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Property Ref: 20577

Glacier Highway Motel Business For Sale in the West Coast

Property Type: Motels

Sale Type: Leasehold Interest (Business)

Region: West Coast

Physical Address: 8 Donovan Dr, Franz Josef Glacier, West Coast, New Zealand

Price: LEASEHOLD INTEREST BUSINESS, asking $495,000 + GST (if any)

Broker: Dilan De Silva

Mobile: +64 27 444 9692


Glacier Highway Motel Business For Sale in the West Coast

An almost new Motel In the West Coast awaits its new operators. This is a rare Leasehold Going Concern. The motel is immaculately presented and everything is new. Located on the main highway from Hokitika to Franz Josef, the property is a 5-minute drive from Franz Josef Glacier Country.  Here is truly a rare opportunity to own manage five star, lucrative and trendy Leasehold Going Concern on the West Coast of New Zealand.


  • A 5 Star motel with well-appointed rooms
  • A motel with all modern facilities
  • Most motel rooms come with a view
  • 12 guest units which include 9 studios that sleep 2, 2 one-bedroom units which sleep 4 and 1 two-bedroom units which sleep 6
  • Tastefully decorated and the motel rooms were built in late 2017
  • A three-bedroom, well appointment manager’s house with two a car garage and reception area.
  • The manager’s house has been recently renovated with new carpets, etc
  • A brand new 35-year lease term
  • Additional parking area for trucks and trailers as needed
  • Onsite water tanks and state of the art filtration system
  • Onsite back-up generator
  • A large and well-appointed service room with in-house laundry facilities
  • Additional guest laundry facilities
  • The owners are keen to help the new owners settle in given COVID19 border closures

Glacier Highway Motel is the newest motel complex in Franz Josef and it was managed by the owner since it was built. The building owners have now developed several businesses and the opportunity of managing this wonderful and lucrative motel is open for the right persons.

In the area: In addition to the world-famous Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier, Glacier Country offers a wide variety of activities for all levels of fitness. The West Coast Wildlife Centre is home to NZ’s rarest Kiwi (the Rowi), which includes Nocturnal House and Glacier displays. Also includes live Tuatara Encounter (NZ’s ancient dinosaur descendant). There are many other offerings such as scenic or helicopter flights, walks ranging from 5 minutes to 8 hours, glacier hikes, kayaking, sky-diving, the stunning Lake Matheson walk for reflective views of Mt Cook & Mt Tasman, Okarito Lagoon, great restaurants, and cafes, etc. Franz Josef Glacier is located within 20- minutes from Fox Glacier. These glaciers are not missed by tourists who visit New Zealand. Franz Josef Glacier belongs to the West-Coast region which offers many tourist attractions. It is en route between the popular tourist drive from Queenstown to Christchurch.

If you’re looking for an almost new New Zealand property, offering a wonderful work/life balance, on a main tourist route, then contact Dilan immediately.

For more information or to arrange your private viewing, please contact specialist Accommodation Business Broker, Dilan De Silva on 027 444 9692 or email

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20577 | Glacier Highway Motel Business for Sale | Financials 2019

20577 | Glacier Highway Motel Business for Sale | Financials 2020



Total Reviews

Average Rating

Trip Advisor. com


5 stars

Booking. com


9.2 stars

Google. com


4.2 stars

Trip Advisor. com

Excellent ★★★★★

This motel is a bit out of Franz Josef but well worth going there. It seems to be very new and everything is lovely and clean, beautifully decorated and spacious. The bed and pillows were very comfortable so had a great night’s sleep and it was lovely and quiet, having blackout curtains were good too. The kitchen had everything you need – all the basics. The bathroom was big and the vanity had plenty of room for your personal things. The shower was nice and powerful. The lady who checked us in was very friendly and helpful mentioning places in town to eat etc. It would be a shame if you missed staying at this lovely motel.

Wonderful Motel ★★★★

Stayed at this motel for two nights. Motel is lovely, clean and spacious. Located about two kilometres from town which is great as it’s very quiet. Room has cooking facilities and a large bathroom with plenty of room for toiletries. We had dinner at Alice May restaurant in town at the recommendation of the hotel proprietor and meal was lovely and reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend this motel and would stay again.
Lovely Quiet Location ★★★★★
Booked in for two nights in these fairly new motels. Own private patio looking out over countryside. Lovely clean accommodation with everything you need including superb toiletries, good kitchen equipment, heated towel rail. Staff very friendly and accommodating when I arrived early. Nice to be just out of Franz Joseph township away from the constant noise of helicopters.Good wifi coverage.

Booking .com

9 /10 Superb

Really nice and clean place. Friendly staff. The hotel is located only 5 minutes to town.

9/10 Superb

Very friendly helpful manager. Lovely clean new place. Perfect for us. Great family room.

10/10 Fantastic

Absolutely lovely stay. Warm room, nice welcome, spotlessly clean. Great location and value for money.


Google. com

4/5 | Very clean and very comfy . Highly recommended

5/5 Beautiful and spacious rooms, very clean, very helpful owners, best accommodation we had on our trip around the South Island, Great place, would recommend to anyone looking for somewhere special to stay.

5/5 | Nice quiet property with friendly check-in and well maintained modern room.


Source: Online review platforms.

Property Details

Property Type


Sale Type

Leasehold Interest (Business)


West Coast

Physical Address

8 Donovan Dr, Franz Josef Glacier, West Coast, New Zealand


LEASEHOLD INTEREST BUSINESS, asking $495,000 + GST (if any)

Contact Agents


Dilan De Silva

Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Business Broker
Canterbury, Marlborough, Tasman & West Coast
International: +64 27 444 9692
NZ Mobile: 027 444 9692





凯文 阎

国际电话: +64 27 726 8888
新西兰手机: 027 726 8888



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