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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
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    “kiwi juice” (23 reviews)
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    Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

    Stayed here two nights. Dinner included one night. It was a 2 hour French like meal and very good. They cater to your every need. The rooms are beautiful with wonderful products. The grounds are lovely and the staff attentive. Breakfast is included and we...More

    Thank laurie a
    Reviewed 7 March 2016

    From the greeting from the Manager Richard and the Maori warrior to the hot towels and kiwi drink, our stay was lovely. Our bedroom was beyond perfect. Looking outside we could only see the lovely outdoors, ferns, trees, no street or road and they provided...More

    Thank peljul
    Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 16 March 2016

    Dear Peljul Great to meet you and glad that Melvin and I assisted with making your stay at Te Waonui Forest Retreat a special one. Yours sincerely Richard

    Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

    We stayed here for 2 nights recently and were a little disappointed. The greeting was different and a nice touch. The lad was very friendly. The major disappointment was the food. It showed a 3 course degustation menu in the room but when we went...More

    Thank Adam W
    Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 6 March 2016

    Dear Adam Our menus are dynamic and driven by the seasonality of our business. Apologies for the miscommunication and I have ensured all outdated restaurant menus have been removed from guest bedrooms. Yours sincerely Richard

    Reviewed 3 March 2016

    We got a lovely welcome, a hot flannel and a cool drink, it was much appreciated after a long drive. The receptionist was efficient and the young man, dressed in Mauri costume, who showed us round was a delight. The room was excellent, overlooking a...More

    Thank Judy B
    Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 6 March 2016

    Dear Judy B Thank you for advising that the scene was set for a great stay at Te Waonui Forest Retreat. Yours sincerely Richard

    Reviewed 2 March 2016

    The hotel is on the highway and only a block or two from the center of town. Surprisingly, the many trees and excellent landscaping make it appear as if one is in the middle of a temperate rain forest. The hotel is surprisingly large and,...More

    1  Thank Judith - David S
    Response from Richard B, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest RetreatResponded 6 March 2016

    Dear David S It is during the peak season months that our size as a Hotel becomes apparent. February is exceptionally busy for us and we should have done better to advise you that this is the most popular time in the year for guests...More

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    About
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    Travellers' Choice2017 Winner
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Spa
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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
    • Room amenities
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
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    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
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    • Price range
    • US$551 - US$714 (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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    • 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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    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.
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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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    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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