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Glacier Cottages

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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Magic views of surrounding country of Mountain, River & Glacier. Quiet, peaceful spot. 3 cottages in all. We had the large one(, baby with us) We let ourselves in, as key in door & note. Everything supplied, and very comfortable. We had miniature horses for company over the fence. I don't think I would ever "get tired" of looking out... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

What a great little spot! I will come here again and again, and wouldnt bother staying directly in town. The views are breathtaking as you sit above the river looking directly at the glacier mountain surrounded by pony paddocks. We were upgraded to a larger cottage right next to the little ponies which my 12 month old son loved. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We stayed here for one night and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The view from outside the room was great. Very relaxing and not far from the township of Franz Josef (about 2Km). Everything we needed for our stay was there. We especially enjoyed the river in front of the cottage (about 100M away). My daughter and I enjoyed the walk... More 

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Penrith, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

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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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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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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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
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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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Victorian
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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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