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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Friendly team to help you settle in, nice rooms, cleaned daily with fresh towels. Laundry for guest use, comfy beds and a beautiful garden with amazing mountain views. We ate outside as much as possible to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. Recommend you bring your supplies with you as local supermarket expensive.

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Bristol
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had quite a lot of trouble finding a motel in Fox Glacier or Franz Josef. A lot of the ones I liked were fully booked. However Rainforest Motel was a good choice. It is within easy walk of the shops and restaurants and we had a potentially fantastic view of the mountains if it was not for the low...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the manager is a very friendly pleasant and helpful guy who pointed us toward best place to eat and things to see, the motel is basically just functional. We experienced a heavy downpour and we're stuck in our room for a full day. Very drab place, in desperate need of a good scrubbing and updating. This was our first...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were really helpful, pointing out local things to see, including a glow worm walk we would otherwise have missed. The unit was clean with everything we needed and the bathroom looked like it had been refurbished recently. And the view outside our room was stunning. See attached photo, the motel is on the left and I'm standing just...

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Thank Rob C
Truro, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our unit was very compact and had everything we needed. The kitchen was well equipped and allowed us the opportunity to cook a pizza rather than having to pay for a meal out which made a nice, cosy change. Clean and comfortable, we would certainly recommend.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed two nights at the Rainforest Motel. The location couldn't be better. Within easy reach of Fox Glacier and Lake Matheson, with a glow worm forest track a short stroll away. The apartments are clean and well maintained. Spectacular views, and everything you'd need for your stay. The staff are friendly and extremely helpful. We would definitely recommend the...

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Thank Fraser M
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 1 night in a 1 bed apartment and it was great. I was not feeling too well so having driven for 5 hours, we were glad to have somewhere to cook and a lounge area to relax for the evening. It does advertise having sky tv but you only get around 6 channels (i imagine this...

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Thank Nurse_Cupcake
Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thought this was a great place to stay . We had a Gecko cottage hidden in the rainforest right next to the spa - perfect. The whole place is so well - maintained - cute little green signs everywhere, rubbish behind fences, BBQ areas, table & chair sets for every cabin, cottage or site. I was very impressed and thought...

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Thank Sharyn M
Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This motel is not particularly charming but is very clean and functional! Nice small kitchenette, bathroom, and bedroom, and very close to the town center area as well as Lake Matheson and the glacier.

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Wisconsin, USA
Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for one night whilst traveling from Greymouth (post-TranzAlpine train), on our glacier quest. No luck seeing Frank Joseph due to very heavy clouds. Better luck trekking up to see the Fox Glacier, although it was not quite as big or spectacular as I had hoped...but an incredible and moderately challenging hike! Anyhoo, the Rainforest Motel had a...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • 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: $77 - $190 (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
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#1 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier
#7 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
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“Corner rooms are best”
 of 5 bubbles ShaunSNJ, Dec 27, 2016 | Read review
“The higher the room number the further away from the road.”
 of 5 bubbles reinhard0753, Oct 15, 2016 | Read review
“Unit 12. Running creek off to the right of the unit provides great soothing sounds in the evenings.”
 of 5 bubbles nerdilingus, Mar 20, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have views of either the mountains or the surrounding hills.”
 of 5 bubbles peterfX4901MK, Feb 2, 2016 | Read review
“I was told rooms between 5-12 has good views .... if you can get one!”
 of 5 bubbles Victoria996, Jan 27, 2016 | Read review
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