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Westwood Lodge- A Select Hotel
Ranked #3 of 5 Franz Josef B&B and Inns
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“High quality accommodation”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

We stayed only one night and were the only guests but Kaz was very welcoming and helpful. The dining and communal area is beautiful and I wish we had more time to appreciate it. There is glimpse of the glacier from the dining area. There was a full size billiard table which we didn't get to use but looks fantastic. The whole facility looked brand new and was beautifully maintained. The room was great, lots of wood, very comfortable, free wifi, loan DVDs etc. Breakfast was extravagant and delicious and the cooked course was made to order even though we were the only 2 guests. Really faultless and although not the cheapest place in Franz Josef was well worth it.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Magnificent views and very nice accommodation. The owner and staff were very helpful and courteous. Benson the Labradoodle was also very cute. Breakfast was cooked fresh and very tasty. Close to everything . Would stay again and recommend to couples. Not suitable for families.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

We stayed for 3 nights in room 7 in early March and were not disappointed on any front. Spacious, clean, comfortable suite and Kaz and her staff's attention to detail was not unnoticed. Lovely bathroom with walk-in shower and a roll top bath to soak away those hiking pains. Good breakfast. Relaxing in the sun on the decking in the afternoon after heli-hiking or walking to and from the glacier in the morning was most welcome. If you don't have your own transport, it's a 15 minute walk to town but being in a quiet location was a plus point for us.

Room Tip: Rooms 7 & 8 get the sun on the decking in the afternoon
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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West Midlands, England
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

We arrived at Westwood Lodge as part of a whirlwind tour of NZ. Most places we had stayed in had been really good, but this was something else. Our room had separate lounge, large king size bed, super bathroom all with views overlooking Glacier. It was lovely. Such a shame we only stayed for one night. Even the fact that it poured with rain did not take anything away from our stay here.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

We loved our two nights in a coach house at the Westwood Lodge. The views are stunning from room number 6, the room is spacious and well appointed and clean. The cooked to order breakfast is amongst the best of any B&B, and the staff are helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. The stay was really superb as a result of a collection of attributes. Would stay here again and would recommend anyone passing through the glacier area consider this amongst your top choices.

Room Tip: Coach House 6 has the best views of the mountains and the glacier (on a clear day!)
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Merritt Island, Florida
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Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at Westwood Lodge. We enjoyed the breakfasts, conversations with other guests, and watching movies borrowed from the living area. The king bed was warm and comfortable. Plenty of storage space for luggage, and a little patio for sitting or letting boots air outside. The receptionist is extremely friendly and helpful.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

What a wonderful friendly place. We were greeted by Kaz and shown to our lovely suite room, with all facilities. The lounge is wonderful with a huge picture window from which you can see the glacier. Breakfast was really good too
If you want to do the helicopter ride over the glacier, book it in advance with Kaz who will get you a discount
We were driving, but if you are on a coach tour it is a bit far out of town to walk

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Westwood Lodge- A Select Hotel
Address: State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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