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Aspen Court Franz Josef
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 254 reviews
 by Annie Shillington

Excellent. Squeaky clean and very well appointed. Great location.

Thanks, Annie, for your nice review.

 by Christine

Hotel quality motel .All mod cons ,very clean easy check in/ out. Highly recommended

Thank you, Christine, for this nice review. Safe travels in New Zealand.

 by Julie D

What a great place to stay-friendly and helpful staff, modern, clean, large rooms with a spa bath as a bonus. Very clean, easy parking and a great location.

Thanks, Julie, for your lovely review. Great to have you staying with us. Take care and all the best.

 by Nancy

Great piece of luck choosing this place. It’s clean and well equipped. The check-in and out was so easy. I would definitely recommend.

Hi there Nancy, Thank you for the review, safe travels.

 by Mohammed

Nice and new motel. Both the coffee machine really impressed me apart from the new building itself. Has a mini-spa. Really nice. Recommend it 👌. Have to come back. 👍 👍

Thank you, Mohammed, for your nice review. Safe travels.

 by John and Andrea

Great place to stay bed very comfortable very clean and bright room, Peter was really helpful with local activities close to good café and restaurants, will stay again when we come back
Thanks Peter

Thanks John and Andrea for your nice kind words. Safe driving.

 by Lisa Rangihuna

From a friendly welcoming to amazingly clean facilities Aspen Court Franz Josef has it all. Great location, extremely quiet and very clean and comfortable rooms with fully stocked kitchen facilities and excellent heating. Appreciate the friendly host having our room all warm and ready to go when we arrived.

Superb review, thank you Lisa. Take care on your West Coast travels and we would love to see you back with us one day in the future.

 by Thelma Muir

We overnighted, breaking our journey through the Haast to Wanaka. A very cosy welcoming stay. An easy walk to restaurants for dinner and a ChargeNet charger across the road, perfect! I highly recommend.

Thanks, Thelma, for your review and your lovely comments. Great to have you staying with us.

 by Sue Griffin

Aspen Court is a very comfortable and luxurious place to stay – whether for one night or more. We stayed previously several years ago for our wedding anniversary during the winter months and found the rooms welcoming – warm and spacious. This time it was for a single night to break the journey home from further south. We were not disappointed on our return in the facilities or high standards in the accomodation.

Thank you Sue for your review and for coming to stay with us once more. Great stuff, All the best.

 by Tom Buckley

My wife and I and another couple stayed in an apartment in February 2023. We were impressed on how clean the apartment was coupled with a great shower, spa bath and kitchen. Also, close to several restaurants nearby.

Thank you, Tom, for your nice review. We hope you had a wonderful time travelling around New Zealand. All the best.

 by Yvonne

Everything was good, looked to be organised for winter with central heating.

Hi Yvonne, yes, we are nice and warm in winter with our radiators and boiler system. Thanks for the review.

 by Anne Yuan

We stayed 1 night and really enjoyed everything in the motel. High standard facilities give us relaxing stay after a long-distance driving. Peter and Pam very friendly and helpful. Definitely we would like to stay again and recommended to friends and others.

Thank you, Anne, for your review. Safe travels on your holiday.

 by Marianne Reyes

There were 2 other families who booked with us as we were all doing the Heli Hike tour. The room (bed/bathroom/) had a modern look. Beddings were clean and comfy. Service was excellent. I couldn’t fault it. Very good value for the money. Plus it’s across from the Heli hike touring company and short distance to cafes and nice restaurants.

Thank you, Marianne, for your nice review. Hopefully the weather was good for you as well. Cheers.

 by Pam Withrow

We only stayed one night, but the room was wonderful. We loved the “fern garden” outside the bedroom window! Front desk was super helpful and pleasant, and we were a short walk to everything. Would definitely stay again and will recommend to friends.

Thanks Pam, next time you will have to stay longer. Cheers.

 by Jian Xin Zhou

We have stayed 2 nights, and really enjoyed the stay. This is the best motel that we have ever stayed with. We have given 10/10 rating in Booking site, and really want to recommend to others. Some of the points that really like are: spacious – large living room, bed room and bathroom; high standard facilities – lovely kitchen with powerful range hood; and classic room service – for example the display of the cutleries in kitchen draws and warm towels on the rack. Thank you very much Aspen court team!

