Firstly I'm not sure why this is classed as a B&B / Inn? It's definitely a hotel..
This was a last minute decision to stay ...but even if you're planning in advance maybe just 'go basic' on some of the other nights and give yourselves a treat at Te waonui.
Rooms good size, really comfy bed, hypnotic sitting in the chairs and watching the rain on the dense forest. lots of little extras in the room, like iron and ironing board, very useful when living out of a suitcase.
5 course dinner was a feast for the senses, tables well spaced so you're not disturbed by neighbours. staff welcoming and efficient in a quiet understated way. Good breakfast the next day too.
Overall... Definitely a good choice for a little treat!! Wishing them every success.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury hotels in New Zealand don't get any better than this! Nestled amongst native West Coast rainforest at Franz Josef is a very special five-star Qualmark rated retreat. Designed with utmost care of its precious environment, guests at Te Waonui Forest Retreat will find themselves encircled by rainforest and accommodated in natural and sustainable luxury. Te Waonui Forest Retreat promises all its guests a truly unique and memorable experience. At one with nature, the five-star Qualmark rated Te Waonui Forest Retreat is the ultimate coming together of luxury escape and environmental awareness. Great care has been taken to ensure this exceptional forest retreat steps lightly upon the earth, from the organic cotton bedspreads to its recycled local building materials. Discerning travellers will appreciate the hotel’s attention to detail, which starts with attentive personal service upon arrival, and continues throughout all the hotel facilities and every aspect of your stay. As our guest you will enjoy exceptional quality and service, including: Luxuriously appointed guest rooms, generously proportioned and featuring the highest standard of room amenities, such as your personal pillow menu, natural wool mattress underlay, and high speed Internet access. Dining among the tres in ‘The Canopy’ restaurant, and savouring quality local cuisine, including an indulgent five-course degustation dinner. Innovative, environmentally sustainable architecture and building materials that create a healthy, warm and quiet haven for you to enjoy. Easy access to many excellent local attractions, including the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, just minutes away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Te Waonui Forest Retreat Hotel Franz Josef