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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 February 21, 2013
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    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Compact units but had all we wanted for two nights. Very clean with little mini kitcehn area with sink and microwave but no hob. Parking outside cottages a little limited and was not sure which parking spot we should have parked in. Close to main street. Found staff very helpful

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Opua, New Zealand
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

These compact (8 * 4 meter) cabins are located just 150 meters from the center of town just one street east of the main road. Check in is at the Terrace Motel next door. Our cabin was equipped to sleep three, was well heated, and had a small table and three chairs. The kitchenette included a microwave, fridge and sink.... More

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rose_tom10, Manager at 10 Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We are happy to share a beautiful part of the region with you on your stay here. Hope to see you again in the future. More

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

i stayed at 10 cottages for 2 nights and though i have nothing to complain about the services,the attitude of the hosts towards us was very rude and uncalled for..i accidently spilled some curry on the bed linen and the host charged 80 dollars from us.that's fine and i agreed to pay for it immediately but she was very rude... More

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rose_tom10, Owner at 10 Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Arpit, Thank you for your feedback and for rating our rooms, cleanliness and service 4 out of 5. We pride ourselves on maintaining a very high standard and our staff work very hard to achieve this and we will pass this on to them. This review is 11 months after staying with us. To refresh your memory a contribution... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

10 Cottages exceeded our expectations. The cottage was new, spacious and clean. Little noise from guests in neighboring cottages as they are detached. The staff were friendly and helpful. A very nice place to stay for the price!

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rose_tom10, Manager at 10 Cottages, responded to this review

We are pleased to read that your stay exceeded your expectations. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again. More

Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

10 Cottages is a great place; very clean, modern, great value, cozy, well equipped cottage. The location is great as well and in walking distance to mostly everything (especially the hot glacial pools down the road :-) The cottage was cozy with plenty of room for our luggage and all our things. highly recommend 10 Cottages for anyone stopping for... More

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rose_tom10, Manager at 10 Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Aaron, Thanks for your great comments about your stay with us. We really appreciate you taking time to review us and highly recommending us. Warm regards from the 10 Cottages. More

Sumner Beach, Christchurch, New Zealand
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

We stayed in Unit 2 of 10 Cottages. Our cottage was a relatively petite 7.2m by 3.6m (24 feet by 12 feet). Space is at a premium as squeezed in were: - small but adequate 6' by 6' bathroom, - 6' of kitchen bench (room for basin, fridge, microwave, plates cleverly stored in drawers) - single bed - queen bed... More

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San Rafael, Argentina
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

We stayed in one of the cottages a few days, there are many activities in Franz Josef. The cottages are cosy, spacious, very clean, Beds are very comfortable and warm in cold nights. You have your own deck and you can park in front of your unit. Location is great, everything walking distance and you can book all the activities... More

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rose_tom10, Manager at 10 Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Virginia, We are so glad to know that you had a great time at the cottages. We are thankful for your positive comments and we are looking forward to seeing you back again here in Franz Josef. Kind regards, 10 Cottages More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

The rooms are basic with a 'no frills' approach, although they were very clean and everything we needed was there. There was plenty of room for all of our luggage and the bed was comfortable. Having stayed in a few B&Bs before this it was nice to have quite bit of flexibility of the small kitchen to make breakfast. There's... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

This is again a No Frill hotel - Clean, got towels, great view of the mountains. It was raining through 2 days of our stay so it was fne. Thank goodness they had a heater in the room for us. Dilmah tea was a nice touch. Got towels for hot pools after the glacier trek along with an unbrella for... More

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Phuket, Thailand
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Staying here is like staying in a mobile home. However, it is extremely comfortable and has good facilities. The units are too close together making it necessary to close the curtains to have any degree of privacy although I guess this would depend upon which unit you were in. Wifi is not free. Location is excellent. Overall a comfortable stay... 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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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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