10 Cottages

8 Graham Place, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7856 New Zealand
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4.5
#8 of 12 hotels in Franz Josef
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.4
Value
4.3
Backing onto peaceful greenery, 10 Cottages offers self-contained Cottages with individual balconies. Located just 2 minutes walk from the centre of Franz Josef Village and 3 minutes walk to the Glacier Hot Pools, 10 Cottages is the ideal stop for a holiday in Franz Josef. Guests can enjoy Unlimited Free WiFi and free off-street parking. 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 and breakfast making facilities, 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 also arranged discounts for guests with some restaurants.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Canoeing
Hiking
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Street parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Horseback riding
Fishing
Non-smoking hotel
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Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
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Microwave
Refrigerator
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, German
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Itsmeagain2 wrote a review Feb 2020
Tonbridge, United Kingdom1,391 contribution213 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here two nights, arriving in sunshine and departing in a deluge. Our cottage, number 1, had a fine view of the mountains which enjoyed both indoors and sat on the verandah. Checkin is at the Terrace Hotel around the corner.

The motel is very close to all the restaurants, etc. We booked both a helicopter glacier tour and an Okarito Early Bird birdwatching tour in advance through the motel and didn’t regret either.

The room itself is spacious and equipped with a microwave, toaster and kettle in the kitchenette. There’s a small Four Square supermarket a few minutes walk away.

Everything was smart and clean and the welcome friendly. The wifi struggled for speed a little in the early evening, but you are in a remote location so that is to be expected.

The laundry is open from 1.30pm daily. $4 for a wash, $2 for 16 minutes drying. Change and laundry powder available from reception.

They do a free short glowworm walk from the Terrace Hotel reception every night come rain or shine if you want to see these magical creatures light up.

Most important part of the review... fresh, hot scones! A most unexpected bonus of staying here. Someone brought round a basket of freshly baked scones, jam and butter each evening and they were yummy! The motel gets five out of five just for those ;)
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Tom Skinner, Owner at 10 Cottages
Responded Feb 21, 2020
Hi We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Scones is something we do on days when staff have spare time, I am glad you enjoyed them and the activities. We hope you can come back and stay with us again in the future, when you do, please book directly on our website for our lowest prices. We hope the rest of your holiday goes well. Regards Logan
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Brownowl87 wrote a review Mar 2020
Branston, United Kingdom41 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 2 nights and whilst we did get a little confused looking for the reception it’s in a great location with car parking about 2meters outside the room.
The beds were super comfy especially after a 7hr road trip, great shower and nice little kitchenette.
Unfortunately I can’t comment on the views as the cloud cover was very low however can confirm there are mountains that do exist there somewhere.
It’s in a very peaceful spot.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Tom Skinner, Owner at 10 Cottages
Responded Mar 6, 2020
Hi Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed our central and quiet location along with your room. Hopefully you can come back and stay with us one day and enjoy the view of the mountains, when you do, please book directly on our website for our lowest prices. We hope the rest of your holiday went well. Regards Logan
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traveller#01 wrote a review Jan 2020
London, UK219 contributions89 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited Franz Josef in early December, staying for 2 nights, fortunately just before the extensive road closures. Check-in was quick and easy, with friendly staff giving us some advice considering the torrential rain around. The cottages themselves are tucked away from the busier main road but still within a 2 minute walk from everything.

There is a parking space in front of each cottage. We stayed in cottage 10, with little view of the glacier however I'm unsure if this was due to the cloudy weather rather than the location. The cottage is spacious, we had a double bed and single alongside a small table with chairs. There was a good heater in the room which was needed in the cold evenings whilst we stayed. The bathroom is also spacious however the shower area is slightly dated. The shower curtain wouldn't reach all the way around from wall to wall as it wasn't long enough, meaning it was a challenge to avoid the whole bathroom from getting wet.

All in all a nice place to stay, which with a few upgrades would be ideal.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Tom S, Owner at 10 Cottages
Responded Jan 6, 2020
Hi We are happy to hear you found the check in "quick and easy" and the staff friendly. You stayed in a wheel chair access cottage - most of the cottages have glass showers and very different to your bathroom - thanks for the feedback, we will add another shower curtain. We hope you can stay with us again - when you do, please book directly on our website for our lowest prices. Regards Logan
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Lissy wrote a review Aug 2020
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked a cottage for my partner and I - stayed in cottage number 1. Staff saw us when we checked in otherwise we didn’t hear from them (this was perfect for us though). Room was cleaned during the day while we were out 🥳
Nice shower, bathroom and amenities within the room. Although I’d say need to upgrade the tvs as they suck next to no channels would be fine if you can stream Netflix from your phone to the tv? Just an upgrade. Also maybe new table/chairs and duvet covers or something- didn’t take any photos as room was like not dressed well? Old brown covers & like weird circle velvet chairs?

All and all just what we needed for our stay something cheap n cosey BUT needs an upgrade.

Would stay again :)
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Tom Skinner, Owner at 10 Cottages
Responded Aug 9, 2020
Hi Lissy Thanks for the feedback and happy to hear you enjoyed the shower. Unfortunately fibre internet has not yet been rolled out to Franz Josef, once it does we are looking to upgrade all tvs to smart tvs. I am sorry some parts of the style of the room was not too your liking. We hope you can stay with us again in the future, when you do please book on our own website for our lowest prices. We hope the rest of your trip went well. Regards Logan
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Docklander wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom169 contributions98 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Very clean studio apartment but they are small for three adults.

Kitchen facilities are limited to a microwave and fridge so cooking a meal is not really an option but there are a number of restaurants in town. There is a small terrace in front or to the side of each studio but they are overlooked so limited privacy.

