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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bit of Aussie slang for the container housing :) The rooms/cottages were clean and the bed comfortable. We did have another cottages light shining in our room all night, which was a bit annoying, so didn't sleep well. They offered a glow worm tour which we attended and enjoyed. I would recommend the cottages and would stay there again.

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Tom S, Manager at 10 Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Skybie Thank you for your review. It is good to hear you would recommend the Cottages and stay here again and found the room clean and bed comfortable. The Cottages were designed by my father in the style of traditional accommodation for this area and purpose built for us - they are not shipping containers and completely different size....

London
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place surpassed our expectations - we were welcomed by a lovely man who was really helpful and gave us lots of suggestions of things we could do in the bad weather and a discount voucher for a nearby restaurant. The cottages didn't look that attractive from the outside but were really good inside and very well equipped. Clean, with...

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Tom S, Manager at 10 Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Holzfrog Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The team and I are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully you can come back and stay with us in the future - when you do book on our own site for our best prices. We hope the rest of your holiday goes well. Regards...

Bubenreuth, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I sepnt two nights here after reading good comments about the motel and since it was one of the last available options. They told me on the phone that the room is seperate from the main building, so I knew about it. Still I was a bit surprised, since it was sort of container style from the outside and in...

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Tom S, Manager at 10 Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Meike I believe one of the team may have helped you stay at a Franz Josef Holiday rentals property not one of the 10 Cottages. The 10 Cottages and the associated 2 and 3 bedroom houses are all located at or next to 8 Graham place Franz Josef, a quiet central location. I believe one of the team may...

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a marathon 6+ hour drive from Akaroa, I arrived just in time to catch the staff before the reception closed, but they had a contingency plan in case I was late. The 10 cottages is owned by the same people that own the neighbouring Terrace Motel, so that is where you have to present yourself. I was directed to...

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Tom S, Manager at 10 Cottages, responded to this review

HI JadeyBee Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed the stars (I still find them amazing) and your stay. As you say the Cottages are in a very quiet central location and while spaced out more than a standard motel or hotel there is not a big distance between rooms...

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Franz Josef generallŷ is overpriced. Having said this.... This was a great find. I'm not sure that the rooms will be so great in winter... But for us st the end of summer, the room was slightly damp in the morning. All else said, the room was not a 5 for these reasons... Room damp in morning, and bathroom very...

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Tom S, Manager at 10 Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Lee I am sorry we did not fully meet your expectations but glad you considered us a great find. The Cottages are fully double glazed and well insulated so if you have had wet clothes etc condensation will build up over night as their are no drafts and the insulation keeps them very air tight, (normally in this case...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent location in Franz Josef with beautiful views. The room was cosy and well appointed. Reception staff were friendly and helpful, on departure when I said we were driving south to Wanaka, I was given a slip of paper with a list of places to stop at along the way. Right around the corner from the property is the Alice...

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Tom S, Manager at 10 Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Roland Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and our central location. We hope you are able to come back and stay again - when you do book on our site directly for our best prices. We hope you enjoyed Wanaka and were able to enjoy some...

Boston, Ma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great location for a stop over to see the glaciers. Staff friendly and rooms very clean with comfy beds. This was our 2nd stay. They also deliver fresh baked scones to your room soon after check in. They guide a free glow worm walk each evening. Walk is only 5minutes from hotel.

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Tom S, Manager at 10 Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Codcake Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and decided to stay with us on your second visit. We hope the rest of your holiday goes well. Regards Logan

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were delighted with our room at 10 cottages - super clean and comfortable, great location in Franz Josef, really helpful staff (went out of their way to help return an item we left behind) and the homemade scones brought round in the afternoon were delicious! The cottages are quite tightly packed so don't expect lots of space and privacy...

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Tom S, Manager at 10 Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Laut44 Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope you will be able to stay with us again (when you do come back, book on our website for our best prices). We hope the rest of your holiday goes well. Regards Logan

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely little. On arrival there were two scones waiting and the room was lovely. It was very quite and warm as toast. We left and it wasn't until we were nearly in greymouth that i remembered i had left two instant kiwi tickets on the spare bed (winning ones). We called the office and there house cleaning...

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Tom S, Manager at 10 Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Chopprrrrreid Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The team try really hard to make guests stay's special and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you are able to come back and stay with us again (when you do please book on our website for our best prices). We hope the...

Silver Spring, Maryland
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Upon arrival, after a long drive, when the rain was spitting and the temperature was down, 10 Cottages presented my wife and I with hot freshly baked scones, butter and jam. A really nice welcome. Each cottage is a pretty new, prefab separate building, the size of a large motel room. Ours had a kitchenette with a nice coffee tea...

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Hi Harry Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The team and I are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope the rest of your trip went well and you are able to stay with us again in the future (when you come back, for our best rates book on our website)....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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 

Additional Information about 10 Cottages

Address: 8 Graham Place, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: RM297 - RM1,142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — 10 Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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