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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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  • 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Very unpolite and no manners staff. Me and my wife park our car outside the office (maybe 5-10min to clear my company email). The staff knock our car side window and showing us no manners attitude, we told him to wait us a while but the staff Just bang on car door and walk away. I hope not because I'm... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Great location, plenty of parking, good, clean, ample accommodation. Had all we needed of a motel. Owner gave us good advice on the best place and time to see Mt Cook and also the directions to see the Fox Glacier. ( "it was just a short walk " we were advised. Well it may be to a Kiwi but to... More 

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Yeppoon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Friendly hosts, comfortable twin beds, clean, good service. Fantastic walks in the near vicinity, lake and glacier. Best rainforest walk ever from the Fox Glacier swing bridge to the southern car park. Many thanks Rainforest manager for quick resolution to Mastercard problem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Great comfortable and clean accommodation in the heart of Fox village, but peaceful with brilliant mountain views. Owner was very helpful, he knew all the best places to go and made our stay an absolute pleasure - he was really nice to us and we will definitely 'enjoy the rest of our holiday!'. Recommended!

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We Really enjoyed our overnight stay in a 2 br cabin. Very clean comfortable rooms. Owner was very helpful and assisted us to get the most out of our brief stay by suggesting a walk round Lake Matheson and sunset viewing of Fox Glacier from a nearby viewing point. Excellent value for money motel.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

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 April 5, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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