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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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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely setting in the rain forest. Unfortunately we arrived late at night and the signs to our caravan park site were small and not overly visible among the bushes (probably being dark, rainy and us very tired didn't help!). After returning to reception they said they would lead us, but he took off to stand by our site - this... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed in a double room. This was just a temporary cabin on wheels located with the other permanent cabins. The room itself was clean and big enough for our bags. Apart from that it was very minimal. There was a small basic heater and a lamp. We were disappointed with the fact that we had to walk to the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All the young travelling by bus seem to gather at this motel to party so if you are a little bit older and doesn't want to party it's not the place to be. have stayed only one night in this motel and my room was just in the middle of the party zone meaning that it was really difficult to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Rainforest Retreat was perfectly located in the Franz Josef area. The rooms were clean and comfortable. I loved that they had a restaurant on the property that served excellent food, very convenient. The laundry facilities were well appointed. We also enjoyed the hot tub just outside our room. I would definitely return in the future.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in the shared dorms of this place as part of a hop on off off bus for two nights. The rooms and bathrooms were standard but nothing great. The kitchen was more dirty than other hostels and there were a lack of some kitchen necessities. There was a pretty descent endless pizza night for a price. On the first... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Though we had booked months in advance the only accommodation available was the Family House. This was wonderful and easily sleeps six people and has a fully equipped kitchen and laundry and would recommend this for a family or group of friends. You have to be aware that a lot of younger people stay there in dorms but we have... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in one of their motel rooms and were put in the middle of the party zone. Apparently, all the young travelers' booze cruises stay there. Happy hour was already in the late afternoon. So there was a big party and loud music all around us. The noise kept going during the night. In front of our door it... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights in January 2016. The sites are not great for camping since they are all gravel and this surface makes for uncomfortable camping (not to mention not being able to hammer the pegs into the ground)! Unfortunately we weren't warned about this while making the booking. Also the clothes dryer did not work. We spent... More 

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Ruston, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for two nights in the dorm-style lodges. Rooms were very crammed for three bunk beds, although the beds were comfy I only received a duvet with no sheet so I found it a bit stuffy at night. Kitchen and lounge areas are spacious, however buses of young tourists arrived (as they do every day) and basically trashed the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow we loved this place! Stayed in the gecko village area and loved our wee cabin - had everything you need, a spa pool available just for the 9 units in the gecko village area - we enjoyed a spa with no one around! Surrounded by native bush it was perfect and very reasonable pricing. We will come back again...with... More 

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