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Rainforest Motel

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15 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Derby, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good comfortable accommodation in a beautiful area. Helpful host who was able to give useful recommendations. Few petrol stations in this area, so always check sufficient fuel to reach next destination. Evening visited by several kea birds.

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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This motel was only 200 metres from the town and facilities. The views were truly amazing. The owner and staff were really friendly and he booked our helicopter ride with his neighbour and that was spectacular. The 2 bedroom apartment was exactly what we wanted and everything worked, there was even a place to wash our car that was extremely... More 

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West Sussex, England
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77 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this accommodation based on Trip-advisor reviews and it was the first time it has let me down! We arrived and were given room 4, right by the laundry, and when we asked if we could have a room between nos 5-12 we were told there were none available and yet we had booked last August (5 months ago)... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rain Forest Motel is in a lovely part of New Zealand. We booked there because we had a helicopter flight booked for the Glacier, so it is close by. The area is picturesque and the glacier can be seen from the hotel. The rooms are self contained and are very large. They have a separate laundry room on site which... More 

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Thank Larkins2014
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived way to early and they checked me in at about 11am ( no extra charge). I loved everything about this place. Views outside of my room were stunning. Lake Matheson is just a short drive away. If you go for a walk all the way around the lake there is several points to take good photos. Quiet location,... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good clean, comfortable well equipped motel. Nice position, close to shops, cafes and adventure companies. East to drive to glacier and close to brilliant Mount Cook lookout. Really helpful host. No complaints. Happy to recommend

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Hazel Grove, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good standard motel style accommodation in a great location in Fox Glacier. Friendly welcome wit best advice on what to do to see the best views of the Glacier & Mountains & where to eat in the village.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was more like an apartment, nicely located, very well-equipped indeed, and such a friendly and helpful family running the place. We were given most helpful suggestions for things to do and see during our stay (and the best times of day to do them). Highlights for us were the walk up to the foot of Fox Glacier, and... More 

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Adelaide Central
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had room 3. It was very clean and tidy, but small. The bed was comfortable to sleep on. We did use the small oven to roast a chicken, and the oven was just big enough for the chook, but it took 3 hours to cook, when it should have taken 2. There was no table to eat our meal... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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60 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Nice room with everything you need for 1 night. The bathroom is okay and clean. Clean room, enough place to store your stuff. Nicd host who gave us infornation about restaurants and places to go. We went to Fox Glacier just after having left our baggage. I think for a motel it offers what you can expect. Clean and nice... More 

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