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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 6 Franz Josef B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014
Tom D Dallas, Texas
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Our party of six spent 2 nights at Westwood. The staff and owner were extremely accommodating and answered all of our crazy questions about life and customs in New Zealand. The rooms were fantastic--contemporary bathrooms, nice linens, large space and outdoor sitting areas. Their dog (Bronson) was such a pleasure and warm addition to the hospitality. Great place to explore... More

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Dear Tom, Thank you for your review of Westwood Lodge. It was indeed a pleasure to have accommodated your group and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that you, Georgia and friends enjoyed Akaroa, (hopefully the weather was a little more compliant...) as well as a wonderful over all experience here in Aotearoa, New... More

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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We stayed only one night and were the only guests but Kaz was very welcoming and helpful. The dining and communal area is beautiful and I wish we had more time to appreciate it. There is glimpse of the glacier from the dining area. There was a full size billiard table which we didn't get to use but looks fantastic.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Magnificent views and very nice accommodation. The owner and staff were very helpful and courteous. Benson the Labradoodle was also very cute. Breakfast was cooked fresh and very tasty. Close to everything . Would stay again and recommend to couples. Not suitable for families.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

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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36 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

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 March 22, 2014

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 March 16, 2014 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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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*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
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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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