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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Great staff, lots of local knowledge on where to go for views etc!!!! Wonderful rooms, well fitted out!!!! Great location, right in town!!!! Value for money.!!!!! Very comfortable!!!! Nice and quiet!!!!

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Ghent, Belgium
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!

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Pattaya, Thailand
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...

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Canada
Reviewed 14 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...

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Wellington, New Zealand
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.

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Kent. UK
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
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...

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Geraldine, New Zealand
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

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Wyong, New South Wales, Australia
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.

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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.

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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
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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: $108 - $265 (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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