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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 sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised 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 11 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
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Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Billiards
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
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fifinz2022 wrote a review 9 Aug
Auckland, New Zealand
Great location very comfortable. Bar not open but understand it’s opening soon. Lovely lounge area with fireplace. Rooms are large well heated and good amenities. Helpful managers . A few minutes out of town but easy to find on main road.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Peter Baxter wrote a review Jul 2022
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My wife and I have just stayed at Westwood Lodge for 2 nights and couldn’t have been happier. Ash and Steve were so friendly and definitely made us feel at home. Our room was massive and very well kept. The guest lounge was also awesome and my wife and I spent time reading and relaxing in front of the large fireplace. We had delicious hot breakfasts on both mornings. We would definitely recommend Westwood Lodge for couples who are looking for a great place to stay in Franz Josef.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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EJ M wrote a review May 2021
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The view, Kaz, the pooches, the room, breakfast. Friendly, warm, informative, inviting. Perfect place to stay whilst exploring the glaciers. We also headed into Alice May’s for dinner from Kaz’s suggestion which was equally delightful.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kaz Gilmore, Owner at Westwood Lodge
Responded 23 May 2021
Dear 125ejm Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am delighted that you enjoyed you stay here & dinner at the Alice May. I do hope that we meet again. Take care & safe travels Best Wishes Kaz Gilmore
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nzwestie wrote a review May 2021
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand437 contributions145 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 7 May 2021
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 contributions27 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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Response from , General Manager at Westwood Lodge
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 Kingdom109 contributions67 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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Date of stay: March 2020
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kokosandiego wrote a review Mar 2020
san diego214 contributions160 helpful votes
Franz Josef. Sort of expected a bit more, as we have had the most amazing experiences in many of the lodges in NZ....this one is sort of Yosemite Lodge, but much cleaner! and that I will say is something, spotless room, bath , sitting area for breakfast. Patio is nice looking out at the view Am sure they house so many one nite guests that room upgrade seems questionable. Manager was gracious and helpful, breakfast was simple , yet covered all requests. Parking is easy, right by your room and location is great, easy access to the glacier and to activities in the area. Although on the main road, we did not hear traffic noise...very quiet there after dark!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Lee H wrote a review Feb 2020
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Lovely, clean and spacious rooms -- some of the largest we experienced on our trip -- plus the view toward the mountains and the green landscaping made it a perfect place to sit outside and enjoy a glass of wine and snacks. Kaz is a terrific host. We left coats in our room, which she graciously shipped home to the US when we discovered them missing. They arrived home before we did! The breakfast is in a large dining room and offered lots of variety. Parking for each room is just outside the door. The property is an easy mile walk into Franz Josef. Kaz arranged our heli flight to the glacier and also provided dining recommendations. All in all, a great place to stay for a few days.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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PRICE RANGE
US$190 - US$233 (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), Te Koha Gallery (1.7 km), and Franz Josef Clay Target Shooting (1.6 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, Monsoon Bar & Restaurant, and BLUE ICE RESTAURANT & BAR.
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.