Hi there Jian, thanks so much for your lovely review. Great to hear you were impressed with our facilities. All the best.

 by Geoff Thompson

We stayed for three nights in mid-Nov 2022. The rooms were clean, comfortable, spacious and everything worked. Looks like the interiors have been recently renovated to a high standard. We highly recommend and would definitely return.

Thanks, Geoff, for this review. Pleased to have you staying with us.

 by Marilyn Holgate

Rooms clean and spacious. Nice decor. Well appointed. Helpful staff. Would definitely recommend and return when next in Franz Josef!

Thank you very much Marilyn for your review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Safe travelling.

 by Vanessa

We stayed only one night but wish we could have stayed longer. When you walked into the room it smelt fresh and was immaculately clean. Two of our windows had an outlook into the rainforest. It was the small touches in the room that made it extra special. Little packets of biscuits, extra towels, fresh milk in the fridge (not long life milk) , even a little washer for your makeup. Highly recommend this accommodation & would definitely stay here again.

Thanks so much Vanessa for your nice kind words. We hope you had a fabulous time travelling around the wild West Coast. Take care.

 by Lynette

Lovely place to stay. Very comfortable and surprisingly spacious. Highly recommended.

Thank you, Lynette, for your review. Safe travels.

 by Helen and Kevin

This is our third time staying at Aspen Court and we will stay again on our next trip. The rooms are spacious and the location is quiet and peaceful. We highly recommend Aspen Court as somewhere to stay and continually recommend it to our friends and colleagues.

Thanks so much Helen and Kevin. Great to have repeat customers such as yourselves. Thank you for recommending us to friends/family.

 by Wayne

With the unpredictable aspect of our business, very weather related, Peter was very obliging in adjusting our bookings to suit. Even had a spot to park our truck off the street.
Can throughly recommend Aspen Court. Comfortable, well appointed rooms. Very quiet and just a short walk to restaurants, tourist attractions and few interesting hike starting points.

Thank you Wayne for your review. All the best.

 by Alice Moo

Wonderful experience with Aspen Court; spacious room with very good kitchenette and hot bath available!

Highly recommended.

Great to hear back from you Alice. Thank you!

 by Kathryn

Fabulous hotel. Cannot fault the room and amenities. Spa bath a lovely addition. Highly recommend.

Thank you Kathryn for your kind review. All the best.

 by Pete

We were stranded due to weather and very happy to have lobbed in to Aspen Court to find a room. Lovely large room, very nice amenities and very clean. Highly recommend!

Thanks Pete for your review…I hope you eventually got moving again, thanks for staying.

 by Gerald Sutton

Great stay in Franz Josef – Highly recommend Aspen Court – Make sure you stay for at least 2-3 days to see all the sights.

Thanks Gerald for your nice review. All the best and yes, people need to stay longer on the West Coast to experience everything that is on offer. Cheers.

 by Dennis Brewster

We had a lovely stay at Aspen Court Frans Josef. It was immaculately clean & comfortable. Look forward to going back. Highly recommend.

Hi there Dennis, great to hear from you. Thanks.

 by Jacquie

This is the 2nd time we have stayed at Aspen Court. Both times it has been extremely clean, comfortable and the room is a good size. We like the location within walking distance of town but far enough away to be quiet. The first time we had our dogs with us (they sleep in the truck) but this wasn’t a problem when I spoke to Peter and we were able to back the truck up right outside the room. 2nd time it was Pam in reception both are lovely. We have already recommended to friends. We travel up the coast at least once a school term & will definitely stay again.

Thank you Jacquie for your nice review. We would love to see you back here with us. All the best and safe travels.

 by Sumayya

Place was absolutely beautiful, clean and spacious. Spa in the bathroom was the best thing ever after a long drive. We arrived late at night after a very long drive from Mount Cook, had no reception through Haast so were unable to contact the hosts before they closed, but they were the loveliest hosts in that the left us a note on the reception door giving us instructions on what to do. Peter and Pam were the best, only sad we didn’t get to meet them because we checked out early the next day. Would 100% recommend this place and if we were to come to Franz again, this would be the place to stay!!! Thank you Peter and Pam!

