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10 Cottages

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Graham Place, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Franz Josef
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Clean and warm - heater in lounge and bathroom. Microwave and sink etc. Comfortable beds. Wonderful mountain view. Very central for doing walks etc and then retreating from the rain and thunder for another cup of coffee!

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for two nights in this cozy cottage. Walking distance to everything, and well equipped with kitchenette, heater, electric blankets and tea/coffee facilities. Very clean and comfortable. When it's freezing outside, 10 cottages was a lovely place to come back to and relax at the end of the day.

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Chile
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My husband and I arrived by bus from Wanaka, and were dropped off right in front of the hotel (Driver was George, very knowledgeable man regarding Franz Josef and Fox Glacier). We were immediately welcomed by the staff, who helped us with our luggage. They offered us some more spacious rooms, but in the end we went with the cottage... More

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Spacious room, but not enough heater. Luckily they have electric heat blanket. Cleanliness was slightly below average. Location is perfect. Within walking distance to the town center and glacier hot pools.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Stayed for two nights. Asked if we wanted to pay $10 more a night for a bigger room but saw no reason to and glad we sticked with ours. Windows were open when we arrived so place was very very cold. We turned heater on immediately but after waiting for 2 hours it was still cold so asked for another... More

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Tom S, Manager at 10 Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your comments. I am sorry you were cold, the heaters in the rooms are larger than recommended for the room size and being relatively modern each cottage is well insulated and double glazed but as you say we do have spare heaters for anyone that feels the cold and all the beds have electric blankets on them.... More

Manila
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23 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

The cottages is stand-alone part of a cluster of, you guessed it, 10 cottages. It's a short walk to the center (although Franz Josef is really small). It's near the glow worm attraction and almost beside Alice May restaurant. Internet is fast and free. Room has towels, toiletries, kitchen utensils, ref, and coffee/tea making facilities. Beds have electric heater as... More

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Tom S, Manager at 10 Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Thank you very much for your nice comments. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and hope your bus journey from Franz Josef went well, along with the rest of your holiday. As you say while Franz Josef is isolated and so an expensive place to operate a business I believe we offer very good value modern accommodation. I... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Great location with beautiful views. Quiet and relaxed area. Very spacious units which were comfortable and clean. Plenty of free parking right outside the unit. Very fast, reliable wifi (free too). Helpful and polite staff. Very good value for money.

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Tom S, Manager at 10 Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Ailsa Thank you for your very nice comments. I am glad you enjoyed the wifi, we have recently upgraded the system as we realise how important wifi is to people away from home. I will make sure the team see your postive comments about the rooms and staff. I hope you are able to stay with us again in... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Perfect location and great view. Friendly welcome from helpful staff. All activities and restaurants are located just around the corner. Compared to the options in Franz Josef it was great value for money. Unlimited free wifi was also a nice bonus. Will stay again.

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Tom S, Manager at 10 Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Robert Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you enjoyed our location and unlimited free wifi. Regards Logan More

Auckland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Just a couple of minutes’ walk from Franz Josef village, 10 Cottages is the perfect accommodation for a night or two to see the local sights. Each unit is completely separate and far enough away from the main road to be very quiet. The well designed studio layout is neat and tidy, with a little fridge, microwave, dishes and cutlery... More

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Tom S, Manager at 10 Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Linda Thank you for your review and nice comments. I am glad you enjoyed the facilities, we put a lot of thought into the design to try and build something suited for people on holiday. I am pleased you found the 10 Cottages good value. I hope you are able to stay with us again some day, for the... More

Rothbury, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

we were travelling up the west coast - 10 cottages is convenient spacious and extremely comfortable as well as good value. Our hosts gave us great advice on places to eat and what to do in our short time in Franz Josef.

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Tom S, Manager at 10 Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, I am glad you enjoyed your stay and Franz Josef. Hopefully you can come back and spend a more time next time. For the best rates please book direct with us or on our website. More

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Address: Graham Place, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
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Hotel Class:3 star — 10 Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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