Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Te Waonui Forest Retreat

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The 5-star eco-lux hotel incorporates many sustainable design principles and is a soft timbered building designed to meld into and complement the existing native bush.

A quiet and protected rain forest courtyard ensures the 100 guest rooms will have a restful feel and provide the guests with a 100% New Zealand experience.

Te Waonui Forest Retreat was voted the best hotel architecture in the Asia Pacific region in the 2017 International Property Awards.

We designed the hotel using environmentally sustainable principles and it is a shining light for hotel sutainability in New Zealand.


A few words from our client:

“The new hotels and the results of those remodelled and enlarged by Dalman Architects has been greeted unanimously by rave reviews.”

Earl Hagaman, Executive Chairman, Scenic Hotels Group


“Scenic Hotel Group is delighted with the architecture and interior design of Te Waonui Forest Retreat. It is of true international quality and at the same time completely authentic to its New Zealand rain forest location.”

Brendan Taylor, Managing Director, Te Waonui Forest Retreat
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