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Ghent, Belgium
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126 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Funny and very helpful owner. Charming studio with magnificent view of the mountains. Nice bed, bathroom with free toiletries, fully equipped kitchen with "table and chairs". Located at the sunside. Oudoor sitting/dining possible. Excellent location to visit Franz Joseph and Fox Glacier, Matheson Lake and Gillispies Beach. Only steps away from the cute little town with general store. Highly recommended!

Thank guid0vanleuven
Pattaya, Thailand
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201 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2015

In my opinion these units are perfect.We were in Unit 2 and I was concerned maybe noise from nearby road.The owner Andy assured me that I would have no problems, He was 100% correct.These units have everything you need, small oven,2 hot plates microwave oven,toaster, elec kettle,fridge, plus all cutlery and cups / plates etc.Good Bed, big bathroom. You can... More 

Thank Barry-Jang
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

The Rainforest is a nice motel which features an interesting design. One complete wall is made up of a sliding glass door and window which affords you of a super view of the mountains. A functional kitchenette allows you to prepare your own meals but be sure to bring your own provisions as the little general store in the area... More 

Thank TravelBobCanada
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Great location. Comfortable room. Owner was really helpful and informative and told us where the best viewpoints were and what time of day was good to visit them. Apartment was well equipped, clean and comfortable. Short walk to the local restaurants.

Thank CatandS
Kent. UK
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2015 via mobile

Good location for visiting the glaciers and lake Matheson. The room was clean and comfortable with lovely views of the mountains. The Rainforest Motel has on site car parking and is close to shops and restaurants. We stayed for one night but would recommend staying longer as there is so much to see.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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58 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2015

We'd endorse what others have written. We had a basic studio unit - clean and quiet with a comfortable bed and good kitchenette and bathroom. The motel is distinguished by the friendly and enthusiastic young man and woman who we met in reception. They made us feel welcome and were very helpful and informative particularly about options for viewing the... More 

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Geraldine, New Zealand
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

We just loved our stay here. Clean spacious unit with everything we needed. Our host was fantastic with great local knowledge. Would definitely recommend this motel for every reason and the location just spectacular

Thank 357Barbara7
Wyong, New South Wales, Australia
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

1 bedroom apartment decore a bit dated but very spacious. Large comfy bed. Large kitchenette. Had everything we needed for a 1 night stay. Location was very good. Walking distance to places to eat. Greeted by very friendly and helpful hosts.would stay again if ever in Fox.

Thank TheNickos2015
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2015

The motel is well situated for enjoying the attractions of Fox Glacier and Franz Joseph. The owner helped us arrange kayaking in Okarito, which was spectacular. Great advice on restaurants and other activities.

Thank Ann D
Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Other reviews have already used all the words I would use to describe this motel. It is a great place to stay, lovely open spaces, good views, comfortable and well appointed. The beds were comfortable and the quality of the linen and cleaniness of the towels was superb. The quality of the shower and water pressure was also excellent. What... More 

Thank sally J

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  • 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: $103 - $251 (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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