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Tierra Verde, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This the perfect place to stay. The rooms are open & spacious. The breakfasts which are included are very good. The amenities include a lovely lodge type setting with great views. There is a bar & snooker table for customer use, along with video collections & excellent wifi connections. It is also very close to the Franz Joseph Glacier.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant set of log cabins with patios overlooking gardens and snow topped mountains beyond. Franz Joseph is all about heli-rides up glaciers, walking, biking and other extreme sports. You need to be there on a sunny day or it all grinds to a halt ! The lodge was pleasant, without being exciting. Probably the best accommodation in the area.

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Washington DC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't spend a ton of time here, but the lodge is very lovely and cozy for a place in the middle of nowhere! The beds had heaters in the bed, which was a nice touch! There was also coffee and tea in the room. They had a cozy lodge and pool table and room to play games with the...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just finished a two-week trip through New Zealand, and spent a few of those nights at Westwood Lodge. It's a really nice place to stay, located right near the township and offering access to plenty of surrounding activities. Kaz, who runs the place, is very friendly, and the two dogs are adorable. We got a great breakfast each day; the...

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of our favorite places along the South Island's west coast. Spacious room, beautiful common areas and gardens, gracious service from the owner and staff alike. Great breakfast with spectacular views of the mountains. For those who are concerned about the 3/4 mile walk into town...really? You are visiting one of the most beautiful outdoor scenic areas in...

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Thank SFlocalNM
Arizona
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit NZ every year and since we discovered Westwood Lodge in Franz Joseph we always stay there. It is an exceptional accommodation from the garden setting, to the lovely guest suites. We are always greeted by Caz and her fluffy labradoodles. The lodge has a gorgeous common space for breakfast, for fireplace lounging, reading, relaxing, or having a cocktail...

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San Carlos, CA
Reviewed December 11, 2016

This lodge is just outside the main streets of Franz Josef on the main route into town. It is partially hid from the highway by trees and jungle, and is fairly quiet. We were impressed by the large suites with very nice comfortable beds, and the overall nice appointments. The grounds are very nice with a view into the mountains,...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed December 11, 2016

I stayed at Westwood Lodge for 2 nights and enjoyed my stay greatly! It is very comfortable, the room are spacious, comfortable and warm, there is great wifi, there is a welcome plate of fruit and homebaked cookies when you get into your room, each morning I had a fantastic hot breakfast, pleasant staff etc. It is located a short...

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Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

After being dropped off by our coach service, we had to drag our luggages to the main office which wasn't easy on gravelled road. We were promptly greeted by the barks of two labradoodles which were pretty friendly and inquisitive. Unfortunately, the lodge was about 2.1km away from restaurants and any other civilisation so it was pretty inconvenient without our...

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

Dear Chow Family Thank you for your review. Unfortunately travelling my the Intercity /Newmans bus service does make your stay with us a little more restrictive. The Coach has an arrival time of approximately 5pm & unfortunately being a public Coach Service they will not drive down our driveway to reception & do drop you off on the Main Road...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Why we did not come in by front door ? Why did our travel agent booked a place that is 2 km from town ? We are leaving 730 am tomorrow. We can only have cereal, yoghurt, fruits and milk in the room. We cannot request for sandwiches because it is not allowed on the bus and the kitchen is...

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

Dear Eliza I belief I have already responded via your daughters review. I totally understand your frustration on having such restrictions due to the Intercity / Newmans bus timetable. Arriving at 5pm & having to depart at 7.15am certainly means you are very limited on what you can do in such a short stay. As we discussed when you checked...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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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: $175 - $291 (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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“Back porches are nice in the morning”
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 of 5 bubbles lindsays495, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“The suites in the central building are more convenient for accessing the lounge, breakfast, etc.”
 of 5 bubbles GlennW64, Dec 11, 2016 | Read review
“I think all rooms are great!”
 of 5 bubbles 189jeffreya, Dec 11, 2016 | Read review
“One of the new suites for location, space and allocated parking”
 of 5 bubbles S5293HFrichardm, Dec 2, 2016 | Read review
“All 9 rooms are excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles JesseM723, Nov 27, 2016 | Read review
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