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Rainforest Motel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed two nights at the Rainforest Motel. The location couldn't be better. Within easy reach of Fox Glacier and Lake Matheson, with a glow worm forest track a short stroll away. The apartments are clean and well maintained. Spectacular views, and everything you'd need for your stay. The staff are friendly and extremely helpful. We would definitely recommend the...

Thank Fraser M
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We stayed here for 1 night in a 1 bed apartment and it was great. I was not feeling too well so having driven for 5 hours, we were glad to have somewhere to cook and a lounge area to relax for the evening. It does advertise having sky tv but you only get around 6 channels (i imagine this...

Thank Nurse_Cupcake
Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Thought this was a great place to stay . We had a Gecko cottage hidden in the rainforest right next to the spa - perfect. The whole place is so well - maintained - cute little green signs everywhere, rubbish behind fences, BBQ areas, table & chair sets for every cabin, cottage or site. I was very impressed and thought...

Thank Sharyn M
Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This motel is not particularly charming but is very clean and functional! Nice small kitchenette, bathroom, and bedroom, and very close to the town center area as well as Lake Matheson and the glacier.

Thank Caroline G
Wisconsin, USA
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for one night whilst traveling from Greymouth (post-TranzAlpine train), on our glacier quest. No luck seeing Frank Joseph due to very heavy clouds. Better luck trekking up to see the Fox Glacier, although it was not quite as big or spectacular as I had hoped...but an incredible and moderately challenging hike! Anyhoo, the Rainforest Motel had a...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We stayed at the motel for one night. Staff was very friendly at the check in. Explained directly without asking the main attractions and advised where it was possible to go for dinner, as it was Xmas day and not a lot of restaurants were open. But I was prepared and brought food. I could prepare this in the enormous...

Thank Bea T
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived in Fox after 10 hrs driving (with some stops, including 7 hrs in pouring rain) so to say we were happy to be there was an understatement. Andrew the owner was very friendly. The room was lovely & big with great views. The kitchen had everything we needed & the bathroom was great. The highlight of the trip...

Thank KimberleyMelbourne
Milazzo, Italy
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We were upgraded to a 2 bedrooms apartment. It's very spacious, clean and with fantastic view of the glacier. Too bad we only stayed one night. They got everything you need for cooking. Rooms are big and bed are comfortable.

Thank Sea_Nymph77
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 27 December 2016

The motel here is close to the cafe where a bus will pick you up for the glacier tours. If you're intending to head up to do the glacier hike, allow yourself 2 nights at this motel as the weather might not be suitable for the glacier hike on the day you arrive. If you have groceries with you, you...

Thank ShaunSNJ
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We chose one of the 2 bed units. I wasn't expecting much and got what I expected. An older style of self catering units, plenty of room, clean enough, beds were OK. Close to the town centre, value for money.

Thank Turkey_Baster

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Rainforest Motel

Address: 15 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
Price Range: €66 - €127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rainforest Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Rainforest Motel Fox Glacier
Rainforest Hotel Fox Glacier
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“If two couples are booking together, get rooms 5 and 6 - they are separate from other rooms.”
MikePatx, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Corner rooms are best”
ShaunSNJ, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The higher the room number the further away from the road.”
reinhard0753, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Unit 12. Running creek off to the right of the unit provides great soothing sounds in the evenings.”
nerdilingus, 20 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have views of either the mountains or the surrounding hills.”
peterfX4901MK, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
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