Hi there Sumayya, thanks for this review. It sounds like you need to come back! Lots of driving too. All the best.

 by Kathy

Best accommodation so far! Exceptionally clean and everything you need supplied with friendly and efficient service. Lovely to hear the moreporks in the evening. We have already recommended Aspen Court to friends.

Superb, thanks so much for that. we love to receive such nice reviews.

 by Maria Rahui-Palmer

We highly recommend Aspen Court Motel. Impeccable service and the owners go that extra mile to deliver exemplary service. The motel is spotlessly clean with care and attention to the smallest detail. The decor is beautiful and a large bedroom. We loved the bush scenery. It’s so warm in the unit. We will definitely book to stay again

Thanks so much Maria for your lovely review. We would love to have you back staying with us again soon.

 by Vanessa Cadman

Exceptional accommodation . Very clean , comfortable , spacious rooms within easy walking distance of restaurants . Owners and staff were very friendly . We can highly recommend it .

Great to hear from you Vanessa and thank you for taking the time to write this review. Really nice and kind words, thanks so much.

 by Graeme Church

My wife and I stayed for one night during our Haast Pass trip. Excellent accommodation, very clean, warm, well appointed and well situated, with restaurants within easy walking distance. I’ve got an electric vehicle and there is a Chargenet fast charger just over the road. Also Peter (manager) is happy for you to plug your car into your room too, at no extra cost.

Thank you Graeme for your review. Hope you didn’t come up short of charge on your journey. All the best.

 by Mark

Aspen Court is definitely first class Motel to stay at. Rooms were excellent and very clean and modern. We spent 12 days across the South Island and the West Coast – this was the best place we stay at.

Thank you Mark for your wonderful review. We hope you had a really awesome trip driving around the South. Cheers.

 by Bruce

Wow best place we have ever stayed in the South Island highly recommended highly maintained 6 star awesome we will be back.

Thanks Bruce for your wonderful review. All the best.

 by Joseph Powell

Have stayed at another Aspen Court before and was very happy with them. So we booked with Aspen Court Franz Josef. I am so pleased we did. Room was perfect, clean and well maintained. Staff are friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend staying here and will definitely be back.

Great to hear from you Joseph. Thank you for the review and the fact you had stayed with us up in Taihape prior. We are soon to rebrand all 6 of our properties as GRAND SUITES so look out for that name in the future. All the best and take care.

 by Mandy Morris

We have stayed here a few years ago and loved it so I was very pleased to see availability for the night I wanted to stay. The rooms are gorgeous, exceptionally clean and very comfortable beds. Very quiet and it was so lovely looking out to the bush. Great location and couldn’t be more happy with our stay. I would highly recommend staying here and will definitely be back hopefully next year.

Thank you very much for your lovely comments. We appreciate your return stay with us. Cheers Mandy.

 by Shelley Dickinson

Lovely clean and comfortable rooms, friendly host. Walkable to town centre and some walks. Highly recommend.

Thank you Shelley for your review. Take care.

 by Siva

I would totally recommend Aspen Court Franz Josef for many reasons – the facilities were modern, either very well maintained or recently refurbished – based on the condition. We stayed in 9 hotels/motels over a 16 day Road Trip in South Island, and I would easily rate this property as 1 of the Top 3 ! The set-up of the Motel was such that it was great in allowing us to socialise with others in our travel group. Peter and Pam were friendly and I would definitely go back to Aspen Court when I am back in Franz Josef !

That is great to hear from you Siva and what a lovely review. Thank you so much. Take care.

 by Peter and Serena

Unquestionably the best Motel we have stayed in New Zealand. Our room was exceptionally appointed with all the things we needed. Best of all the bed was comfy and the towels fluffy! The little added extras like the guest bbq and picnic table that captures the evening sun all made for a wonderful stay. We would give 6 stars if that was an option. .

Thank you Peter and Serena for your lovely words. It was great to have you staying with us. Cheers

 by Leeanne

Great place to stay, so warm, facilities top mark and would gladly come back

Thank you Leeanne for your kind words. See you again soon hopefully.

 by Popham Family

Stunning 2bedroom unit, loved the bush scenery out the bedroom window. Exceptionally clean and spacious. Great value for money. Would highly recommend to everyone!!

