillows felt very comfortable. Staff were very helpful and friendly.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Great location for glacier

    Bed uncomfortable, very saggy

  • 7.4
    Very good

    We were lucky enough to get a room with a view of the mountains.Even though it was on the street side the view was worth it.The street was very quiet by 11pm.

  • 6.2
    Good

    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.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    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

  • 8.8
    Superb

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

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-22:30FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Mount Cook Airport (MON)26.3 mi
Glentanner (GTN)35.7 mi
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