Rainforest Retreat

4 stars
Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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About Rainforest Retreat

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

Rainforest Retreat is located on South Island and provides 4-star facilities as well as a Jacuzzi. A short stroll from Glacier Hot Pools, it offers cosy rooms equipped with a kitchenette, a refrigerator and a spa bath.

This luxury resort provides a 24-hour reception, a BBQ/picnic area and a sauna. Guests can enjoy the recreational facilities available, such as billiards and a playground.

Rainforest Retreat provides 30 rooms, all of which are equipped with a microwave, tea and coffee making facilities and a dishwasher. They are also fitted with a hair dryer and an oven.

Guests of Rainforest Retreat Franz Josef can enjoy a beverage at Monsoon Bar, after enjoying a meal at Monsoon Restaurant.

Latest deals for Rainforest Retreat

Sun 25/2
Thu 29/2
Queen room
1 twin bed
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Deluxe room
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King room
1 king bed
Standard Room
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Double room
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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Rainforest Retreat

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Internet

Kitchen

  • Electric kettle
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenware
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Shower
  • Additional bathroom
  • Additional toilet
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom

General

  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Garden view
  • Slippers
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Mountain view
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available

Basics

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Dustbins

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • CD player
  • Smartphone dock
  • TV
  • DVD player

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled access
  • No smoking
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Private entrance

Outdoor

  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture

Laundry

  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine

Dining

  • Fruits
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dining table

Services and conveniences

  • Safety deposit box
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk

Pool and spa

  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna

Family friendly

  • Kids meals
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
  • Playground

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Private parking

Bedroom

  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet

Things to do

  • Board games/puzzles
  • Pool table

Workspace

  • Desk

Health and safety

  • Safe

Reviews of Rainforest Retreat

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8,7
Very GoodBased on 1 617 verified guest reviews
8,8Solo
8,9Friends
8,9Families
8,6Couples

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8,8 Very Good
Pros:The room was super clean and modern. Bed very comfortable. Great value and located right next to the glacier.
Cons:Basic double rooms have an entire glass sliding for for a wall- which means you can hear everything outside. This is a spot for backpackers, so people are up late and loud.
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5,4 Fair
Pros:The location is good for seeing the Franz Josef glacier.
Cons:The key thing to know about Rainforest Retreat is that it's a sprawling complex-- one part serves backpackers and summer employees, and the other has higher end options. The higher end options--like the tree huts--aren't worth the money. We experienced the following challenges while there: - There was a major water shortage during our stay. This had happened before (google Franz Josef and water shortages and you'll see several hits), and the next town over (Fox Glacier) had running water. -The hotel staff blamed the water shortage on the city government (which was true), but did nothing for the guests during this time. Since they were shipping water in, the water wasn't potable/safe to drink, but we didn't find that out until we walked into reception. We had to buy our own bottled water to have drinking water. - The hotel staff also refused to do anything when our room had no running water-- they similarly blamed this on the city. However, that wasn't entirely true-- the backpackers had running water for their shower, and the maintenance people (who came 10 hours later) told us that a clogged water filter was why our particular hut had no water. The maintenance staff did eventually fix this so that we were able to shower once during our stay. - The walls between the units were paper thin. When our neighbors in the adjoining unit came home, we heard every movement they made, down to their lying down on the bed. - All of the furnishings were worn and had seen better days. In short, this was not worth $200 a night for a room. I would expect the hotel staff to ensure I have safe water to drink, that any maintenance issues are promptly dealt with (and that staff actually listened to their guests' concerns), and that the business tries to provide a good experience for their guests regardless of the external conditions. For somewhere nice, I would suggest you stay somewhere else, probably in the Fox Glacier township.

Location

46 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier 7886

What's nearby

  • Westcoast Wildlife Centre191 m
  • Glacier Hot Pools201 m
  • Franz Josef Glacier9.9 km
  • Malte Brun22.1 km

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 10:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

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FAQs when booking at Rainforest Retreat

  • Where is Rainforest Retreat located?

    Rainforest Retreat is located at 46 Cron Street, 0,4 km from the centre of Franz Josef Glacier. Westcoast Wildlife Centre is the closest landmark to Rainforest Retreat.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Rainforest Retreat?

    Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at Rainforest Retreat.

  • Does Rainforest Retreat offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Rainforest Retreat offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does Rainforest Retreat offer free parking?

    Yes, Rainforest Retreat offers free parking.

  • How far is Rainforest Retreat from the airport?

    Rainforest Retreat is 99,4 km from Hokitika Arpt. Rainforest Retreat is 130,7 km from Timaru.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Rainforest Retreat hotel deals?

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Good to know

Value for money

8,8

Distance to city centre

0,4 km