The cottage is ok but the farm is a pigsty. Graham greeted us but no sign of Dora - ever. And if you try to contact them to ask a question - no one answers the phone, and it is not the kind of place where you feel comfortable walking over to their house and knocking on the door. The wording of some of the directions in the information folder is a bit rude - like " if you can't get the fire started drive into Franz Josef and buy some fire lighters". Who is going to do that at 7pm at night? The cottage was ok but we stayed at an excellent farm stay in Dunedin (silver peaks lodge) and this was nothing compared to that. It really looks horrible from the outside but is ok on the inside - when we drove up we couldn't belive that was it. Stay in Franz Josef township instead.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Franz Josef Glacier self-contained family holiday house in farmstay location minutes from Franz Josef township, Westland National Park and glaciers. Budget self-catering modern cottage accommodation for families visiting the South Island's West Coast. ... more less