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Rapid Number 2919 State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7952 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Franz Josef
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Westwood Lodge offer stylish cotemporary accommodation set in a delightful landscaped native garden with Alpine & Glacier views. All rooms are superbly comfortable, choose between the Main House Suites with a luxurious French tub or a Coach House suite with fantastic alpine views. All suites have underfloor heated spacious ensuites with dual handbasins & large open titled showers. For total comfort all include complimentary toiletries, robes & hairdryers.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Hiking
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Laundry service
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Billiards
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Umbrella
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Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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nzwestie wrote a review 5 May
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand441 contributions120 helpful votes
Stayed two nights. Massive lounge area, huge bed. Bathroom with two sinks and lots of towels and decent lights to actually see your fact to put on makeup. Also a coloured facecloth for 'makeup' a great idea. Would be good if there was also a coloured one for us fools that dye our hair all the time. We could have ordered breakky as well but did not. Nice big communal area with a pool table etc. We were able to have tea and coffee etc also the lady supplied a toaster for me which was perfect. Just out of town, when I say just I mean just. A minute or so. Lady also helped us with choices for eateries.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Kaz Gilmore, Owner at Westwood Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Dear nzwestie Many thanks for choosing to stay at Westwood Lodge. I am delighted you enjoued your stay & do hope to welcome you back sometime Best Wishes Kaz
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Simon B wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
Excellent stay in a massive room with all the facilities you would expect. There were not a lot of guests around but I imagine the ski chalet-style lounge would be great fun in winter. It was just right for us.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Responded 7 Apr 2021
Dear Simon Many thanks for post your review regarding your recent stay. Our Coach House Suites are in deed very spacious, I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay & do hope to welcome you back sometime Best Wishes Kaz
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rwpearson wrote a review Mar 2021
Kerikeri, New Zealand42 contributions7 helpful votes
Westwood was lovely. Fabulous bed and a great room with terrace out to the garden. Bathroom was spacious and the shower was good. Only drawback was the breakfast at 25 per head (and which we didn't take). If you style yourself as BnB then breakfast is a given. However we still recommend it (just get your breakfast elsewhere)
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 29 Mar 2021
Dear RWPearson I am delighted you enjoyed your recent stay with us. As some New Zealanders prefer not to have a hearty breakfast we are currently offering a great special rate on a Room Only basis. Upon arrival we are happy to offer breakfast at an additional charge of $20.00 per person. Our breakfast are quite substantial & are served in the Main Lodge breakfast room. We do hope to welcome you back to Westwood Lodge again. Best Wishes Kaz
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Diana wrote a review Oct 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand40 contributions9 helpful votes
Westwood Lodge is a distinctive Fraemohs timber building, with lovely native bush views everywhere. We stayed in a spacious, clean as a whistle Grand suite with good heating. The layout consisted of a roomy ensuite, bedroom with a Super King oh so comfortable bed, spacious luggage storage area and a lounge. The large Lodge lounge/dining room was warm and inviting with a huge fireplace. Kaz prepared a generous buffet breakfast including a variety of fresh fruit,homemade yoghurts, and choice of a delicious cooked option. Benson and Zak the Labradoodles were gorgeous and well behaved. We had a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from , General Manager at Westwood Lodge
Responded 24 Oct 2020
Dear Diana Many thanks for your lovely review. We are delighted your enjoyed your stay wit us & do hope to welcome you back again. Best Wishes Kaz Gilmore
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ceri t wrote a review Mar 2020
Jersey, United Kingdom104 contributions47 helpful votes
9 rooms. Beautiful building very well appointed. Convenient to town. Pillows a little hard was our only minor moan otherwise first class. Would definitely come back. Breakfast fantastic. Views I am sure are spectacular but weather not on our side when we stayed
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PRICE RANGE
US$104 - US$265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestland Tai Poutini National ParkFranz Josef
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Westwood Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Westwood Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Franz Josef Glacier (6.1 km), Franz Josef Clay Target Shooting (1.6 km), and Roberts Point Track (5.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Westwood Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Westwood Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Westwood Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Westwood Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Westwood Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alice May, BLUE ICE RESTAURANT & BAR, and Monsoon Bar & Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Westwood Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Church of St. James (9.5 km).
Is Westwood Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.