We stayed in an ensuite double, which was attractively decorated but very small and quite expensive. I think most hostels/motels are rather expensive in the town. There is a bar and restaurant on site. The complex is large and attracts coach loads of young back-packers so don't expect to be able to get anywhere near the communal kitchen or the hot tub in the evening. This is a pain as the restaurants in town are a bit overpriced for what you get.
- 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