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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Franz Josef Glacier awaits you at Te Waonui Forest Retreat. Within a short 5-minute stroll, you'll find Glacier Hot Pools and Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Highlights at this hotel include a full-service spa, a restaurant and free daily breakfast.

LCD TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 100 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, balconies or patios and MP3 docks. Fridges and round-the-clock room service make in-room dining easy, and minibars provide refreshments. Premium bedding and pillow menus invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like soaking tubs and bathrobes. Separate bathtubs and showers, coffee/tea makers and safes are also available.

A day of pampering at Amaia Luxury Spa can include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages and body scrubs along with aromatherapy and reflexology. For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café and laundry facilities. Free full breakfast is available daily between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM. There's also the convenience of free valet parking.

In the area of this 5-star Franz Josef Glacier hotel, you'll find Franz Josef Glacier.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$721* Per night/room 12 Dec. - 13 Dec.

Deluxe Room, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Reviews from Trip Advisor

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87.0% of guests recommend out of 837 reviews

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Property Features

Te Waonui Forest Retreat offers its guests a full-service spa. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. The luxury Te Waonui Forest Retreat also features tour or ticket assistance, a garden, and concierge services. Valet parking is free. This 5-star Franz Josef Glacier hotel is smoke free.

  • 100 guestrooms or units
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free valet parking

Transport

  • Airport: Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) (1,273.4 km / 791.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free valet parking

Room Amenities

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. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath, a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Franz Josef Glacier hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Deep soaking tub
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Pillow options
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free full breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Canopy Restaurant – On-site fine-dining restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

24-hour room service is available.

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Reflexology
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

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

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Te Waonui
  • Te Waonui Forest
  • Te Waonui Forest Retreat
  • Te Waonui Forest Retreat Franz Josef Glacier
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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & 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.

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®

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