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Chinnor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2015

Great place to stay. Set in large grassy grounds with picnic tables in full view of the mountains, our huge 2 room studio was clean, comfortable, with its own deck, parking and a view of the mountains. A very well equipped kitchenette, free wifi and a lovely comfortable bed made our stay all the more enjoyable. The motel is just...

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England
Reviewed 1 February 2015

This property was well-maintained, both inside the unit and the immaculate (extensive) grounds. Good quality kitchen equipment, comfortable bed, spacious accommodation, good wifi (unrestricted), powerful shower, etc. The unit was beautifully clean, and the host was very friendly.

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Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 1 February 2015

We stayed two nights and managed to see both glaciers, Lake Matheson, get a massage and enjoyed a dip at the hot pools. Very nicely located, just a few minute's ride to Fox Glacier and the beautiful Lake Matheson, close to gas station, restaurants, etc. Lovely owners who are very helpful, clean large rooms, parking in front of each room,...

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Reviewed 26 January 2015

This was a lovely surprise when we woke in the morning and drew the curtains to see the amazing views of the mountains, and a added bonus we were very close to the village center. The rooms where well maintained and comfortable with some good sky channels with the free wifi that worked well being a great bonus. The owner...

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Thank Geewiz81
Reviewed 25 January 2015

We have stayed at Fox Glacier a few times and the Rainforest is a great place to stay. Facilities are good, we had several interesting chats at the office about local goings-on, and there's a great creek at the back. The town is not large so it's a quick walk to everywhere. Best of all we had some keas showing...

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Thank GeisslerFamily
Reviewed 15 January 2015

good accommodation that is comfortable. Wife found the bed way too soft however was ok for me. The apartment had everything you needed. The staff were friendly and helpful. Please make sure you have plenty of cash before you get to fox glacier as there are no ATM's and the nearest is 2.5hrs away. Also make sure you fill up...

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Brecon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Sadly we only had one night here. You can park right outside, as all units are ground floor. We had unit 12 and the views were really good, as it benefits from a side window facing the mountains. Easy stroll into village, or short drive to Lake Matheson, it's walks and good cafe.

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San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 4 January 2015

A family of 4 adults stayed overnight on our way from Greymouth to Queenstown. The room was very spacious and clean with 2 single beds, a queen-sized bed and a kitchen area. It had a pretty big sitting room where we could relax. Wifi access was free. The motel is less than 5 minute walk to town, where we went...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 27 December 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights with visits to Fox and Franz Josef glaciers. The location was perfect, being just 100m from the shops. It was quieter and more homely than the larger centre of Franz Josef. The unit was spacious and was well equipped for our purposes as we were self-catering. Andy, the host, was very friendly and helpful...

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Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 November 2014 via mobile

Lovely little Motel in town. Walking distance from town center, clean tidy and comfortable beds. Very well equipt for all needs and parking in front of unit. Views over the mountains = incredable! Recommended for all ages.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • 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: $99 - $189 (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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“If two couples are booking together, get rooms 5 and 6 - they are separate from other rooms.”
MikePatx, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Corner rooms are best”
ShaunSNJ, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The higher the room number the further away from the road.”
reinhard0753, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Unit 12. Running creek off to the right of the unit provides great soothing sounds in the evenings.”
nerdilingus, 20 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have views of either the mountains or the surrounding hills.”
peterfX4901MK, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
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