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Rainforest Motel

15 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 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Whitehorse, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Arrived in fox in preparation for a helicopter flight in classic west coast rain, it felt like I was in the rainforest so I booked into one! Kate & Andy took me to a very clean, tidy room and I awoke to a beautiful morning , the rain and my head had cleared after the awesome hospitality at the last... More

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Los Angeles, California
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21 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Great stay here. Numerous positives - clean, spacious rooms with full kitchen facilities. Area is very quiet. You can drive right up to your room and unpack your bags - everything is ground level. Owner is friendly and flexible, giving us late checkout until after we were back from the glacier. Wireless internet is free, unlimited (unlike the regressive policies... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

like - The staff is very friendly. - The living room is big. - The bedroom is warm. - The kitchen is big and contains fully cooking equipment. - The bathroom is big and warm - The shower is great. dislike - I couldn't access to wifi signal (unit 8).

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Sydney, Australia
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24 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We spent two nights at the Rainforest Hotel in a one bedroom apartment. Although the motel was an older style we were happy with our choice. The apartment was spacious and clean. We initially thought it may be cold but the small heater warmed the entire living area and there was an additional heater plus electric blankets in the bedroom.... More

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Sutherland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Stayed here during Easter period 2014 after massive storm. The power had gone out in the complete region but the staff did everything they possibly could to look after us. We ended up having a relaxing stay with some candle lit family dinner memories!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

What terrific hosts. Even after a terrible storm that took out the power to the town, the owners ensured our stay was comfortable and did everything to make our stay really enjoyable. I would recommend this as a great place for a family stop.

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Singapore
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23 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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7 helpful votes 7 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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39 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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Address: 15 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Fox Glacier #3 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier #7 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
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