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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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Ranked #3 of 7 Franz Josef B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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London, UK
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW

We had a two night stay towards the end of our long tour in New Zealand, by then it had become easy to be tired of B & B accomodation but Westwood Lodge is just the ticket. Our coach house room was enormous, large comfortable bed, a big sitting area and a small patio. The bathroom is gigantic and perhaps... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our New Zealand agent booked this B&B and we were delighted.. The rooms are large, well appointed, and modern. The grounds are beautifully gardened, and the common areas are large and cozy. A couple recommended hotels will pick you up and return you to the lodge, a great service.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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32 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this place oozed class.The view from our lodge was stunning with the Franz Josef Glazier in the background.Our coach room suite was very spacious with a very comfortable bed and a superb bathroom.Breakfast was delicious.Only slight downside is the wifi signal is not always strong but we are surrounded by mountains so can't complain.Strongly recommend this place.

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9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here only one night whilst travelling up to Nelson. We'd had a long day travelling and the friendly owner suggested some restaurants and arranged for us to be picked up and taken there and returned back. We stayed in the coach house suite which is a lovely large modern room with an enormous en suite shower room. The... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The motel-esque rooms are nice, the "lodge" common areas are nice, everything is clean, our cooked breakfast was fine, and service from staff member Maree was pleasant. We were just a bit put off by the owner. We had two encounters with the owner and both of them were uncomfortable. We were using Franz Josef as a midpoint during the... More 

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Westwood0112, Owner at Westwood Lodge- A Select Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dragonboat07 Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion of your brief stay with us here at Westwood Lodge. I do hope you enjoyed the drive to Nelson & had time to take in a view of the scenic stops along the way. Because of our remote location it is a courtesy for guests to phone ahead... More 

Edinburgh , Scotland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Found the lodge easily on the main highway on the left just before the centre of town. After driving all day it was a welcome sight. There is 2 free spaces for cars to park while checking in just next to reception. The owner greeted us with a friendly smile n lots if info where to go & what hikes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for our honeymoon while we visited Franz Josef to hike the glacier. Very clean lodge with spacious rooms and bathrooms. The staff were nice. Off the beaten path of the busy area which was a plus, and only a 2 minute drive to restaurants and activities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Hosts, Maree and Caz were very helpful with local information on access to glacier and dinner spots in town. The room was clean and spacious - loved the wood panelling. The bathroom / shower was huge. Breakfast was excellent.

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Bern, Switzerland
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35 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Westwood Lodge may look at first sight like a motel, but it is definitely not. A very civilized place, offering only B&B is awaiting you, a short 10 minutes walk outside Franz Josef. Kaze Gilmore is a lovely host with a strong personality and is watching over her guests well being for many years now (it was my fourth visit).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This was a lovely lodge. The rooms were spacious and beautifully outfitted. Of all the places we stayed, this was the most luxurious. The view of the glacier from our room was wonderful. Kaz was very kind and made us feel welcome. I would have liked to stay more than the one night we did, but we were on a... 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 > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
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Hotel Class:4.5 star — Westwood Lodge- A Select Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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