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Rainforest Retreat

0.3 miles from Franz Josef centre
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1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
46 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
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    All reviews tree house monsoon restaurant all you can eat the kitchen kiwi experience bar restaurant camper vans log cabin back packers spa pool on site restaurant hot tub powered site holiday park bed dorm great facilities rainforest huts lodges accommodation
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We were fortunate to be up graded to a Geko Cottage in the Geko Village part of the Complex. These are really great for couples, and ours even had a small sit out veranda, and there is a spa pool. Rainforest Retreat also boasts a...More

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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We stayed in a double room, which was good value for money. Room very small, in an outdoor lodge, but very clean and comfortable. Reception staff very friendly. The kitchen facilities were simply not big enough for the number of guests, we had to queue...More

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    Response from RainforestFranzJosef, General Manager at Rainforest Retreat

    Hi Gem thank you for your feedback. I am pleased you liked your room and found it clean and comfortable, i agree for $80 they are cool little backpacker rooms. I am sorry that you were disturbed during your stay, you are right that we...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Rooms were clean and linen provided was good and pillows were of a decent standard. Breakfast was generous and shower wash and hairdryer was provided as well as fresh towels. Bathroom was a little small and smelled of damp. Tv was provided in the room...More

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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    This hostel is defiantly one of the more modern and cool hostels in New Zealand around the same price. The location is great. The rooms were a bit small, and the wifi is not good at all, which is a shame, since the rest of...More

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    Response from RainforestFranzJosef, General Manager at Rainforest Retreat

    Hi Ida glad you feel the same about our hostel as we do. sorry the wifi didn't perform for you, it generally works better outside of peak times and we are investing heavily in getting the speed up. happy travels Oscar

    Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    Stayed here for one night on a powered site during our one month motorhome tour of New Zealand. The site is in a good location just a few minutes walk from the Centre of the village. The powered pitches were in a pleasant location amidst...More

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    Response from RainforestFranzJosef, General Manager at Rainforest Retreat

    Hi RobinS I was pleased to read that you enjoyed the location of our site and the campervan pitches. as you mentioned you did stay during our peak time, i am sorry if there was a lock in the bathroom that had broken off, we...More

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    Laura B
    Hey, i'm looking to stay here for 2 nights in September for my partners 30th birthday. Cant quite decide what looks nicer between the tree hut and the cabin in the gecko village. As its her 30th want it to be a treat, quiet. what would you recommend having been there? Thank you!! Laura
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    Response from Andrew J | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, We stayed in the tree house and it is very private and secluded. No walking traffic or motor vehicles go past it. So if you are after that I would highly recommend it. I can't really comment on the cabins as we didn't... More
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    "We stayed at the Tree House"
    Daniel T, 18 days agoRead review
    "Note. this is a hostel, so some parts will be full of noisy fun loving backpackers, but the Geko Villiage was..."
    ThePringos, 1 month agoRead review
    "Take bug spray!"
    Robin S, 1 month agoRead review
    "ask for an updated/modern room."
    Murray B, 2 months agoRead review
    "I had a room on the ground floor with 4 beds"
    Suzanne M, 2 months agoRead review
    "stay in the separated cottages"
    scurryman, 3 months agoRead review
    "If you want a quiet room be sure to request one at time of booking. If you want to be near the kitchen etc..."
    Caz G, 3 months agoRead review
    "Poor internet connection due to location"
    helen g, 3 months agoRead review
    "The Gecko Village is quiet"
    airbus0320, 4 months agoRead review
    "Tree Lodges are very nice."
    petergV5173BV, 4 months agoRead review
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