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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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    Overview
    • Excellent70%
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    • Average8%
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    “kiwi juice” (23 reviews)
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    1 - 5 of 626 reviews

    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    We were on a wider tour and had only one night in Franz Josef. It certainly had the wow factor. We were met by the Manager who welcomed us to the hotel with a welcome drink and hot towels. The rooms are superb and look...More

    Thank Irene L
    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    We were booked by travel agent and had no expectations. Really friendly staff, if inexperienced, greeted us. The room was well appointed, clean, and the forest views gorgeous. We wandered around town as our room was not ready when we arrived but that was expected....More

    Thank jamesthughes
    Reviewed 4 days ago

    We stayed at Te Waonui for two nights during our destination wedding/honeymoon trip of a lifetime. It was our favorite overall hotel experience on the trip. Some of the highlights for us: being greeted with a cold drink; the balcony overlooks the rainforest; the bathroom...More

    Thank 19DJ96
    Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 3 days ago

    Dear 19DJ96 Thank you for your review of Te Waonui and her surroundings. Pleased to read that you had a wonderful time here in Franz Josef Glacier. Yours sincerely Richard

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Stayed here one night as we drove around the island and loved it! Unbelievable setting in the rain forest, which is literally out your back door! Food at the restaurant was great BUT very slow delivery. Manager very personable and, overall a wonderful time!

    Thank lotabuck
    Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Lotabuck Thank you for your feedback. Much appreciated. Regards Richard

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This is a wonderful Resort in the town of Franz Joseph. We were in a group and were personally greeted by the manager who gave us a brief orientation of the hotel, hot pools etc. The rooms are modern and spacious with a view of...More

    Thank russell85
    Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Russell85 Thank you for giving us this feedback about your recent stay at Te Waonui. Yours sincerely Richard

    Aspen Court Franz Josef
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    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Travellers' Choice2017 Winner
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Spa
    • Hotel Amenities
    • 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
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$551 - US$714 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #1 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
    • #1 Family Hotel in Franz Josef
    • #2 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 100
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    • Location
    • New Zealand >
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    • West Coast Region >
    • Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) >
    • Franz Josef
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    • Te Waonui Forest Retreat Hotel 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.
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    Aussiekiki
    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
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    Out-of-SFO
    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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    "I think all rooms look out into the forest. If not, make sure yours does!"
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    "We stay in Room # 1138. Wonderful."
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    "I think that rooms on the second floor center have the best view of the internal rain forest"
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    "All rooms face inward to the rain forest canopy."
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