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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 4 days ago

stayed here for three nights and by that obviously longer than the average guest (who is being discharged by tour busses for just one night). In summary: the staff is phantastic - always friendly, always helpful; the room is slightly better than average but definately...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So pleased we stayed here - fabulous hotel, amazing food (we don’t usually go for 5 courses but the degustation dinner was fantastic, thank you chef!) - and all the staff are so helpful and welcoming, couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you so much...More

Thank fredders1964
Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear fredders1964 Thank you for your kind words and we are pleased that you rated Te Waonui Forest Retreat food, staff and ambience so highly. Yours sincerely Richard

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beatiful hotel in a beatiful area... If you are planning to visit Franz Joseph Glacier these is the hotel. The staff superb and the in house restaurant deserves a Michelin star. Very close to the glacier visit dont miss it

1  Thank venedom
Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Venedom Thank you for taking the time to give us your valued feedback. Glad that you rated your Canopy Restaurant experience so highly. Yours sincerely Richard

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely spacious rooms with everything you need: underfloor bathroom heating, beautiful comfortable bedding, lovely NZ toiletries, views of the forest, complimentary bubbles in the mini-bar, Nespresso machine... The location is great in terms of access to Franz Josef village - just a couple of minutes'...More

Thank NicoleReilly
Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 11 October 2018

Dear NicoleReilly Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time at Te Waonui Forest Retreat during the quieter time of the tourist season. Yours sincerely Richard

Reviewed 21 September 2018

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
Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 4 October 2018

Dear RobertoN Thank you for including Te Waonui Forest Retreat in your NZ itinerary and we appreciate your post-stay feedback. Yours sincerely Richard

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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
Romantic
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Luxury
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
Romantic
,
Luxury
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
100
Price range
US$512 - US$685 (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
Romantic
,
Luxury
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
100
Price range
US$512 - US$685 (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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Dining (37)
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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
"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."
vaibhavis2016
28 Mar 2018
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"Ground floor rooms are said to have the best views. Rooms near 1119 are very noisy during nighttime hours."
Fishingcreek
17 Mar 2018
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