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Rainforest Motel
15 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Fox Glacier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

A clean and well kept place. Also conveniently located to the main street and a nice bike ride to Lake Matheson. Great service and helpful tips given by the staff.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

The motel accommodation was spacious, clean and very comfortable. It was family run and very friendly. We only stayed 1 night but would recommend for a longer stay. Good value for money with views to the mountains.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Well designed, stocked and maintained motel. Lovely family run spot that was perfect for our Fox Glacier experience. After driving from Chirstchurch, it was nice to park the car walk to dinner both nights. Decided to stay another night after we booked our Glacier tour and felt so comfortable. We highly recommend the Rainforest Motel.
P.S. I don't think there is a pool, I got carried away with my ratings!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

We had booked for one night, but when we checked in and the peace and serenity soothed me, we extended our stay to two nights. The unit was extremely spacious: the master bedroom was as large as some entire motel rooms can be. I appreciated the space, and restful colours in the decor. Our girls (10, 8 and 5) was totally delighted by the charming creek on the boundary of the complex, and they built dams and paddled. Fox charmed me with its gentle heart, and we had possibly the most memorable family walk ever round Lake Matheson. Bliss in so many ways!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Brisbane, Australia
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36 hotel reviews
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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012 via mobile

Stayed two nights at the motel. The apartment was quite modern and spacious and well appointed. Had a lot of trouble accessing the free Wi Fi. Easy walking distance to the township and eating establishments. Great views as it snowed on tne mountains the previous night.

Stayed March 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

we stayed for 3 nights in this beautiful spot and can't recommend the motel and its owners highly enough

especially for families with small children this is the place to stay at when visiting Fox Glacier

a big thank you to the owners for their personal touch

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

Comfortable and spacious studio conveniently just off the main village centre. Nice upmarket kitchen and en-suite shower room.

Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 15 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier
#5 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
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