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Glacier Cottages
Coolangatta, Australia
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10 reviews
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“View is worth every cent”
Reviewed 4 June 2012

I'd read mixed reviews about these cottages, older towels and crockery etc, and they were right, the towels have seen better days but most of kitchen utensils were fine. The compendium said we would get fresh towels and garbage removed every day, which we didn't, but I'm sure if i asked it would not have been a problem.All the furniture was new and the linen was fine, trust me the position of these cabins and there view far outweights any issue like that. We spent 2 nights here in May, and could of spent a week here just relaxing. There are shetland ponies right outside your door for the kids, a river in front of you, and stunning mountain views, they are great little privtate cottages. You can't actually see the glacier but the view is till fantastic. I'd stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

My family of four stayed in Cottage 2 during the April School holidays.
It was one of the cheapest places we stayed on our trip, so our expectations weren't too high. It was a pleasant surprise, therefore, to discover a cosy cottage in a lovely location.
Service was friendly and the cottage was clean. There were free DVDs on loan and the WIFI, while weak, was also free.
My young son loved this accommodation more than any other due to the miniature horses, swing set and location next to the river.
I loved sitting on the deck with a hot drink enjoying the peace and great views. It is a little bit out of town, but for me this added to the appeal.
The bathroom was nice with some lovely shampoo, and the small kitchen was reasonably well stocked.
The only downside was the beds, which could do with some new, more supportive, matresses. However, this would not stop me from staying here again.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

We had cottage no 2, which was a two bedroom unit. The units are comfortable and well equipped. The cottages are ~2 km out of town and you can walk down to the river or sit on the deck and admire the mountains and the glacier.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

Really nice cottages just out of the busy and loud centre of town !
The cottages are really well furnished, clean and quite spacious !
One bad thing though is the really bad WIFI ! Even if they have one you can barely get it due to the metal structure interference !

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Juneau, Alaska
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Reviewed 4 November 2011

We loved this place because it was a private little cottage, I wish we could have stayed here a little bit longer, but we were only here one night. Our hosts were awesome and I would recommend this place to others, and I would stay here again!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 18 May 2011

We stayed for two nights in a two bedroom cottage which proved to be a bit of a mixed bag. Will deal with the positives first. The cottages have a wonderful view of the glacier and are located just out of the village. There is plenty of space for car parking and wandering around.The owners breed minature horses which are delightful to visit. The cottages have ample room and are fairly well equiped. The owners were pleasant and friendly.

Now for the negatives. The beds although they looked inviting were dreadful. The master bedroom had a cheap matress and the single bed in the other room was nothing more than a matress on some sort of box. Our cottage had a cane lounge suite that had seen better days and although there were four of us there were only three seats. The other member of our party had to sit at the dining table or on the floor. the towels were shade of grey instead of being white and were anything but fluffy. If we had not prepaid over the internet I would have changed accomodation after the first night.

Glacier Cottages has potential to be a good place to stay but until the owners spend some money in upgrading the furniture and linen I'd give them a miss and stay in one of the motels in the village.

Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 January 2011

Our initial impressions were favourable - quiet spacious but odd that queen bed in the small living area. Our teenage daughters were quiet comfortable there whilst we slept in miner like single beds which were very uncomfortable. The place was clean but lacking attention to detail. For example we ate off chipped crockery and there was no dishwasher. Bathroom amenities were basic and we had to seek assistance from a young family member to set up tv etc. We figured owners have way to much on their play to give the cottages a stamp of quality

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Property: 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
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Ranked #8 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Franz Josef
Number of rooms: 6
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