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Te Waonui Forest Retreat - Franz Josef Glacier - Bedroom
Te Waonui Forest Retreat
8.6 Very Good
Free Wi-Fi
Franz Josef Oasis - Franz Josef Glacier - Patio
Franz Josef Oasis
8.4 Very Good
Free Wi-Fi
The Terrace
8.6 Very Good
Free Wi-Fi
Rainforest Deluxe
9.3 Wonderful
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Te Awa Cottages
8.9 Very Good
Free Wi-Fi
Forest View Franz Josef
8.5 Very Good
Airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Rainforest Retreat
8.7 Very Good
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

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Top tips for finding Franz Josef Glacier hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Franz Josef Glacier, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Franz Josef Glacier in May and August.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Franz Josef Glacier if you stay on a Saturday. The opposite is true for, Friday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Franz Josef Glacier for 1 day.
  • Franz Josef Glacier offers many unique accommodation options. For example, you can stay in a deluxe treehouse at the Rainforest Retreat or a hand-crafted cabin at Kahere Retreat.
  • Hostels in Franz Josef Glacier, like Chateau Backpackers, generally offer free breakfast and, in some cases, even free dinner along with their accommodation.
  • Your stay in Franz Josef will also place you close to Fox Glacier. Many Franz Josef Glacier accommodation providers, like The Terrace and The Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef, have tour desks that will help you arrange helicopter tours and trekking packages to explore both of these natural wonders.
  • If you’re travelling to Franz Josef Glacier for business or you will be working during your trip, the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier offers a business centre and meeting rooms on the property and workspaces in the hotel rooms.
  • For a quiet stay and a true taste of nature and the local culture, consider unique accommodation options like the Whataroa Hobby Farm B&B or the Westwood Lodge.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Franz Josef Glacier

  • Are there budget accommodation options in Franz Josef Glacier?

    You’ll find plenty of motels, holiday parks and backpacker lodgings catering for even the tightest of budgets in Franz Josef Glacier. For example, Chateau Backpackers is centrally located in Franz Josef Glacier, and the hostel offers a variety of room types, including dorms and private lodgings. 

  • Are there any luxury hotels near Franz Josef Glacier?

    Though there are no 5-star hotels at Franz Josef Glacier, you will find plenty of luxurious 4-star options. For example, the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier offers spa facilities and rooms with stunning views and hot tubs. Just 5 km north of Franz Josef Glacier, you’ll also find the luxury chalets of Kahere Retreat. 

  • Are there any pet-friendly accommodation options near Franz Josef Glacier?

    Those travelling with a pet have both budget and luxury accommodation options in Franz Josef Glacier. The Glow Worm hostel offers low-cost rooms and pets may be allowed, though you must get your request approved before arrival and be prepared to pay a fee. Rainforest Deluxe and Rainforest Retreat offer luxury pet-friendly accommodation. Once again, your request must be made in advance and fees may apply. 

  • Which hotels are closest to the hot pools in Franz Josef Glacier?

    As the Franz Josef township is quite small, most accommodation options will place you within a short walk or drive from the hot pools. If you’d like to be within walking distance, consider the Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef, Rainforest Deluxe or the 58 On Cron Motel.

  • Which areas around Franz Josef Glacier are good for a romantic getaway?

    For a more romantic experience at Franz Josef Glacier, it’s worth venturing a little way out from the centre of the township to the more secluded accommodation options. In the Franz Josef Glacier surrounds, you will find lodges, cottages, cabins and retreats that cater for fewer guests, giving you the privacy you desire. The Kahere Retreat and Glenfern Villas offer luxury, seclusion and proximity to the hot pools.

  • How much does a hotel cost in Franz Josef Glacier?

    The average price of a double room in Franz Josef Glacier is $250 per night. In the last 3 days, KAYAK found great deals as cheap as $75 per night.

  • How do I find a hotel in central Franz Josef Glacier?

    After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighbourhood, which allows you to pick the central Franz Josef Glacier districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Franz Josef Glacier city centre

  • How can I find hotels near me?

    Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

  • Are there Franz Josef Glacier hotels with free parking?

    There are many hotels in Franz Josef Glacier that offer both parking and free parking. Popular choices among KAYAK users include Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef Oasis and Rainforest Retreat.

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