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Townsville, Australia
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19 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2012

We stayed at cottage no 3. Two queen bed each in one bedroom with an additional bed making it comfortable for 5 ppl. Free DVD and WiFi which was weak and only reachable in the porch. Excellent farm with horse ranch around which the kids just adored. Friendly owners who shared some knowledge about horse keeping. Overall good value for... More 

Thank drajoshi
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2012 via mobile

Only a 2 minute drive from town, in a quiet location with great views. Spacious with a small kitchenette and a lovely veranda. Clean cottages, laundry facilities available and wifi available. We had a very relaxing few nights at the glacier cottages, perfect for friends, families and couples. Would stay again and recommend to other travellers.

Thank Bayleigh P
Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2012

As part of my NZ tour last year, I stayed at one of these cottages at Franz Josef Glacier as the price was reasonable. This cottage is located just outside the township. The cottage came with a bedroom and two queen sized beds, one which is located in the open area (it's like a room without any door) towards the... More 

Thank icehunk
Coolangatta, Australia
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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... More 

3 Thank misslissa007
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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... More 

1 Thank OskarNZ
Tauranga, New Zealand
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18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank DavidKriel
Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 !

1 Thank KiwiRomain
Juneau, Alaska
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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!

1 Thank ottokwyn
Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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... More 

5 Thank bankgirl
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank ritawbool

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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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