We stayed 2 nights at Te Waonui while travelling round New Zealand with friends. We all very much enjoyed it. We were greeted with a soft drink on arrival and found a bottle of bubbly in our rooms. The staff were helpful and attentive. The room was large with a very comfortable bed and large bathroom, it overlooked the rain forest with a balcony.
We enjoyed the food both the dinners and the breakfasts which for us had plenty of choice and were well cooked. As with all our NZ hotels the choice of fresh fruit at breakfast was a bit limited for my taste.
This is a large hotel, when we stayed there were very few guests but there is the potential for several tour parties (Franz Josef is a big tour party kind of place). I think then it would be a totally different experience. On our experience I would definitely recommend it to other visitors but with the proviso that you seek to miss the main tourist rush. This is probably true for the whole of Franz Josef.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline, Odigeo, Agoda, TravelUp, Traveltool, S.L.U., TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd, Cancelon and HotelQuickly so you can book your Te Waonui Forest Retreat reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Te Waonui Forest Retreat Hotel Franz Josef