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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My experience here was terrible. I stayed in a queen with ensuite room. It didn't have a queen bed. it was two singles pushed together. And not very well. so I couldn't help falling into the crack between the beds. The mattresses were so uncomfortable my muscles would ache the next day and I barely slept through the night. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place had it's hits and it's missing. Hits being the restaurant and bar/nightlife experience. This place does a fantastic job at giving backpackers a fantastic end of day experience while also offering great food! Misses being the rooms (at least that one we stayed in). We stayed in the tree hut and it was quite average. The bathroom was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a powered campervan site for 2 nights in July 2015 and found this to be a wonderful place to stay. The kitchen was large and could easily accomodate several people preparing food at once. The TV room was large and warm, and the toilets/showers were clean and easily accessible. The park was beautiful and our site was surrounded... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I were here during Christmas Eve. We had the 5 bedroom house and it was beautiful. The house was clean and there was a double bed for each of us. We made our dinner in the kitchen and had a great time in the living room. We wake up to the fresh air in the morning !... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rainforest retreat is ideally placed to take advantage of excursions to Franz Josef Glacier. When we visited this one, the unholy trinity of buses had pulled in-Kontiki, Kiwi Experience and Strays!! The net result was over 100 boozed up 18-25 year olds who just discovered freedom, booze and the opposite sex...pretty much party central for these guys but not so... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The accommodation is nice located. Entrance is beautiful and reception area and bar is really nice. We stayed in a 4 bed dorm with our own facilities. The room was ok but not special. The bathroom was dirty and there was no fresh air. The floor was dirty and wet all the time. I think the shower was broken. De... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a private bungalow at Rainforest Retreat and were incredibly happy with the accommodation. The front desk staff was very helpful and offered good recommendations for activities should we not be able to complete our glacier hike. The restaurant on-site was delicious (the chicken laksa is a must try) and we would absolutely go back there again.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We would highly recommend the Rain Forrest Retreat to other travellers. The staff were very friendly and went the extra mile to make sure our stay was a happy one. We stayed in a Gecko Cottage, which was very cute and cosy. It was fantastic to wake up surrounded by rain forest trees.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here a few weeks ago for longer than planned because it was so nice. We had a little hut which was tiny but looked good and everything was clean :-) the bar is awesome, the best iv seen at a hostel in new zealand. Only problem is how far the mixed.. bathroom is from the room, it rains alot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed one night in one of the Tree Huts. The receptionist was so welcoming, and genuinely seemed happy to have us staying. She was interested in where we'd been, and what our plans were for while we were in Franz Josef. The room was nice enough - clean and well presented. Annoyingly the toilet broke late in the night... More 

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