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Rainforest Motel

15 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a lovely surprise when we woke in the morning and drew the curtains to see the amazing views of the mountains, and a added bonus we were very close to the village center. The rooms where well maintained and comfortable with some good sky channels with the free wifi that worked well being a great bonus. The owner... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have stayed at Fox Glacier a few times and the Rainforest is a great place to stay. Facilities are good, we had several interesting chats at the office about local goings-on, and there's a great creek at the back. The town is not large so it's a quick walk to everywhere. Best of all we had some keas showing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

good accommodation that is comfortable. Wife found the bed way too soft however was ok for me. The apartment had everything you needed. The staff were friendly and helpful. Please make sure you have plenty of cash before you get to fox glacier as there are no ATM's and the nearest is 2.5hrs away. Also make sure you fill up... More 

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Brecon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly we only had one night here. You can park right outside, as all units are ground floor. We had unit 12 and the views were really good, as it benefits from a side window facing the mountains. Easy stroll into village, or short drive to Lake Matheson, it's walks and good cafe.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A family of 4 adults stayed overnight on our way from Greymouth to Queenstown. The room was very spacious and clean with 2 single beds, a queen-sized bed and a kitchen area. It had a pretty big sitting room where we could relax. Wifi access was free. The motel is less than 5 minute walk to town, where we went... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights with visits to Fox and Franz Josef glaciers. The location was perfect, being just 100m from the shops. It was quieter and more homely than the larger centre of Franz Josef. The unit was spacious and was well equipped for our purposes as we were self-catering. Andy, the host, was very friendly and helpful... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Lovely little Motel in town. Walking distance from town center, clean tidy and comfortable beds. Very well equipt for all needs and parking in front of unit. Views over the mountains = incredable! Recommended for all ages.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We stayed here two nights around our Fox Glacier heli hike. It was one of the best motels we stayed at in New Zealand. Big and spacious, great kitchen and fast working wifi. A great view of the mountains and parking outside your door. The owner was very friendly and had some good tips of places to visit. Definitely worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Stayed one night Large very clean room with comfortable bed. Minimal road noise meant restful stay and management very obliging Ideal base for Fox or Franz Joseph glaciers and better than Franz as less annoying helicopter noise Recommended The Minstrel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit for 4 adults. Very spacious, clean with fully equipped kitchen. My unit was next to the garden which we laid on the grass overlooking the snow capped mountain. Friendly and helpful staff. Easily my best stay for my 16 days trip in South Islands. There is a free glow worm place nearby town.... More 

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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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Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Rainforest Motel Fox Glacier
Rainforest Hotel Fox Glacier
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Fox Glacier
#4 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier
#7 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier

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