We spent two nights here in February. After a long drive from Kaiteriteri, we landed at the Westwood where we had reserved a coach house suite. From the outside, the lodge resembles a motel. The lodge is right on a state highway; the noise when outside is really obnoxious. The location is about 2 miles from town. Just far enough that we did not want to walk. Check in went fine with good advice about dining in town. The manager called and made reservations for us. The room is just as it looks on their website. Access to the internet was our biggest hassle. We were given 30 minutes gratis. Then the minutes were doled out at an extra cost. And everytime we ran out, one of us had to go to the office to get a new password and user ID. Got pretty frustrating. We would have preferred a set rate per day for unlimited use. We probably would look for a different place to stay if we returned to Franz Josef Glacier.
- 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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