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Westwood Lodge- A Select Hotel

4.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights in room 7 in early March and were not disappointed on any front. Spacious, clean, comfortable suite and Kaz and her staff's attention to detail was not unnoticed. Lovely bathroom with walk-in shower and a roll top bath to soak away those hiking pains. Good breakfast. Relaxing in the sun on the decking in the... More

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West Midlands, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at Westwood Lodge as part of a whirlwind tour of NZ. Most places we had stayed in had been really good, but this was something else. Our room had separate lounge, large king size bed, super bathroom all with views overlooking Glacier. It was lovely. Such a shame we only stayed for one night. Even the fact that... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our two nights in a coach house at the Westwood Lodge. The views are stunning from room number 6, the room is spacious and well appointed and clean. The cooked to order breakfast is amongst the best of any B&B, and the staff are helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. The stay was really superb as a result of a... More

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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at Westwood Lodge. We enjoyed the breakfasts, conversations with other guests, and watching movies borrowed from the living area. The king bed was warm and comfortable. Plenty of storage space for luggage, and a little patio for sitting or letting boots air outside. The receptionist is extremely friendly and helpful.

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

What a wonderful friendly place. We were greeted by Kaz and shown to our lovely suite room, with all facilities. The lounge is wonderful with a huge picture window from which you can see the glacier. Breakfast was really good too If you want to do the helicopter ride over the glacier, book it in advance with Kaz who will... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Booked in by our tour company and on arrival everything we had read was confirmed. Nice welcome and room more than adequate. Spacious common areas and grounds. Our problem was as we came in my coach and with no real taxi service or buses it was a good 15/20 minutes walk into Franz Josef.bearable in the dry but walking back... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We were immediately welcomed to Westwood by Kaz, the owner, who takes pride in her place and the way she treats her guests. At check in, she made some quick suggestions for food and places to sit, relax and view the mountains. We had a brief tour of the Lodge and our room. There is great thought given to each... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

On a recent driving trip around the South Island of New Zealand, The Westwood Lodge was one of our favorite stays. We had the opportunity to chat with both Kaz and Maria - Kaz over a drink in the lovely living room and Maria at breakfast. They are both interesting and delightful. The lodge itself feels simultaneously luxurious and comfortable.... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Very nice rooms and grounds. The room was huge and felt like a woodsy cabin. The décor is sparse, which made it feel a little cold (i.e. not really homey). The common area has a lovely fireplace with a view of the Glacier, but not much seating, so if other couples beat you to the couches you can't sit by... More

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Calistoga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We had a looong driving day and finally arrived at Franz Josef, Westwood Lodge, late afternoon. Caz took great care of us (three couples) and gave us expert advice on what to do for glacier sightings/tours and made dinner reservations for us too. The rooms are spacious, welcome cookies and apples were appreciated, and the breakfast in the great room... More

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Address: State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Franz Josef
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Westwood Lodge- A Select Hotel 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Westwood Lodge offer stylish 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 & largen open titled showers. For total comfort all include complimentary toiletries, robes & hairdryers. ... more   less 
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