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    Rainforest Retreat

    46 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
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    Overview
    • Excellent35%
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    • Average16%
    • Poor7%
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    Free Internet
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    Hot Tub
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Great place to stay with a very friendly staff. Room are very clean, we get a free breakfast and free wifi! Just next to Heli Hike departure point which makes it easier to jump on one of the tour. Great bar next to the lodge...More

    Thank Tarek-Terry S
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    So before arriving we had emailed to ask how much an upgrade would cost from our motel room to a tree house and when we arrived they had moved us to a tree house (log cabin) and provided some bubbles as a congratulations gesture. A...More

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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Rainforest Retreat was fabulous. The room was extremely comfortable and contained everything you need. The welcome from Oscar and Mel was fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble. They were so accommodating and helpful. Brilliant location for everything. The helicopter trip to the glacier was breathtaking....More

    Thank Kerry C
    Response from oscar767, General Manager at Rainforest RetreatResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hi Kerry, Thank you. It was lovely to meet you and your family. You certainly picked a great couple of days to be here and I am so pleased you were able to do so many amazing things. I hope the rest of your trip...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Neat place to stay, all the family units are surrounded by native bush and nice and private. Having a Nespresso coffee machine was a novelty and gave a good coffee too. Easy walking distance to the glow worms and into town for a meal or...More

    Thank Simon E
    Response from oscar767, General Manager at Rainforest RetreatResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hi Simon, Thank you for the feedback. Glad you loved the coffee machines, they definitely make my mornings more productive ;-) Points taken re the refurb and we are currently working through a number of areas to make all our rooms top notch. I hope...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    This place is a full-service hotel with a super helpful staff, excellent reception area, bar and restaurant. Even hot tubs, one of which can be reserved privately, whch I did after a very long hike all the way to the glacier from the village. There...More

    Thank Sherapop1
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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Free Internet
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
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    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Room amenities
    • Refrigerator in room
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    • Spa
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    • $26 - $268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #1 Best Value Hotel in Franz Josef
    • #5 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
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    • Smoking rooms available ,
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    • Number of rooms
    • 90
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    • Franz Josef
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    • Rainforest Retreat Hotel Franz Josef
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    April 12, 2017|
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    Response from Karishma S | Reviewed this property |
    I am not aware of the bus stop as we were in our own car but the hotel is in the main town. Everything is walking distance from the hotel . I guess the bus stop would be also nearby .
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    July 9, 2016|
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    Response from Andrew J | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, We stayed in the tree house and it is very private and secluded. No walking traffic or motor vehicles go past it. So if you are after that I would highly recommend it. I can't really comment on the cabins as we didn't... More
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