Choose dates to view prices

10 Cottages

Photo gallery for 10 Cottages

Property grounds
Studio Cottage, Mountain View | Terrace/patio
View from room
Studio Cottage | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Studio Cottage, Mountain View | View from room

Overview of 10 Cottages

10 Cottages

3.0 star property
City centre hotel, steps from Westcoast Wildlife Centre

8.8/10 Fabulous

290 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
15 Cowan Street, Franz Josef Glacier, South Westland, 7856
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television
  • Patio
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Hokitika (HKK) - 95 min drive


  • Monsoon Bar - 5 min walk
  • Snakebite - 3 min walk
  • The Landing Restaurant & Bar - Franz Josef - 3 min walk
  • Alice May - 2 min walk
  • Guzzi Takeaways - 3 min walk

About this property

10 Cottages

Enjoy your visit to Franz Josef Glacier with a stay at 10 Cottages. Freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby kayaking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and location.


Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, English, German, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC), Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Locally owned and organised tours and activities
  • Double-glazed windows
  • At least 80% of lighting from LEDs
  • Comprehensive recycling policy


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dutch
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Patio
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Eco-friendly toiletries

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of:

  • COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)


<p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products. </p> <p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does 10 Cottages offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, 10 Cottages does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at 10 Cottages?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at 10 Cottages?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at 10 Cottages?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at 10 Cottages?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at 10 Cottages and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, kayaking and skydiving, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours.
Does 10 Cottages have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a fridge, a microwave and a coffee maker.
Does 10 Cottages have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a patio.
What's the area around 10 Cottages like?
10 Cottages is in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier, a short 6-minute walk from Glacier Hot Pools and 9 minutes' walk from St James Anglican Church. The local area is walkable and popular with nature enthusiasts.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Sharyn, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice location
Nice location, and good to sit out on the veranda in the evening with a beer and look at the mountains. Close to a lovely walk in the rainforest upto Tatare Tunnel. Close to restaurants only a couple of minutes walk.
Mark, 2-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

So good I came back !
I stayed in the cottages in 2016 when they had just opened & thought they were fab little units then. They still are, well kept & comfortable for a short stay. 2 adult's 2 nights cottage no 10 parking right outside this unit which is from the layout disabled friendly. Weather was awful during our stay which stopped us going out as much as we would have if it was sunny. Short walk to goid restaurants. We were really in Franz Josef to go to glaciers, which we couldn't do till the morning we were leaving due to the weather. TV reception is poor in unit and channels limited.
VANESSA, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

A well maintained comfortable unit with helpful staff and a good guest laundry. The cooking facilities are limited to a microwave and toaster - no cooker top.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Franz Josef delight.
Fantastic space. Exceeded our expectations. Great views and location.
helen, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

We stayed for 2 nights. Good location, walking distance from main road, couple good restaurants and convenience store. Nice fireplace and heating system to keep us warm during the winter visit. Personal very welcoming
Ingry, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Loved our stay , very quiet , away from the main road, lovely views of the mountains.
trent, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Everything was perfect. Thanks.
Sergey, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Hayden, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Love seeing the mountains close by, unit's are very close together however, we didn't have any noise issues. Easy walking distance into the township. Blue Ice restaurant absolutely great food.
Linda, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review