The studio is fine if it is somewhere you just want to rest your head. But to be honest when you have scenery and walks in the area you want to spend as little time as possible in your room anyway and therefore these would present a good affordable option.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Tom S, Director of Sales at 10 Cottages
Responded Jan 24, 2020
Hi Thank you for the feedback. We are happy to hear that you found your room very clean and enjoyed our location. From your comments probably for 3 adults one of our larger rooms with kitchens and private outdoor seating area might have been more spacious and what you were looking for. If your coming back you can view our full range of accommodation including out door spaces on our own website- which is also the cheapest place to book. We hope the rest of your holiday goes well. Regards Logan
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rachlebmelb wrote a review Jan 2024
Melbourne, Australia21 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely motel cottage up the back of town, only a short distance to town and many local walks. The staff could not have been more helpful and provided a town map on arrival with recommendations for restaurants and walks. The room itself was a good size with a small kitchenette and functional bathroom with good water pressure. The little balcony out the front provided a good spot to have lunch or read a book when it wasn't raining, with views over the surrounding mountains. Parking spaces were allocated for all cottages. This was the perfect place to base ourselves for 3 nights while we explored Franz Josef and Fox Glacier.
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Arohanuitraveller wrote a review Jun 2021
20 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for 5 days and really enjoyed it. Staff very helpful and accommodating and it has a great atmosphere. Excellent location, 2 mins walk from town but it really private off a side street so feels like you are further away.

Can’t recommend enough!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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whereshouldwego44 wrote a review Feb 2020
Apple Valley, MN79 contributions15 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 2 nights here and enjoyed our stay. Staff was friendly and helpful with things to do when it was raining and restaurant recommendations. The cottage was nice, bathroom was newly renovated but small. It was nice to have a kitchenette to make toast in the morning and have happy hour on our little deck.

FRANZ JOSEF....It rains 300 days a year here and we were ready to leave town after 3 days of rain. There isn’t much to do in Franz Josef so wished we would have skipped this segment (we didn’t want to do a heli-hike) or at least stayed only one night.

That being said, I’d still recommend this venue.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Tom S, Owner at 10 Cottages
Responded Feb 19, 2020
Hi Thanks for the recommendation. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your cottage. We do get a lot of rain at times and can have some spectacular rain storms -we are in a rain forest but we also get above average number of sunshine hours. I hope you can come back and visit us when the weather is better - when you do, please book directly on our website for our lowest prices. I hope the rest of your holiday goes well. Regards Logan
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Jo C wrote a review Dec 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a find! I recently stayed here for 3 days. Very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable owner. Experienced both rain and sunshine during my stay - where possible mornings were spent enjoying breakfast on the deck listening to the bird song, including hearing and seeing kea fly above and tui feeding in nearby trees. The cottage is super clean, shower has amazing pressure, cottage has everything you need, perfect location with mountain views, you are in walking distance to everything in the village including a myriad of different walks. I absolutely recommend staying here, and will definitely stay again. Thank you again 10 Cottages Team, 11/10.
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Chris G wrote a review Mar 2020
Port Macquarie, Australia1,060 contribution515 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
You have to check in at a motel in front which is okay. The cabins are lovely and modern and stylish but packed into a small space. We booked 8 months ago but for some reason got a disabled access room. Ironically , the carpark Spot for disabled guests is not outside your cabin ,whereas other cabins you park outside.
Kitchenette good. Great shower.
I think the owner should have built 5 on the space giving cabins a bit more room and privacy as you are very close to others and the loose gravel driveway is very noisy with cars backing out etc.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Tom Skinner, Owner at 10 Cottages
Responded Mar 4, 2020
Hi Chrissy Thank you for taking the time to post a review, customer feedback is very important to us. I was delighted that you found the cottages modern, stylish and clean - my team pride themselves on attention to detail and I will be delighted to pass on your positive feedback. The ten cottages are conveniently located in the centre of town, but on a quiet residential side street. Having ten cottages on the site enables us to maintain high standards, whilst offering competitive rates, but with more space than a traditional hotel or motel room. Our website provides a wealth of information, including photos, on our quality accomodation options. It is worth noting that the cheapest rates are also guaranteed by booking direct on our website. I do hope that the rest of your visit to New Zealand goes well, and once again thank you for taking the time to provide valuable feedback. Regards Logan Skinner
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M Baskar wrote a tip Oct 2019
Chennai (Madras), India210 contributions67 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be clear in communicating your need. Else you will end up in a remote corner as there are several cottages that they maintain."
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k.lo44w wrote a tip Dec 2018
Singapore, Singapore251 contributions30 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to ask for a room away from Cron street."
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Ron1733 wrote a tip Dec 2018
Albuquerque, New Mexico223 contributions78 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose the cottages instead of the motel rooms."
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ATWtraveler wrote a tip Dec 2018
Waikiki, Hawaii96 contributions68 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Somewhere else with real WiFi"
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4JAH wrote a tip Dec 2017
Cardiff, United Kingdom15 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I think all are good."
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PRICE RANGE
$78 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestland Tai Poutini National ParkFranz Josef
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about 10 Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to 10 Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Te Koha Gallery (0.2 miles), West Coast Wildlife Centre (0.09 miles), and Tatare Tunnels Walk (0.07 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at 10 Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at 10 Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at 10 Cottages?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at 10 Cottages?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 10 Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alice May, BLUE ICE RESTAURANT & BAR, and Snake Bite Brewery.
Is 10 Cottages located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Franz Josef.
Are any cleaning services offered at 10 Cottages?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at 10 Cottages?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to 10 Cottages?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Church of St. James (6.7 miles).
Does 10 Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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