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    Te Waonui Forest Retreat

    3 Wallace Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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      2 adults
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          Overview
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          • Very good20%
          • Average8%
          • Poor1%
          • Terrible1%
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          “kiwi juice” (20 reviews)
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          Breakfast included
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          Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

          Wow, I have stayed at 5 star and even what is considered 6 star hotels around the world and been happy to spend money frivolously on nice hotels. This however was insane. We arrived one night driving through from Queenstown, not particularly busy and a...More

          1  Thank Jevanx
          Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 16 November 2016

          Jevanx, Your review is in direct contravention of TA’s Guidelines for Traveller Reviews of being “Helpful, 1st-Hand and based on substantial experiences”. By your own admission in your other TA motel property review of your one night in Franz Josef, YOU NEVER STAYED at Te...More

          Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

          The one night we stayed here, on the only package offered of degustation dinner bed and breakfast, cost $849. So not cheap and expectations were high. This review should be read in that context. Overall I would say that Te Waonui is a victory of...More

          2  Thank Giles T
          Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 7 November 2016

          Dear Giles T Apologies for falling short of some basic expectations. More specifically, our Maori Cultural Experience and Kiwi Welcome are supposed to be service enhancements which guests normally really appreciate after a long drive to Te Waonui. Yours sincerely Richard

          Reviewed 5 November 2016

          I can't imagine a better property in beautiful Frank Josef! From the moment you arrived, you knew this was going to be a unique experience and they made sure to deliver on all our expectations. It had the perfect combination of luxury and warmth, especially...More

          1  Thank VegsSTL
          Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 7 November 2016

          Dear VegsSTL Thank you for your review and thanks as well for your special mention of Rohan and Ricardo, two staff members integral to our success as a Hotel. Yours sincerely Richard

          Reviewed 2 November 2016

          It was great to be greeted before we even stepped out of the car. Didn't have to do a thing after that, bags and car taken care of. All we had to manage was finding our way to the amazing degustation dinner beside the fireplace....More

          Thank LandP4573
          Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 7 November 2016

          Dear LandP4573 Disappointing to read that of all things the bathroom, moisture extractor fan let us down! We appreciate your valued feedback. Yours sincerely Richard

          Reviewed 25 October 2016

          I should start by mentioning that I did not pay for the room at Texas Waonui. I paid for a room at their less-expensive sister hotel nearby, and for some reason we got upgraded. So I started my stay in a pretty good mood. The...More

          1  Thank Ohiotraveler037
          Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 26 October 2016

          Dear Ohiotraveler037 Thanks for giving us the opportunity to exceed expectations and we are pleased that this is exactly what transpired! Yours sincerely Richard

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          About
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          Amenities
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          • Free Parking
          • Room Service
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Breakfast included
          • Spa
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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          • 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
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          • USD 466 - USD 675 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • #1 Family Hotel in Franz Josef
          • #1 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
          • #2 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
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          • Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) >
          • Franz Josef
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          yournameyouremail
          Is the degustation worth it do you get wines ? Seems like about $150 pp
          16 December 2016|
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          Response from Richard B | Property representative |
          Dear Tigers4Me Our normal Five Course Degustation price is $130 which excludes wines/course. Yours sincerely Richard
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          Out-of-SFO
          Are there any special menus or activities on Christmas?
          16 October 2015|
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          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
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          george60898
          Spa or massage available?
          11 January 2015|
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          Response from caroline900 | Reviewed this property |
          yes spa and massage available.
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