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Rainforest Motel
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Fox Glacier
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 12, 2014

Arrived in fox in preparation for a helicopter flight in classic west coast rain, it felt like I was in the rainforest so I booked into one! Kate & Andy took me to a very clean, tidy room and I awoke to a beautiful morning , the rain and my head had cleared after the awesome hospitality at the last kitchen restaurant.

Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Great stay here. Numerous positives - clean, spacious rooms with full kitchen facilities. Area is very quiet. You can drive right up to your room and unpack your bags - everything is ground level. Owner is friendly and flexible, giving us late checkout until after we were back from the glacier. Wireless internet is free, unlimited (unlike the regressive policies of many New Zealand hotels) and fast.

Enjoyed our night here before heading out on to the glacier. All in all a perfect place to stay while you are here.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed May 16, 2014

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- The staff is very friendly.
- The living room is big.
- The bedroom is warm.
- The kitchen is big and contains fully cooking equipment.
- The bathroom is big and warm
- The shower is great.

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- I couldn't access to wifi signal (unit 8).

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

We spent two nights at the Rainforest Hotel in a one bedroom apartment. Although the motel was an older style we were happy with our choice. The apartment was spacious and clean. We initially thought it may be cold but the small heater warmed the entire living area and there was an additional heater plus electric blankets in the bedroom. We had a microwave, hotplates and a small oven which enabled us to cook everything we needed. The motel is off the main road so is quiet unless the alarm for the fire brigade next door goes off. It is only a 2 minute walk to the restaurants and hotels on the highway.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here during Easter period 2014 after massive storm. The power had gone out in the complete region but the staff did everything they possibly could to look after us. We ended up having a relaxing stay with some candle lit family dinner memories!

Stayed: April 2014
1  Thank AndySutherland
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

What terrific hosts. Even after a terrible storm that took out the power to the town, the owners ensured our stay was comfortable and did everything to make our stay really enjoyable. I would recommend this as a great place for a family stop.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank Sydneysider57
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

Stayed for a night here while visiting Fox glacier and Lake Matheson. This property is within walking distance to the nearby town and glacier and has all the necessities you will need in the room to be comfortable. The room itself is spacious, clean and parking is right outside our room making things very convenient. It is a short 5 min drive to lake Matheson. The setting of this property is very quiet, laid back and peaceful. We had wonderful night rest.
The heater in our unit was down at night but the host was really helpful, apologetic and quick to respond to the issue while offering me another room to take my shower first. We were even offered a discount when checking out the next day which was a really nice gesture. The whole environment is relaxing and comfortable here. I will certainly recommend this property to travelers who are visiting Fox.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Aletus
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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: $93 - $223 (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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