Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Rating: 3.5

Swimming Pool Dining Bar

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier is actually two properties, one with 2 accommodation wings, the other with 1, set a kilometre apart off State Highway 6 on the edge of the Westland World Heritage Park which encapsules the Franz Josef Glacier, close to Franz Josef village.

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier offers guest rooms with superb mountain views. Guests are welcome to use all the hotel facilities of this property. There are 2 spa pools and 3 guest laundries.

This West Coast hotel operates a tourist information and booking service for a wide range of local activities, which include glacier skiing, helicopter and ski plane flights, white water rafting and canoeing, hunting, trout and salmon fishing, and mountain climbing. Franz Josef Glacier is a short walk or drive from the hotel. There is a range of restaurants and small shops that are within a couple of minutes walk.

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier is the ideal choice in affordable accommodation on the West Coast of New Zealand on your next holiday.


On the outskirts of Franz Josef village the Douglas Wing houses 50 rooms and 2 suites, the Graham Wing 48 rooms. All rooms in the Douglas and Graham Wings have satellite television and in-house videos. All Douglas Wing rooms have mini bars and some are equipped for disabled guests.

All Rooms Feature:

  • Sky TV
  • Radio
  • Heater
  • Fridge
  • Mini bar
  • Tea & coffee facilities
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer

Graham Wing: Bedding is 1 Double Bed + 2 Singles Beds OR 3 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.

Douglas Wing: Bedding is 1 Queen Bed + 2 Single Beds OR 2 Queen Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.


There are plenty of drinking and dining options including a family-style bistro, an authentic Chinese restaurant and a brassiere restaurant featuring New Zealand cuisine. There are 3 house bars for guests and a public bar. Room service is available in restaurant hours.

Douglas & Graham Wing: Has dining options consisting of Canavans Restaurant, The Glasshouse restaurant and Rata Bar.


  • Reception
  • Four spa pools
  • Four guest laundries
  • Iron & ironing board facilities
  • Internet kiosk
  • Gaming entertainment
  • Tourist information & booking service
  • Conference facilities

TopAdditional Information

Children: 0-12 years are free of charge when sharing existing bedding (up to a maximum of 2). Children 13 years and over pay the adult rate
Check In: 2.00pm
Check Out: 10.00am
Reception: 24 Hours
Address: State Highway 6, Franz Josef Glacier, Westland, New Zealand.

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