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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed our stay, Love you guys... Mr DJ kept the night pumping.. Thanks again to all you friendly people LOVE US NEW ZEALANDER'S haha The room was perfect for our short stay... Highly recommended. Hope to see yous again soon

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed 2 nights in a Tree Lodge/studio apartment with a King bed, en-suite bathroom and spacious private deck. The room was clean and the facilities were modern and well-functional. It was a quiet and peaceful place, even though, this Retreat is also used as a backpacker’s hostel for Kiwi Experience. We really enjoyed our stay and we would love... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at powered campsite and the staff were amazing - Izzy in particular helped sort out a great spot close enough to the facilities, and also assisted us in booking our tours on the cheap. We had a great time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Close to town, own bar and restaurant, clean loads of facilities, hair dryers, spa. Kid friendly we loved our stay here very well priced I stayed in a campervan $34 for 1 adult and 2 kids. Two for one pizza deals and happy hour. Helpful staff would recommend.

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Queenstoen, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place caters for everyone ..from campers & campervans to family lodges to cabins to tree-top lodges and log cabins to motel rooms and backbackers ...they fit all budgets. I highly recommend the tree-top lodges, private, secluded, nice quality and good value for money!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All in all a wonderful experience to be in a tree hut. The service was great and the complimentary breakfast was more than enough for my wife and I. Spa hot tub was great to come back to after doing Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, not to mention the cozy tree hut with heated blankets and a nespresso machine. But,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place. They have really put a lot of effort into making the place liveable with tree ferns and a lot of natural beauty around the place. The amenities are slightly sparse (not many showers and toilets that I could find) but I still very much enjoy staying here for the ambience and the receptionists are nice too.... More 

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RainforestFranzJosef, General Manager at Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Paul Many thanks for your review and for staying in our holiday park. I am pleased you had such an enjoyable stay in our little slice of paradise and hope you can make it back to us again soon. Happy travels Oscar More 

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A 5 minute walk from town and all the shops. Very private powered sites - less than $40 for 2 adults (infants were free) Great showers/toilets - very warm and unlimited hot water. The onsite restaurant, monsoon was also very good with an excellent pizza deal between 5-6....perfect for us with a toddler! Very friendly staff and child friendly too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

For a cheap rate we were upgraded to a good sized ensuite room. Clean with all amenities. Lovely native bush, tree and fern clad surrounds. Close to the main street and very good value. We highly recommend this accommodation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We arrived expecting a hostel double room but we were upgraded to the motel double for free! Very comfortable stay and the Monsoon restaurant/bar is excellent. The motel double room was on the small side but we couldn't complain having received a free upgrade! Would definitely stay again, and only 30s walk from the hot pools!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Rainforest Retreat

Address: 46 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: $56 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rainforest Retreat 4.5*
Number of rooms: 90
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