Easily found in Franz Josef Village, at the edge of Te Wahipounamu UNESCO World Heritage Park. The 4 Star Scenic Hotel Franz Josef is one of the largest accommodation providers in the area, offering the same professional, welcoming and warm experience regardless of which room type you choose to stay in.
You will feel relaxed as soon as you see the impressive building, with stone and wood details that highlight the large windows and the ever impressive natural environment that’s only ever a breath away. Staff exude the famous West Coast friendliness and are on hand to look after your every need.
If you are travelling solo or in a group, you can choose from a variety of guest room types; they are all of exception standard with all the creature comforts you would expect, including ensuite bathrooms and TV. Maybe you want a balcony or an extended suite? If you have accessibility needs, they have you covered with those too.
Hearty local comfort
Bring a hungry tummy with you at meal times. Canavans Restaurant and Moa Bar serve hearty West Coast fare, which you can enjoy in the restaurant or seated in comfy seats near the roaring open fire. If you are fatigued from your daytime excursions amidst the great outdoors, then you also have the option of room service. Comfort is yours, whichever option you take.
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef is a wonderful full-service hotel, in one of the world’s best locations, just under a 2.5 hour drive south of the TranzAlpine train at Greymouth train station.
- Canavans Restaurant
- Moa Bar
- Room service (limited hours)
- Mini bar
- Tea & Coffee facilities
- Desk (selected rooms)
- Extra blankets
- Alarm clock
- Private bathroom
- Complimentary toiletries
- Bath (specific to room type)
- Mini fridge
- Balcony / mountain view (selected rooms)
- Iron and ironing board
- Free WiFi
- 24-hour front desk
- Express check-in / checkout
- Concierge service
- Luggage porter
- Luggage storage
- Tourist information and booking services
- Day spa - Amaia Luxury Spa (off-site)
- Daily housekeeping
- Guest laundry
- Family board games/puzzles on request
- Free car parking
- Interconnecting rooms available
- Accessible rooms available
- Designated smoking area
- Business centre
- Fax/photocopying (additional charge)
How to find Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
36-44 Main Road Franz Josef Glacier, Main Road, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886
West Coast Train
Travelling to the West Coast by train couldn't be easier or more beautiful than aboard the TranzAlpine.
Weaving through the peaks of the Southern Alps, the TranzAlpine Christchurch to Greymouth train ranks among the best scenic train journeys in the world.
From Greymouth, you can simply rent a car or campervan and explore Franz Josef and the West Coast at your leisure. Alternatively, you can book one of our short breaks or tours and let us take care of everything for you.
Getting to Scenic Hotel Franz Josef
You can book the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of this spectacular hotel as part of our rail experiences:
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