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Te Waonui Forest Retreat

3 Wallace Street, Town Center, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand, 7856 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
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Nearby landmarks
Westland Tai Poutini National Park 270 m
Mount Cook Airport 42.4 km
Glentanner Airport 58.8 km
Hokitika Airport 99.2 km
Greymouth Airport 131.8 km
Richard Pearse Airport 131.9 km
Ashburton Airport 142.8 km
Wanaka Airport 166.6 km
Christchurch International Airport 190.5 km
Queenstown Airport 214.9 km
9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
ParkingFREE
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Balcony/terrace

  • Room service [24-hour]

  • Bar

Value for money7.7
Location rating9.1

Rooms available at Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
9.5
Deluxe Room King
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Disabled Access Room
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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Deluxe Room Twin
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 queen beds
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Deluxe Two Queen Room
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
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Deluxe Accessible Room
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
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Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Te Waonui Forest Retreat?

          Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The front desk is always open, day or night.

          How do I get to Te Waonui Forest Retreat?

          For those who wish to drive their own cars, Te Waonui Forest Retreat has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease.

          What are my dining options at Te Waonui Forest Retreat?

          Te Waonui Forest Retreat features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

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          Overall rating:
          8.9
          Excellent
          27 reviews
          Cleanliness
          9.5
          Facilities
          8.0
          Location
          9.1
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          More about Te Waonui Forest Retreat

          More about Te Waonui Forest Retreat

          Luxurious, outstanding, and sophisticated best describe this property. Surrounded by a well preserved forest, Te Waonui Forest Retreat is the perfect destination for eco-tourists. Whether it’s a romantic getaway, family vacation, corporate bonding trip, or even friends gathering, Te Waonui Forest Retreat is simply magnificent. Decorated with soft timber, wool duvets, and a soft, wooden underlay, their rooms boast a natural setting. Innovative and eco-friendly at the same, each of the rooms feature double glazing and sound proofing technology. A wonderful combination of cutting edge technology and a peaceful and natural environment, Te Waonui Forest Retreat is just an oasis.

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          1 mention
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          Reviews of Te Waonui Forest Retreat from real guests

          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          8.9
          /
          10
          Excellent
          Cleanliness9.5
          Facilities8.0
          Location9.1
          Room comfort and quality9.5
          Service9.5
          Value for money7.7
          High score for Franz Josef Glacier
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (14)
          8-9 Excellent (3)
          7-8 Very Good (2)
          6-7 Good (0)
          <6 Below Expectation (1)
          Time of the year
          Mar - May (4)
          Jun - Aug (0)
          Sep - Nov (5)
          Dec - Feb (11)
          All guests (27)
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          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

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          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

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          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
          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

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          Dear Lesley Belated thanks for this feedback. Yours sincerely Richard, GM

          Responded December 07, 2017
          Te Waonui Forest Retreat
          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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          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

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          Dear Keith Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Yours sincerely Richard

          Responded December 07, 2017
          Te Waonui Forest Retreat
          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

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          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

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          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
          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

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          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

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          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

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          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

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          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

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          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
          5.2
          Jane from United States
          Couple
          Deluxe Room King
          Stayed 1 night in February 2019

          Not worth the money!”

          Considering how much Te Weonui charge per night, the standard of facilities and food was no where near up to par. The staff were very friendly and helpful and we particularly enjoyed the Maori cultural show they put together. Good location, nice staff but save your money and stay somewhere else!

          Reviewed March 07, 2019

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          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

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          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

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          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
          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

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          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

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          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

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          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

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          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

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