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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Our New Zealand agent booked this B&B and we were delighted.. The rooms are large, well appointed, and modern. The grounds are beautifully gardened, and the common areas are large and cozy. A couple recommended hotels will pick you up and return you to the lodge, a great service.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2015

Everything about this place oozed class.The view from our lodge was stunning with the Franz Josef Glazier in the background.Our coach room suite was very spacious with a very comfortable bed and a superb bathroom.Breakfast was delicious.Only slight downside is the wifi signal is not always strong but we are surrounded by mountains so can't complain.Strongly recommend this place.

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Thank Little00715
York, England
Reviewed 31 January 2015

We stayed here only one night whilst travelling up to Nelson. We'd had a long day travelling and the friendly owner suggested some restaurants and arranged for us to be picked up and taken there and returned back. We stayed in the coach house suite which is a lovely large modern room with an enormous en suite shower room. The...

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1Thank Stez01
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 27 January 2015

The motel-esque rooms are nice, the "lodge" common areas are nice, everything is clean, our cooked breakfast was fine, and service from staff member Maree was pleasant. We were just a bit put off by the owner. We had two encounters with the owner and both of them were uncomfortable. We were using Franz Josef as a midpoint during the...

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Westwood0112, Owner at Westwood Lodge- A Select Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dragonboat07 Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion of your brief stay with us here at Westwood Lodge. I do hope you enjoyed the drive to Nelson & had time to take in a view of the scenic stops along the way. Because of our remote location it is a courtesy for guests to phone ahead...

Edinburgh , Scotland
Reviewed 19 January 2015 via mobile

Found the lodge easily on the main highway on the left just before the centre of town. After driving all day it was a welcome sight. There is 2 free spaces for cars to park while checking in just next to reception. The owner greeted us with a friendly smile n lots if info where to go & what hikes...

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Thank Cleggy Broon
Reviewed 16 January 2015

Stayed here for our honeymoon while we visited Franz Josef to hike the glacier. Very clean lodge with spacious rooms and bathrooms. The staff were nice. Off the beaten path of the busy area which was a plus, and only a 2 minute drive to restaurants and activities.

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Thank reginaldf
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2015

Hosts, Maree and Caz were very helpful with local information on access to glacier and dinner spots in town. The room was clean and spacious - loved the wood panelling. The bathroom / shower was huge. Breakfast was excellent.

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Thank David R
Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 16 December 2014

Westwood Lodge may look at first sight like a motel, but it is definitely not. A very civilized place, offering only B&B is awaiting you, a short 10 minutes walk outside Franz Josef. Kaze Gilmore is a lovely host with a strong personality and is watching over her guests well being for many years now (it was my fourth visit)....

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Thank behuman
Thailand
Reviewed 10 November 2014

This was a lovely lodge. The rooms were spacious and beautifully outfitted. Of all the places we stayed, this was the most luxurious. The view of the glacier from our room was wonderful. Kaz was very kind and made us feel welcome. I would have liked to stay more than the one night we did, but we were on a...

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Thank Kim C
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 September 2014

We had an excellent stay here in the Coach House Suite for 2 nights. The room was extremely spacious and comfortable - a perfect escape. Caz was a helpful host, assisting us with places to eat and things to do when our Heli Hike was cancelled.

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Westwood0112, Owner at Westwood Lodge- A Select Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jackie Thank you for your kind words, we are always delighted to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay with us. Such a shame the weather did not allow you to experience the Heli Hike. Hopefully next time you visit us the Heli Hikes will be operating. Till then Best Wishes Kaz Gilmore

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Westwood Lodge offer stylish cotemporary accommodation set in a delightful landscaped native garden with Alpine & Glacier views. All rooms are superbly comfortable, choose between the Main House Suites with a luxurious French tub or a Coach House suite with fantastic alpine views. All suites have underfloor heated spacious ensuites with dual handbasins & large open titled showers. For total comfort all include complimentary toiletries, robes & hairdryers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Westwood Lodge- A Select Hotel

Address: State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: $235 - $355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Westwood Lodge- A Select Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Rooms in the main building may have some cross noise from the hallway.”
 of 5 bubbles mudrunner2016, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had a Coach House Suite and while pricier, the views and gorgeous tranquil garden were worth it!”
  • Franz Joseph glacier
  • View from our patio
  • Gorgeous gardens out our room door
 of 5 bubbles 322shaunat, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Back porches are nice in the morning”
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 of 5 bubbles lindsays495, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The suites in the central building are more convenient for accessing the lounge, breakfast, etc.”
 of 5 bubbles GlennW64, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I think all rooms are great!”
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