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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 #4 of 7 Franz Josef B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights while visiting Franz Josef. As we were on our honeymoon, they upgraded us to one of the tree lodges and gave us a bottle of sparkling wine. This is excellent customer service and a big win in my books. The staff at the lodge were very friendly and willing to help us with our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I paid for a room with ensuite bathroom. Very small room but on the whole clean n tidy. On arriving to the room I noticed that the floors had not been vacumned. But this was quickly addressed. Outnumbered by very young backpackers. Room upstairs from us were loud n I couldn't get to sleep until after they were quiet around... More 

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Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having traveled from Lake Mahinapua and after doing the glacier walk, this park was just what we needed to unwind. Hot pools just up the road, and then a great feed and drink at the restaurant in the park itself. Our bay was tight, but certainly accessible, and the rainforest and surroundings were amazing. Great shower / kitchen / camper-van... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a month before our visit and all was in order. We booked the 'house'. Amazingly, we had 3 bedrooms, though only needed two. Fantastic kitchen, seating area, etc. very clean and would recommend the Rainforest Retreat to all. This was my second visit and I would definitely return again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a noteworthy place to stay if looking for somewhere in Franz Josef. I was pretty struck by the setting & layout of the facility. It's very lush & attractive. There are blocks of units, campervan areas, lodges etc. There is wifi but you have to pay $4 for 24 hours. I was advised that it would be better... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the private units after a long journey. Pleasant room, functional but probably one of the better options in FJ as there aren't many options. The staff were really helpful and friendly. We ate breakfast at the on site restaurant which was delicious!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic location, clean rooms, very very relaxing. From the time we arrived to the time we departed we were made to feel welcome and nothing was a problem for the staff. Highly recommended. Will stay again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hostel with very helpful staff in the reception. This is one of the best hostels I stayed at in New Zealand. Lovely surroundings and nice facilities. The rooms are clean and beds are comfortable. The restaurant staff could be better though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived with a nice welcoming. We were told about the nights entertainment in the bar. Ate in the bar, food was good and atmosphere was nice. The location and room is good. Everything you need apart from iron but not major. Would recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great location in a stunning rainforest environment. Only a couple of minutes walk to the main area of Franz Josef. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The facilities were very good. The on-sight pub had great atmosphere and food. Definately would recommend it to others

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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
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Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rainforest Retreat 4.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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