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Reviewed April 22, 2012

What a great find the Rainforest Retreat is! We stayed Good Friday and Easter Saturday nights in a Tree Lodge. The tree lodges are well appointed, private and cosy. The Retreat itself caters for all budgets with its wide variety of accomodation types all on the one site. Even though it was probably well booked at Easter, the surrounding bush location made it feel as though there were only a handful of people staying. The sauna and spa were welcome treats after busy days exploring the countryside and the onsite restaurant served fabulous meals at any time of the day. Easy stroll to the main Franz Josef shopping/cafes/bars. We highly recommend and will definately return.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tracey R
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Reviewed April 21, 2012

Stayed with wife and daughter, we were comfortable and warm, lots of amenties. A suggestion would be for someone to be available to help with luggage as the tree houses from the car park is a distance and you cant drag your bags on the gravel tracks so they have to be lifted. I did find a little black spider in the room, ugly little bugger, which made me feel at home, chuck in some frogs and snakes and we could have the real rainforest experience. Beds are great, shower was excelent, plenty of room.

Room Tip: Ask for help with your luggage.
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Stuart L
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Reviewed April 19, 2012

My husband and I stayed here one night during our honeymoon road trip. It didn't feel like a backpackers! The room was lovely, private and clean! And after chatting to reception about how we were on our honeymoon, when we got to our there was a bottle of wine waiting for us with card saying congratulations. How nice is that!!!!!
Beautiful surroundings and super close to everything! The bar/restaurant was GREAT!! had a such a nice dinner and sat next to the fire which was lovely.
Definitely be back!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank FHCarey
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

The tree lodge we stayed in was in a good location; far away from the other lodges and the balcony was surrounded by trees so it was very private. There are two chairs and a table in the balcony- a great sit outside on a rainy day.
The retreat is close to the town and the center where activities take place.
There is a bar and restaurant at the retreat but it can get pretty loud at night so if you are in the town for a relaxing peaceful stay then ask the hotel to locate you in a lodge that's far from the noise.

Room Tip: There is a bar and restaurant at the retreat but it can get pretty loud at night so if you are in the town for a relaxing peaceful stay then ask the hotel to locate you in a lodge that's far from the noise.
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Farah A
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

Cosy room with ensuite bathroom which is very clean and comfortable. A great place with nice view. Great facilities - Big kitchen and laundry room. Nice restaurant and bistro. Reception is friendly.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank EstherW0ng
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