We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
02/07/2017 03/07/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Te Waonui Forest Retreat

    3 Wallace Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
    Save
    Best prices for your stay
    02/07/2017 03/07/2017
    1 room
    • 1 room
      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
        • 0 children
          Traveller (220)
          Room & Suite (67)
          Dining (33)
          Aspen Court Franz Josef
          1,158 reviews
          #1 of 13 hotels in Franz Josef
           
          Rainforest Retreat
          1,346 reviews
          #8 of 13 hotels in Franz Josef
           
          Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel
          620 reviews
          #9 of 13 hotels in Franz Josef
           
          Franz Josef Oasis
          353 reviews
          #2 of 13 hotels in Franz Josef
           
          Overview
          • Excellent70%
          • Very good20%
          • Average8%
          • Poor1%
          • Terrible1%
          Travellers talk about
          “hot towels” (18 reviews)
          “kiwi juice” (20 reviews)
          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Non-Smoking Hotel
          Restaurant
          Room Service
          Family Rooms
          Bar/Lounge
          Concierge
          Spa
          Wheelchair Access
          Business Centre
          Dry Cleaning
          Private Balcony
          5.0 Star Hotel
          All hotel details
          {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel"},"scriptFlags":null}
          Aspen Court Franz Josef
          1,158 reviews
          #1 of 13 hotels in Franz Josef
           
          Rainforest Retreat
          1,346 reviews
          #8 of 13 hotels in Franz Josef
           
          Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel
          620 reviews
          #9 of 13 hotels in Franz Josef
           
          Franz Josef Oasis
          353 reviews
          #2 of 13 hotels in Franz Josef
           
          Rooms
          2 Jul3 Jul
          |
          1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
          Standard Room

          Getting you more information on this room

          Free Cancellation
          Select
          Show Available Rooms
          Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 0 partner sites to see rooms from .
          We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Franz Josef hotels with availability
          Standard Room

          Getting you more information on this room

          Free Cancellation
          Select
          {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_DW_INLINE_PASSWORD","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_POST_BOOK_LOGIN_CTA","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_DW_PROMPT_KNOWN_EMAIL","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW","META_AIR","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_POST_BOOK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "d1a057cf78ed4866bb9c2b6ceb7c0373", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":1426312,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":2,"month":7,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":3,"month":7,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":-1,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":null,"impressionKey":"d1a057cf78ed4866bb9c2b6ceb7c0373","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":0,"lowestMetaPrice":0,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":0,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":true,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":-1,"lowestMetaPrice":-1,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":-1,"hotelName":"Te Waonui Forest Retreat","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6ImQxYTA1N2NmNzhlZDQ4NjZiYjljMmI2Y2ViN2MwMzczIiwiQUlLIjoiNjAyYWQxN2MyYzY1NDgzMTkxNTI3OTExYzQwODc1OWYifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false}, "ibAvailability": false, "metaAvailability": false, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "02/07/2017", "checkOut": "03/07/2017", "lowestPrice": null, "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx"},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"moduleList":["handler"],"template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","dust":{},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"name":"ibex_mismatch_message"},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"moduleList":[],"template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx"},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
          Write a Review
          Reviews (663)
          Traveller rating
          Traveller type
          Time of year
          Language
          • More languages

          1 - 5 of 663 reviews

          Reviewed 15 May 2017

          This hotel was so nice and great shame was we didn't manage to stay longer. We were greeted by one of the management in traditional Maori dress who gave us a briefing of the hotel facilities in a lovely lounge area. Room was beautiful set...More

          Thank CummingDubai
          Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 2 weeks ago

          Dear CummingDubai Thank you for visiting us and we appreciate your time taken to give us this valuable feedback. Yours sincerely Richard

          Reviewed 8 May 2017

          Well designed, comfortable rooms with magnificent rain forest surroundings, including walking/running trail. Excellent food and dining room service. Deserves an extended stay if you have the time and resources.

