On our arrival we were given the keys to our room only to find it was yet to be cleaned. We changed rooms, however the second room had obvious rubbish on the couch, crumbs on the bench, and grit on the floor in the bathroom.
However my biggest problem with this place was that although our room rate was quite expensive, the motel rooms are surrounded by backpacker units, and coupled with the fact that there is a bar attached to the complex, and very poor security at night means No Sleep! There were people pouring in and out of the bar until well after 1am, and then several loud backpackers carried on outside the bar until (I assume) security finally turned up around 2.30 am to move them on.
Also the drive around these units are all gravel, cars arriving late or leaving early make a lot of noise.
Wouldn't go back if it was free!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Deep In the heart of West Coast Glacier country, Rainforest Retreat is a rare find, with a range of accommodation set amongst lush native bush in Franz Josef township. Enjoy privacy and sanctuary in secluded cottages and tree huts, relax in the spas and sauna, dine out and have fun at the bar/restaurant, or just relish the bush setting and cook up barbecues with new friends. From luxury tree huts to backpackers rooms, Rainforest Retreat has accommodation to suit every style of traveller; from couples to family groups to young individuals on a budget. Rainforest Retreat provides excellent value and a special atmosphere; with a focus on superb service, cleanliness and a range of great facilities to satisfy all of our guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rainforest Retreat Hotel Franz Josef