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Winter Closure

We are temporarily closed for winter to reset, recharge and reinvigorate the team in anticipation of opening for the summer welcoming back our international travellers. Nearby Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier will be available for stays Wednesday's through to Sunday over winter.

Stays at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier will be available again from 15 August 2022


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Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Our Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier is close to the edge of one of New Zealand's most spectacular natural attractions, welcoming you to this enticing and dramatic region.

In the heart of the village and edge of the Westland World Heritage Park, the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier is only a breath away from the spectacular Franz Josef Glacier. 

Our hotel offers everything you need to be able to explore this dramatic region in style and comfort. With an exceptional restaurant, serving hearty, West Coast fare, and the Moa Bar with its open fireplace, you are never without choice. Plus, with the private hot pools and our Amaia Luxury Spa close by, you can enjoy time out to rejuvenate after a day taking in the many walking tracks and other outdoor pursuits. 

Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel, plus a guest information and booking service will ensure that you can make the most of every minute you spend in the Westland region.

Our professional, friendly staff look forward to welcoming you and helping to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable. Your visit will be made even more memorable by the many natural wonders in the area. Just be sure to bring your camera!

Read about how Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier is committed to our Environment.

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Hotel Details

Phone:  +64 3 752 0729
Address:  36 Main Road, Franz Josef Glacier 7886, New Zealand

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The West Coast of NZ is a wild and beautiful place, but can receive up to 3 metres of rain a year! During heavy periods of rain, State Highway 6 occasionally experiences washouts and slips. Before you start your journey, check the Transit NZ website for the latest road information.

Hotel Facilities

For your convenience the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier offers...

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Canavans Restaurant serving breakfast and dinner

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Guest laundries

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Conference venue

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Complimentary guest parking

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Tourist information and booking service

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Check-in time: 2:00pm. Check-out time: 10:00am

*Please note, if NZ Pandemic Restrictions come into effect, some shared guest facilities will be unavailable to guests. If restaurants and bars are unable to open due to these restrictions, guests will be able to order food and beverages to their room via room service. For full details, here are our hygiene and cleaning protocols.

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International Drivers

Are you planning a road trip through Franz Josef Glacier or around New Zealand? Make sure you visit for great tips on driving safely, planning your trip and great driving routes/itineraries.

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