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Rainforest Retreat

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Stayed here for one night at a powered site. Kitchen area was clean and large with lots of cooking areas but there was no oven (unlike a lot of other holiday parks we stayed in). The communal shower/toilet area was a bit small and cold...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

1  Thank GinaLCP
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited Franz Josef and stayed for 2 nights. The wifi is free, but in all honesty it hardly ever works and I’d prefer to pay for one that did. Our room had no toilet or coffee/tea making facilities like the dorm options did. The...More

Thank Luke D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel portion is over-crowed and noisy. The 6-person dorms have room for 4 people. Each floor plenty of showers, but only 3 toilets. The kitchen gets really busy. Food storage is super crowded in the fridges. The monsoon bar is very nice and enjoyable,...More

Thank Todd G
Response from oscar767, General Manager at Rainforest RetreatResponded 1 week ago

HI Todd, Thank you for your feedback. February is by far the busiest time to visit the glacier region and we do all we can to accommodate everyone and ensure we can accommodate the backpackers coming through, I appreciate that it can feel busy in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another really tough one for me to write - because I will be quite honest, the staff at Rainforest Retreat were just outstanding. They alone make me want to rate the place higher, but I can't because of the physical upkeep of the...More

Thank Amanda W
Response from oscar767, General Manager at Rainforest RetreatResponded 1 week ago

Hi Amanda Thank you for your very detailed feedback of your stay in NeiNei house. It is so nice to hear you found the staff outstanding, they were frilled with your comments of them. We will use the rest of your feedback constructively. The shower...More

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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Room amenities
Refrigerator in room
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Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
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Price range
US$54 - US$470 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#4 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms, Smoking rooms available
Details
Price range
US$54 - US$470 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#4 Luxury Hotel in Franz Josef
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms, Smoking rooms available
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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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10 July 2016|
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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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"Views of trees not parking lot or vehicles"
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"Out of all the rooms, the rooms looking on to the mountains & glacier offer the most scenic views."
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