Thank you for your lovely review. Yes please do recommend us to friends and family. Cheers and all the best.

 by Dexter

Excellent property and very convenient, clean and modern. Great service.

Thanks so much Dexter for your lovely review.

 by Jill Jones

Best motel ever. Best value for money. Great modern design. Exceptionally clean . Welcoming friendly hosts. Very highly recommended.

Lovely review and thank you for this. Safe travels.

 by Bruce and Cathy Thompson

Modern motel with all the facilities, good service, good people, good location, comfortable bed. Five stars, no hesitation. Then we had the bonus feature: right outside our door were flowering flax plants and, in the morning, we watched tuis and bellbirds dropping in to sip the nectar from the flowers only three metres away from us. Magic! Another five stars, right there.

Thank you for your lovely review Bruce/Cathy. We look forward to seeing you again next time you are passing. All the best.

 by Donna Seddon

Great place, super clean, modern. Will definitely come back.

Thanks so much Donna, loved having you staying with us. Be great to see you again soon. All the best.

 by Mike Henderson

Excellent facilities, and a convenient location. This would have been a 5 star experience but for the very soft bed. While for some such a bed may be really comfortable, for those of us with any back issues soft beds are a chiropractors dream. It took four towels folded in half to take out the sag, and while I am 1850 mm tall I am not over weight, so I am sure that many others will have had the same experience. As one night on a soft bed causes major pain, requires pain and anti inflammatory medication, and often a trip to the chiropractor, this is not a trivial matter. However as a very frequent traveller I rarely have an issue with Hotel or Motel beds, as most are appropriately firm, and so I did not think to make a special request re the quality of the bed. Next time!

Hi there Mike, sorry to hear your concerns with our beds. They are from the Sleepyhead Commercial range and certainly are not old. We do have toppers on the mattresses which does soften but I always find them quite firm myself. We do understand that everybody has different requirements so apologize for any inconvenience. I hope your back was not too sore on your departure. Thank you for your review.

 by maria walker

Thanks to Peter and Pam for a lovely, toasty warm stay in sparkling clean, modern and comfy surrounds at Aspen Court. Well located, easy to walk to everything in Franz Josef. Great value for such high quality! Thanks to you both for not charging us for the day we couldn’t get to you because of the flooding. All sorts of great touches, even a crockpot. We will be back and will recommend your place.

Thanks Maria and no problems re: the non charge. Yes please do recommend us to friends/family. We need all the help that we can get as we are all doing it tough down here on the West Coast. Cheers.

 by Angela

Aspen Court motel was fantastic. Clean, modern and spacious.

Thanks so much Angela. All the best.

 by Tiffany

Beyond expectations – a lot of effort has gone into making this the best experience for the guest. The room was 5 star quality, everything so clean and comfortable – and what a view in the morning looking out at the mountains covered in snow. Such a lovely greeting from Pam. Can’t wait to stay again

Thank you Tiffany for your review. Really great that you did this as we have been struggling and it is quite nice to hear people actually appreciate what we are doing. Thank you!

 by Anya

What a beautiful motel! The room was immaculate, such beautiful layout, great location and stunning views over the mountains. The host and staff were lovely and welcoming.
I will definitely stay with you again. 😀

Thank you Anya for your lovely review. Yes please tell your friends and family as we are doing it tough down on the West Coast right now. We look forward to seeing you again.

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 by Annie Shillington

Excellent. Squeaky clean and very well appointed. Great location.

Thanks, Annie, for your nice review.

 by Christine

Hotel quality motel .All mod cons ,very clean easy check in/ out. Highly recommended

Thank you, Christine, for this nice review. Safe travels in New Zealand.

 by Julie D

What a great place to stay-friendly and helpful staff, modern, clean, large rooms with a spa bath as a bonus. Very clean, easy parking and a great location.

Thanks, Julie, for your lovely review. Great to have you staying with us. Take care and all the best.

 by Nancy

Great piece of luck choosing this place. It’s clean and well equipped. The check-in and out was so easy. I would definitely recommend.

