Westwood Lodge

Westwood Lodge

Rapid Number 2919 State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7952 New Zealand
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HK$2,113
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4.5
#3 of 4 B&Bs in Franz Josef
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
Westwood Lodge offer stylish cotemporary accommodation set in a delightful landscaped native garden with Alpine & Glacier views. All rooms are superbly comfortable, choose between the Main House Suites with a luxurious French tub or a Coach House suite with fantastic alpine views. All suites have underfloor heated spacious ensuites with dual handbasins & large open titled showers. For total comfort all include complimentary toiletries, robes & hairdryers.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Hiking
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Laundry service
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Skiing
Billiards
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Umbrella
Room features
Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Great View
Languages Spoken
English
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jgcymru wrote a review Jan 2020
Swansea, United Kingdom72 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We took the TranzAlpine Train from Christchurch to Greymouth, where we picked up our hire car and drove the easy route to Westwood Lodge, where we stayed for 2 nights.
Our room, was very comfortable and spacious. Although it was early November, it was raining and a bit chilly, but the room was toasty warm. The room was large, with a very big comfy bed, also a large sofa, which had a great view of the glacier, as did the patio. Always fresh milk in the fridge and a fruit bowl on arrival The bathroom was large, with a good range of toiletries. Good choice and breakfast, waiting staff were friendly and very efficient,
Kaz, (helped by Zac and Benson, the 2 labradoodles), was a great host, friendly and gave us plenty of information on where to eat and visit. The guest lounge was a nice place to relax of an evening.
It was an easy walk to the centre, where there is a wide range of places to eat and drink.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Westwood0112, Owner at Westwood Lodge
Responded 5 Jan 2020
Many thank for you review. We are pleased that you enjoyed you stay with us & do hope to see you again in the future. Best Wishes Kaz Gilmore
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Diana wrote a review Oct 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand38 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Westwood Lodge is a distinctive Fraemohs timber building, with lovely native bush views everywhere.
We stayed in a spacious, clean as a whistle Grand suite with good heating. The layout consisted of a roomy ensuite, bedroom with a Super King oh so comfortable bed, spacious luggage storage area and a lounge. The large Lodge lounge/dining room was warm and inviting with a huge fireplace. Kaz prepared a generous buffet breakfast including a variety of fresh fruit,homemade yoghurts, and choice of a delicious cooked option. Benson and Zak the Labradoodles were gorgeous and well behaved. We had a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from , General Manager at Westwood Lodge
Responded 24 Oct 2020
Dear Diana Many thanks for your lovely review. We are delighted your enjoyed your stay wit us & do hope to welcome you back again. Best Wishes Kaz Gilmore
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kokosandiego wrote a review Mar 2020
san diego229 contributions164 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Franz Josef. Sort of expected a bit more, as we have had the most amazing experiences in many of the lodges in NZ....this one is sort of Yosemite Lodge, but much cleaner! and that I will say is something, spotless room, bath , sitting area for breakfast. Patio is nice looking out at the view Am sure they house so many one nite guests that room upgrade seems questionable. Manager was gracious and helpful, breakfast was simple , yet covered all requests. Parking is easy, right by your room and location is great, easy access to the glacier and to activities in the area. Although on the main road, we did not hear traffic noise...very quiet there after dark!
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Date of stay: February 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: think all rooms are similar and all on ground floor
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YvySurrey_UK wrote a review Jan 2020
Banstead, United Kingdom284 contributions141 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Was welcomed in by Kaz the owner. Friendly and efficient. We had already booked a restaurant in town to eat and she very kindly rung them and arranged a driver from the restaurant to come and pick us up (free service).
She also held breakfast for us on our last morning as we went out early on a helicopter flight. Two gorgeous dogs too!
Room was very comfortable and clean and breakfast excellent with hot food cooked to order.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Westwood0112, Owner at Westwood Lodge
Responded 29 Jan 2020
Dear YvySurrey_UK We are delighted to enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure meeting you all & we do hope to welcome you back some day. Best Wishes Kaz Gilmore
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LRMAC wrote a review Jan 2020
7 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Like a German pension: basic but not in a bad way. The little town is just a tourist place, not nice. The Ice Blue Cafe has atrociously bad food and wines—a tourist ripoff. The Snakebite has excellent food and pleasant service. Both places play music far too loudly. The glacier is barely worth visiting on foot since helicopters roar above you the whole time: the 8 am to 6 pm time slot for them is too generous, and removes the charm of the walk for ramblers. There are some hot pools in the little town, which are pretty basic but reasonably nice.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Nevart H wrote a review Apr 2023
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Westwood Lodge is decent but rather overpriced for what it is. Both the continental and cooked breakfast is delicious and spot on time, the bed is comfortable, and the location is quiet. However, everything else is dated and tired. The staff is friendly but not seasoned hospitality professionals – they are learning and eager.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ian S wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom551 contributions178 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Really good place to stay.
Room (06) was very spacious, clean and comfortable. Car parking was almost right outside the door.
Bathroom was also spacious with two bowls and a good shower.
Good breakfast with a selection of hot dishes, along with plenty of toast as well as cereals, yoghurt etc.
Short (15 min) walk into town or a couple of minutes by car.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Westwood0112, Owner at Westwood Lodge
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Dear Ian Thank you for posting your review. We are pleased to hear the you enjoyed your stay & do hope to welcome you back again sometime. Best Wishes Kaz Gilmore
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Kevin P wrote a review Mar 2024
Sedona, Arizona56 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The property is a outdoorsy lodge style with log walls and a nice fireplace always running in the main lodge. The rooms were relatively large, each with a patio and balcony and a private sliding glass door. I stayed in the main lodge, which was nice, but there are also cabins.

