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Rainforest Motel

Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 10 hotels in Fox Glacier
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed for a night here while visiting Fox glacier and Lake Matheson. This property is within walking distance to the nearby town and glacier and has all the necessities you will need in the room to be comfortable. The room itself is spacious, clean and parking is right outside our room making things very convenient. It is a short 5... More

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Northampton
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12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Within walking distance of the everything at Fox Glacier, this motel is ideal for a stopover. The room was what you'd expect from a motel but was clean and comfortable and the hosts very helpful. Their internet was down whilst we were there (due to a landline problem) but they lent me a mobile phone to use as a hotspot... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Comfy bed, tv, most basic kitchen type facilities, a clean bathroom, friendly staff. Yeah, this hotel ticked most of the boxes. It's not cheap for what it is, but you probably need to allow for that in a captive market like Fox Glacier.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

After being let down late at night by another motel Andy & Kate were very welcoming and friendly - sorting us out @ 9pm with their last room and a discount for the late booking as we're a couple and took their last apartment that slept 5. Clean. Comfy. Convenient and close to town. Would definitely recommend

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Paris, France
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This motel is nice, clean, comfortable and very close to the township. The 2 bedrooms apartment is spacious, the kitchen is well equipped. Parking easy. The shower is big enough and the towels are soft. Beds are rather comfortable for that kind of hotel. (just the air dryer is not powrfull enough => hard to dry your hair !!) The... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We stayed in a two bedroom apartment. The apartment itself was tired and needed some updating but having said that it was still comfortable, clean and spacious with a well stocked kitchen. The apartments were well located close to the main street and the views from the apartments were stunning.

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Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

We arrived in November to a warm welcome from the owner after an eight hour drive. He also gave us a map of the area and the information we needed to find the glacier and Lake Matheson. Motel room was clean, tidy and provided all amenities we needed. Within walking distance to the township.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Fox glacier is a lovely place to stay and is less busy that Franz Josef. The views from Rainforest motel are wonderful and the staff are helpful. We stayed two nights and our room was a good size, well equipped and clean but sadly in need of maintenance/refurbishment as the apartment was rather tired looking.

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hong kong
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26 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We stayed at this small motel for two nights in December and we loved our stay here. The location is perfect as it's a two minutes' walk to all the shops - afterall it's a really really small town. We booked a two bedroom and it could have been enough for 6 pax! I should have booked a 1 bedroom... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The rooms were clean and while they were not luxurious, they were comfortable and had all the basic necessities. They were also spacious and had full kitchens which was convenient. The motel is just a few minutes walk to all the restaurants and guided tours. It was a good base for us to visit the glacier. The host was very... More

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Also Known As:
Rainforest Motel Fox Glacier
Rainforest Hotel Fox Glacier
Address: Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
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Free Parking Kitchenette
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#3 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier
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