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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the motel for one night. Staff was very friendly at the check in. Explained directly without asking the main attractions and advised where it was possible to go for dinner, as it was Xmas day and not a lot of restaurants were open. But I was prepared and brought food. I could prepare this in the enormous...

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Melbourne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Fox after 10 hrs driving (with some stops, including 7 hrs in pouring rain) so to say we were happy to be there was an understatement. Andrew the owner was very friendly. The room was lovely & big with great views. The kitchen had everything we needed & the bathroom was great. The highlight of the trip...

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Milazzo, Italy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were upgraded to a 2 bedrooms apartment. It's very spacious, clean and with fantastic view of the glacier. Too bad we only stayed one night. They got everything you need for cooking. Rooms are big and bed are comfortable.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The motel here is close to the cafe where a bus will pick you up for the glacier tours. If you're intending to head up to do the glacier hike, allow yourself 2 nights at this motel as the weather might not be suitable for the glacier hike on the day you arrive. If you have groceries with you, you...

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Sydney
Reviewed December 3, 2016

We chose one of the 2 bed units. I wasn't expecting much and got what I expected. An older style of self catering units, plenty of room, clean enough, beds were OK. Close to the town centre, value for money.

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Queensland, Australia
Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

We were very pleased with our stay here. The unit was very spacious and gave us a good sized kitchen for cooking. The bed was comfortable and it was a smooth stay with checking in and out. The owner was very friendly and helpful.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

We had one bedroom unit for two nights. It was clean, the staff were helpful, the bed was comfortable and they have a very reasonably priced guest laundry. Unless you want to do some serious walks two nights was a bit long. We looked at the glacier, did the helicopter flight and walked around Matheson.

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

We only stayed for one night in one of the appartements but really nothing to complain about. Spacious room, plenty of space, decent kitchen, comfy beds, bathroom ok, nothing to fancy but given the rate a pleasant experience altogether.

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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: $74 - $187 (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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Rainforest Hotel Fox Glacier
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“Corner rooms are best”
 of 5 bubbles ShaunSNJ, 3 weeks ago | 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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