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Reviewed 21 February 2021

We were lucky to be upgraded from the Scenic Hotel to this wonderful retreat. We were welcomed by Umesh Shinde who helped us with information on activities in Franz Josef and made sure our every need was attended too. The staff and amenities were top quality. The restaurant did beautiful meals and the young waiter did a superb job. Would recommend this retreat to everyone. Well done Te Waonui.

Date of stay: February 2021
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Brad M, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2021

Hi robrae 1

Thank you for review, pleased to read that you could enjoy our facilities and service

All the best

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Reviewed 21 February 2021

Incredibly lucky to be upgraded to Te Waonui . An warm and informative welcome by Umesh Shinde, a great start to this fabulous experience. Located in the forest grounds, our bush facing room was luxurious with all essentials on hand.
We really enjoyed Umesh's recommendations of HeliServices.NZ flight - spectacular, relaxing hot pools next door and delicious meal on the restaurants outdoor deck overlooking the forest. Thanks to Riley for your service. A memorable fabulous stay - would highly recommend.

Date of stay: February 2021
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Brad M, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2021

Hi LnFadventures

Thank you for your review, great to read that you enjoyed your stay with us at Te Waonui and acknowledged Umesh

All the best

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Reviewed 21 February 2021 via mobile

Incredibly lucky to be upgraded to Te Waonui. An warm and informative welcome by Umesh Shinde, a great start to a fabulous experience. Located in the forest grounds, our bush facing room was luxurious with all necessities on hand. Really enjoyed Umesh’s recommendations of HeliServices.NZ flight - spectacular, relaxing hot pools next door and delicious meal on the restaurants outdoor deck overlooking the forest canopy. Thanks to Riley for your friendly service. A memorable stay - would highly recommend

Date of stay: February 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Brad M, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2021

Hi 778fionac

Thank you for your kind review, great to read that the team was able to give you a great experience at Te Waonui

All the best

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Reviewed 18 February 2021

Can't fault the accommodations or service. The rooms were beautifully appointed, beds fantastic. We enjoyed fabulous service in both the bar and restaurant and the food was first class. A truly wonderful experience!

Date of stay: February 2021
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Brad M, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2021

Hi Sandykev01

Thank you for your review, please to read that the team provided you with a great experience

All the best

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Reviewed 16 February 2021 via mobile

We were upgraded from Scenic to their Sister Retreat next door. Beautiful room,very comfortable and quiet.Staff were very friendly and went all out to make sure you had everything you wanted. Would definitely stay again.

Date of stay: February 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Brad M, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2021

Hi Departure

Thank you for your review, please that you could stay with us and enjoy the facilities of Te Waonui

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