We stayed two nights here so we could visit the glaciers and Lake Matheson. We weren't sure what to expect, as they looked a bit like tin shacks and I was afraid they would be cold - it was dismal, overcast and raining when we arrived. However, inside it was warm and cosy and not really any different from any motel room.
The 'cottages' are well placed in a nice quiet corner of Franz Josef and just a short walk from the supermarket/restaurants etc. They all have great views of the mountains (when it's not overcast that is!) and ours seemed to have the best one as the next morning when the sun was shining, the owner came to take pics of the mountain from our window for the new brochure!
Facilities are fairly basic, but everything is very clean, and the bathroom was better than in some hotels (though with the usual bath towels that are just that bit too small!). The kitchenette was adequate, with no real cooking facilities apart from a microwave, so not perfect for self-catering for more than a couple of days.
All in all, a great place to stay if you don't want to pay through the nose for accommodation - we'd certainly stay there again.
- 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
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