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Rainforest Motel

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15 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Adelaide
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I originally wanted to stay in the Fox Glacier Hotel where I worked 42 years ago but their price was above our budget. This motel is just near by and a good choice. It is self contained so you can cook your own meals to keep costs down. We like to make our own breakfast, toast and tea, so it... More 

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25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an older accommodation but it is generally well kept and cared for. The caretaker is a nice guy who recommended us good places to eat and visit. Our room was rather spacious, with two bedrooms and a kitchenette, as well as a single bathroom. The heaters and bed warmers work well during the winter, and the free wifi... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms were clean, well presented with friendly welcoming staff. We stayed here on a very cold and wet night, the rooms were well warmed and spacious and had all the amenities we needed. Fox is a small place so it was only a quick walk to find somewhere to eat, and it is just down the road from lake Matheson... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just off the highway and down the road from Lake Matheson, close to convenience stores and restaurants, this was a great place to stay. As for the room, other than the door lock which was painfully difficult to use, it was great too - in particular, the bathroom.

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Gympie
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Really large unit with separate bedroom and all you want to make the stay really memorable including great heating system. Host was really helpful in telling us the best tourist attractions. Only a very short walk to shops and restaurants

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Stay here on an overnighter, before heading for Hokitika next morning, rooms very clean & tidy, well decorated, and quite spacious, bathroom power shower was great, my only comment was that the bed(s) were too soft, and offered little in the way of support, motel was quiet at night, being a way off the main road, kitchen was well equipped,... More 

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Henley in Arden, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Lovely place to stay. We arrived late and the owner waited for us. Property very clean and very well equipped. Owner very friendly and helpful. Property is a motel, situated in a lovely location. Would recommend

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Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We found this motel close to the activities we had chosen to do. The room was adequate and comfortable.The proprietor was friendly and informative . A beautiful part of our country. Very close to the beautiful Lake Matheson and the glaciers.

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81 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We spent ten nights on New Zealand's west coast from Te Anau to Karamea in self catering accommodation. We based ourselves in Fox Glacier for two nights. We were upgraded to a one bedroom unit that was very comfortable. The unit was spacious and the kitchenette more than adequate. We found this to be an excellent motel with good facilities.... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

We stayed here for two nights as we explored both Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier. As other reviewers have noted, this is not a new building with fancy amenities one might expect, but then again you don't go to Fox Glacier to stay in your room do you? We were given the keys to unit 12 which worked perfect.... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Rainforest Motel

Address: 15 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
Price Range: $75 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rainforest Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Rainforest Motel Fox Glacier
Rainforest Hotel Fox Glacier
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier
#7 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
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