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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
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
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.
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.
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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
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 ...Moreenvironment, 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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Refrigerator in room
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
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