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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in cottage #2. It exceeded our expectations. The Beds were great - and the next day we ordered 2 exactly the same for home. The furnishings are high quality - this is not your average rental. Total privacy despite being in the middle of a campervan park - it could have been in the bush with the landscaping....

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

Hi Thank you for your feedback, we are really happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in Franz Josef. I believe you may have stayed in the Franz Josef treetops house about 400 metres down the road opposite the hot pools. It won't actually come up under 10 cottages if others are looking for this house but search for Franz...

Bangalow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These cottages are in fact part of but separate to a motel. The landscaping and location is excellent. Staff are friendly and helpful. Clean and serviced daily. Most amazed when one evening one of the staff arrived with a basket of fresh baked scones, gratis. Extra special when on holidays.

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

Hi Neville Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The team are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, We hope you are able to stay with again in the future - when you do book direct on our website for our best prices. We hope the rest of your holiday goes well. Regards 10 Cottage team

Cochrane, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cottages are charming and immaculate. Warm scones delivered in the late afternoon were delicious.The staff were so friendly and welcoming. They gave us an excellent restaurant recommendation for dinner and were very knowledgeable about the area. We were sorry to have only booked one night. An excellent choice for a hotel in the area.

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

Hi Kaye Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope you are able to come back and stay longer in the future - on our website we have a discounted rate if you want to stay two or more days (it is also the cheapest place...

Corbera de Llobregat, Spain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Container-like bungalows disposed around a parking area with a place for each bungalow. Inside room is wide enough, clean, with a comfortable bed and good bathroom. The host was top friendly and helpful from arrival to departure, including the nice detail of giving us a piece of paper with recommendations for our next day route. Kudos!

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

Hi Thank you for taking the time to write a review We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you can stay again, (book on our website for our best prices when you come back). We hope the rest of your holiday goes well. Regards Logan

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

10 cottages is a great value accommodation (as Franz Josef is generally quite expensive) in a great location! The room was spacious, clean and cosy, with good amenities and a great view! The bed was also very comfortable and we got a great couple of nights sleep. It was located just off the Main Street & was in a nice...

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

Hi Tanya Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, as you mention we can get discounts for guests off some restaurants and helicopter flights if you have friends coming back and interested in trips. We hope the rest of your holiday goes well. Regards Logan

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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 6 March 2017 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 5 March 2017

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 2 March 2017

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 2 March 2017

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...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
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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: $89 - $291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — 10 Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“All seemed good”
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