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Te Waonui Forest Retreat

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What can I say, but this place is the ultimate retreat to indulge all your senses. You are surrounded by magnificent scenery with multiple activities to keep you entertained. The food and service are wonderful and you are treated regally all around by staff aiming...More

Thank David S M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is really high quality accommodation, luxurious in the public areas, our room on ground floor backed onto the rainforest with its own terrace, room well equipped and very stylish. Staff incredibly helpful especially with Highway 6 closed due to the cyclone, staff very helpful...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Set in the picturesque but small town of Franz Josef, this beautiful hotel is located behind tall trees and opens up to be a wonderful place to stop off. The town is extremely compact but has a number of restaurants/bars, dedicated forest/glacier walks, helicopter rides...More

Thank David S
Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 2 days ago

Dear David Thank you for giving us your positive feedback. Glad that you both enjoyed this time with us. Yours sincerely Richard

Reviewed 3 days ago

What a fabulous place in the heart of the rain forest. Stunning views from hotel balconies. Two enormous double beds in the room and everything of excellent quality. Lots of places to eat in Franz Josef, had two good meals there. Good breakfast at the...More

Thank helen w
Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 2 days ago

Dear Helen Thank you for your review of your stay at Te Waonui Forest Retreat. Pleased that you will remember your time with us as a highlight of your stay in New Zealand. Yours sincerely Richard

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great place to stay, I really liked everything about the place. Very friendly and helpful staff, especially the guys out front. I did have dinner here and it was very nice with great service. My room was fantastic and very comfortable and quiet...More

Thank IJArchibald
Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 3 days ago

Dear IJArchibald Thank you for visiting us from Queenstown. We treasure your feedback. Yours sincerely Richard

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Top amenities
Free Parking
Room Service
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Spa
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Free Parking
Room Service
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Refrigerator in room
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US$539 - US$716 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
#1 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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US$539 - US$716 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
#1 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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shashank s
28 September 2017|
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Response from Blue C | Reviewed this property |
It looked pretty empty during breakfast so perhaps reservations are not necessary.
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Aussiekiki
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
16 October 2015|
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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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