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Rainforest Motel
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Fox Glacier
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

The rooms were clean and while they were not luxurious, they were comfortable and had all the basic necessities. They were also spacious and had full kitchens which was convenient. The motel is just a few minutes walk to all the restaurants and guided tours. It was a good base for us to visit the glacier. The host was very friendly, and suggested we advance our glacier tour booking due to the weather, which was a great call. The only problem we had was that the WiFi signal was very weak in rooms 4 and 10.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 December 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights, the location was perfect around a 2 minute walk to the main road where all the shops and restaurants are, its about a 5 minute drive to the lake. The weather wasn't the best so we couldn't really enjoy the glacier or the lake as much as we would of liked. The rooms were fine, no issues at all with them. the staff seemed very friendly and gave us a bit of advice.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Rainforest Motel in Fox Glacier in October 2013. The location is great, as it's on the main road and you can walk to restaurants, shops, etc. when the weather permits. It's also very close to Fox Glacier itself as well as Lake Matheson. The rooms weren't anything spectacular in terms of luxury, but that wasn't the purpose of our trip. They are quite large though with a sitting area and a small kitchenette. We only stayed in Fox Glacier for one night, but this motel was a great choice and was a good value.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

Well, it's hard not to stay in a perfect location since Fox Glacier is so small but I really liked the fact that it was two properties away from the main street, making everything easily accessible on foot (3-4 minutes). The motel was clean, spacious, comfortable, etc. The host was very helpful as well.

Here's my Internet connection review: the wifi access was free but it kept disconnecting over and over again, terrible. The signal has to be boosted somehow!

Overall, recommended.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

This is a nice motel to stay in when visiting the Fox Glacier. The location is ideal, close to the shops, tour operators, hotel and restaurants and with good views of the mountains. The room had a comfortable bed, good kitchenette and nice bathroom, all in a quiet location. Managers were helpful and friendly. We would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

The Rainforest Motel was one of our favourite places that we stayed in New Zealand (and there were lots!). The rooms was great - big, clean and very comfortable and ours had a great view of the mountains behind. This motel offers great value for money.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

Should have stayed here for two nights but due to Haast Pass closure sadly only had one. But the long 12 hour drive from Wanaka was worth it. We were warmly welcomed and got lots of advice and maps about the area. We were delighted with our spacious room. Everything was spotlessly clean. The kitchenette was well equipped and had a table and chairs. Comfy sofa and bed with good quality pillows, bed linen and towels. There was a heater in the lounge and bedroom so we were soon warm on a cold and rainy day. Bathroom was large with a good shower and lots of hot water.
The location is amazing, we couldn't get enough of the views and the peace and quiet.
Next morning when we checked out we were only charged for one night. (We had advised them we would be a day late but expected to have to pay for both). I felt this was very fair.
If you are visiting Fox Glacier I recommend a stay at this lovely motel.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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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
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: £68 - £168 (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:
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