Like another reviewer, we were booked in to the Scenic Hotel but were upgraded to Te Waonui as it was still closed. I'm sure the Scenic Hotel will be great once finished (it may even be by now) but we were not disappointed with our stay at Te Waonui. The staff made us feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble for them. The hotel is located off the main road, hidden amongst the trees and the rooms overlook part of the forest (if that's the right term). We didn't eat in the hotel so can't comment but the bedrooms and other public areas were very inviting and beautifully decorated. We did have a bit of trouble with the heating but called reception who tried to rectify the issue - it worked in the end!
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Te Waoni Forest, whether you're stay is for a night or a week!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury hotels in New Zealand don't get any better than this! Nestled amongst native West Coast rainforest at Franz Josef is a very special five-star Qualmark rated retreat. Designed with utmost care of its precious environment, guests at Te Waonui Forest Retreat will find themselves encircled by rainforest and accommodated in natural and sustainable luxury. Te Waonui Forest Retreat promises all its guests a truly unique and memorable experience. At one with nature, the five-star Qualmark rated Te Waonui Forest Retreat is the ultimate coming together of luxury escape and environmental awareness. Great care has been taken to ensure this exceptional forest retreat steps lightly upon the earth, from the organic cotton bedspreads to its recycled local building materials. Discerning travellers will appreciate the hotel’s attention to detail, which starts with attentive personal service upon arrival, and continues throughout all the hotel facilities and every aspect of your stay. As our guest you will enjoy exceptional quality and service, including: Luxuriously appointed guest rooms, generously proportioned and featuring the highest standard of room amenities, such as your personal pillow menu, natural wool mattress underlay, and high speed Internet access. Dining among the tres in ‘The Canopy’ restaurant, and savouring quality local cuisine, including an indulgent five-course degustation dinner. Innovative, environmentally sustainable architecture and building materials that create a healthy, warm and quiet haven for you to enjoy. Easy access to many excellent local attractions, including the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, just minutes away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Te Waonui Forest Retreat Hotel Franz Josef