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Rainforest Retreat

4.5 of 5
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46 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here for two nights in April 2015 as part of the Kiwi Experience. Oscar gave us all a memorable welcome and our private room was modern and a comfortable size. The kitchen facilities were spacious and the restaurants food was good too. Location wise it couldn't have been better, positioned across the road from the base for our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed for two nights as part of a road trip. Excellent en suite room opposite the Monsoon restaurant. Made the trek to the Glacier, well worth the trip just for that. Would stay there again. Easy walk to the Glacier Base Hot Springs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here in a campervan and liked the feeling of the place so much we extended from one night to two. Was a great place, excellent location within walking distance of hot pools and supermarket/cafes etc. A bit too busy in the laundry due to buses full of young backpackers who all seemed to decide to wash their clothes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed here for 1 night in March on a powered site with my husband. The pitch was right next to the forest which was beautiful with table and chairs for our own use. It was close to the showers and toilets which were clean but not very new, perfectly good for a short stay and never busy. We did... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We splashed out a bit when we stayed at Rainforest Retreat for 2 nights, and booked a tree lodge at the rate of NZ$220 a night, the most expensive accommodation we had during our month in NZ. We were happy with the Lodge - it was very clean, had lots of space with a comfortable bed, good bathroom and very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived late in the day and the room to ages to warm up, but once warm was fine. Seemed to have a funny musty smell, but was clean and tidy. Bit of noisy from next door unit, not lots of parking. Setting was nice and location was good. Lot of different accommodation options from Cabins to Motels, we had Studio... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

everything was done for the comfort of the tourist. Mel was great with her offers, to be easy for me, to be warm in the room, and to have Wi-Fi.They change me the room, being noisy, and did everything to be comfortable

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rooms clean but with a strange "musty" smell. Staff helpful, cheerful and knowledgeable. Strange that none seem to be from New Zealand. Accommodation blocks crammed into a small area. Parking restricted. Busy/noisy in the late evening (bar open passed midnight) Service in on site bar/cafe quick but food and drink quite pricey. All in all, a motel for good hotel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This park has a lovely rainforesty feel & the service is great. The bathrooms are clean, the water hot and the pressure good. Only 4 stars though as there doesn't seem to be enough laundry facilities for the number of guests, but I'm probably just being picky!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is good for one night. Well located, basic amenities and clean rooms. The bathrooms are not great but they work. The property is a mix of hostel with laundry facilities and a cafeteria style restaurant. The bed was comfortable but the room was very humid. Would go back but don't expect anything more than a bed for the... More 

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