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Te Waonui Forest Retreat

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Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
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Overview of Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Te Waonui Forest Retreat

5 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
State Highway 6, Franz Josef Glacier, 7856

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGlacier Hot Pools3 min walk
  • Popular LocationWestcoast Wildlife Centre4 min walk
  • Popular LocationOur Lady of the Alps6 min walk

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About this area

Franz Josef Glacier

Te Waonui Forest Retreat is located in Franz Josef Glacier. Te Wahipounamu and Lake Gault reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Glacier Hot Pools and Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Rafting offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with skydiving, mountain biking and hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • Glacier Hot Pools - 3 min walk
  • Westcoast Wildlife Centre - 4 min walk
  • Our Lady of the Alps - 6 min walk
  • St James Anglican Church - 8 min walk
  • Fox Glacier Glow Worm Forest - 17 min drive

Restaurants

  • Canopy Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Monsoon Bar & Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • The Landing - 2 min walk
  • Snake Bite Brewery - 3 min walk
  • Aviators Cafe - 3 min walk

About this property

Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Luxury hotel with full-service spa and free valet parking
This smoke-free hotel features a full-service spa, a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking are also provided. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, 24-hour room service and concierge services. All 100 rooms boast deep soaking bathtubs, and offer free WiFi and balconies or patios. MP3 docking stations and 24-hour room service are standard, as are LCD TVs with satellite channels.
Te Waonui Forest Retreat offers 100 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with MP3 docking stations and minibars. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.
Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Amaia Luxury Spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

The spa is open daily.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free valet parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop
  • 1 bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Bike rentals
  • Full-service spa

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge

Conveniences

  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • Garden

Spa

  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Reflexology
  • Spa open daily

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Deep-soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • LCD TV
  • MP3 dock
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar
  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.5 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards and cash

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

National rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Hotel property has been rated 5 stars.
Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

Property is also known as

Te Waonui
Te Waonui Forest
Te Waonui Forest Retreat
Te Waonui Forest Retreat Franz Josef Glacier
Te Waonui Forest Retreat Fran
Te Waonui Forest Retreat Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
Te Waonui Retreat
Waonui Forest Retreat
Te Waonui Forest Retreat Hotel
Te Waonui Forest Retreat Franz Josef Glacier
Te Waonui Forest Retreat Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.5

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 71 out of 100 reviews
5 - Excellent 71%
Rating 4 - Good. 17 out of 100 reviews
4 - Good 17%
Rating 3 - Okay. 7 out of 100 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 100 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 100 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great location, surrounded by nature. Easy walk to town and restaurants etc Lovely people and excellent service. Would definitely stay again.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Relax in the rainforest
Great set up with views of the hotels own rain forest. Loved the canopy restaurant
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2020