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Rainforest Retreat

46 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a tree house which had a cute, windowed nook for eating, a large bathroom, and great location among the trees. There were tons of options from hostel to boutique accommodation on the grounds. We enjoyed the restaurant there as we found the best drinks in town one night!

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tippe133
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed here when I was with the kiwi experience and we got the log cabin next to the hot tub. It was brilliant, huge room with ensuite and hot tub was fantastic. The restaurant is lovely as well, I reccomend the beef nachos!! In would definitely stay here again!!!

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Banff, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were travelling on a special occasion and were complimentary upgraded which was lovely, the staff were lovely and helped with anything you needed, but...do not stay in the room on the bottom floor because you can hear EVERYTHING from the room above you, if they are up at 6am you are up...Not so great when you are on holiday... More

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Canberra, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in a tree hut which was spacious, clean and had modern bathroom facilities and a comfy King bed. The Holiday Park is located within the township of Franz Josef - so a short walk to shops, cafes and restaurants. My only complaint with our stay was that the log cabins walls let in a lot of noise from... More

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in one of the huts, tucked away in the rainforest in February. It is an easy walk into the town, and the Monsoon restaurant was a perfect spot to celebrate our daughter's 16th birthday! The room had a kitchenette, and was quiet, will definitely be on our list of places to return to on our next visit!

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What an awesome place to base yourself to enjoy this iconic area. We stayed in the Gecko Cabins which are fantastic and really well appointed. We really enjoyed the little bit of exclusive ness with the small communal area and hot tub :-) The Monsoon Bar is excellent and a great place to meet people and get a great meal.... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to stay both in location and overall hotel quality. the staff is extremely laid back, polite and helpful and there is a restaurant on the property that has GREAT food and a good selection of beers. upon arrival we were given drink certificates so we were already sold! the town is small but scenic and... More

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Shropshire, England
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed on a powered site in December and loved our time here, the site wasnt overly busy so our stay in the rainsforest was great. It is a really short walk to the restaurants, bars and shops. The facilities were good however we didnt use the kitchen or BBQ area so cannot comment, they were in the middle of... More

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Cork, Ireland
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great place to stay prior to going up on the glacier. Comfortable rooms, toilets in a separate room to showers and plenty space in there, including a hairdryer. Plenty space in the kitchen and a bar that's really good fun. Ideal for backpackers in groups.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly and helpful staff gave us a free upgrade. Room was clean with big bathroom though the bed was quite soft. Cafe on site served great pizza but beer was a bit flat. Overall a pleasant stay at the rainforest retreat.

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Additional Information about Rainforest Retreat

Also Known As:
Rainforest Retreat Hotel Franz Josef
Rainforest Retreat Hotel
Address: 46 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Franz Josef
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rainforest Retreat is centrally located in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier township on the west coast of NZ’s South Island.Nestled in six acres of native bush and surrounded by lush punga groves, Rainforest Retreat offers a wide range of accommodation – all built to embrace the natural environment.Whatever the season, explore New Zealand’s glaciers while staying at Rainforest Retreat. It’s not just accommodation… it’s an experience! ... more   less 
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