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Rainforest Motel

15 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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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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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The motel is well situated for enjoying the attractions of Fox Glacier and Franz Joseph. The owner helped us arrange kayaking in Okarito, which was spectacular. Great advice on restaurants and other activities.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Other reviews have already used all the words I would use to describe this motel. It is a great place to stay, lovely open spaces, good views, comfortable and well appointed. The beds were comfortable and the quality of the linen and cleaniness of the towels was superb. The quality of the shower and water pressure was also excellent. What... More 

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Chinnor, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stay. Set in large grassy grounds with picnic tables in full view of the mountains, our huge 2 room studio was clean, comfortable, with its own deck, parking and a view of the mountains. A very well equipped kitchenette, free wifi and a lovely comfortable bed made our stay all the more enjoyable. The motel is just... More 

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England
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75 reviews 75 reviews
52 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This property was well-maintained, both inside the unit and the immaculate (extensive) grounds. Good quality kitchen equipment, comfortable bed, spacious accommodation, good wifi (unrestricted), powerful shower, etc. The unit was beautifully clean, and the host was very friendly.

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Jerusalem
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18 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two nights and managed to see both glaciers, Lake Matheson, get a massage and enjoyed a dip at the hot pools. Very nicely located, just a few minute's ride to Fox Glacier and the beautiful Lake Matheson, close to gas station, restaurants, etc. Lovely owners who are very helpful, clean large rooms, parking in front of each room,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 January 15, 2015 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
46 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 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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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

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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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 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier
#1 Best Value Hotel in Fox Glacier
#6 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier

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