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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We chose one of the 2 bed units. I wasn't expecting much and got what I expected. An older style of self catering units, plenty of room, clean enough, beds were OK. Close to the town centre, value for money.

Thank Turkey_Baster
Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were very pleased with our stay here. The unit was very spacious and gave us a good sized kitchen for cooking. The bed was comfortable and it was a smooth stay with checking in and out. The owner was very friendly and helpful.

Thank MiaaCal
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had one bedroom unit for two nights. It was clean, the staff were helpful, the bed was comfortable and they have a very reasonably priced guest laundry. Unless you want to do some serious walks two nights was a bit long. We looked at the glacier, did the helicopter flight and walked around Matheson.

Thank 50something_963
Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We only stayed for one night in one of the appartements but really nothing to complain about. Spacious room, plenty of space, decent kitchen, comfy beds, bathroom ok, nothing to fancy but given the rate a pleasant experience altogether.

Thank GuenterD1980
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The location is very good, the place is clean, a bit dated and a slightly unusual room outlet. Kitchen was huge compared to the rest of the unit. A bit unusual as well was the booking. On the phone I was told the rate is 160 dollars a night, however the internet showed 130 only. Mentioning that I got the...

Thank reinhard0753
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Second night of road trip and pretty average room. Dreadful condensation on windows and smelt mouldy. Really needs double glazing especially as in mountains. Great views once cloud lifted and friendly staff. Two rooms were good and lounge room great.

Thank Mia G
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Stayed here for two nights during our stay in Fox Glacier. We had rented a unit for 5 people. The place was nice and tidy and was close to the town center (about 5 minutes walk). There was free WiFi and off street parking. There were only a couple of problems. Firstly the shower wasn't enclosed (only had a curtain...

Thank acineto
Reviewed 23 July 2016

I originally wanted to stay in the Fox Glacier Hotel where I worked 42 years ago but their price was above our budget. This motel is just near by and a good choice. It is self contained so you can cook your own meals to keep costs down. We like to make our own breakfast, toast and tea, so it...

Thank Kruzi
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This is an older accommodation but it is generally well kept and cared for. The caretaker is a nice guy who recommended us good places to eat and visit. Our room was rather spacious, with two bedrooms and a kitchenette, as well as a single bathroom. The heaters and bed warmers work well during the winter, and the free wifi...

Thank natv1493
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Rooms were clean, well presented with friendly welcoming staff. We stayed here on a very cold and wet night, the rooms were well warmed and spacious and had all the amenities we needed. Fox is a small place so it was only a quick walk to find somewhere to eat, and it is just down the road from lake Matheson...

Thank Caitie93

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

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: $101 - $248 (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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“The higher the room number the further away from the road.”
 of 5 bubbles reinhard0753, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Unit 12. Running creek off to the right of the unit provides great soothing sounds in the evenings.”
 of 5 bubbles nerdilingus, 20 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have views of either the mountains or the surrounding hills.”
 of 5 bubbles peterfX4901MK, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
“I was told rooms between 5-12 has good views .... if you can get one!”
 of 5 bubbles Victoria996, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms have equally good views, they are so spacious”
 of 5 bubbles Larkins2014, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
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