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.

Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Save
Share
Traveller (272)
Room & Suite (95)
Dining (37)
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null}
Overview
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
Rooms
30 Sep1 Oct
|
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
Standard Room
Getting you more information on this room More
Free Cancellation
Book now, pay at stay!
Select
Show Available Rooms
Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 7 partner sites to see rooms from US$506.
We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Franz Josef hotels with availability
{"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["META_ABSOLUTE_PRICING","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","META_AIR","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","STORED_CARDS","SHOW_DISCLAIMER_ASTERISK","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "e8069b0ae6e84b6abcb1acef59918a90", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":1426312,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[32480871],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":30,"month":9,"year":2018},"checkout":{"day":1,"month":10,"year":2018},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":506,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"e8069b0ae6e84b6abcb1acef59918a90","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":0,"lowestMetaPrice":506,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":0,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":null,"highestMetaPrice":-1,"lowestMetaPrice":506,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":-1,"hotelName":"Te Waonui Forest Retreat","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6ImU4MDY5YjBhZTZlODRiNmFiY2IxYWNlZjU5OTE4YTkwIiwiQUlLIjoiMzM0MjY0M2NjZDJiNGJhMjhlOWNhODVjNzg2MTMwOTMifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","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,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": 1, "checkIn": "30/09/2018", "checkOut": "01/10/2018", "lowestPrice": "US$506", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {"32480871":"BookingCom"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": false, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_resp_hr_room_grid", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_responsive","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__sub_header"},"name":"ibex_room_grid_responsive","template":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__widget","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"]},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{},"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","moduleList":["handler"]},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_responsive","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__amenities","occupancy":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__occupancy","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__reservation_col"},"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__widget","moduleList":[]},"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\"\/>"}
Reviews (776)
Filter reviews
713 results
Traveller rating
488
149
59
13
4
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
488
149
59
13
4
Show reviews that mention
All reviewskiwi juicedegustation dinnerhot towelsrefreshing drinkthe general managernew zealandtraditional maorion arrivalstar serviceunderfloor heatingtour groupsmall balconytwo nightscomfortable roomsfranz josephnative bushbeautiful room
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 713 reviews
Reviewed today

We only stayed one-night stay here during our tour of New Zealand. Our room was spacious and warm are surrounded by plants and trees and feel like you are in a rainforest. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. Our dinner was good considering the...More

Thank Roberto N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The main standout for Te Waonui is their customer service! All staff we encountered were an excellent mix of highly professional and genuinely friendly/interested. We were welcomed personally by the Hotel Manager- Richard!! How often does that happen in this busy world. We had kiwi...More

Thank JohnNZ-UK
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place has it all from friendly staff, to awesome service and a totally unbelieveable setting for all of this. A place to relax and be thoroughly spoilt in the Spa, in the Dining Room and in the Bar.

Thank traveller220949
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stayed here after getting engaged at Franz Josef Glacier. The staff were excellent . They went over and above to ensure that we were looked after and made the special day even better. The food and service at the restaurant was second to none.

Review collected in partnership with statravel.com
Thank evanjones2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for two nights as part of a self drive tour of NZ South Island. A perfect setting with amazing friendly service. Food served as part of the 5 Course Degustation Menu was superb. Combination of flavours was exquisite. Easy walk to other restaurants...More

1  Thank Merril V
View more reviews
About
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
Hotel class
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
Luxury
,
Romantic
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
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
100
Price range
US$494 - US$659 (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
Photos
Traveller (272)
Room & Suite (95)
Dining (37)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (2)
Family and Play Areas (1)
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 13 hotels in Franz Josef
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel
776 reviews
.10 km away
Punga Grove Motel & Suites
364 reviews
.15 km away
Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier
372 reviews
.17 km away
58 On Cron Motel
519 reviews
.21 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 23 restaurants in Franz Josef
Alice May
1,482 reviews
.23 km away
Blue Ice Cafe
744 reviews
.44 km away
Snake Bite Brewery
1,003 reviews
.26 km away
Monsoon Bar & Restaurant
486 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 39 attractions in Franz Josef
Glacier Helicopters
452 reviews
.23 km away
Alpine Adventure Centre Tours
43 reviews
.32 km away
Tatare Tunnels Walk
73 reviews
.22 km away
West Coast Wildlife Centre
734 reviews
.23 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Lea12M
13 June 2018|
Answer
Response from oilmanDorset_U_K_ | Reviewed this property |
Best to check with the property directly.
0
Votes
Lea12M
12 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
No idea, contact them direct?
0
Votes
shashank s
28 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Blue C | Reviewed this property |
It looked pretty empty during breakfast so perhaps reservations are not necessary.
0
Votes
Room Tips
"We enjoyed a ground-floor room"
Read review
"Amazing forest location and yet very close to the town"
Read review
"A room with a terrace and jungle view is the best!"
Read review
"This hotel is surrounded by greenery so all rooms are good."
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