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    Rainforest Retreat

    46 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
    011 64 3-752 0220
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Traveller (307)
    Room & Suite (102)
    • Excellent35%
    • Very good39%
    • Average16%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible3%
    Travellers talk about
    “tree house” (92 reviews)
    “the kitchen” (121 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Hot Tub
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Family Rooms
    Multilingual Staff
    Wheelchair Access
    Laundry Service
    Self-Serve Laundry
    4.5 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 1,316 reviews

    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    I really wish I hadn't booked here. I booked thinking I would treat myself to somewhere special after a very long solo drive. I paid $300 per night and I think I totally wasted my money. The room needs updating (I stayed in a Tree...More

    Thank rosegrrl
    Hotel's Favourite
    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 yesterday

    This is the place to stay, right in the heart of this tiny town. We got upgraded to a cabin in the woods, which was amazing, it had everything we needed in it. They also have dorm rooms for kids but we stayed right away...More

    Thank ctanski
    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    1) Loud bass music during mid night from Monsoon bar (under rainforest retreat umberra) which located 50m from hostel area. Monsoon bar ridiculously operating till 3am daily. Drunkies knocking doors, screaming and puke in the hostel toilet during mid night. 2) slow wifi speed 3)...More

    Thank Jack L
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Nice, modern, cozy, friendly place with affordable price. Stayed 2 nights in a 6 bed shared dorm with shared bathrooms. Cost only 26 NZD per night! Bathrooms are equipped with hairdryer and electric haircurllers with big mirrors, like a hair salon. Girls loved this. A...More

    Thank sydney_park_ey
    Aspen Court Franz Josef
    1,216 reviews
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    #2 of 13 hotels in Franz Josef
    Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel
    647 reviews
    #9 of 13 hotels in Franz Josef
    The Terrace Motel
    317 reviews
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    Awards & Recognition
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    • 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
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hot Tub
    • Price range
    • US$29 - US$322 (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 ,
    • Smoking rooms available ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 90
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    • Location
    • New Zealand >
    • South Island >
    • West Coast Region >
    • Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) >
    • Franz Josef
    • Also Known As
    • Rainforest Retreat Hotel Franz Josef
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    Traveller (307)
    Room & Suite (102)
    Dining (22)
    Pool & Beach (5)
    Hotel & Grounds (199)
    Bathroom (18)
    Family and Play Areas (5)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
    The Terrace Motel
    317 reviews
    .16 km away
    Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel
    647 reviews
    .11 km away
    Franz Josef Oasis
    376 reviews
    3.37 km away
    Aspen Court Franz Josef
    1,216 reviews
    .26 km away
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    Nearby Attractions
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    .23 km away
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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 .
    Laura B
    10 July 2016|
    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
    Room Tips
    "Ask for cabin or teehouse"
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    "No WIFI. Small turning space in powered site area."
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    "If you need space choose the Gecko House"
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    "Don't Stay here"
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