Te Waonui Forest Retreat - Franz Josef-43.385846, 170.182589
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best Luxury Hotels in New Zealand
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.
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.
A library and a golf course are offered for guests' comfort. Guests can enjoy activities like diving, sailing and basketball.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.
Paid Public parking is possible on site.
Number of rooms: 100.
Late check-in/ -out
24-hour room service
Bar/ Lounge area
Sports & Fitness
- Pedal boating
- Golf course
- Table tennis
- 24-hour room service
- Dry cleaning
- Tours/Ticket assistance
- Wake up service
- Bell staff/Porter
- Full board
- Breakfast room
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Buffet breakfast
- Business centre
Spa & Leisure
- Air conditioning
- Connecting rooms
- Living room
- Tea and coffee facilities
- In-room desk
- Ironing facilities
- Rollaway beds
- Free toiletries
- Electric kettle
- Direct dial telephone
- CD player
- AM/FM alarm clock
Rooms and availability
2 Single beds2 Single beds, 2 Queen-size beds, 1 Double bed
In the Room
1 King-size bed
In the Room
1 King-size bed and 1 Single bed
In the Room
- City landmarks
Rating by category:
Loved the ambience, the rooms and the food was awesome. V good service. Unfortunately we stayed only 1 night!!!!
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
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.
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
We had a birthday dinner for our daughter. The food and the service was excellent and the cake, not even asked for, was superb.