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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 #4 of 11 hotels in Franz Josef
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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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

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7 helpful votes 7 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

Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Lovely cottages, well presented with everything you need & so conveniently located. Loved having a hair dryer!! Friendly staff. Nice to have the room serviced during our 2 night stay. Great views, clouds permitting :). Highly recommend

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

Thank you very much for your comments. I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday. More

River Forest, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

10 Cottages has very nice units. They are definitely a value. We were especially pleased with the cooperative management. We would up having to leave Franz Josef after just two nights of a three-night reservation, and they were very accommodating in not charging us for the third night. Lots of good advice on things to do and places to eat.

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

Thanks for your comments, I am glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope the rest of your holiday goes well. It is always easier to change booking details and dates when people book direct with us (which is also the cheapest option). More

Franz Josef, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I'm just coming towards the end of a 10 day stay in the Franz Josef area and have found the accomodation at 10 Cottages to be absolutely perfect for my needs. The owner and staff have gone out of their way to be helpful, friendly and accommodating and the spotlessly clean room fully reflects their approach to their guests. I... More

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

Thank you for your comments. I hope the rest of your trip goes well and you make it back here to do some of the other walks one day. I forgot to mention the Copland Valley (and welcome flat), if you make it back it would be another great walk to do. I hope your few days in Australia were... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly and helpful staff. The cottage was very clean comfortable and convenient to the attractions. Would recommend them to others and would certainly stay there again if returning to the area.

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

Thank you for your nice comments. I hope you are able to stay with us again one day. Logan 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*
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Backing onto peaceful greenery, 10 Cottages offers self-contained Cottages with individual balconies. Just 2 minutes walk from the center of Franz Josef Village and 3 minutes walk to the Glacier Hot Pools. It is the ideal stop for a short holiday in Franz Josef with free off-street parking next to your Cottage and free WiFi for the duration of your stay. The 10 Cottages offers views from snow capped mountains and the Croz Glacier from most rooms and its grounds. All rooms contain a kitchenette with microwave, flat-screen-televisions with satellite channels, hairdryer, electric heating and blankets. There is an onsite launderette and the nearest restaurant is within 100 metres. The tour desk can organise a range of activities including discounted helicopter flights, hikes, kayaking, horse treks and glacier walks. The 10 Cottages has arranged discounts for guests with some restaurants. For the best rates book direct with us. ... more   less 
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