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Westwood Lodge

Rapid Number 2919 State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7952 New Zealand
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#3 of 4 B&Bs 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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Hiking
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Laundry service
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Skiing
Billiards
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Umbrella
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Room features
Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English
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Shelly wrote a review Dec 2023
6 contributions1 helpful vote
This place was the cutest B&B we stayed at on our road trip! It was quite empty when we stayed during festive season as well. The bathrooms are very large along with the bedrooms. We had our own porch / garden area. The breakfast was better than other hotel breakfasts we’ve had on the trip. The staff was so sweet and it felt like an old time B&B where someone welcomes you into their home and treats you like family. The fireplace was great when it was turned on. The beds have the capability to heat up, and there’s heated floors in the bathroom and a towel heater. Mini fridge in the bedroom. We stayed during the summer and it wasn’t too hot at night at all, quite a comfortable temperature so lack of AC wasn’t an issue during our stay. I was a bit worried about that before visiting. My only constructive feedback to the hotel is that they should add a screen to the sliding door so that we could leave it open for fresh air and not worry about mosquitoes. That’s a pretty quick fix so hopefully they are able to make that change next year!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bobbi H wrote a review Dec 2023
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Our family of 4 adults had a wonderful stay at this lodge- love the log cabin decor- feels very inviting and comfy. Kristy and Audrey were very accommodating during our Christmas stay. Would definitely recommend this place to my friends and family
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Farzianah Z wrote a review Dec 2023
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We had 2 nights stay and it just wasn't enough. The place was so cozy and really comfortable. It was such an experince to remember. The staff kept in mind our request and fulfilled to the best possible. The room was beautifully done with heaters to keep us warm. The bed was very comfortable and helped us to have restful nights for our long drive. The location is great as it is close to the town and all the attractions. Thank you Kristy and Audrey for making our stay a memorable one!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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colin1962 wrote a review Apr 2023
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom165 contributions77 helpful votes
Loved the room, most comfortable bed ever, staff very friendly, nice continental breakfast included, great location, avery short drive from Franz Joseph and all it contains and nice views from the room of the mountains
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nevart H wrote a review Apr 2023
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Westwood Lodge is decent but rather overpriced for what it is. Both the continental and cooked breakfast is delicious and spot on time, the bed is comfortable, and the location is quiet. However, everything else is dated and tired. The staff is friendly but not seasoned hospitality professionals – they are learning and eager.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Joe H wrote a review Apr 2023
Oakland, California50 contributions9 helpful votes
My wife and I spent two days at Westwood Lodge, where our main objective was to heli-hike Fox Glacier. Very happy with our choice for a couple reasons. First, while there is good lodging available much close to Fox, the town of Franz Josef has much more to offer and the location was perfect - not in the middle of town, but much closer than it looks on the map. Second, the Coach House Suite was super clean, comfortable and spacious with a nice back patio facing the Southern Alps. Lastly, while the place was clearly understaffed, Alex, the fellow seemingly running the place single handedly was really terrific - friendly, courteous and very helpful with tips for dining. The only disappointment (and why only four stars) was, given the short staff, the lovely lounge area was essentially unavailable -- the bar closed, fireplace off, and no reason to hang out in what looked like a great spot to relax after a long day. With that in operation, it would be five stars for sure.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Sherry Rhodes B wrote a review Mar 2023
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We had a beautiful suite that had a private outdoor sitting area. The landscaping was magnificent and made us want to stay a week instead of a night! The breakfast was delicious. We highly recommend this place!
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Jenny S wrote a review Mar 2023
Fareham, United Kingdom8 contributions
Such a lovely place. The room and ensuite were very spacious and comfortable. The guest lounge/dining area was great, especially the fire. Breakfast was very generous and tasty. Alex was really helpful and had so.e good tips on the local area.
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ddisandro wrote a review Mar 2023
Paso Robles Wine Region, California18 contributions4 helpful votes
The Westwood Lodge is about 2 kilometers from the town’s restaurants, helicopters, bars, etc. It has very friendly staff living on site, with a cozy gathering area which includes a fireplace, chess board and brain-teaser puzzles, and billiards room. Our room was clean, comfy and had an outdoor patio with sitting area and mountain views. Free parking just outside our front door, and delicious breakfasts included daily. The staff even washed and folded our laundry at no charge. Overall great value and experience. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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John S wrote a review Mar 2023
West Fargo, North Dakota3 contributions
The room was comfortable and clean. The young guy running the check in was very helpful and courteous. The breakfast was standard continental - nothing special. My only complaint was that the room had a very strong smell of insect repellent or buy spray. You could smell the same odor outside the door of the room. This was off putting.
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PRICE RANGE
$496 - $609 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestland Tai Poutini National ParkFranz Josef
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Westwood Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Westwood Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Franz Josef Glacier Guides (1.2 km), Franz Josef Glacier (6.1 km), and Te Koha Gallery (1.7 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 Snake Bite Brewery.
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.