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Surrounded by natural rainforest on New Zealand's West Coast, Te Waonui Forest Retreat is a short drive from Franz Josef Glacier. Guests enjoy free WiFi. This five-star retreat offers luxuriously appointed rooms which include organic cotton bed sheets and large private bathrooms. The hotel restaurant serves breakfast and dinner using the best of fresh New Zealand produce. Te Waonui Forest Retreat is close to local attractions including horse trekking, rafting and quad bike tours for guests to enjoy.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended!

Free parking available at the hotel


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Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
2 full beds
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Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.3
Facilities
8.7
Cleanliness
9.2
Comfort
9.2
Value for money
7.9
Location
9.4
Free WiFi
10
High score for Franz Josef
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Mike
    Canada Canada
    Everything. Beautiful building, friendly staff, clean room, great breakfast buffet, good dinners.
  • Bhavani
    India India
    Clean and comfortable rooms. Good breakfast and dinner. Staff was very helpful.
  • Michael
    United States of America United States of America
    Amazing staff everywhere. Always willing to help. Incredible 5 course meal included with the room rate. Rack of lamb was superb. Turndown service was a nice extra.

Hotel area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • The Canopy Restaurant
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Dinner
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of Te Waonui Forest Retreat
Great facilities! Review score, 8.7

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Spa
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Alarm clock
View
  • Garden view
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Valet parking
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Spa
  • Spa
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

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Check-in

From 3:00 PM

Check-out

From 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos American Express Cash Te Waonui Forest Retreat accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please note that there is a 1.5% charge when you pay with a credit card.

Please note that when booking 5 or more rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Please inform Te Waonui Forest Retreat of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Te Waonui Forest Retreat

  • Te Waonui Forest Retreat has 1 restaurant:

    • The Canopy Restaurant

  • Te Waonui Forest Retreat offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Bicycle rental

  • The prices at Te Waonui Forest Retreat may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Te Waonui Forest Retreat is 1,500 feet from the center of Franz Josef. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at Te Waonui Forest Retreat include:

    • Double

  • Check-in at Te Waonui Forest Retreat is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.