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Patti J
Portland, Oregon

Beautiful tree house room

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 Apr 2024via mobile
We stayed in the Deluxe Tree Houses for two nights as part of a three week tour of NZ. I was teary when I saw the room, as it was so peaceful, clean and lovely. There are several different types of lodging here and a laundry room, which is managed through an app (and we used it). But it does get busy with all the dorm lodgers. Breakfasts were fine, nothing extraordinary. Dinner was also quite good. Overall the team was very helpful and friendly. I would stay here again the next time I’m in Franz Josef.
Date of stay: April 2024
Room Tip: Laundry gets busy. This property is a very close to everything in Franz Josef.
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 April 2024

Gecko cottage stay was really lovely. Spacious, super clean, really warm with lovely decor. Spa pool was lovely way to unwind at the end of the day. Very private and quiet. Will definitely stay again. Pricing reasonable and always happy to find plunger coffee and refrigerated water in accommodation.

Date of stay: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 April 2024

I stayed in a powered site in my camper with my family. This is probably the prettiest camp we've stayed in with so much lush planting and little rainforest walkways. The staff were friendly and helpful and the facilities were clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the hot Tub and sauna although the latter could use a little maintenance. Only one point to note it's the most expensive laundry we've come across in NZ, $8 a wash or dry. Overall a lovely place to stop on our way up the west coast.

Date of stay: February 2024
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Reviewed 31 March 2024

My partner and I stayed at the Deluxe Rainforest Retreat and the only complaint we had was that we wished we had booked 2 nights.

Nestled in the rainforest, within close proximity to the town centre and overlooking misty mountains, Rainforest Retreat is a gorgeous property with delicious food (Monsoons review published separately), shared sauna & hot tub.

Our room wowed us upon first entry. The modern furniture, high end amenities, soft bed and balcony make this well-suited to high end travellers looking to escape the busy township. The speakers in the bathroom were a unique and well received touch.

I couldn’t fault the cleanliness of the property and service from staff. I look forward to visiting again.

Date of stay: March 2024
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Reviewed 29 March 2024

Beautiful and spacious unit, great shower and condiments. Fully usable kitchen and many places to sit and enjoy coffee and sights. Has large sized car parks and it is ideal having a restaurant on site which we gladly used and didnt have to do any driving

Date of stay: March 2024
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Reviewed 26 March 2024

This is a Holiday Park in Franz Josef nestled away in a forested area that includes all levels of accommodation from self contained camping areas to deluxe rooms. All seem to mesh seamlessly, quiet and peaceful. We stayed at a Gecko Cabin in Gecko Village.

The cabin was cozy and comfortable and perfect for the price. We spent two nights in Franz Josef - Arrival night after coming over the Haast Pass, and 2nd night after exploring Lake Matheson, Fox Glacier, and Franz Josef Glacier - in that order.

We ate two dinners and one breakfast at Snakebite Brewing, which is off property, but just around the corner - fantastic food.

Staff was friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay again.

Room tip: A great base for exploring nearby Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers.
Date of stay: March 2024
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