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10 Cottages
Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

Good accommodation with comfy beds and a small kitchen with everything you need the bathroom was clean with a good shower. The owner was very informative about the area. A full length mirror would have been good as their was only 1 mirror in the bathroom and none in the bedroom area.
Short walk to the centre we would recommend theses cottages.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed one night at 10 Cottages in Franz Josef, NZ. They were very clean in a quiet location just one block off the highway. The windows and large sliding glass door brought the outside in with views of mountains and tropical plants. Owner Logan welcomed us and pointed out things to do in the area, giving us a taste of Kiwi hospitality. Restaurants are just a short couple minute walk, but the cottage is equipped with cooking utensils.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

Hi ,
This is my first time writing review about something, that is why donot know how to start and end. but want to express my opinion or feeling.
I think I travelled everywhere in Newzealnd , we stayed in lots of motels. hotels , cottages ..... this motel / cottage motivated me to write the review. this is the best ever motel/cottage we ever stayed in Newzealand , in every perspective this is excellent, rooms are superb, very clean, views are very nice, friendly management like most other NZ motels.

I donot write review about something bad that happened while my stays motels/hotels/cottages.... just my experience was that every time when we stayed in big hotels (not to name) we had no good feeling, recommendation of mine as the frequent traveller in NZ , better to stay away from big hotels instead do stay in family run motels / cottages.

please be aware of Mosquitos when you are in that area of newzealnd because of rain forest around, no other parts of NZ have mosquitos. but this cottages have full protection from that.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Really cute and private wee cottages - away from road noise and so peaceful. The managers are really helpful and friendly as well - offered to make bookings for what to do in local town and where to go next. Lovely place to stay for a night - highly recommend

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tom S, Manager at 10 Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2014

Thanks for your comments, I am glad you enjoyed your stay and found it peaceful. We are always happy to help share our local knowledge of the many wonderful activities this region has to offer.

I hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

We were travelling to Franz Joseph to walk the Franz Joseph glacier and chose 10 cottages for its good value when booking. When we got there, the cottages are like cabin style, cosy and quiet. Excellent location, we didn't have to use our car at all to access anything, all in easy walking distance to the main street, restaurants and hot pools. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, especially with providing updates and information prior and while we were there about the Haast Pass road closure, assisting us with deciding the best route to travel. The rooms had a queen and single bed with a small dining table for 3 people as well as a kitchenette an den suite bathroom ( shower had really good pressure ).The rooms had wall heaters which were great as it was quite cool while we were there. They are basic and clean and perfect for a short stay or longer if you don't require to cook. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone travelling through to the glaciers.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

The hotel is nice and very tidy, recommended! Although the location is not in the town city, Franz Josef is small, can walk around everywhere easily. Check-in counter is 100m next to the rooms, staffs were nice also. Since the rooms were located at the edge area of the town, the location is relatively dark, but it is very good to watch stars at night.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Great location, village centre, yet on a quite street backing on to forest

The room contained all we needed and was very clean. Would highly reccomend it to other travellers.

Took a helicopter flight which was also excellent

Room Tip: Most rooms appeared to have great views, there only looked to be 2-3 that would have restricted view...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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rose_tom10, Manager at 10 Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2013

Dear John J
Thank You for taking the time to write a review,I will pass on to the staff your comments on the
very clean room. They work hard to maintain a high standard.

We are please that you enjoyed the Helicopter flight. Some people miss out if they only stay 1 night,
Staying 2 nights in our rainforest area gives, one additional chances of having a breath taking flight over the Glaciers.
thank you once again I hope that you have wonderful memories and photos of your New Zealand trip.
Regards your Hosts Tom and Rosemary Skinner

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Additional Information about 10 Cottages

Address: 8 Graham Place, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Franz Josef
Price Range: $93 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — 10 Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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