          Thank Carmelita B
          Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 15 May 2017

          Dear Carmelita Thank you for your review and pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us at TW. Yours sincerely Richard

          Reviewed 1 May 2017

          This place was fantastic. The view out of our room looked like we were in the middle of a tropical rain forest. The rooms were clean and comfortable. It is also right on the edge of town so you can walk around to the different...More

          1  Thank Erwin G
          Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 2 May 2017

          Dear Erwin Thank you for this feedback and glad that you enjoyed our convenient location within Franz Josef Glacier. Yours sincerely Richard

          Reviewed 30 April 2017

          Doesn't get any better then this, open your drapes and look right in the forest. Had a beautiful room, clean and big. The setting of this hotel was amazing. Had small trails that were fun to walk just to see what was at the end....More

          Thank Sue P
          Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 2 May 2017

          Dear Sue Thank you for taking the time to give us your post-stay feedback. Much appreciated. Yours sincerely Richard

          Reviewed 26 April 2017

          Our overall experience was good. The hotel accommodation was very comfortable and the rooms were large with balconies overlooking the gardens. We experienced the tasting menu which we thought was uninspiring and overpriced. There was a pianist which to us is an acquired taste. The...More

          Thank bruceurban
          Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 28 April 2017

          Dear Bruceurban Thank you for visiting us at Te Waonui Forest Retreat. Apologies for falling short of your restaurant expectations however I am pleased that your overall stay at Te Waonui was a good one. Yours sincerely Richard

          Aspen Court Franz Josef
          1,158 reviews
          #1 of 13 hotels in Franz Josef
           
          Rainforest Retreat
          1,346 reviews
          #8 of 13 hotels in Franz Josef
           
          Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel
          620 reviews
          #9 of 13 hotels in Franz Josef
           
          Franz Josef Oasis
          353 reviews
          #2 of 13 hotels in Franz Josef
           
          About
          Awards & Recognition
          Travellers' Choice2017 Winner
          Certificate of Excellence
          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Room Service
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Breakfast included
          • Spa
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Room Service
          • Breakfast included
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Meeting Rooms
          • Business Centre with Internet Access
          • Laundry Service
          • Concierge
          • Banquet Room
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Room amenities
          • Refrigerator in room
          • Things to do
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          Details
          • Price range
          • USD 467 - USD 674 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Hotel Style
          • #1 Family Hotel in Franz Josef
          • #1 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
          • #2 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
          • Room types
          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Family Rooms ,
          • Accessible rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 100
          • Reservation Options
          • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Expedia, TripOnline SA, Orbitz, Travelocity, Cancelon, Agoda, Cheap Tickets, Priceline, Hotwire and HotelQuickly so you can book your Te Waonui Forest Retreat reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
          • Location
          • New Zealand >
          • South Island >
          • West Coast Region >
          • Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) >
          • Franz Josef
          • Also Known As
          • Te Waonui Forest Retreat Hotel Franz Josef
          Add Photo Photos
          Traveller (220)
          Room & Suite (67)
          Dining (33)
          Hotel & Grounds (122)
          Bathroom (12)
          Business Centre & Event Rooms (2)
          Family and Play Areas (1)
          Nearby
          Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel
          620 reviews
          .10 km away
           
          Rainforest Retreat
          1,346 reviews
          .11 km away
           
          The Terrace Motel
          302 reviews
          .24 km away
           
          Punga Grove Motel & Suites
          312 reviews
          .15 km away
           
          Nearby Restaurants
          Alice May
          1,183 reviews
          .23 km away
          Blue Ice Cafe
          627 reviews
          .44 km away
          King Tiger Eastern Eating House & Bar
          700 reviews
          .27 km away
          Snake Bite Brewery
          737 reviews
          .26 km away
          Nearby Attractions
          Glacier Helicopters
          355 reviews
          .23 km away
          West Coast Wildlife Centre
          567 reviews
          .23 km away
          Tatare Tunnels Walk
          48 reviews
          .22 km away
          Franz Josef i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
          46 reviews
          .21 km away
          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          yournameyouremail
          Is the degustation worth it do you get wines ? Seems like about $150 pp
          16 December 2016|
          Answer Show all 8 answers
          Response from Richard B | Property representative |
          Dear Tigers4Me Our normal Five Course Degustation price is $130 which excludes wines/course. Yours sincerely Richard
          0
          Votes
          Out-of-SFO
          Are there any special menus or activities on Christmas?
          16 October 2015|
          Answer Show all 2 answers
          Response from Richard B | Property representative |
          Dear Out-of-SF Apologies for my belated response. Yes, we will be offering a traditional Christmas dinner on 25 December 2015. Please discuss with me your preferred activities during your time with us and I would be more... More
          0
          Votes
          george60898
          Spa or massage available?
          11 January 2015|
          Answer Show all 7 answers
          Response from caroline900 | Reviewed this property |
          yes spa and massage available.
          1
          Vote
          Room Tips
          "I think all rooms have views over the forest"
          Read review
          "Any room would be great"
          Read review
          "Stay more than one night!"
          Read review
          "From what I could see they are all of equally very good standard."
          Read review
          Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
          Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing