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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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    8/10/2017 9/10/2017
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    Traveller (220)
    Room & Suite (67)
    Dining (33)
    Overview
    • Excellent69%
    • Very good21%
    • Average8%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “kiwi juice” (22 reviews)
    “course meal” (22 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Restaurant
    Room Service
    Family Rooms
    Bar/Lounge
    Concierge
    Spa
    Wheelchair Access
    Business Centre
    Dry Cleaning
    Private Balcony
    5.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 610 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    What can I say? The general manager, Richard and his team took fantastic care of Jason and I during our three night stay. Martin and the rest of reception always greeted us with a smile and were willing to go that extra mile to help...More

    Thank 35kerryt
    Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear 35kerryt Thank you for your cheery review. Much appreciated. Yours sincerely Richard

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We got a typical Maori welcome ceremony and a cold kiwi juice when we arrived in Te Waonui. The hotel is excellently located at a quiet place surrounded by forest and still close to the city center. The staff was very friendly. The rooms are...More

    Thank Guy9120
    Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Guy9120 Thank you for taking the time to give us your valued post-stay feedback about your time with us at Te Waonui Forest Retreat. Yours sincerely Richard

    Reviewed 4 July 2017

    This is a wonderful place to relax and unwind. We received a traditional Maori welcome on arrival greeted by staff dressed in traditional Maori costumes. The Kiwi juice was very refreshing and much appreciated after the long drive from Picton. What a tranquil, peaceful and...More

    Thank Jeembo11
    Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 25 July 2017

    Dear Jeembo11 Thank you for your review and feedback! Much appreciated. Regards Richard

    Reviewed 15 May 2017

    This hotel was so nice and great shame was we didn't manage to stay longer. We were greeted by one of the management in traditional Maori dress who gave us a briefing of the hotel facilities in a lovely lounge area. Room was beautiful set...More

    Thank CummingDubai
    Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 6 June 2017

    Dear CummingDubai Thank you for visiting us and we appreciate your time taken to give us this valuable feedback. Yours sincerely Richard

    Reviewed 8 May 2017

    Well designed, comfortable rooms with magnificent rain forest surroundings, including walking/running trail. Excellent food and dining room service. Deserves an extended stay if you have the time and resources.

    Thank Carmelita B
    Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 14 May 2017

    Dear Carmelita Thank you for your review and pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us at TW. Yours sincerely Richard

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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
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    • Price range
    • US$470 - US$697 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • 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 >
    • South Island >
    • West Coast Region >
    • Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) >
    • Franz Josef
    • Also Known As
    • Te Waonui Forest Retreat Hotel Franz Josef
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    Traveller (220)
    Room & Suite (67)
    Dining (33)
    Hotel & Grounds (122)
    Bathroom (12)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (2)
    Family and Play Areas (1)
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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
    15 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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    george60898
    11 January 2015|
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    Response from caroline900 | Reviewed this property |
    yes spa and massage available.
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