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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 #4 of 7 Franz Josef B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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6 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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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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79 reviews 79 reviews
23 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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65 helpful votes 65 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We had an excellent stay here in the Coach House Suite for 2 nights. The room was extremely spacious and comfortable - a perfect escape. Caz was a helpful host, assisting us with places to eat and things to do when our Heli Hike was cancelled.

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

Dear Jackie Thank you for your kind words, we are always delighted to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay with us. Such a shame the weather did not allow you to experience the Heli Hike. Hopefully next time you visit us the Heli Hikes will be operating. Till then Best Wishes Kaz Gilmore More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We stayed 2 nights at Westwood Lodge in a Coach House Suite. It was a beautiful location, just a couple of minutes drive from the main street, with views over the mountains and the Franz Josef Glacier. We were planning on doing a glacier walk the day after we arrived, however my partner was quite sick so we had a... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was a great spot and so serene. The rooms are lovely with everything you need and that extra special touch. Location is handy to the main town and Kaz and her assistant make you feel right at home. We would definitely return and stay here as we left feeling so refreshed and pampered.

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

Dear Janine & Michael Many thanks for taking the time to share you experience of Westwood Lodge with others. Both myself, Muri & Benson enjoyed meeting you both & are delighted to hear you felt right at home. Also glad to hear you arrived back in Queenstown feeling relaxed & refreshed after you stay with us. We look forward to... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This Lodge has everything for the traveller seeking peace and serenity but may wish to relax out of their room in the lounge by a lovely fire. Host Kaz assists with all travel and restaurant suggestions, and will organise bookings also. Benson the labradoodle is quietly mooching around and enjoys the regular pats from guests. He is an added bonus.... More 

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

Dear Pamela Thank you for your review and for sharing your experience at Westwood Lodge with others. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us here at Westwood Lodge & do hope that we can welcome you back as some time in the future Best Wishes Kaz 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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