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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Found our cottage in Franz Josef which is a very busy tourist spot , check -in was quick and easy. The pre fab cottage was clean and well equipped albeit the outside space was your doorstep and other cottages are very close together..... good for an overnight stay.

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Newcastle
Reviewed 25 August 2015

This was an amazing experience at this accommodation you had breathtaking beautiful views from every window of the ice coated mountains and it was in a semi farm setting so there were horses in their paddocks and there were a couple of very friendly puppies that would come to visit.. The rooms were perfect, very clean and essential amenities that...

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NEW ZEALAND
Reviewed 16 April 2015

Magic views of surrounding country of Mountain, River & Glacier. Quiet, peaceful spot. 3 cottages in all. We had the large one(, baby with us) We let ourselves in, as key in door & note. Everything supplied, and very comfortable. We had miniature horses for company over the fence. I don't think I would ever "get tired" of looking out...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 24 March 2015

What a great little spot! I will come here again and again, and wouldnt bother staying directly in town. The views are breathtaking as you sit above the river looking directly at the glacier mountain surrounded by pony paddocks. We were upgraded to a larger cottage right next to the little ponies which my 12 month old son loved. The...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 January 2015

We stayed here for one night and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The view from outside the room was great. Very relaxing and not far from the township of Franz Josef (about 2Km). Everything we needed for our stay was there. We especially enjoyed the river in front of the cottage (about 100M away). My daughter and I enjoyed the walk...

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Penrith, Australia
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Arrived to a note at reception saying key was in our cabin door. Cabin itself had breathtaking views that were only complimented by the gentle gurgling of the creek just nearby. Condition of the cabin was wonderful, spacious, comfortable, clean and warm. The two minutes it took to drive in to town was not an issue, and easily had a...

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New Zealand
Reviewed 4 May 2014

We stayed in a cottage over Easter, during the terrible storm, and were lucky enough to arrive on the day the power got restored, after there being no power for 4 days. We didn't actually interact with any staff during our whole stay (there was a note in the window of the reception when we arrived, telling us which room...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 18 April 2014

The cottages are beautiful, well maintained, with absolutely outstanding views to the mountains/glaciers. I agree with other comments that some of the metal along the river bed is unpleasant but the views truly outweigh this a-plenty! Additionally, we were in the unfortunate position of attempting to leave Franz Josef as TC Ita affected Northern Island and North/West of the South...

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1Thank Deanne G
Reviewed 29 March 2014

I stayed here with my husband, mom and aunt while visiting the glacier. The cabin was comfortable for our night's stay, but very basic. The lobby had information about wifi and DVD rentals, $2 per person per day for wifi and $5 to rent an old dvd. Normally I wouldn't notice that kind of stuff, but we had just driven...

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Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 March 2014

We stayed here recently for 1 night. The cottage was basic but clean and comfortable and had a great view. The location is great and the value for money Is excellent. The service was very friendly. Would stay here again.

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  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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Additional Information about Glacier Cottages

Address: State Highway 6 | Tatare Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Glacier Cottages Hotel Franz Josef
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“All the same different shape for the disabled cottage outside area cramped.”
 of 5 bubbles Sheila335, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“There is a view from all of the rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Kruzein, 25 Aug 2015 | Read review
“There is not a bad one. Just be aware that only one cottage is large.”
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 of 5 bubbles TAUPOKIWIS, 15 Apr 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in Unit 1, which was in a very good condition with great views.”
 of 5 bubbles TheodoreZ_13, 17 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Spend a little more and stay in one of the larger hotels in town.”
 of 5 bubbles HolidayMaker859, 27 Nov 2013 | Read review
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