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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Initially had a hard time picking between Franz Josef & Fox Glacier as well as between 2 places at Fox Glacier. I picked this place & my husband initially picked a different location but was swayed over with the free wifi. We were both very happy with the pick. I think they look nicer in reality than the photos show.... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very comfortable motel in the heart of Fox village. Located just off the main road so it was quiet at night. Very clean rooms and comfortable beds.Plenty of eating establishments in walking distance. Very friendly owner.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A brilliant motel with all the condiments needed and a friendly manager who goes the extra mile to help you with anything like planning your day. The beds are confortable and the rooms large. TV and sky provided. Nice big bathroom and kitchen.

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Wirral
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17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good sized room, well furnished and very comfortable. Handy for town centre and restaurants. Laundry room was very useful. Lake Matheson is a short drive away as an easy alternative walk to the glacier.

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Brisbane, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great staff, lots of local knowledge on where to go for views etc!!!! Wonderful rooms, well fitted out!!!! Great location, right in town!!!! Value for money.!!!!! Very comfortable!!!! Nice and quiet!!!!

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gent/belgium
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Funny and very helpful owner. Charming studio with magnificent view of the mountains. Nice bed, bathroom with free toiletries, fully equipped kitchen with "table and chairs". Located at the sunside. Oudoor sitting/dining possible. Excellent location to visit Franz Joseph and Fox Glacier, Matheson Lake and Gillispies Beach. Only steps away from the cute little town with general store. Highly recommended!

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Pattaya, Thailand
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70 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In my opinion these units are perfect.We were in Unit 2 and I was concerned maybe noise from nearby road.The owner Andy assured me that I would have no problems, He was 100% correct.These units have everything you need, small oven,2 hot plates microwave oven,toaster, elec kettle,fridge, plus all cutlery and cups / plates etc.Good Bed, big bathroom. You can... More 

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Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The Rainforest is a nice motel which features an interesting design. One complete wall is made up of a sliding glass door and window which affords you of a super view of the mountains. A functional kitchenette allows you to prepare your own meals but be sure to bring your own provisions as the little general store in the area... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Great location. Comfortable room. Owner was really helpful and informative and told us where the best viewpoints were and what time of day was good to visit them. Apartment was well equipped, clean and comfortable. Short walk to the local restaurants.

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Kent. UK
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Good location for visiting the glaciers and lake Matheson. The room was clean and comfortable with lovely views of the mountains. The Rainforest Motel has on site car parking and is close to shops and restaurants. We stayed for one night but would recommend staying longer as there is so much to see.

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