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Franz Josef Luxury Lodge Hotel Te Waonui Forest Retreat
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An Exclusive Luxury Hotel Experience in Franz Josef Glacier

A haven from the city rush, a foray into New Zealand’s pristine wilderness – Te Waonui Forest Retreat is truly a place to relax and refresh. All focus has been on creating a healthy, environmentally safe habitat to maximise guests’ wellbeing. With a natural, earthy ambience and attentive service, there’s no better place to take a deep breath and simply unwind.

Every aspect of the 5 star Qualmark rated Te Waonui Forest Retreat has been crafted to an impeccable standard. From deluxe soundproofing technology between rooms to the five-course degustation menu featuring local cuisine, every detail you can imagine has been thought out and developed. A truly innovative retreat, Te Waonui Forest Retreat raises the bar in unique luxury hotel accommodation in New Zealand.

Luxuriously appointed guest rooms are generously proportioned and feature the highest standard of amenities, such as a personal pillow menu, natural wool mattress underlay, and high speed internet access.

Guests will enjoy dining among the trees in ‘The Canopy’ restaurant, savouring quality local cuisine including an indulgent five-course degustation dinner.

The building itself features innovative, environmentally sustainable architecture. Building materials have been carefully chosen to create a healthy, warm and quiet haven for guests to relax and rejuvenate.

Just imagine waking up to the melodic call of native birdsong and opening your eyes to majestic mountains rising out of lush rainforest, all from the comfort of your luxuriously appointed room…

Guest rooms at the 5 star rated Te Waonui Forest Retreat have been designed with both comfort and environmental preservation top of mind. Double glazing and best practice insulation vastly improve the energy efficiency of each room, as well as helping to create a quiet, warm cosy feel.

Rooms are a generous size ranging from 28 – 33sqm and are located in four separate accommodation wings; known as Kahikatea, Totara, Rimu and Matai, all linked by covered walkways. The hotel offers a choice of bedding and bathroom configurations with rooms comprising either Super King or two Queen Beds. Special attention has been given to guest bedding by adding soft woollen underlays and plush down and wool duvets for extra comfort. Most rooms have large walk-in showers, but many also feature baths either with a separate shower or combined.

An extensive range of in-room features and facilities have been provided to maximise guest comfort:

  • Heat pump temperature control system
  • Luxurious bed linen
  • Pillow menu
  • Private balcony or courtyard
  • Electronic security key system
  • In-room safe for personal use
  • Entertainment suite including LCD TV movies and music options
  • High speed Internet access
  • Personal beverage selection including teas, coffee and mini-bar
Deluxe Hotel Room King
Luxuriously appointed guest room with one super king bed, generously proportioned and featuring the highest standard of room amenities, such as your own personal pillow menu, natural wool mattress underlay and high speed Internet access. This room caters for a maximum of 2 adults.
Deluxe Hotel Room Twin
Luxuriously appointed guest room with two queen beds, generously proportioned and featuring the highest standard of room amenities, such as your personal pillow menu, natural wool mattress underlay, and high speed Internet access. The room caters for a maximum of 3 adults and a maximum of 1 child but cannot exceed 3 guests in total.

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GPS: -43.385636,170.182664

This accommodation is available as part of on of our Custom Itineraries or holidays, please visit our home page to learn more about how we can help you with your holiday.

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