We stayed in the Rainforest Retreat for one night during a tour of the South Island. After a whole day driving, seeing the glaciers and visiting the hot pools (recommended!) we were pretty tierd by the time we arrived so decided to eat in the on site Monsoon Bar which was lovely. The food was good and the sevice was great - the girls behind the bar were very helpful with things to do and where the local shops were etc.
The room we had booked was a queen en-suite. We were please to see the room was clean and tidy but it was very very small. This wasn't an issue for us as we were staying for one night only.
The biggest complaint we had was that it was just so noisy. There seemed to be no noise proofing in the rooms as we could hear everything the people above us were saying.
There was also loud music until 1am which was a little annoying.
All in all, for the money we paid I would have expected better, comparing it it other placed we stayed during our trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rainforest Retreat is centrally located in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier township on the west coast of NZ’s South Island.Nestled in six acres of native bush and surrounded by lush punga groves, Rainforest Retreat offers a wide range of accommodation – all built to embrace the natural environment.Whatever the season, explore New Zealand’s glaciers while staying at Rainforest Retreat. It’s not just accommodation… it’s an experience! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rainforest Retreat Hotel Franz Josef