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Glacier Cottages
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7 hotel reviews
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“Cute, clean, everything you need”
Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

I had the pleasure of staying at these cottages a few nights ago. The cabins are spacious and the staff very friendly. As long as you have a car, it's a fantastic location with gorgeous views, only a short trip into town. Another added bonus is the DVD player having a functioning USB capability - a rarity in accomodations these days! Very cosy, thanks for having us :)

  • Stayed August 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Stayed in cottage 3 for 1 night. This is a great motel in a great location. Plenty of room for four people in the lounge room and the two seperate bedrooms - both bedrooms had queensize beds and one bedroom also had a single bed. The kitchen was a good size and well equiped. Everything was clean and tidy. Drinks on the little deck at sunset with views of the river, mountains and Franz Josef Glacier cannot be beaten. The wireless internet only works in the office.

Room Tip: Cottage 3 is the newest.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

We (2A, 2C) stayed in cottage 1 for 2 nights. The photos do not do the cottage justice as it is quite luxurious and spacious and far better than any motel rooms we have seen in the area. One queen bed is adjacent to living areas and there is one separate bedroom with a queen plus space for a fold up-bed. There is a well-equipped kitchen with a fridge, 2 hotplates and a microwave. Wifi (which costs $2 per day on an honesty-box system) for our laptop was fine throughout the cottage but the ipods worked only near the bedroom window closest to reception. Toilet paper supplies were a bit stingy (we ran out!) and the shower temp fluctuated a bit but turning it off and on again seemed to fix this and these were the only flaws in a fantastic stay. TV reception was excellent (freeview channels) and there is a DVD player in the cottage with DVDs for hire ($5 for 2), and the heater quickly warmed the whole cottage in the evenings. Children loved the horses and the dogs.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Nice location with view of Franz Josef Glacier. Property has miniature horses and other a larger horses. During our visit there was a ?4 month old filly that our 3 children (well, all of us) fell in love with her. Cottage was clean and had everything we needed, including extra blankets for chilly nights and a floor heater. Room arrangement was good for family of 5. Wifi was disappointing, had to be within 10 meters of office. Met one of managers briefly, and then didn't see anyone for remainder of stay.

Room Tip: All of the cottages have glacier and river views.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Our family of three stayed 2 nights in bedroom 2. I loved the fact the the cabins were all freestanding, making it feel like we were alone. The view of the glaciers from our room was spectacular. It was such a privilege to have this view while we were snugged up inside our room. The accommodation was clean and everything was in working order. The highlights for us was the tranquility of the setting, the warmth of the owners and best of all, being able to feed and pet the ponies. My 5 year old and I fell in love with a dark brown pony with a golden mane. Every opportunity we had was spent sitting next to the fence and stroking her head. She had the loveliest temperament. One morning we were lucky enough to feed hay to a mummy horse and her foal. The mum who was in a poor condition was rescued by the owner and nursed back to good health to have her foal. During our stay the owner dropped by a soft horse toy that had belonged to her daughter. It is now her new best friend!

Overall we have such warm memories of our stay at Glacier cottages. We would definitely recommend it especially to those with young children.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

We stayed at cottage no 3. Two queen bed each in one bedroom with an additional bed making it comfortable for 5 ppl. Free DVD and WiFi which was weak and only reachable in the porch. Excellent farm with horse ranch around which the kids just adored. Friendly owners who shared some knowledge about horse keeping. Overall good value for money.

Room Tip: Cottage 1 and 2 would have good Wifi reception.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 23, 2012 via mobile

Only a 2 minute drive from town, in a quiet location with great views. Spacious with a small kitchenette and a lovely veranda. Clean cottages, laundry facilities available and wifi available.

We had a very relaxing few nights at the glacier cottages, perfect for friends, families and couples. Would stay again and recommend to other travellers.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Glacier Cottages
Address: State Highway 6 | Tatare Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
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Ranked #9 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Franz Josef
Number of rooms: 6
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