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    Te Waonui Forest Retreat

    3 Wallace Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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    Reviewed 3 January 2017

    Stayed just 2 nights & wish it had been a week. Friendly staff, excellent accommodation, perfect quiet location & easy access to walks including the glacier. Enjoyed the degustation menu for dinners, took advantage of the spa centre & felt right at home

    Thank Martyn P
    Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 9 January 2017

    Dear Martyn Thank you for choosing Te Waonui Forest Retreat. Yours sincerely Richard

    Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

    Just spent a couple of nights at this beautiful hotel. Stayed in room 1046 which was a fair walk from the main hub, but extremely peaceful (apart from the suitcase trolley trundling along the boardwalk outside!) Room was well equipped and spacious, albeit the king...More

    Thank JulieinOz
    Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 9 January 2017

    Dear JulieinOz Thank you for spending two nights at Te Waonui Forest Retreat we treasure your feedback. Yours sincerely Richard

    Reviewed 2 January 2017

    We stayed one night at the Te Waonui Forest Retreat. The staff was wonderful. We were warmly greeted when we pulled up, and were whisked away to our room. The room itself was right across from the elevator, still inside the building. The room was...More

    1  Thank TravelTime157
    Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 9 January 2017

    Dear TravelTime157 Thank you for your review and recommendation. Yours sincerely Richard

    Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

    Our reservation unknown to us was cancelled by their agent as our booking company had gone bankrupt- luckily they did have a room and did honour the original booking price we paid. Rooms were clean & comfortable and laid out in a square, from the...More

    Thank The_hammonds_11
    Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 9 January 2017

    Dear The_hammonds_11 Glad that we could assist with your reservation and disappointing to read we fell short of dinner expectations. Thank you for your feedback as this is the only way we can improve as a Hotel. Yours sincerely Richard

    Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

    Staff really cannot do enough for you. Great food and a really warm welcome, very relaxing We visited over a bad weather period, some of our outdoor activities were cancelled, would have liked a pool or gym to relax in - used hot pool next...More

    Thank M0R1SS
    Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 9 January 2017

    Dear MORRISS Thank you and pleased to read that you enjoyed our genuine caring service at TW. Yours sincerely Richard

    Awards & Recognition
    Travellers' Choice2017 Winner
    Certificate of Excellence
    • 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
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room amenities
    • Refrigerator in room
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    • Price range
    • US$519 - US$711 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #1 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
    • #2 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
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    • Number of rooms
    • 100
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    • Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) >
    • Franz Josef
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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.
    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
    16 October 2015|
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    Response from Richard B | Property representative |
    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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    "All of the rooms have rain forest balconies so you can't go wrong"
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    "I think all rooms look out into the forest. If not, make sure yours does!"
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