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Rainforest Motel

15 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland Tai Poutini National Park New Zealand
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#4 of 11 hotels in Fox Glacier
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See why so many travellers make Rainforest Motel their motel of choice when visiting Fox Glacier. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Rainforest Motel features baggage storage. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While visiting Fox Glacier, you may want to try some fish and chips at one of the nearby restaurants, such as The Last Kitchen, Bigfoot Bar and Restaurant, or Cafe Neve.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out River Walk (0.9 mi), which is a popular attraction amongst tourists, and it is within walking distance.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Rainforest Motel as you experience all of the things Fox Glacier has to offer.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Self-serve laundry
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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nzsteve1234 wrote a review 6 May
Hamilton, New Zealand26 contributions3 helpful votes
Only stayed one night but very happy with this motel. Our 2 bedroom unit was very spacious - every room - and had great heating. Great location. Nice grounds. Loved the cat and dog. Owner gave us great advise about the best viewpoint for the ice!!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Bmiz wrote a review Apr 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand156 contributions50 helpful votes
Very nice comfortable motel with friendly service and great views of the mountains. Shower is very hot, room warm, bed very comfortable, short walk to town. Lovely spot to stay with at least 4 restaurants to eat, lots of walks and recommend the helicopter glacier walk. Could easily spend 5 nights here, and recommend at least 2-3. Come visit now before the international tourists return which I am sure they will do in droves...
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: All the rooms have good views and looked good.
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Heg wrote a review Apr 2021
Brisbane, Australia127 contributions60 helpful votes
We booked a one bed unit for two nights . The unit was very spacious indeed. Spotlessly clean and the kitchen was very well equipped , which suited us perfectly as we like to self cater . A good selection of teas and some excellent coffee grounds were supplied . It was cool and rainy while we were there ,but the heaters kept the place nice and toasty . The shower water pressure is off the scale. One of the best showers we have ever had . The bed was large and extremely comfortable with the added bonus of an electric blanket . The location is excellent .A very short stroll into the small township with a beautiful mountain backdrop. The owner is very friendly and helpful (and the dog is gorgeous ) Highly recommended .
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Hondarider1 wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand115 contributions44 helpful votes
Stayed for 2 nights . Owned and operated by a good “ kiwi” bloke . Check in was easy The room was pretty basic but had everything we needed Not as clean as we normally expect and could do with some R & M Unfortunately the bed was uncomfortable and the stunning unusually hot weather during our stay with no aircon in the room added to the discomfort. However if you are on limited budget I’d recommend rainforest motel The owners dog is a bit of a character and very friendly as is the owner himself
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Date of stay: February 2021
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393LuC wrote a review Jul 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand64 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed three nights and found this motel excellent; even more so since we were travelling with our dog. Very friendly, nothing was a bother. The room was very clean and had everything we needed. Great view of the mountains from the property (weather permitting), refer to photo.. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rainforest Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Rainforest Motel?
Nearby attractions include Lake Matheson Walk (4.1 km), Fox Glacier Hiking Trails (0.2 km), and Fox Glacier South Side Walk (1.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rainforest Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Rainforest Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Rainforest Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rainforest Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Matheson Cafe, The Last Kitchen, and Cook Saddle Cafe & Saloon.
Is Rainforest Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Fox Glacier.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rainforest Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Rainforest Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting River Walk (1.4 km).
Does Rainforest Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Rainforest Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.