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    Rainforest Retreat

    46 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
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    Reviewed 29 July 2017

    Neat place to stay, all the family units are surrounded by native bush and nice and private. Having a Nespresso coffee machine was a novelty and gave a good coffee too. Easy walking distance to the glow worms and into town for a meal or...More

    Thank Simon E
    Response from oscar767, General Manager at Rainforest RetreatResponded 2 August 2017

    Hi Simon, Thank you for the feedback. Glad you loved the coffee machines, they definitely make my mornings more productive ;-) Points taken re the refurb and we are currently working through a number of areas to make all our rooms top notch. I hope...More

    Reviewed 26 July 2017

    This place is a full-service hotel with a super helpful staff, excellent reception area, bar and restaurant. Even hot tubs, one of which can be reserved privately, whch I did after a very long hike all the way to the glacier from the village. There...More

    Thank Sherapop1
    Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

    Stopped in Franz Josef for the night without a plan of where to stay, and we decided to look to the Lonely Planet for a recommendation. We booked a motel room here and were so glad we did! It was very cozy, with a queen...More

    Thank Rquinn09
    Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

    I stayed at the Rainforest Retreat in the hostel. My room was incredibly smelly (windows open helped only when they stayed open) and I could hear the bass of the bar in the room. Had higher expectations after reading all reviews. Staff was not so...More

    Thank Lisanne A
    Response from oscar767, General Manager at Rainforest RetreatResponded 20 July 2017

    Hi Lisanne I am sorry to hear we didn't get it right for you. As you mentioned that's not how our other reviews mention us so i am very disappointed that we got it wrong this time. I would love to talk to you further...More

    Reviewed 16 July 2017

    Well set out accommodation with a huge range of options. Great atmosphere in the restaurant/bar. Walking distance to everything, clean rooms, great kitchen and friendly helpful staff. Would highly recommend.

    Thank Adrian S
    Response from oscar767, General Manager at Rainforest RetreatResponded 19 July 2017

    Hi Adrian, thank you for the great feedback. Happy Travels. Oscar and the Rainforest Crew

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    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Free Internet
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
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    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • Refrigerator in room
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    • Restaurant
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    • Spa
    • Hot Tub
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    • Price range
    • US$29 - US$300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #5 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Smoking rooms available ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 90
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    • Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) >
    • Franz Josef
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    DR_PLM
    12 April 2017|
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    Response from Karishma S | Reviewed this property |
    I am not aware of the bus stop as we were in our own car but the hotel is in the main town. Everything is walking distance from the hotel . I guess the bus stop would be also nearby .
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    Response from Andrew J | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, We stayed in the tree house and it is very private and secluded. No walking traffic or motor vehicles go past it. So if you are after that I would highly recommend it. I can't really comment on the cabins as we didn't... More
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