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Rainforest Retreat

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4.5 of 5
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46 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 7 Franz Josef B&B and Inns
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited Franz Josef on our way down from the North Island. This was the nicest place we stayed for good value for money. Our room was lovely and spacious,modern and clean. The setting of the place did feel like a rainforest and had everything within walking distance. The staff were friendly and the food was fantastic. We arrived on... More 

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mango
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everything we needed in a budget hotel, great location for the glacier and the glow worms. Happy hour in the bar made the drink prices reasonable, food looked good but we didnt eat here. More luxurious options are available in log cabins

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the Double room which is situated in the Gecko Village... It was so exquisite... calm & Soothing as it was cut off from the main backpackers stay. Had about 4 other Rooms so was seemingly very private. Best of all... had a wonderful Hot tub area just for the Gecko village rooms. Room were well appointed &... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The site is well located close to the town and the franz josef glacier tours and hot pools. It's well laid out and the campervan spots are located in the rain forest. Can be a bit noisy when it's heavy rain all night (frequent in this area). The toilet and shower blocks were just ok. We were there in winter... More 

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New Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the motel and it was a pleasurable stay. The girls at the reception were extremely friendly and very helpful with information regarding the little town. They even offered us a 20% discount on the heli-rides to the glaciers. The rooms were near and tidy, the linen was clean and white, bathroom was decent sized with soap, shampoo... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean facilities, friendly reception, spa tub, and very large and clean kitchen space. Also has smaller private rooms, but dorm rooms are 4-bed and fine. Next door to Franz Josef Glacier Guides and the Glacier Hot Pools

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this property in Feb 2014. We choose the basic room with entrance right from the car parking, we parked right outside our door. The room was small but right what we needed for a 2 night stay, we had a private bathroom, and the room was clean. Close to the city center and close to glacier hot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelling in a campervan, we stayed at the rainforest retreat for two nights. Certainly on of the most expensive camp sites that we stayed at, but when you see the size of the place, you can understand why. It has a very young feel, with bus loads of Kiwi experience travellers being shipped in daily. However, they were resigned to... More 

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Sydney
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed on camper van site and we were very jammed in. Although it says rainforest they really pack you in. It seems to be aimed at party going backpackers, which wasn't a deal for us but we much prefer the serenity o nature than screaming kids. Wouldn't go back

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was dirty. It smelled really bad. The bathroom was not good at all. Common areas was good and clean. The was the bedrooms and the bathroom witch was really dirty and nasty. I do NOT recomend to go here if you are in Franz Josef. Find another hostel.

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