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Reviewed 29 April 2021 via mobile

Modern rooms that are quiet and in stunning bush surroundings with vi3ws of the mountains. Freindly staff and a good breakfast too. Lots of parking and close to everything. Stay here when in Franz Josef.

Date of stay: April 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Brad M, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi RR694
Thank you for your review, pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us
All the best

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Reviewed 27 April 2021 via mobile

We spent 2 nights here. The hotel is conveniently situated in the town with ability to walk to restaurants within a couple minutes.

The room looked on to rainforest, with a sneaky view of the mountain in the background. It was private and quiet.

The reception staff were extremely helpful and went above and beyond to make our stay special after our engagement. They even gave us a cake with congratulations written on it! It was a lovely surprise.

Date of stay: April 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Brad M, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2021

Hi Heather
Thank you for your review , please that we could make your engagement special during your stay with us

All the best

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Reviewed 25 April 2021 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights as a family of four. Very helpful and accommodation front desk staff. The spa is excellent and the massage from Asha is probably the best I’ve ever had.
Dined one night in the Canopy Restaurant - good choice of menu items although perhaps a little pricey in the current climate. Breakfast also good with an excellent a la carte menu.
Rooms very nicely appointed with private balconies looking directly out into the forest.

Date of stay: April 2021
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Brad M, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2021

Hi Megan M

Thank you for you review, , appreciate your kind comments on our spa service, dining and the service from the team

All the best

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Reviewed 25 April 2021

Having travelled through the beautiful Haast Pass, we stopped in Franz Josef and spent one night in this beautiful retreat. Nestled in amongst native bush, had we known how special a place this was we would have planned another couple of nights!
Welcomed by friendly staff, our room was clean, contemporary with attention to detail. Highest quality linens, underlays, pillows, etc and the bed was super comfortable. The rooms overlook native bush and the bird song is beautiful.
We enjoyed a high quality meal in the restaurant. The restaurant and the Retreat are decorated to a high-end quality and overlook/are surrounded by native bush which is very restful.
We thoroughly recommend this retreat and hope to be back again some day!

Room tip: All the rooms have native bush views
Date of stay: April 2021
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Thank Mike V
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Brad M, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2021

Hi Mike V

Thank you for review, great to read that you enjoyed our facilities, service and atmosphere

All the best

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Reviewed 21 April 2021

We were booked to stay at a another of the group hotels but received the opportunity to stay at Te Waonui Forest Retreat. What a lovely surprise. Amazing check in experience with friendly staff member and on to a luxurious, well appointed room. Clean and comfortable in a lovely tranquil setting but allowing easy access to the surrounds.

Room tip: Our room was well sound proofed. There were many other guests at the hotel but did not hear them at all.
Date of stay: April 2021
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Brad M, General Manager at Te Waonui Forest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2021

Hi 32Mik3

Thank you for review, its great when a surprise is well appreciated, thank you for your lovely comments

All the best

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