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Glacier Cottages

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State Highway 6 | Tatare Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Penrith, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived to a note at reception saying key was in our cabin door. Cabin itself had breathtaking views that were only complimented by the gentle gurgling of the creek just nearby. Condition of the cabin was wonderful, spacious, comfortable, clean and warm. The two minutes it took to drive in to town was not an issue, and easily had a... More

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New Zealand
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We stayed in a cottage over Easter, during the terrible storm, and were lucky enough to arrive on the day the power got restored, after there being no power for 4 days. We didn't actually interact with any staff during our whole stay (there was a note in the window of the reception when we arrived, telling us which room... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The cottages are beautiful, well maintained, with absolutely outstanding views to the mountains/glaciers. I agree with other comments that some of the metal along the river bed is unpleasant but the views truly outweigh this a-plenty! Additionally, we were in the unfortunate position of attempting to leave Franz Josef as TC Ita affected Northern Island and North/West of the South... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I stayed here with my husband, mom and aunt while visiting the glacier. The cabin was comfortable for our night's stay, but very basic. The lobby had information about wifi and DVD rentals, $2 per person per day for wifi and $5 to rent an old dvd. Normally I wouldn't notice that kind of stuff, but we had just driven... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We stayed here recently for 1 night. The cottage was basic but clean and comfortable and had a great view. The location is great and the value for money Is excellent. The service was very friendly. Would stay here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Great cabins, very picturesque. Great views of the snow covered mountains from the cabin. Only complaint was that it was advertised as a two bedroom, however it's really a 1 bedroom cabin with a 2nd double bed in the lounge. Also, would be good if there were fly screen on doors and windows, otherwise all the sand flies raid the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

One of the worst properties we've stayed in. The owners don't seem very interested in maintaining their cottages and seem to focus on their other business/farming ventures. We were greeted with a note on the office door and wouldn't have seen the hosts if we didn't seek them out. The cottage door lock could be opened without a key if... More

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Houston, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Overall this was a fine place to stay. A group of 5 of us stayed in the cabin and we had ample space for all of us. Unfortunately due to the rain we were not able to see the views so I'm not sure how spectacular they were, but I'm sure they were fine. My only complaint is that they... More

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Lismore, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We were a family of 4 staying Easter 2012. The cabins are clean and roomy, 5 minutes drive to town. The cabins are on a miniature horse farm with a million dollar view looking up to the glacier. Sitting on the verandah with cheese and wine watching the helicopters flying, the little horses and the amazing glacier view was such... More

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Perth Australia
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32 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

These cottages are a short drive out of Franz Josef and well off the highway so road noise is minimal. Our cottage was clean and comfortable without being luxurious and importantly warm. We stayed for one night and would have been happy to stay longer.

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Address: State Highway 6 | Tatare Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Glacier Cottages Hotel Franz Josef

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