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    Rainforest Retreat

    46 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
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    Overview
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    Stopped in Franz Josef for the night without a plan of where to stay, and we decided to look to the Lonely Planet for a recommendation. We booked a motel room here and were so glad we did! It was very cozy, with a queen...More

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    Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

    Where to begin...we drove down from Hokatika. We arrived to our 3-bedroom Tree House and were immediately thrilled. Our family of five (3 boys) all loved the fact that we were secluded and surrounded by lush vegetation. It was gorgeous. The cabin was very new,...More

    Thank GinaLCP
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I stayed at the Rainforest Retreat in the hostel. My room was incredibly smelly (windows open helped only when they stayed open) and I could hear the bass of the bar in the room. Had higher expectations after reading all reviews. Staff was not so...More

    Thank Lisanne A
    Response from oscar767, General Manager at Rainforest RetreatResponded 6 days ago

    Hi Lisanne I am sorry to hear we didn't get it right for you. As you mentioned that's not how our other reviews mention us so i am very disappointed that we got it wrong this time. I would love to talk to you further...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Well set out accommodation with a huge range of options. Great atmosphere in the restaurant/bar. Walking distance to everything, clean rooms, great kitchen and friendly helpful staff. Would highly recommend.

    Thank Adrian S
    Response from oscar767, General Manager at Rainforest RetreatResponded 1 week ago

    Hi Adrian, thank you for the great feedback. Happy Travels. Oscar and the Rainforest Crew

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We stayed here for 4 nights as part of the Kiwi Experience. We stayed in a 4 bed dorm and the beds were ok. The bathrooms were modern but very cold (we stayed in winter) and they had a hairdryer and STRAIGHTNERS!!! Fab! The kitchen...More

    Thank 2016JuliaM
    Aspen Court Franz Josef
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    About
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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Free Internet
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room amenities
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Microwave
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hot Tub
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    • Price range
    • US$ 25 - US$ 214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Hotel Style
    • #1 Best Value Hotel in Franz Josef
    • #5 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Smoking rooms available ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 90
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    • Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) >
    • Franz Josef
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    • Rainforest Retreat Hotel Franz Josef
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    13 April 2017|
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    Response from Karishma S | Reviewed this property |
    I am not aware of the bus stop as we were in our own car but the hotel is in the main town. Everything is walking distance from the hotel . I guess the bus stop would be also nearby .
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    Response from Andrew J | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, We stayed in the tree house and it is very private and secluded. No walking traffic or motor vehicles go past it. So if you are after that I would highly recommend it. I can't really comment on the cabins as we didn't... More
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