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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2015

This was our first two night stay as we were off to Franz Joseph the following day so we decided to book somewhere with a spa pool . The way that this complex is laid out provides you with all of the facilities, yet you have the privacy. The Geko complex only has 6 small chalets which is gated, yet...

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San Francisco
Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

Smallest sites we came across in all of New Zealand. Right in the forest but who cares if you can barely open your door without hitting the one next door. If you have a smaller vehicle you get an even smaller site so don't think that solves it.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 7 January 2015

We stayed 2 nights here. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. The tree house has 3 bedrooms and that was perfect for our family of 6. There was plenty of space to stretch out. It was also great to have the washer and dryer in the room to get our clothes cleaned for the second half of the trip....

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GEORGIA
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Checked in mid afternoon, then went hiking up to Franz Joseph glacier. Lots of low clouds & drizzel, but stiff a great experience. Needless to say, when we returned to our room, we needed to dry out! Very difficult to hang up our wet clothes to dry, ended up hanging clothing from the drape rods, etc. Room was nice and...

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 January 2015

We stayed for 2 nights at one of the tree lodges. This hotel is tucked away at one side of the franz josef village which is great because it is quiet, peaceful and rlaxing here....and yet its just a five min walk from the restaurants and shops. The tree lodges are further in from the main reception area which really...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 6 January 2015

We spent Christmas Eve at the house at the back. It was really pleasant with all the utilities we needed - washer, dryer, oven, fridge etc. We had a lovely dinner outside in the garden with a magical view up the mountains towards the claciers.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2015

This hotel caters for many types, with a trailer park, backpackers dorms, hotel rooms, tree huts, tree houses and lodges. We chose tree hut 10 which was not far from everything. It was a large and spacious log cabin with a double and a single bed, nice sized bathroom, fridge with some supplies, TV, docking station, a nice little terrace...

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 January 2015

I have stayed here multiple times on my travels, and will continue to keep coming back. Simple reasons, location is great, it's as clean as a shiny new pin, attention to detail and the facilities are great, especially the giant hot tub. But the main reason is the friendly staff who make you feel like part of the family while...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Everything was great I loved it from the moment I walked in defibently will recommended to all my friends and family . The geeko and tree hut is truly a amazing I loved how they had their own private spa . The view of the glacier from the retreat was just stunning . I can never say enough about rainforest...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 4 January 2015

It was our last stop over during the South Island trip. The hotel is trendy with a smiling staff but you are expected to do most of the settling in by yourself. The staff is quite helpful and guide you well regarding the available food and recreation options. The hotel rooms are on lower and upper floor and upper floor...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Rainforest Retreat

Address: 46 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: $30 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rainforest Retreat 4.5*
Number of rooms: 90
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Also Known As:
Rainforest Retreat Hotel Franz Josef
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
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