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Rainforest Motel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Friendly team to help you settle in, nice rooms, cleaned daily with fresh towels. Laundry for guest use, comfy beds and a beautiful garden with amazing mountain views. We ate outside as much as possible to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. Recommend you bring your supplies with you as local supermarket expensive.

Thank Polly G
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I had quite a lot of trouble finding a motel in Fox Glacier or Franz Josef. A lot of the ones I liked were fully booked. However Rainforest Motel was a good choice. It is within easy walk of the shops and restaurants and we had a potentially fantastic view of the mountains if it was not for the low...

Thank MVP40
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

While the manager is a very friendly pleasant and helpful guy who pointed us toward best place to eat and things to see, the motel is basically just functional. We experienced a heavy downpour and we're stuck in our room for a full day. Very drab place, in desperate need of a good scrubbing and updating. This was our first...

Thank Sharon H
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The staff were really helpful, pointing out local things to see, including a glow worm walk we would otherwise have missed. The unit was clean with everything we needed and the bathroom looked like it had been refurbished recently. And the view outside our room was stunning. See attached photo, the motel is on the left and I'm standing just...

Thank Rob C
Truro, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Our unit was very compact and had everything we needed. The kitchen was well equipped and allowed us the opportunity to cook a pizza rather than having to pay for a meal out which made a nice, cosy change. Clean and comfortable, we would certainly recommend.

Thank Margaret J
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed two nights at the Rainforest Motel. The location couldn't be better. Within easy reach of Fox Glacier and Lake Matheson, with a glow worm forest track a short stroll away. The apartments are clean and well maintained. Spectacular views, and everything you'd need for your stay. The staff are friendly and extremely helpful. We would definitely recommend the...

Thank Fraser M
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We stayed here for 1 night in a 1 bed apartment and it was great. I was not feeling too well so having driven for 5 hours, we were glad to have somewhere to cook and a lounge area to relax for the evening. It does advertise having sky tv but you only get around 6 channels (i imagine this...

Thank Nurse_Cupcake
Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Thought this was a great place to stay . We had a Gecko cottage hidden in the rainforest right next to the spa - perfect. The whole place is so well - maintained - cute little green signs everywhere, rubbish behind fences, BBQ areas, table & chair sets for every cabin, cottage or site. I was very impressed and thought...

Thank Sharyn M
Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This motel is not particularly charming but is very clean and functional! Nice small kitchenette, bathroom, and bedroom, and very close to the town center area as well as Lake Matheson and the glacier.

Thank Caroline G
Wisconsin, USA
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for one night whilst traveling from Greymouth (post-TranzAlpine train), on our glacier quest. No luck seeing Frank Joseph due to very heavy clouds. Better luck trekking up to see the Fox Glacier, although it was not quite as big or spectacular as I had hoped...but an incredible and moderately challenging hike! Anyhoo, the Rainforest Motel had a...


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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Rainforest Motel

Address: 15 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
Price Range: £50 - £107 (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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Also Known As:
Rainforest Motel Fox Glacier
Rainforest Hotel Fox Glacier
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#1 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier
#7 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
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“Its a motel, its OK”
violetc2015, 24 May 2017 | Read review
“If two couples are booking together, get rooms 5 and 6 - they are separate from other rooms.”
MikePatx, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Corner rooms are best”
ShaunSNJ, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The higher the room number the further away from the road.”
reinhard0753, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Unit 12. Running creek off to the right of the unit provides great soothing sounds in the evenings.”
nerdilingus, 20 Mar 2016 | Read review
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