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Oviedo, Florida
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Kaz and her staff were great, breakfasts were huge and varied. We particularly loved the heated bathroom floors since we happened to stay a couple days that were unseasonably cold. The suites are huge, a feature I particularly like since I read late into the night and don't like to keep my wife awake.

Thank Jesse M
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely coach house, very spacious with nice furnishings and our own private seating patio area. The bathroom was large and spacious with a lovely large walk in shower area. Breakfast is served in the main reception area. Lots of fruit, cereals etc and then a good cooked breakfast of you wanted it. Wifi is complimentary, but is... More 

Thank moxxy-girl
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lodge was such a beautiful place to stay. The room we had was a suite and it had a seating area and beautiful bathroom with standalone tub and huge shower. Not only was the place beautiful, but the staff was welcoming and friendly with great recommendations for dinner and they provided a great breakfast!

Thank Kathryn G
Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like another reviewer, we were a little concerned when we pulled in off the highway that the Westwood was a "motel," rather than hotel or inn. But both the guest rooms and the common areas in the lodge are beautiful. We stayed in a coach house suite, I believe #6. Both the room itself and the bathroom were spacious and... More 

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Long Beach, California
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

THE base for a truly stunning glacier experience. Yet another example of the warmth and friendliness of the people of New Zealand, and the accomodations were superb, the food excellent. Lovely, quiet, and relaxing.

Thank imacdavid
Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed August 26, 2016

When we drive up to this place we thought it was a typical motel. We couldn't have been more wrong. The main part of the hotel is positively beautiful. A big, warm, comfy lodge awaited us, along with a wood burning stove and a beautiful gas fireplace. The owner Kaz, and her two affable labradoodles Benton and Zachary greeted us... More 

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

Dear Celia Many thanks for your kind words. It was our pleasure hosting & meeting you all here at Westwood Lodge. We delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Benson & Zak so enjoy meeting new guests & are part of the Westwood greeting. I hope you enjoyed the drive to Queenstown & your time there. I do hope that... More 

West Midlands
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2016

This is just out of town but they are happy to book a table in local restaurant which sends a stretched Hummer to pick you up. Very Hollywood! The accommodation is first class.All very Scandinavian wood style with excellent fittings.The view from the balcony is stunning.

Thank Voyager28
Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2016

Travelling around New Zealand on a pre-booked tour, this was selected for us. Luxuriously comfortable accommodation, with every possible care taken to provide a 5* stay. Outstanding setting. A 20 minute walk from the town, and there are no taxis available. However our host Charity provided us with information about two restaurants that provide a courtesy car pick up which... More 

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San Francisco
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2016

We spent two nights at Westwood Lodge and loved our time. Katz is a wonderful host, the rooms are cozy, the lodge always has a fire on and breakfast served along with activities to keep your entertained. It is close to the glacier for easy day treks-we absolutely loved it!

Thank Katherine S
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

We hadn't booked anywhere to stay so came upon Westwood by chance - a great find. It is listed on TripAdvisor as a b & b but is more a motel unit without cooking facilities but with the added bonus of the lodge to enjoy. We loved our night here - it was just out of town, quiet, warm, great... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Westwood Lodge offer stylish cotemporary 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 & large open titled showers. For total comfort all include complimentary toiletries, robes & hairdryers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Westwood Lodge- A Select Hotel

Address: State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: $252 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Westwood Lodge- A Select Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“All 9 rooms are excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles JesseM723, 6 days ago | Read review
“As for coach room! I did not see the others that were attached to the main lodge so they might have been great as well.”
 of 5 bubbles travelshirl88, May 1, 2016 | Read review
“Only saw the rooms in the main lodge. I would request one of those.”
 of 5 bubbles megamarv, Feb 10, 2016 | Read review
“Every room is perfect. No need to pick one over another.”
 of 5 bubbles stevelK8679QU, Jan 16, 2016 | Read review
“Choose a suite in the main house”
 of 5 bubbles 63TonyP, Nov 29, 2015 | Read review
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