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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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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for one night and definitely enjoyed it. The pillows were the only bad part! Great location, we walked over to the hot pools and then down to a great Asian restaurant. There is a restaurant onsite but we didn't get to eat there. The staff were friendly and helpful and our room was clean and plenty big... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here 2 nights in a double room in one of the huts outside. Was a good room but very small with no shelves of any sort for us to put anything so a bit cramped. Heater was broken so was given an extra one but room remained cold throughout the night as we didn't want to be a fire... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a one bedroom suite with a kitchen that was clean and had everything we needed. We made use of the free spa pool and found the staff to be helpful and friendly. The place is a short walk to most restaurants and shops. We were there in Winter and were disturbed by some noisy neighbours on one of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the second time we have stayed here. We really enjoy the tree lodge. Large room and en suite. Views of the rain forest right outside the window. Large deck. These lodges are private and seem to be miles away from anywhere. Just a great place to relax.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

stayed in a campervan site. Nice space with individual table and chairs and surrounding greenery. Lovely to have access to shared spa after a long tramp. Pub on site is excellent with an exceptionally pleasant, bearded barman.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this place. It's one of those special places that make you feel welcome from the start and lives up to all the hype. From the friendly and welcoming staff, to the clean and well thought out facilities, this is a great place to stay and will offer you an excellent experience. Really comfy bed and great view from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the Gecko Cottages. Cute little chalet, with access to private hot tub. Quite small space, but was cosy more than cramped. Beautiful location. Great bar/restaurant facilities. Excellent location for glacier tours, and very helpful staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Franz Josef doesn't have too many accommodation choices .. Rainforest Retreat was the perfect choice for us as we were on our honeymoon. The room has an amazing vintage wooden feel & is pretty comfortable. The gallery is spacious & becomes the perfect reading area.. thick green trees in the surrounding makes it very authentic.. FOOD: wasn't impressed with the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my friend stayed in the hostel part of the Rainforest Retreat. There's a really big kitchen, laundry facilities and a lounge area. There's also a hot pool with room for all your friends and a bar and restaurant. A really nice place with an amazing chain of mountains and glaciers in the background.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rainforest Holiday Park offers a special experience with individual private bush park sites where you feel you are really parked out in the bush. All sites are separated native bush, thus making them seem very private. This Park is just a few minutes from the township. We had a power problem with our caravan and the staff were very good... More 

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