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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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    Overview
    • Excellent70%
    • Very good20%
    • Average8%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
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    “hot towels” (18 reviews)
    “kiwi juice” (21 reviews)
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    Breakfast included
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    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 16 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 14 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

    Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

    The one night we stayed here, on the only package offered of degustation dinner bed and breakfast, cost $849. So not cheap and expectations were high. This review should be read in that context. Overall I would say that Te Waonui is a victory of...More

    2  Thank Giles T
    Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 6 November 2016

    Dear Giles T Apologies for falling short of some basic expectations. More specifically, our Maori Cultural Experience and Kiwi Welcome are supposed to be service enhancements which guests normally really appreciate after a long drive to Te Waonui. Yours sincerely Richard

    Reviewed 4 November 2016

    I can't imagine a better property in beautiful Frank Josef! From the moment you arrived, you knew this was going to be a unique experience and they made sure to deliver on all our expectations. It had the perfect combination of luxury and warmth, especially...More

    1  Thank VegsSTL
    Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 6 November 2016

    Dear VegsSTL Thank you for your review and thanks as well for your special mention of Rohan and Ricardo, two staff members integral to our success as a Hotel. Yours sincerely Richard

    Reviewed 1 November 2016

    It was great to be greeted before we even stepped out of the car. Didn't have to do a thing after that, bags and car taken care of. All we had to manage was finding our way to the amazing degustation dinner beside the fireplace....More

    Thank LandP4573
    Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 6 November 2016

    Dear LandP4573 Disappointing to read that of all things the bathroom, moisture extractor fan let us down! We appreciate your valued feedback. Yours sincerely Richard

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    About
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    Amenities
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    • Free Parking
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Spa
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Free Parking
    • Room Service
    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
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    • Refrigerator in room
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    • US$497 - US$714 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #1 Family Hotel in Franz Josef
    • #1 Romantic Hotel in Franz Josef
    • #2 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
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    • Number of rooms
    • 100
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    yournameyouremail
    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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    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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    Response from caroline900 | Reviewed this property |
    yes spa and massage available.
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