4.5 out of 5

"The picturesque mountain view from the lounge window is spectacular! Cottage cosy and warm, clean & tidy. A pleasure to stay in " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 26 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

10 Cottages puts you in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier, steps from Westcoast Wildlife Centre and within a 10-minute stroll of Glacier Hot Pools. Highlights at this hotel include free self parking, and in-room kitchenettes and free WiFi.

LCD TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 10 rooms, and you can enjoy patios, sitting areas and coffee/tea makers. Kitchenettes come with fridges and microwaves, making in-room dining convenient. Additionally, free local calls, hairdryers and free toiletries are available.

This hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, barbecues and express check-in. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, express check-out and tour/ticket assistance.

In the area of this 3-star Franz Josef Glacier hotel, you'll find Franz Josef Glacier.

Studio Cottage

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
NZ$91* Per night/room 27 Aug. - 28 Aug.

Studio Cottage, Mountain View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Cottage, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Family House, 3 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

10 Cottages ratings based on 33 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for 10 Cottages

Everyone (19) Couples (12) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Great little cabin, absolutely stunning surroundings and views from the deck. Short walk to main street and bars.

Posted by , from Whyalla, South Australia on 21 Mar. 2019

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3 out of 5
OK stay. facility was good and so is location (well, it is a small town...). But somewhat noisy, parking was tight and WiFi was spotty. Kitchen utensils can take an upgrade. But staff was lovely. Like anywhere in NZ :-)

Posted by on 31 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5
Beautiful location.... great staff. Alice may restaurant great service.

Posted by , from Australia on 13 Oct. 2018

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5 out of 5
Very comfortable cabin with lots of space for 4 people. Bed was very comfortable. Lovely view from the window. Kitchen was a bit strange but workable.

Posted by on 8 Oct. 2018

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4 out of 5
Lovely cabin with some mountain views and 5 minute walk to main street. Next door to a nice restaurant

Posted by on 14 Sep. 2018

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5 out of 5

Stunning Views!

The picturesque mountain view from the lounge window is spectacular! Cottage cosy and warm, clean & tidy. A pleasure to stay in

Posted by , from bay of plenty on 26 Aug. 2018

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5 out of 5

Great location, clean rooms

Pros: Great little cation
Lovely rooms, lean and relatively new. Warm beds with electric blankets. Close to town and very friendly check in staff who were very informative.

Posted by on 10 Jul. 2018

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4 out of 5

cute cottages superb location

the most superb location in between the mountains, the cottages are very small however and not a lot of room to move around with a toddler kitchen very very small, but very clean and tidy comfy beds and great bathroom, staff were very friendly and helpful

Posted by on 17 Jul. 2017

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5 out of 5

Excellent facilities close to town center.

Pros: Clean facilities. Comfortable beds. Excellent management and friendly cleaning staff.
Cons: Everything was to our satisfaction.
Location: Walking distance to town center and delightful Alice Mary restaurant next door.
We requested another room with Sky TV and management were only to happy to oblige. Our room was excellent, tidy and clean. Plenty of room with a sofa and comfortable beds. Management were extremely hospitable and happy to make reservations for tiers and suggest fine restaurants. We thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay.

Posted by , from Newark, CA. USA on 22 Jun. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Jun. 2017 by Tim

Hi Terry, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our rooms nice and clean.

2 out of 5
Pros: It was easy to find. The bed was comfortable, other than the cups it was clean and quite new.
Cons: The rooms were VERY small, and the sound proofing between the two rooms could be improved. Also the heaters could be changed to quieter ones
Location: It was on the outside of the town which was fine as long as you had a car. The cinema was lovely, there appeared to be plenty of places to eat.
The room was very small, and the most expensive of the four we used on this trip including Franz Josef , there was no room to lay out our case. The cups were stained, and the heater made a very loud noise the people next door had their heater on during the night, it must have been on a thermostat as it keep turing on and off, which kept us awake as we could hear it very clearly.

Posted by , from wellington on 28 May 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Jul. 2017 by Tim

Hi Chris, I believe this review is not actually for our property as you were staying in a Cottage which doesn't have an adjacent room. Also out heaters are electric heaters that don't make any noise, we are located in the centre of town and we are based in Franz Josef.

Property Features

As a guest of 10 Cottages, you'll find tour or ticket assistance, a BBQ, and multilingual staff. Public spaces have free WiFi. 10 Cottages also features laundry facilities, express check-in, and express check-out. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Franz Josef Glacier hotel.

  • 10 guestrooms or units
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Hokitika (HKK) (135.8 km / 84.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

10 Cottages offers 10 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Rooms open to patios. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. Accommodation at this 3-star hotel has kitchenettes with fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. This Franz Josef Glacier hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private patio
  • Sitting area
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 8:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Hotel Names

  • 10 Cottages
  • 10 Cottages Franz Josef Glacier
  • 10 Cottages Hotel
  • 10 Cottages Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.