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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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Ranked #5 of 7 Franz Josef B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Excellent range of amenities and facilities which were clean and tidy. Parking stands in the campervan site seemed a bit close together and would have benefitted from more screening. Staff were friendly and helpful but shop could definitely be improved with much larger range of goods.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

A fantastic location and well equipped site. The site would benefit from something for older kids to do, such as a trampoline. Also "whirly" washing lines would be useful. The hot tub was great, and the restaurant was a nice bonus. The shop could do with a few more items.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

What a super setting for this mixed accommodation venue - great views, lovely surroundings and everything you need. The free half hour in the private spa was an added bonus we used both nights of our stay and thouroughly enjoyed. We stayed in one of the Tree Lodges, secluded in setting but not as quiet as hoped for, as the... More 

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Shefford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Sadly the weather wasn't great however we were in a rianforest, room was excellent, well appointed and warm. Staff were friendly and nothing seemed a bother, the walkways to the Monsoon Bar were fun and a great shelter from the downpour. Would stay again for sure if we head back.

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We stayed here as part of a tour our rooms were described by our tour manager as five star backpackers and the room that we were assigned held two sets of bunk beds with an ensuite bathroom the only downfall of the room was there was not exactly enough space for four peoples bags but apart from that the room... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

we arrrived and the weather was crazy, the staff looked after us and everyone like royalty .. the whole town lost power and everyone closed down, not Rainforest, we still got fed and watered the whole night, food was great we spent two weeks around the south island and no camp site came near this one. well done guys ,... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Not enough toilet facilities for number of camper vans on site, as a result quickly became dirty. Likewise the pool was far to small for number of people. Very disappointed after viewing website. Compared to some of the other campsites we stayed at on our 3 week trip the facilities here were easily some of the worst. Apart from that... More 

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Havelock, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Really lovely place. We toured the South island in a camper van (2A & 3C). This was one of the nicest places we stayed. The camping sites were really nicely laid out. The native bush was used really well to create a sense of privacy, so lacking in other camp grounds. There was a play ground for the children. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Rainforest Retreat has a variety of styles of accommodation. We chose the 'tree house' for our 3 night stay. This is the largest option, being a three bedroom 'Lockwood' style house nestled in the bush. The main attractions in the area are the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers but we also took the 2 hour drive on our second day... More 

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Kaukapakapa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Lovely relaxing stay in the rainforest :-) really nice rooms and great atmosphere! Thanks... will come again one day.... nice bar the spa was awesome.... wished we could have had another night :-) excellent place to stay :-)

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