Te Waonui Forest Retreat
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9.2
Value for money8.2
Location rating9.5
Has restaurantYes
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Air conditioning

  • Balcony/terrace

  • Room service [24-hour]

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9.5
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Deluxe Room King
Deluxe Room King
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  • 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Disabled Access Room
Disabled Access Room
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  • 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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Deluxe Room Twin
Deluxe Room Twin
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  • 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 queen beds
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Deluxe Room, Accessible
Deluxe Room, Accessible
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    Deluxe Room QQ
    Deluxe Room QQ
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      Luxury Room
      Luxury Room
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        Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds
        Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds
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          Deluxe - 1 Bed Requested
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            Deluxe 2 Queen Beds
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              Basic Single
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                Agoda Reviews (22)Booking.com Reviews (97)
                9.2
                Exceptional
                From 22 reviews
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                Cleanliness9.7
                Facilities8.8
                Location9.5
                Room comfort and quality9.5
                Service9.6
                Value for money8.2
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                9.6
                Exceptional
                Michelle from United States
                Couple
                Deluxe Room King
                Stayed 2 nights in February, 2018
                Exceptional”
                Greeted with kiwi juice and hot towels, which were a nice touch. Happily surprised to find that our reservation included free breakfast AND dinner for a 2 night stay, with 1 dinner at their hotel restaurant for a 5 course meal and another for any restaurant in town, on the hotel. Wish that Agoda had mentioned this in our reservation details, but again was pleasantly surprised when we got there.
                Reviewed February 19, 2018
                8.0
                Excellent
                Suzanne from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Deluxe Room King
                Stayed 2 nights in November, 2017
                Coach Parties”
                This resort is in a great location in Franz Josef with wonderful views of the forest and the glacier. We were there in late November and it was catering to 2 or 3 large coach parties per night. So be prepared for suitcases rolling along the concrete corridors at six in the morning.
                Reviewed December 03, 2017
                Dear Suzanne Guests are not expected to carry/wheel their own suitcases at Te Waonui Forest Retreat as we have Porters on duty to assist in this regard. Unfortunately the noise in this instance originated from guests checking out early in the morning, choosing to wheel their own hand-luggage that created this disturbance. Yours sincerely Richard, GM
                Responded December 07, 2017
                Te Waonui Forest Retreat
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Chris from United States
                Couple
                Deluxe Room King
                Stayed 1 night in November, 2017
                Stay longer!”
                Incredibly friendly staff, excellent food and beverage service, eco-friendly accomodations - our only regret is that we were only here one evening, would have loved to stay longer!
                Reviewed November 14, 2017
                Dear Chris Pleased to read that you had a great stay. Thanks as well for your glowing review of your time at Te Waonui Forest Retreat! Yours sincerely Richard
                Responded December 07, 2017
                Te Waonui Forest Retreat
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Mary from United States
                Couple
                Deluxe Room King
                Stayed 2 nights in January, 2017
                Had a great time despite challenging weather”
                Wonderful food, staff greeted us in Maori costume...
                Reviewed February 03, 2017
                Dear Mary Thank you for taking the time to rate your experience at Te Waonui Forest Retreat. Yours sincerely Richard
                Responded December 07, 2017
                Te Waonui Forest Retreat
                9.2
                Exceptional
                Keith from Malaysia
                Group
                Deluxe Room Twin
                Stayed 1 night in December, 2016
                Great Service, Good interior”
                The staff at this hotel are really friendly and professional. The hotel is located is a good location and next to a native forest. The interior of the rooms are modern and new.
                Reviewed January 04, 2017
                Dear Keith Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Yours sincerely Richard
                Responded December 07, 2017
                Te Waonui Forest Retreat
                8.4
                Excellent
                Lesley from Australia
                Couple
                Deluxe Room King
                Stayed 1 night in November, 2016
                Lovely Forest Retreat ”
                We so enjoyed looking into the forest from our balcony. This makes the hotel unique. The bed was SO comfortable 😍, which means a lot! We had no complaints about the room. I really appreciated the extra towels in the bathroom. We found the dinner a bit average: very odd flavours that didn't really combine well. It was too rich and not greatly enjoyable. The continental breakfast was excellent: fresh with plenty of choice. The staff were excellent, professional and very attentive. All in all, the Lodge was an enjoyable experience.
                Reviewed November 23, 2016
                Dear Lesley Belated thanks for this feedback. Yours sincerely Richard, GM
                Responded December 07, 2017
