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The Terrace

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Property entrance
Property grounds
King Studio, Kitchen | Living area | 32-inch LCD TV with satellite channels, TV
Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom | Iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, rollaway beds, free WiFi
Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom | Iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, rollaway beds, free WiFi

Overview of The Terrace

The Terrace

4.0 star property
City centre Franz Josef Glacier motel with restaurant
9.0 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

463 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking
Cowan Street, Franz Josef Glacier, 7856
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Horse riding/hire
For families
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Fridge
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Hokitika (HKK) - 95 min drive


  • Monsoon Bar - 4 min walk
  • Snakebite - 2 min walk
  • The Landing Restaurant & Bar - Franz Josef - 2 min walk
  • Alice May - 1 min walk
  • Guzzi Takeaways - 2 min walk

About this property

The Terrace

Enjoy your visit to Franz Josef Glacier with a stay at The Terrace. Freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks, and guests can keep active with on-site horse riding/hire. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and location.


Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, English, German, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking (fees apply)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • BBQs
  • Room service

What to do

  • Horse riding/hire
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Locally owned and organised tours and activities
  • Double-glazed windows
  • At least 80% of lighting from LEDs
  • Comprehensive recycling policy


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Cot/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Eco-friendly toiletries

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for NZD 25.0 per stay
  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 25.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property does not have lifts.
This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Terrace Franz Josef Glacier
Terrace Motel Franz Josef Glacier
Terrace Motel
The Terrace Motel
The Terrace Franz Josef Glacier
The Terrace Motel Franz Josef Glacier

Frequently asked questions

Does The Terrace offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Terrace does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Terrace?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Terrace?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Terrace?
Yes, there's free self parking. Motorhome/coach/lorry parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Terrace?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Terrace and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as horse riding. The Terrace also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Terrace?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around The Terrace like?
The Terrace is in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier, a short 1-minute walk from Westcoast Wildlife Centre and 5 minutes' walk from Glacier Hot Pools. Travellers say that the area is walkable and good for shopping.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Vipul, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Great option in a lovely area.
Pro's: Large clean room, Comfortable beds. Close to restaurant that discounts Terrace customers. Great view of Glacier from courtyard Cons: TV was from the nineties. It was flat screen but had no hdmi output to allow stream or screen mirroring. Freeview only.
Stephen, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Peter, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved our stay here! Great size room, everything we needed and was very clean. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Provided us with discounts to local restaurants which were excellent. Can't fault anything!
Angela, 2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Larry, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Niklaus, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Frank Josef
Excellent stay , walk to restaurant’s etc yet a bit quieter .
Dee, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jennifer, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Michael, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Very central and convenient. Staff friendly and helpful
Verified Expedia guest review