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“A lovely unit, with friendly and helpful owners in great location”
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Rainforest Motel
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Fox Glacier
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“A lovely unit, with friendly and helpful owners in great location”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

We recently stayed in a two bedroom unit. The rooms were clean and tidy and we found the ample sized rooms ideal. The beds were comfortable. The unit had a lovely spacious walk-in shower.

Management had a great sense of humour and were obliging in pointing out the various tourist spots and vantage points. They also assisted us to log on to free wi-fi.

The village was in close walking distance to the motel, whilst the the unit was very peaceful.

Unfortunately we left our iPad at the unit. When we discovered it missing we called the motel and the manager arranged for it to be couriered to us. Nothing was a problem and they would not accept reimbursement for the courier fees.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

All the time we were here it rained solid so thank goodness the motel unit was fab. Comfortable sofa, great tv and it was needed. Bedrooms clean and very comfortable. Kitchen well equipped. Two mins walk and in town. Would recommend and return.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Devon,England
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

Great studio units in Fox Glacier. Lovely mountain views. As seems normal in NZ motels, the owner gave us a carton of milk with the keys - a very nice and useful thing to do! Spacious well equiped unit, huge shower/wet room. Bedroom not huge, but plenty of storage space. Very quiet place to stay.
A couple of chickens wander about and will come in to the unit if you leave your door open!
Nice atmosphere, and the singing cleaner the next morning amused us! Good location, just off the main road (not that it would be busy!) Walk up to the main road for shops and bars.
AND free wi-fi too! If only more places would provide that!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2013

My wife and I arrived in Fox Glacier after dark and picked the Rainforest Motel because it was off the main road, but still within a very easy couple of minutes' walk to the small town centre. I was immediately impressed by the owner's dry wit and friendly attitude, and my wife and I were both very happy with the self-catering room we were given for our single-night stay.

Free WiFi Internet access was provided, and our comfortable room with decent cookware made for a nice relaxing time for me, while my wife kept in touch with the rest of the world.

The owners were happy to help us out with directions and advice the following morning, which I suppose is to be expected in a tourist town such as Fox Glacier, but we appreciated the effort, and left the Rainforest Motel very happy.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

This was one of my first stays in New Zealand and well worth the money. It is family owned and operated which very much shows. Just steps to the town center. Very spacious rooms. Great views. Wonderful stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2013

We booked one of the larger units for my family of five. The unit was a good size and we were very comfortable. The motel is only five minutes walk to the main shops and restaurants. We loved the views from the unit of the mountains and sunsets. The grounds are lovely and attracted the local birds.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Stayed here a couple of nights and enjoyed it. Motel is a few minutes walk from Fox Glacier guided walks, pub and cafe's. It's clean and spacious with free WiFi. Lovely views of the mountains and very quiet. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The only thing I didn't like is that I felt that the windows needed Net Cutains to give more privacy. Also the windows need fly screens to stop the sandflies coming in! I found a lot of accomodation on the west coast didn't have insect screens and biting insects are a nuisance on this side of the Island.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Rainforest Motel
Address: 15 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier
#7 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rainforest Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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