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    Rainforest Retreat

    46 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    We stayed in one of the Gecko cottages for one night. The nice thing about the area in general and this hotel's location is it is walking distance to everything. The Wildlife center, Glacier Guides, Hot Pools, and all the restaurants and shops. The room...More

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    Hotel's Favourite
    Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

    Where to begin...we drove down from Hokatika. We arrived to our 3-bedroom Tree House and were immediately thrilled. Our family of five (3 boys) all loved the fact that we were secluded and surrounded by lush vegetation. It was gorgeous. The cabin was very new,...More

    Thank GinaLCP
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We stayed here for 2 nights, although looking nice from the outside the staff were rude from the onset. My friend had sprained her ankle and was on crutches - the staff refused to look for a room that was on ground level until we...More

    Thank sophiers55
    Response from oscar767, General Manager at Rainforest RetreatResponded 3 days ago

    Hi Sophiers55 Thank you for your feedback and for choosing to stay in our backpacker accommodation. I was very disappointed to read your feelings towards our staff and sincerely apologize. Our whole team is known for their great customer service and caring attitude which makes...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We stayed at the rainforest retreat for 2 nights. By mistake we booked a smaller room, the very nice receptionist helped very well and booked us the bigger room with kichenette with no problem at all. This room is very spacious and even has the...More

    Thank Dnies1986
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    What a wonderful place!! Again, we had rain here, but i think it added to the atmosphere of the bush and the fact its called the rainforest retreat!! We were in a small double room- seperate to hostel rooms. Double bed, kettle, fridge (didnt get...More

    Thank Fran S
    Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge
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    About
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    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Free Internet
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    • 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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    • Spa
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    • Price range
    • US$29 - US$300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #4 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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    • Location
    • New Zealand >
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    • West Coast Region >
    • Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) >
    • Franz Josef
    • Also Known As
    • Rainforest Retreat Hotel Franz Josef
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    DR_PLM
    13 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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    10 July 2016|
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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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