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Westwood Lodge- A Select Hotel
Ranked #3 of 5 Franz Josef B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 16 December 2012

Kaz was very welcoming as was Benson the labradoodle who is superbly trained and doesn't go into the rooms.
Lovely accommodation, excellent shower/wet-room and tub bath
Complimentary wifi was much appreciated as we had been away from uk for nearly 4weeks
Breakfast was excellent and plentiful. The lounge/public areas are lovely and although it was quiet when we visited (just prior to the Christmas rush) I can imagine its a lovely place to mix with fellow travellers
Eating out entails a 20 minute walk but there is a good choice- we particularly liked the Alice May
Complimentary umbrellas if its raining provided.

Room Tip: We were shown main house (which had the tub bath) or coach house which was slightly bigger but only...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 December 2012

We stopped here for one night along our 10 day trip through New Zealand. I was super impressed with this luxurious little roadside lodge. It's set up more like a motel than hotel, but I liked the privacy, and the roadside location didn't bother us at all. Large beds, nice bathrooms, robes, coffee and a private patio.
The owner was extremely nice, and the main lodge is really beautiful. Great place for an evening drink or breakfast.
My only issue is that it's a few minutes outside of the town. Not a big deal if it's a nice day out as you could walk it (although it would probably take 15-20 minutes) but on a colder day you definitely have to get in your car.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank SarahDallas222
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Reviewed 11 December 2012

Westwood Lodge is beautiful with impressive woodwork throughout. Our room was comfortable and attractive, and breakfast was delicious! All this just a short drive from the village of Franz Josef and the glacier.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Cabdiver
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

Very spacious rooms, complimentary wifi (2h), lovely fireplace in the common room, fine and healthy breakfast, warm welcome by the manager (kaz). A car is necessary to go to the nearby restaurants though. Rooms are nicely decorated, modern with a wooden touch. Private car park in front of the room. Dvd player in the room and a wide selection of films in the common room.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank vane_suiza
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Reviewed 24 May 2012

It's ironic that the website says no pets, but the first thing that happened when we arrived at Westwood Lodge reception was the owner's large dog jumping over me and constantly sniffing my bottom during the check-in procedure. The owner took us to our room, with the dog following, and the dog actually entered our suite. I love dogs, and it was a lovely labrador-poodle cross, but .....

We stayed in the best suite, "The Grand Suite", which was comfortable, but certainly overpriced considering everything. My husband had sprained his ankle during the day and we asked for ice for an ice-pack, but were told that there was none. We had a lovely little outdoor area with a table and chairs, but there was an ashtray under the table which was filled with butts, and the area was a little grotty.

The communal lounge area is absolutely gorgeous. It has a bar, fireplace and a separate pool table. Unfortunately, the fireplace was not fired up, the bar was closed, and when we were enjoying the company of other guests in the pool table room, the owner was hanging around and wanted to join in the fun - bringing her dog with her again.

Breakfast was a disaster. The coffee was cheap and nasty, and only served by the owner at her discretion. The scrambled eggs were boiled eggs mashed into a disastrous dry mess.

I hate writing bad reviews.

Room Tip: Choose a cheap room and don't go for the suite.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank victoria_454
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

We enjoyed our stay here, its a nice facility but lacked the touches that take it to the next level as a luxury lodge even though it is priced as such.

We were given a choice of a room in the main building with a tub or a coachroom which was huge with glacier views. We chose the latter which was nicely furnished, quiet and comfy, we slept well. There was a lack of toiletries in the bathroom for a hotel of this type - would have liked to have seen some body lotion,more soap, cottonwool buds, shower cap, etc. Complimentary fruit and biscuits were provided on our first day, thought this should be daily given the tariff.

The lodge is built in lockwood style, modern with a nice garden outlook. Communal facilities are good, pool table, library, bar, music and comfy lounges in front of a gas fire - perfect for a crowd.

Kaz was friendly, chatty and hospitable, we loved her labradoodle though he is not much good as a watchdog! way too sweet!

Kaz's cereal mix at breakfast is delicious and so is the yoghurt, but bottled orange juice was a disappointment as were the cooked breakfasts. Bacon was overcooked and salty, portions were small - not a hearty feast to set you up for a day exploring the mountains.

This is a lovely place close to town but on the expensive side for what we got.

Room Tip: Coachroom No 6 to get glacier views
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Casa62
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

We found the lodge very pleasent and welcoming. Great location, nice and quiet. Everything was clean and tidy and well maintained. The log cabin style accommodation is cosy and suited our needs very well for our stay in this delightful area of NZ. The hosts were very helpful with advice for eating out and trips onto the glaciers. Breaksfast was good.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank jonnnyj
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Address: Rapid Number 2919 State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Franz Josef
Price Range: £156 - £236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Westwood Lodge- A Select Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Westwood Lodge offer stylish cotemporary accommodation set in a delightful landscaped native garden with Alpine & Glacier views. All rooms are superbly comfortable, choose between the Main House Suites with a luxurious French tub or a Coach House suite with fantastic alpine views. All suites have underfloor heated spacious ensuites with dual handbasins & large open titled showers. For total comfort all include complimentary toiletries, robes & hairdryers. ... more   less 
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