The staff was attentive, breakfast was good ( a full English breakfast with all the trimmings), as well as fruit, juices, yogurt and pastries. The hotel is about 2 km from the main village.

I'd stay there again, I was there for 2 nights. I had no problem with the Wifi from the lodge, which was running at about 10 Mbps. I am a digital nomad and work from a laptop and iPad, so this is important to me. The only problem I had was early the first night, could get coverage in my room, so I had to go to the lodge (which was okay since I wanted some tea) but it was fixed later that evening. I think the router for the rooms may have been down.
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Date of stay: March 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Twosailram wrote a review Nov 2022
Sydney, Australia126 contributions46 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
On a Luxury Escape tour, with a helicopter trip over the glaciers booked as part of the package, requiring check-in at their office by 7.30am. Breakfast was included in the package. What time did the breakfast dining open. 7.30am???
Don’t know where the normal management of the hotel were, we were checked in by their teenage children (or someone’s teenage children). They were keen and tried to be helpful, but were clearly burdened with a job for which they had little training.
The lounge room with gas fire was nice, but no one about to provide any service.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Oliver D wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall, the hotel is fine. But considering the cost and the unbelievably low level of staffing, I don't believe the cost of this hotel matches its value. To be clear, the one (!) staff we met our entire stay was very nice, but it was clear that he was totally overwhelmed by the immense amount of work on his plate without any help.

In addition, our room was absolutely sweltering, and there was no A/C or even a fan. We couldn't open windows because there were no bug nets so sandflies would come into the room.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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314lynne asked a question Dec 2019
Penistone, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
Is there a laundry service? How much does it cost?
Answer from Westwood0112
Franz Josef, New Zealand
Yes we do offer a wash & fold service here at Westwood Lodge. Prices vary & are per item Alternatively there is also a laundromat located in Franz Josef Village. Kind Regards Kaz Gilmore
Julie H asked a question Oct 2014
Province of Malaga, Spain12 contributions22 helpful votes
Where can we book supper?
Answer from Westwood0112
Franz Josef, New Zealand
There is a number of good restaurants located in the village which is located 1.2km south of Westwood Lodge. The Alice May & The Blue Ice are always favourites with our guests. If you contact us here at Westwood Lodge we will be happy to make a booking on your behalf & should you require a courtesy pick up & drop of to either of the above restaurants we can arrange this. We hope to welcome you to Westwood Lodge
kokosandiego wrote a tip Mar 2020
san diego229 contributions164 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"think all rooms are similar and all on ground floor"
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Holyman1 wrote a tip Nov 2019
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It's all on the ground floor, so, any room will work."
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tremm298 wrote a tip May 2019
Boston, Massachusetts675 contributions267 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms by the highway are quiet, but need to run through the rain to get to entrances."
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Michael B wrote a tip Dec 2018
9 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All good from what I could see."
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Richard N wrote a tip Oct 2018
Toowoomba, Australia35 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only a limited number of rooms - rooms with garden would be nice in Summer"
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PRICE RANGE
HK$2,297 - HK$2,687 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestland Tai Poutini National ParkFranz Josef
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Westwood Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Westwood Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Franz Josef Glacier (6.1 km), Te Koha Gallery (1.7 km), and West Coast Wildlife Centre (1.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Westwood Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Westwood Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Westwood Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Westwood Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Westwood Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alice May, BLUE ICE RESTAURANT & BAR, and Snake Bite Brewery.
Are there any historical sites close to Westwood Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Church of St. James (9.5 km).
Is Westwood Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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