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Rainforest Retreat

4.5 of 5 Guest house   |   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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brussels, Belgium
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderfull experience, nice people, friendly staff, good accomodation level, the best in town for sure. The bar, restaurant, breakfast place is also to be recommanded. After a long day driving, the perfect place to stay 2 or 3 nights

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9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a last minute booking, so we had no idea what to expect. However, we were pleasantly surprised at the accomodation, service as well as the location. It was bang on the main street, where all the restaurants and tourist centers were. Around it, is peaceful and has breathtaking views of the Glacier. The room itself was a cabin... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Rainforest Retreat in a camper-van, and the van sites are among the loveliest we stayed in on our trip, nestled among the rain forest trees. The reason for the 'average' rating is that I must agree with several negative reviews that the advertising is most misleading. This is not a luxury retreat with van and camping sites... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unless you are a backpacker- get a hut!!! Our room was directly across from the dorms, with the bar on the other side... Noisy!!! Nice enough room but it had a weird set-up: queen & single bed, couch (facing away from TV), no table but a tiny breakfast bar! Plus there was bright red hairs in the basin when we... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled down in the busy Summer season with a group of friends and can't fault the crew at Rain forest retreat. Friendly, fun and great facilities. Would definately return next summer great place for families

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This campsite is lovely. We stayed one night, and it was tropical and quiet and very central to the main village. The restaurant attached to the campsite had great food, and the house wines were only $5 each, which made for a lovely, relaxing evening as the sun went down late for daylight savings. I highly recommend this place and... More 

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Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a tree house during July 2014 on our honeymoon and had a lovely time! The tree houses feel secluded and private, yet you are only 5-10mins from town centre. The staff were also very friendly and helpful. The onsite bar, the Monsoon Bar (It rains, we pour) had a lovely atmosphere with wood fires and great pub... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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20 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here in our campervan. The location is very good however the pitches were tiny. If you had a large campervan it would be very difficult to stay here. There are very few showers and toilets for the number of people staying and sadly there were not that clean.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a tree lodge, which was clean and cosy. So much fun being in the middle of the rainforest, the design has been very cleverly thought out!! Staff were all very friendly, and the on-site restaurant Monsoon was very good, we ate here both nights of our stay!. Best to go early for dinner, as it gets really... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect location within 5-10 minutes' walk of restaurants, shops, i-site, helicopter pad, and the hot pools. Great service at the front desk and access to the delicious on-site bar/restaurant (with a wide range of prices). We stayed one night in one of the tree lodges--which was incredibly luxurious and secluded--and one night in the motel, and would recommend both. Only... More 

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Address: 46 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rainforest Retreat 4.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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