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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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    • Excellent69%
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    • Average8%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    Dry Cleaning
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Reviewed 21 November 2016

    This is a beautiful place, in a beautiful setting. The staff are very welcoming, lovely and friendly.the rooms are delightful, clean and very comfortable. The restaurant within the hotel is really nice, excellent menu, lovely food, the staff were just fabulous. Would highly recommend. thank...More

    Thank Jules L
    Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 23 November 2016

    Dear Jules Thank you for your visit and kind feedback. Yours sincerely Richard

    Reviewed 19 November 2016

    The " Rainforest Retreat" description is certainly merited, with the greenery close up to the bedroom windows (my one opening window had a flyscreen) mand no extraneous noise unless a coach party is making an early departure. I did not find the welcome comfortable.It was...More

    Thank YorkshireAviator
    Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 23 November 2016

    Dear YorkshireAviator Thank you for your vivid review and service pointers for our careful consideration at Te Waonui. Yours sincerely Richard

    Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

    Spectacular accomodation Comfort beyond expectation Decadent linens and towels and Robes Heated bathroom floors Nespresso Excellent dinner Fantastic breakfast spread unfortuantely coffee wasnt tasty. Convenient and reasonable laundry facilities Would have loved to stay two nights to enjoy the spa.

    Thank Caroline B
    Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 17 November 2016

    Dear Caroline Thank you for making a comprehensive TA posting about your stay with us at Te Waonui Forest Retreat. Yours sincerely Richard

    Reviewed 15 November 2016

    We had been in Christchurch during the earthquake, had a very long day travelling by road, having our train journey cancelled, with torrential rain throughout. We were exhausted and not very happy on arrival. The staff made us so welcome - with hot towels and...More

    Thank Holly D
    Response from Richard B, Guest Relations Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 17 November 2016

    Dear Holly D Thank you for your valued feedback. The cushions, despite being made from real possum fur are said to be sustainable owing to these animals being such a pest in New Zealand! Yours sincerely Richard

    Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

    Wow, I have stayed at 5 star and even what is considered 6 star hotels around the world and been happy to spend money frivolously on nice hotels. This however was insane. We arrived one night driving through from Queenstown, not particularly busy and a...More

    1  Thank Jevanx
    Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 15 November 2016

    Jevanx, Your review is in direct contravention of TA’s Guidelines for Traveller Reviews of being “Helpful, 1st-Hand and based on substantial experiences”. By your own admission in your other TA motel property review of your one night in Franz Josef, YOU NEVER STAYED at Te...More

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    • 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
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    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Te Waonui Forest Retreat Hotel Franz Josef
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    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
    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
    11 January 2015|
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    Response from caroline900 | Reviewed this property |
    yes spa and massage available.
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    "I think all rooms have views over the forest"
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