Te Waonui Forest Retreat - Franz Josef

3 Wallace Street, Off State Highway, Franz Josef, New Zealand, 7856show map
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Overview

Te Waonui Forest Retreat is a 5-star venue positioned about 10 km from Franz Josef Glacier. Built in 2009, the property is designed in an organic style.

Guests can easily reach Lake Matheson, which is about 19 km away. Nestled in the suburb district and 9 km from the city center.

A rainforest and a wildlife park are adjacent to the property.

Te Waonui Forest Retreat is 50 minutes drive away from Mount Cook airport.

Rooms

Guests are offered 100 elegant hotel rooms equipped with a mini bar, cable TV with on-demand movies, a mini-fridge, a computer and a writing desk. There are a shower, a spa bathtub and complimentary toiletries provided for guests in the bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

A sumptuous buffet breakfast is served each morning. The on-site 24-hour restaurant serves local cuisine. Guests are welcome to the café bar to relax with a drink. A wide variety of dishes is served in Monsoon Bar & Restaurant and Alice May, which are 5 minutes’ walk away.

Relax

A library and a golf course are offered for guests' comfort. Guests can enjoy activities like diving, sailing and basketball.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   100.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Breakfast room

Fitness/ Gym

Aerobics

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Diving
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boating
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Aerobics

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Full board
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots

Spa & Leisure

  • Jacuzzi
  • Library

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Alice MayAlice May200 ftCron Street
Monsoon Bar & RestaurantMonsoon Bar & Restaurant300 ft46 Cron St.
Blue Ice CafeBlue Ice Cafe600 ftMain Road
The Plump PigeonThe Plump Pigeon600 ftMain Road
Priya Indian RestaurantPriya Indian Restaurant1000 ft70 Cron Street
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Franz Josef GlacierFranz Josef Glacier5.8 mi
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Getting around
Airports
Mount Cook Airport (MON)26.4 mi
Glentanner (GTN)35.8 mi
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Reviews
8.4
SuperbBased on  8  reviews

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10.0
Location
8.5
Rooms
4.0
Service
  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Loved the ambience, the rooms and the food was awesome. V good service. Unfortunately we stayed only 1 night!!!!

  • 6.2
    Good

    dinner and breakfast were much better than expected and better than average in NZ.

    rooms did not meet our expectations - a bit dark and small, air-con did not work properly. accomodation was not good value for money

  • 7.0
    Very good

    View from good sized room of forest. Service very good at times.

    Decor dark, room poorly lit. Bar very dark indeed with no staff in attendance.

  • 6.2
    Good

    the location was superb. argentian waiter in restaurant was very attentive and well training; charming fellow.

    way overpriced. 2 bottles of waiwere sparking water = $25.00 (1.99 ea at coundown). reception unattended; and when he arrived he chatted to his boss on the phone leaving us waiting. breakfast buffet had inedible eggs

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    We had a birthday dinner for our daughter. The food and the service was excellent and the cake, not even asked for, was superb.

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Highlights
8
SuperbBased on  8 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in New Zealand

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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Mount Cook Airport (MON)26.4 mi
Glentanner (GTN)35.8 mi
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