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Te Waonui Forest Retreat

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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
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5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We only got to spend one night in this beautiful place. Quiet, with all rooms looking into the rain forest and - what luck - it rained. What a perfect place. The rooms are lovely and well-appointed. Some are quite far from the front desk,...More

Date of stay: January 2019
1  Thank Phreddiva
Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 2 days ago

Dear Phreddiva Thank you for taking the time to give us your valued feedback and high rating. Glad that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay at Te Waonui Forest Retreat. Yours sincerely Richard

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were booked into this hotel for 2 nights, including dinner on the first night. At reception we were booked in quickly and a helpful young man came and unloaded our luggage and took it to our room, which was large, clean...More

Date of stay: December 2018
1  Thank BrockhallBob
Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 2 days ago

Dear BrockhallBob Thank you for your kind words and rating. Yours sincerely Richard

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Te Waonui is a large lodge by the Franz Josef glacier. While I wouldn’t classify it as a luxury lodge, it is very comfortable with very helpful staff. It has a nice dining room with outdoor seating. The dinner menu is small, which is not...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on the photos and the price-tag you might think this is a luxury retreat. It falls short. For what we paid I have to say we were fairly disappointed. This was by far the most expensive place we stayed during our three-week trip through...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank roeshan
Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 1 week ago

Dear Roeshan Sincerest apologies. Why did you not raise these issues as and when they occurred? Nicolaas, Canopy Restaurant Manager ("major highlight") enquired on both days as to your overall impression and stay at Te Waonui Forest Retreat. I personally remember introducing myself at the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Te Wanoui Retreat likes to think of itself as a luxury hotel but it is not there yet. Whoever heard of a luxury hotel asking guests to do their own laundry and pay a fee for it? Where does the spa's masseuse double as...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Jules060617
Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jules060617 Similar to supermarkets waging war on single-use plastic bag consumption by charging. Attaching a cost to electricity and water consumption associated with guest washing and tumble-drying was a decision made at Te Waonui Forest Retreat around three years ago. Whilst all waged employees...More

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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
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Non-Smoking 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, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
100
Price range
US$557 - US$739 (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
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
100
Price range
US$557 - US$739 (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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Traveller (295)
Room & Suite (97)
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 |
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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
29 Nov 2018
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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."
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28 Mar 2018
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