Well, I wish that I could read French, because it appears that another reviewer had an issue with "The Tui"!
The day we arrived it was raining. And yes, this cabin is in the rainforest. HOWEVER, the smell that this place emitted was foul. Truly unacceptable. The humidity was too much for the DE-humidifier to keep up with and the bugs crawling around your room made you feel as if things were crawling on you at all times. Thankfully, we only had one short night in this cabin, but the overall experience was a feeling of uncleanliness. Between the odor and the bugs and the humidity, I would truly not recommend this unit.
On a more positive note, we were able to get some laundry done and use the internet while doing so at the main building. The staff was friendly and the "retreat" was conveniently located near the Pancake Rocks.
Hate to say this, but it was by far our WORST stay of the two week trip. :-(
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unique hostel with all home comforts, lodges and cottages nestled in the native rainforest. Excellent place to relax ~ restore ~ explore. Beautiful beaches,river walks, horse trekking, kayaking close-by. Bread/muffins available for sale. FREE UNLIMITED WIFI is available in all rooms of the retreat. 3kms north of the Pancake Rocks, sign on main road Motel - Homestay - Backpackers indicates turn off. Book your Intercity Bus to the Truman Track (TRT) and you'll be only meters away from Te Nikau. ... more less
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