Te Waonui Forest Retreat
Top Romantic Hotel

State Highway 6, Franz Josef Glacier 7856, New Zealand
+64 3752 0555


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Overall guest ratings

8.9/10 Excellent
Based on 120 reviews
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Review highlights

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  • 6.7

Good to know

  • Fair breakfast prices
  • Affordable food
  • Great reception
  • Friendly service


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    With a stay at Te Waonui Forest Retreat in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be minutes from Glacier Hot Pools and Westcoast Wildlife Centre. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Our Lady of the Alps and St James Anglican Church.


    Make yourself at home in one of the 100 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Satellite programming and MP3 docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries.


    Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).


    Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

    Business, Other Amenities

    Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. Free valet parking is available onsite.

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    • Parking
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Facilities for Disabled Guests
    • Room service
    • No smoking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Express check out
    • 24 hour front desk
    • Concierge service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry service
    • Spa
    • Cable or satellite TV
    • Air-conditioned
    • Coffee shop
    • Safe
    • Babysitting/child services (surcharge)
    • Pets not allowed
    • Free valet parking
    • Terrace/Patio
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    Guest reviews

    Overall Rating

    8.9 Excellent
    Based on 120 reviews
    • 10.0 "Excellent amenities."
    • 10.0 "Very comfortable."
    • 10.0 "Perfectly clean."
    • 10.0 "Awesome vibe."
    • 9.8 "World class service."
    • 6.7 "Food is average."
    • 6.5 "Breakfast is mediocre."
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    Overall Rating

    9.2 Excellent
    Based on 94 reviews
    • 9.8 "World class service."
      10.0 "100% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 9.5 "Rooms are outstanding."
    • 9.1 "Terrific location."
    • 7.9 "High value."
    • 7.2 "Tasty food."

    Overall Rating

    9.1 Excellent
    Based on 25 reviews
    • 9.9 "World class service."
    • 9.7 "Rooms are outstanding."
    Hotel type
    Romantic Hotel
    Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
    Good to know
    "Fair breakfast prices"
    "Affordable food"
    "Great reception"
    "Friendly service"
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