Hi there Nancy, Thank you for the review, safe travels.

 by Mohammed

Nice and new motel. Both the coffee machine really impressed me apart from the new building itself. Has a mini-spa. Really nice. Recommend it 👌. Have to come back. 👍 👍

Thank you, Mohammed, for your nice review. Safe travels.

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2023 Tripadvisor
Travellers’ Choice Award

Each year Tripadvisor recognizes travellers’ favourite properties around the world.

Based on reviews and ratings collected over the last year Aspen Court Franz Josef has been recognised as a 2023 Best of the Best Travellers’ Choice award winner!

Thanks to all our guests for your opinions and feedback – we appreciate it!

To see guest reviews on Tripadvisor, or to leave one of your own, click the link below!

hermione2017
hermione2017
24 July 2023
Excellent choice We would highly recommend the Aspen Court Motel, great location, super fast checkin and the room (we had a 2 bed suite) was warm and inviting after a long drive. Modern, spotlessly clean and a homely feel. The beds and pillows were so comfy, we all slept like logs. Would love to have stayed longer and would def stay again. Pam was also really friendly and helpful. Excellent choice.
Susan S
Susan S
5 July 2023
Highly recommend staying at Aspen Court. This motel was more than expected. Rooms were immaculate. We had a suite with 2 bedrooms, 3 twin beds and one king. Whirlpool bath with separate shower. Full kitchen well stocked. Restaurants all walking distance. The view is amazing. Property is beautiful. Like sleeping in a rain forest.
Vacation07393848862
Vacation07393848862
15 April 2023
Great place to stay A great place to stay at in Franz Josef. A quiet location, surrounded by native bush and alpine views, but still within easy walking distance to the middle of the township. I recommend staying here.
Lisa R
Lisa R
8 April 2023
Warm, clean, quiet From a friendly welcoming to amazingly clean facilities Aspen has it all. Great location, extremely quiet and very clean and comfortable rooms with fully stocked kitchen facilities and excellent heating. Appreciate the friendly host having our room all warm and ready to go when we arrived.
Maureen L
Maureen L
31 March 2023
Aspen Court Franz Josef – Highly Recommended! What a great place to stay! Aspen Court Franz Josef is set amongst native bush providing a very peaceful ambience. Internally the motel units are large studios, practical and modern with everything needed to make a perfect stay. Optional breakfast is Continental, served to your room each evening by Pam, the gracious hostess. The motel is walking distance to everything in the town. We really enjoyed our stay there.
Jayrrice
Jayrrice
31 March 2023
Incredible! Aspen Court was perfect! The rooms are updated with the latest carpet, tile, fixtures, etc. Extremely comfortable, clean, roomy and a great location! Wonderful host who checked us in and out! Thank you!
C W
C W
19 March 2023
Well positioned Motel was excellently located toward the top end of the village, quiet, but easy walk to the amenities. The Room was easy for car travellers to park outside your room, the rooms were modern and well appointed. Would probably have to put this up there with the best experienced on our South Island trip. The only one with biscuits so gives it the edge!
Madison-WI2016
Madison-WI2016
4 March 2023
Like staying in a jungle Aspen Court is very clean and well tended and set in a green, natural area. There are wonderful hikes in the area and restaurants you can walk to from the hotel. We would be happy to stay here again.
David M
David M
23 February 2023
A fabulous place to stay if visiting Franz Josef. Still in this room (on our 2nd night) as I type this review. This Motel is fabulous from top to bottom. The room is absolutely perfect. Lots of room, extremely clean, lovely bathroom, tea and coffee, toaster. We could turn on heating if cold outside or put on air con if too warm. We’ve been travelling though Australia & NZ for 2 weeks so far and this has been our favourite place to stay. Franz Josef is a spectacular place to visit but Aspen Court has made it even better. If we ever pass through this way again, we will look for this place. Thanks to the owners and the staff. We’ve loved it.
David
David
12 February 2023
An excellent stay The very well planned room was comfortable, had all necessary amenities, and was scrupulously clean. The proprietor was very helpful and welcoming. The motel is well situated for the tiny township of Franz Josef, and not too far for Fox Glacier and Okarito.