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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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
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Accessible rooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Overall a comfortable stay, Franz Joseph is an expensive town to stay in and these are one of the more reasonable places however some fly screens in the cottages would have been good as I was eaten by the mossies and you can hear the water pump early in the morning from the
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Response from Tom S, Owner at 10 Cottages
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Syd Thanks for the feedback, we are happy to hear you found our prices reasonable and enjoyed our location - if you are coming back this way, please book directly on our own website for our lowest prices. The bathroom windows have fly screens fitted, however other guests have said they did not want fly screens on the main windows as it would affect the view, particularly as the mosquitoes are only normally around for a few weeks. I will do a new survey of guests on this point, thanks for bringing it up. We hope the rest of your holiday goes well. Regards Logan
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We stayed in Cottage 9? ( 2nd in on right) the interior was clean and fresh looking, bathroom spacious and good shower. Kitchen area basic but looked new. Very comfortable bed and pillows. Sitting our area very cramped, no view, few gas bottles. Could have got more info from
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Response from Tom S, Owner at 10 Cottages
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Julie I am sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your stay, but glad you found everything clean and modern. You booked one of the cottages without a view (we have standard and mountain view cottages), had you paid slightly more (or booked on our own website where it would probably be cheaper for a cottage with a view than a third party website for one without a view) you would have had a cottage which on a clear day would have had a lovely mountain view. On our website we have photos of the cottage layout should other guests wish to see the spacing and carparks. Your cottage did have voil curtains (which we added last year after guest feedback) as well as standard curtains, I am sorry you did not want to use them should you want privacy and light. We pride ourselves on being able to provide guests with extensive information about local activities and restaurants, we are however very aware often guests have had a long drive and just want to get to their room as quick as possible and come back later for information, particularly if they have been traveling with small children. I am sorry we miss read how much information you wanted but I am sure the person would have been happy to answer any questions you had. Unfortunately (or fortunately) we are in a remote area and this means freight etc is more expensive here - our sheets travel to Christchurch to be washed for example - 5-6 hour one way trip. We regularly check our prices are consistent with accommodation of a similar standard in the area. We hope the rest of your holiday goes well. Regards Logan
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The cottages in this little establishment were just lovely, very stylish and with great beds. Although it is off the Main Street, it is very close to restaurants and shops but without the noise of the traffic. There’s is a little laundry nearby with reception willing to give
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Response from Tom S, Owner at 10 Cottages
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi We are happy to hear you enjoyed our central and quiet location and our beds. We hope the rest of your holiday goes well and you are able to come back and stay with us again in the future, when you do, please book directly on our own website for our lowest prices. Regards Logan
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Stayed here on the second night as part of our 2 day trip to the glaciers and couldn't find anything to fault. Check-in was quick and simple and the Chinese girl at the front desk was really helpful with general information in regards to walking trails and places to eat. The
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Response from Tom S, Owner at 10 Cottages
Responded 11 Jan 2019
Hi Eugenef It is great to hear you would recommend us and found us good value. We hope you can come back and stay with us again in the future, when you do, please book directly on our own website for our lowest prices. Regards Logan
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I stayed here for 2 days with some friends at one of the cottages and we had a great time. We had so much fun in Franz Josef that we decided to stay for another 2 nights. Unfotunately there was no more space in this place, but the friendly staff arranged for us to stay in
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Response from Tom S, Owner at 10 Cottages
Responded 1 Jan 2019
Hi Adventure Thanks for your review We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope you are able to stay with us again in the future, when you do, please book directly on our website for our lowest prices. We hope the rest of your holiday goes well. Regards Logan
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PRICE RANGE
US$73 - US$337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)Franz Josef
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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