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Glenfern Villas, Franz Josef Glacier

4.5-starOfficial New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
State Highway 6Franz Josef Glacier7856New Zealand

Luxury Franz Josef Glacier apartment with kitchen, patio
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Great room
Great location
Fantastic service
Regular internet service
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From 559 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Glenfern Villas, Franz Josef Glacier

from $153
  • 1 Bedroom Villa (1 Queen Bed)
  • 1 Bedroom Villa (1 King Bed or Twin Bed)
  • 1 Bedroom Villa (1 Queen Bed & 1 Sofa Bed)
  • 2 Bedroom Villa (2 Queen Beds)
  • 2 Bedroom Villa (1 Queen & 2/3 Single Beds)
  • 2 Bedroom Villa (2 Queen Beds & 1 Sofa Bed)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 18 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Playground on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Sofa bed size double
Things to enjoy
  • Patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Glenfern Villas, Franz Josef Glacier’s small print

Also known as

  • Glenfern
  • Glenfern Villas
  • Glenfern Villas Apartment
  • Glenfern Villas Apartment Franz Josef Glacier
  • Glenfern Villas Franz Josef Glacier


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property does not have elevators.

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 18 for adults and NZD 18 for children (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Glenfern Villas, Franz Josef Glacier


  • In a national park
  • Glacier Hot Pools - 39 min walk
  • Westcoast Wildlife Centre - 40 min walk
  • Our Lady of the Alps - 43 min walk
  • St James Anglican Church - 2.2 mi / 3.6 km
  • Franz Josef Glacier - 5.2 mi / 8.3 km
  • Fox Glacier - 19.4 mi / 31.3 km

Getting around

  • Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) - 117.9 miles/189.8 km
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 92 reviews

Glenfern Villas, Franz Josef Glacier
Lovely little abode
Very nice apartments that are well appointed. Everything you need is there. Nice kitchenette, nice shower, nice amenities. It seems to be a family run affair. It was raining buckets when we arrived yet the owner came out of the office to personally escort us to the apartment and to show us around. She was very business like but warmed up and gave us lots of info. The next day Her husband ( not sure of the relationship) asked where we were travelling to and gave us a weather report and told us to fill up with fuel because there were no fuel stops along the way to Fox Glacier. I liked the decorations of the apartment. Very tastefully done. The thermal baths are nearby and they gave us towels so we would not have to pay extra for them at the baths and an umbrella.
Jo Elizabeth, us1 night trip
Glenfern Villas, Franz Josef Glacier
Peacefull Glacier Stay
A bit out of town but if you have a car, it's a quick drive. Peaceful setting. Great amenities within the unit & works well for two couples traveling together
A Traveler, us1 night trip with friends
Glenfern Villas, Franz Josef Glacier
Very Good8.0
Great Place to stay. A little difficult having one bedroom upstairs with no bathroom; harder for older couples to use the bathroom at night.
Chris, us1 night trip with friends
Glenfern Villas, Franz Josef Glacier
Highly recommended if you have a car
This is a great property if you have a car. We didn't, so had a hike to town. They have an arrangement with several restaurants that will pick you up and you can get the NZ$12.50 shuttle to the glacier park. Otherwise, you have to walk. The units are very spacious, the staff is helpful and the llamas are adorable.
A Traveler, usOther trip
Glenfern Villas, Franz Josef Glacier
Family Friendly Farm.
What a great place to stay. The villa was spacious and well kept. The location was perfect - close enough to town but not right in it. The farm was great - from the animals to the views. The service and staff were very helpful and friendly. Perfect place to stay with the family.
A Traveler, us2 night family trip

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