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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 4 days 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 3 days ago

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

    Reviewed 5 days 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 3 days ago

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

    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    The setting of Te Waonui Forest Retreat is really special, set as it is in a temperate rain forest. Every attempt has been made to be as ecologically correct as possible. The rooms are exceptionally comfortable with a bathroom that has underfloor heating. Even the...More

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

    Dear Sue Satisfying to read that all our products, service and ambience aligned to ensure your stay at Te Waonui was a great one. Yours sincerely Richard

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We stayed here for two nights following a trip to Queenstown for our honeymoon. This place is sensational and ticks all the boxes. From service on arrival to check out everything was so well delivered and presented. Great meals! Good location to have a look...More

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

    Dear Ryan Thanks once again for giving us your valued feedback. It was great to meet you and thanks for visiting from Christchurch. Yours sincerely Richard

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We stayed here on our honeymoon for 2 nights and had an amazing time! It was a great end to our holiday. The hotel is designed around native bush, the views are incredible. We were welcomed at the door with a drink and hot towel,...More

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

    Dear Bexfoodie Thanks so much for spending your special time with us! Yours sincerely Richard

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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
    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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    "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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