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Te Waonui Forest Retreat

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3 Wallace Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Room Service
5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The hotel the edge of town and well camouflaged. Along with the rest of the resort it uffers from being under the flight path of the constant helicopter traffic to the glacier. It has around 100 rooms built on 2 levels in a square, motel...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Coddfish
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gerry and Anne rock this place, and the area is magical. The rooms are comfortable but not fancy. The food was excellent but not fancy. Gerry was a superb, funny, and extremely knowledgeable tour leader. The staff was knowledgeable and helpful. But the forest primeval...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank ScooterM52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my third viisit in 4 years and for the money I wasn't impressed. The picture attached says it all as this lonely dead plant was sitting on the balcony. The worst thing about it was the bed as the mattress is sagging on...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank trickydickdicky
Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Trickydickdicky Apologies for disappointing after your most recent stay at TW ! I could go through all the enhancements to our property over the past four years however that would be beyond the scope of this response. Disappointing as well regarding your sagging bed...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing to say except fab fab fab Very worthy of 5* Defiantly would recommend and stop there again without hesitation. Loved the kiwi drink, the Food, the room Hotel staff outstanding best hotel in the South Island. Sharon Salmon England

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Sharon S
Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Sharon Thank you, thank you, thank you! Pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us at Te Waonui Forest Retreat. Yours sincerely Richard

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Te Waonui Retreat ist a beautiful hotel in Franz Josef. The rooms are very nice and the staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. Particularly the front desk staff supports you in all aspects and make your stay and trip a lovely experience. For breakfast and...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank RolfDZH
Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear RolfDZH Thank you for this feedback and everyone here at Te Waonui are happy that you enjoyed your time in Franz Josef Glacier! Yours sincerely Richard

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Description
Luxury hotels in New Zealand don't get any better than this! Nestled amongst native West Coast rainforest at Franz Josef is a very special five-star Qualmark rated retreat. Designed with utmost care of its precious More environment, guests at Te Waonui Forest Retreat will find themselves encircled by rainforest and accommodated in natural and sustainable luxury. Te Waonui Forest Retreat promises all its guests a truly unique and memorable experience. At one with nature, the five-star Qualmark rated Te Waonui Forest Retreat is the ultimate coming together of luxury escape and environmental awareness. Great care has been taken to ensure this exceptional forest retreat steps lightly upon the earth, from the organic cotton bedspreads to its recycled local building materials. Discerning travellers will appreciate the hotel’s attention to detail, which starts with attentive personal service upon arrival, and continues throughout all the hotel facilities and every aspect of your stay. As our guest you will enjoy exceptional quality and service, including: Luxuriously appointed guest rooms, generously proportioned and featuring the highest standard of room amenities, such as your personal pillow menu, natural wool mattress underlay, and high speed Internet access. Dining among the tres in ‘The Canopy’ restaurant, and savouring quality local cuisine, including an indulgent five-course degustation dinner. Innovative, environmentally sustainable architecture and building materials that create a healthy, warm and quiet haven for you to enjoy. Easy access to many excellent local attractions, including the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, just minutes away. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Room Service
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Spa
Air Conditioning
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Romantic
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Luxury
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Romantic
,
Luxury
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
100
Price range
USD 577 - USD 709 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Te Waonui Forest Retreat Hotel Franz Josef
Location
New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Romantic
,
Luxury
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
100
Price range
USD 577 - USD 709 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Te Waonui Forest Retreat Hotel Franz Josef
Location
New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
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Dining (37)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (2)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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Lea12M
13 June 2018|
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Response from oilmanDorset_U_K_ | Reviewed this property |
Best to check with the property directly.
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Response from G3526BGstevec | Reviewed this property |
No idea, contact them direct?
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28 September 2017|
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Response from 515bluec | Reviewed this property |
It looked pretty empty during breakfast so perhaps reservations are not necessary.
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Room Tips
"Choose another hotel and save a lot of money - this one isn't worth it."
trickydickdicky
2 weeks ago
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"We enjoyed a ground-floor room"
MorHalimi
12 May 2018
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"A room with a terrace and jungle view is the best!"
Junebughiker
3 Apr. 2018
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"This hotel is surrounded by greenery so all rooms are good."
vaibhavis2016
28 Mar. 2018
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