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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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Non-smoking rooms
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Hondarider1 wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand110 contributions41 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 Zealand65 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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Lee wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand37 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at this lovely motel in Fox Glacier. You never know what you will get when you pull into a new motel, but wow, this was the best little motel we stayed at in the South Island, it was the cheapest too! The owners were so kind and helpful, full of local advice. The room was perfect, comfy beds, electric blankets, heaters, Sky TV, full kitchen, lovely big bathroom with the strongest shower I have had in a motel. There was no noise at night whatsoever, and we slept so well. Just down the road is Lake Matheson, and the view point for Fox Glacier as well. Also just back up the road to the intersection is a restaurant called "Cook and Saddle" where we had a delicious meal. Also this Motel has a pet friendly room, so our little Maltese could stay with us. The owner has a friendly labrador that welcomes you to the motel. So if you want a quiet and comfy motel in Fox Glacier, Rainforest Motel fits the bill completely.
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Date of stay: June 2020
Room Tip: Any room is quiet and peaceful
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GlobetrotterJSH wrote a review Feb 2020
Gold Coast, Australia487 contributions387 helpful votes
We stayed here for 1 night. Very friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The room was excellent..spacious, clean, modern, comfortable beds, an excellent shower and bathroom. Easy parking right next to the room. All motels should be like this.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
JPE56 wrote a review Feb 2020
Rochester, United Kingdom66 contributions38 helpful votes
This is a typical motel for New Zealand with well equipped kitchen and en-suite. Rooms are comfortable and clean. It is situated within walking distance of the Fox Glacier Township where you will find restaurants and a short drive to Lake Matheson and Fox Glacier walk. We received a very friendly welcome and great information on things to do. Would certainly stay here again and recommend if you are walking in the area or as part of you New Zealand road trip.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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US$40 - US$123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rainforest Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Rainforest Motel?
Nearby attractions include Fox Glacier Hiking Trails (0.2 km), Minnehaha Walk (0.3 km), and Fox Glacier Guiding Gift Shop (0.2 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 The Last Kitchen, Fox Glacier Guiding Cafe, 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.