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Pennsylvania...Abington Township
Reviewed 27 February 2014

We were immediately welcomed to Westwood by Kaz, the owner, who takes pride in her place and the way she treats her guests. At check in, she made some quick suggestions for food and places to sit, relax and view the mountains. We had a brief tour of the Lodge and our room. There is great thought given to each...

Thank onamauihi
Reviewed 14 February 2014

On a recent driving trip around the South Island of New Zealand, The Westwood Lodge was one of our favorite stays. We had the opportunity to chat with both Kaz and Maria - Kaz over a drink in the lovely living room and Maria at breakfast. They are both interesting and delightful. The lodge itself feels simultaneously luxurious and comfortable....

Thank Amosnali
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 8 February 2014

Very nice rooms and grounds. The room was huge and felt like a woodsy cabin. The décor is sparse, which made it feel a little cold (i.e. not really homey). The common area has a lovely fireplace with a view of the Glacier, but not much seating, so if other couples beat you to the couches you can't sit by...

Thank Christopher E
Calistoga, California
Reviewed 25 January 2014

We had a looong driving day and finally arrived at Franz Josef, Westwood Lodge, late afternoon. Caz took great care of us (three couples) and gave us expert advice on what to do for glacier sightings/tours and made dinner reservations for us too. The rooms are spacious, welcome cookies and apples were appreciated, and the breakfast in the great room...

Thank ElaineMJones
Belo Horizonte
Reviewed 22 January 2014

We just completed a trip of over 4 weeks around Australia and New Zealand staying in many hotels. This was perhaps our favourite. Although its location, being about a 1km from the town centre, is perhaps not the best for some reasons, it does offer a spectacular view up the valley towards the glacier. The room was large with ample...

Thank slatBH
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2014

Our experience seemed to mirror that of the other recent reviewers: accommodation was completely satisfactory, indeed our bathroom (including a deep bath) was particularly grand and the breakfast was very tasty but we agree that it is more motel-style than B&B and not quite as cosy as the lodge name or certain pictures suggest. That said, we were perfectly comfortable...

Thank CarlandHannah
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 16 January 2014

The lodge definitely feels like a motel, given the single story construction and the cars parked outside the rooms. In addition, the construction has a modern feel that gives a "hard" feeling. That said, the rooms were spacious, well thought out in design, had excellent and good-sized baths and were very comfortable. Our first impression was that the staff was...

Thank dls0140
Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2014

There is nothing wrong with Westwood Lodge. The rooms are clean, spacious, well equipped and have amazing views. It is just rather soul-less. Perhaps I should not expect more after all it is configured like a motel and feels like one. Compared with other places that we stayed in NZ it seems to be lacking in the personal touch -...

2Thank Gerald C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in November 2013. On arrival we were shown 2 rooms and asked to pick the one we wanted. We opted for a room in the main building so I could take advantage of the lovely bath for a nice soak! The lodge is bit out of town but we walked into town both evenings...

Thank baggiebird22
River Forest, Illinois
Reviewed 27 December 2013

Spent 3 days in this wonderful b&b in josef franz, NZ. Thought it would be rustic but was in for a pleasant surprise. Used 3 coach rooms for family of 6. Rooms were huge. Internet access provided (do not know why it was not advertised). Breakfast (combination of continental and made to order) was excellent. Owner Kaz's suggestions of hikes...

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Westwood0112, Owner at Westwood Lodge- A Select Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jordon & Family Many thanks for taking the time to review your expereince of your recent stay with us during the festive season. We are delighted that you & your family enjoyed your stay with us & ir was a pleasure meeting you all. Benson - the Lodge Labradoodle certainly missed all the games & affention from your girls....

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Westwood Lodge- A Select Hotel

Address: State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: RM1,117 - RM1,188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Westwood Lodge- A Select Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“One of the new suites for location, space and allocated parking”
 of 5 bubbles S5293HFrichardm, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All 9 rooms are excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles JesseM723, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“As for coach room! I did not see the others that were attached to the main lodge so they might have been great as well.”
 of 5 bubbles travelshirl88, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“Only saw the rooms in the main lodge. I would request one of those.”
 of 5 bubbles megamarv, 10 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Every room is perfect. No need to pick one over another.”
 of 5 bubbles stevelK8679QU, 16 Jan 2016 | Read review
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