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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night after an afternoon of helihiking and enjoyed both the room and breakfast. We were warmly welcomed and escorted to our room. It was nice and spacious and the apples and cookies on the coffee table were a nice touch. There were 3 hot meal options for breakfast along with a nice selection of fruits...

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Tierra Verde, Florida
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This the perfect place to stay. The rooms are open & spacious. The breakfasts which are included are very good. The amenities include a lovely lodge type setting with great views. There is a bar & snooker table for customer use, along with video collections & excellent wifi connections. It is also very close to the Franz Joseph Glacier.

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Thank KAW0107
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Pleasant set of log cabins with patios overlooking gardens and snow topped mountains beyond. Franz Joseph is all about heli-rides up glaciers, walking, biking and other extreme sports. You need to be there on a sunny day or it all grinds to a halt ! The lodge was pleasant, without being exciting. Probably the best accommodation in the area.

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Thank Markfiftyfive
Washington DC
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We didn't spend a ton of time here, but the lodge is very lovely and cozy for a place in the middle of nowhere! The beds had heaters in the bed, which was a nice touch! There was also coffee and tea in the room. They had a cozy lodge and pool table and room to play games with the...

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Thank Justin H
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Just finished a two-week trip through New Zealand, and spent a few of those nights at Westwood Lodge. It's a really nice place to stay, located right near the township and offering access to plenty of surrounding activities. Kaz, who runs the place, is very friendly, and the two dogs are adorable. We got a great breakfast each day; the...

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Thank Lindsay S
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 15 December 2016

This was one of our favorite places along the South Island's west coast. Spacious room, beautiful common areas and gardens, gracious service from the owner and staff alike. Great breakfast with spectacular views of the mountains. For those who are concerned about the 3/4 mile walk into town...really? You are visiting one of the most beautiful outdoor scenic areas in...

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Thank SFlocalNM
Arizona
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We visit NZ every year and since we discovered Westwood Lodge in Franz Joseph we always stay there. It is an exceptional accommodation from the garden setting, to the lovely guest suites. We are always greeted by Caz and her fluffy labradoodles. The lodge has a gorgeous common space for breakfast, for fireplace lounging, reading, relaxing, or having a cocktail...

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Thank eldichter
San Carlos, CA
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This lodge is just outside the main streets of Franz Josef on the main route into town. It is partially hid from the highway by trees and jungle, and is fairly quiet. We were impressed by the large suites with very nice comfortable beds, and the overall nice appointments. The grounds are very nice with a view into the mountains,...

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Thank Glenn W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I stayed at Westwood Lodge for 2 nights and enjoyed my stay greatly! It is very comfortable, the room are spacious, comfortable and warm, there is great wifi, there is a welcome plate of fruit and homebaked cookies when you get into your room, each morning I had a fantastic hot breakfast, pleasant staff etc. It is located a short...

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Thank Jeffrey A
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

After being dropped off by our coach service, we had to drag our luggages to the main office which wasn't easy on gravelled road. We were promptly greeted by the barks of two labradoodles which were pretty friendly and inquisitive. Unfortunately, the lodge was about 2.1km away from restaurants and any other civilisation so it was pretty inconvenient without our...

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Dear Chow Family Thank you for your review. Unfortunately travelling my the Intercity /Newmans bus service does make your stay with us a little more restrictive. The Coach has an arrival time of approximately 5pm & unfortunately being a public Coach Service they will not drive down our driveway to reception & do drop you off on the Main Road...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: €164 - €249 (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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“All rooms seem accessible.”
 of 5 bubbles urbanrenewal, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in the main building may have some cross noise from the hallway.”
 of 5 bubbles mudrunner2016, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had a Coach House Suite and while pricier, the views and gorgeous tranquil garden were worth it!”
  • Franz Joseph glacier
  • View from our patio
  • Gorgeous gardens out our room door
 of 5 bubbles 322shaunat, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Back porches are nice in the morning”
  • bathroom!
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 of 5 bubbles lindsays495, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The suites in the central building are more convenient for accessing the lounge, breakfast, etc.”
 of 5 bubbles GlennW64, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
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