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“Great little place, excellent value, lovely rooms” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rainforest Motel
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Fox Glacier
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Hobart, Australia
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43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great little place, excellent value, lovely rooms”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Great place to stay in Fox. Very good value, and the place itself is lovely. Rooms are large, immaculately clean and well maintained. Lots of other places look tired and old, but there has clearly been a lot of effort spent keeping this place nice.

We were upgraded to a 2 bedroom unit, which was great as we had a Mother-in-law travelling with us. Guy running the place was very friendly and helpful.

We wanted to walk around Lake Matheson the following day, and didn't want to take all our luggage, so we were allowed to check out late, with no additional cost.

Unit has a very functional and clean kitchen with everything you'd need to cook meals and breakfast.

Good TV and plenty of heaters, which is good as it can be pretty chilly in Fox during winter. Free wi-fi too for uploading photos etc.

There's nothing you could want that this place doesn't have, and at a great price.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

Rooms are spacious with a large glass door which provides a wonderful view of the grassland in front of the houses.

The small river is clear and it is fun to take picture there

The hotel staff is nice and good

I reccomend this to all

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Kelvin W
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

1. Clean room
2. Bed is comfortable
3. Quiet room
4. Friendly staff
5. Car parking right in front of the room, convenient!
6. Tidy kitchen with ample supply of kitchenwares

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Whitehorse, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

Arrived in fox in preparation for a helicopter flight in classic west coast rain, it felt like I was in the rainforest so I booked into one! Kate & Andy took me to a very clean, tidy room and I awoke to a beautiful morning , the rain and my head had cleared after the awesome hospitality at the last kitchen restaurant.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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71 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

Great stay here. Numerous positives - clean, spacious rooms with full kitchen facilities. Area is very quiet. You can drive right up to your room and unpack your bags - everything is ground level. Owner is friendly and flexible, giving us late checkout until after we were back from the glacier. Wireless internet is free, unlimited (unlike the regressive policies of many New Zealand hotels) and fast.

Enjoyed our night here before heading out on to the glacier. All in all a perfect place to stay while you are here.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jerrywesterby
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

like
- The staff is very friendly.
- The living room is big.
- The bedroom is warm.
- The kitchen is big and contains fully cooking equipment.
- The bathroom is big and warm
- The shower is great.

dislike
- I couldn't access to wifi signal (unit 8).

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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106 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

We spent two nights at the Rainforest Hotel in a one bedroom apartment. Although the motel was an older style we were happy with our choice. The apartment was spacious and clean. We initially thought it may be cold but the small heater warmed the entire living area and there was an additional heater plus electric blankets in the bedroom. We had a microwave, hotplates and a small oven which enabled us to cook everything we needed. The motel is off the main road so is quiet unless the alarm for the fire brigade next door goes off. It is only a 2 minute walk to the restaurants and hotels on the highway.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Rainforest Motel
Address: 15 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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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 (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rainforest Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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