                Te Waonui Forest Retreat
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Kuo from Taiwan
                Group
                Deluxe Room Twin
                Stayed 1 night in April, 2015
                lovely hotel and nice service”
                I love the forest view from the room
                Reviewed February 17, 2016
                Dear Kuo Thank you for your review and associated high rating of your time with us. Yours sincerely Richard, GM
                Responded December 27, 2017
                Te Waonui Forest Retreat
                8.7
                Excellent
                Carla from Japan
                Couple
                Deluxe Room Twin
                Stayed 1 night in February, 2016
                Great hotel”
                convenient but quiet location, good food, good room
                Great hotel, wonderful staff, but expensive. It is not quite 5 star, no gym, no swimming pool. And they should do something about the horrible neon-lighting in the restaurant, it is an absolute mood killer!
                Reviewed February 13, 2016
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Yee from Malaysia
                Group
                Deluxe Room Twin
                Stayed 2 nights in December, 2015
                Perfect customer service! ”
                Proactive friendly staff with extra value added services (for eg always helpful with luggage, offered to clean car, warm welcome, warm Christmas vibe amongst staff), good food, wifi
                Reviewed December 27, 2015
                9.7
                Exceptional
                Bettina from Germany
                Solo traveler
                Deluxe Room Twin
                Stayed 1 night in December, 2014
                Gorgeous and relaxing”
                Styling, Amenities, Staff
                What a fantastic place. The architecture and rooms are gorgeous. Amenities are great, and it's a mere 3mins walk to the hot springs. A very relaxing stay over New Year. Only drawback was that the dining room was very bare considering it was a special occasion. Food was fantastic, ambience sadly did not match, all a little cold. Staff could not be friendlier or more helpful. All in all a great experience, would definitely come back.
                Reviewed May 27, 2015
                8.0
                Excellent
                caroline from France
                Family with teens
                Deluxe Room Twin
                Stayed 1 night in December, 2014
                nice place”
                nice accommodation, nice service, nice dinner
                Reviewed January 06, 2015
                9.7
                Exceptional
                Tsai from Taiwan
                Solo traveler
                Deluxe Room Twin
                Stayed 2 nights in December, 2014
                Very nice place to stay in Franz Glacier”
                Comfort, Supporting, food
                It was a very nice experience to us. The staff were always be willing to serice and offer many helpful comments for our special issues. Highly recomment Te Wanoui as the best choice in Franz Josef/Fox Glacier area.
                Reviewed December 30, 2014
                9.3
                Exceptional
                Oliver from Australia
                Couple
                Deluxe Room King
                Stayed 1 night in December, 2014
                Amazing place to stay!”
                Location, Degustation Dinner, Staff
                This place was great! We had the bundled package including room & 5 course degustation dinner which was superb! The room was spacious, very well equipped, clean, and very comfortable. The staff were extremely attentive and courteous; we felt like this was a true 5-star experience. The bed wasn't as comfortable as hoped, but everything else was fantastic!
                Reviewed December 08, 2014
                9.7
                Exceptional
                Nancy from United States
                Couple
                Deluxe Room King
                Stayed 1 night in April, 2014
                Fantastic luxury rain forest hotel experience”
                The rooms beautiful, the view unexpected and lovely, the service excellent
                The staff was amazingly helpful from check in all the way to helping us find accommodations at our next destination. The entire hotel was so beautiful and relaxing. The dinners and breakfasts were excellent, the setting quite intimate, and the service quite attentive.
                Reviewed April 13, 2014
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Su from Malaysia
                Solo traveler
                Deluxe Room King
                Stayed 1 night in November, 2013
                Best stay at Franz Josef”
                Good dinner, Superb rainforest view from room, Well appointed room
                Reviewed November 14, 2013
                9.3
                Exceptional
                Feng from Australia
                Solo traveler
                Deluxe Room King
                Stayed 1 night in April, 2013
                Great stay, friendly staff”
                Great food, comfortable bed and nice garden view
                Reviewed April 22, 2013
                9.7
                Exceptional
                Scott from Australia
                Couple
                Deluxe Room King
                Stayed 1 night in April, 2013
                Great stay. Wish it had been longer.”
                The staff were fantastic.
                Reviewed April 10, 2013
                9.0
                Exceptional
                Paul from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Deluxe Room King
                Stayed 2 nights in February, 2013
                Great location, excellent rooms, high standard”
                Location, bedrooms
                Pricey but worth it. Inclusive meal package did not disappoint
                Reviewed March 04, 2013
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Eunju from United States
                Couple
                Deluxe Room Twin
                Stayed 1 night in November, 2011
                awesome place to stay!!”
                Great room, immaculate service, gourmet meal
                absolutely awesome!! everything was perfect! the staff was tentativeness without being intrusive. the room was very very clean, view stunning, in the middle of rain forest. the meal was beautifully presented. can't find anything to complain and absolutely loved it.
                Reviewed November 08, 2011
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