Rainforest Retreat Hotel - Franz Josef

46 Cron Street, Franz Josef, New Zealand, NZ  show map
 4 stars
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Rainforest Retreat Hotel - Franz Josef

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Off-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

A la carte restaurant

Welcome drink

Picnic area/ Tables

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Reflex massage

Spa lounge

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

The 4-star Rainforest Retreat Hotel boasts close proximity to Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier just 6.7 km away.

The hotel puts guests near spectacular beaches. Franz Josef city center is 10 km away.

Rainforest Retreat Hotel offers a great view to its guests.

There is Hokitika airport at a 100 km distance.

Rooms

The property comprises of fashionable rooms appointed with a Nespresso machine, a work desk, flat-screen TV, a laptop-size safe and a microwave. Guests will enjoy a view of New Zealand's West Coast from their rooms. They also feature en suite bathrooms fitted with underfloor heating, bath sheets and a bidet.

Eat & Drink

Monsoon Bar & Restaurant and Blue Ice Cafe are situated in an entertainment area, about 50 meters from the venue.

Services

Guests at Rainforest Retreat Hotel are offered to use a tour desk, a luggage storage and a safe deposit box as well as laundry, ironing service and 24-hour reception.

Relax

The hotel provides guests with cots, a play area and meals for their children.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of rooms:   30.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Fireplace

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

  • Computer rental

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)
  • Board games
  • Children's menu
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa lounge
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Mountain view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Bedroom

  • Electric blankets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 16 years
Extra bed NZD 15
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Rainforest Retreat Hotel - Franz Josef Franz Josef location
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Hotel Address:

46 Cron Street, Franz Josef, New Zealand, NZ

Get directions
City Center
  • Franz Josef
    5.7 mi
Airports
  • Hokitika Airport (HKK)
    61.7 mi
Restaurants
  • Alice May (cuisine: Continental, International, Healthy)
    100 ft
  • Monsoon Bar & Restaurant
    100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    30

Hotel Awards

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Rooms and availability

Rainforest Retreat photos Room
Small Double Room
  • Room size:

    100 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • iPod docking station
Room Description:

This compact more upscale backpacker room comes with a queen bed, ensuite bathroom, towels, shampoo and body wash. It has tea and coffee, a fridge, cable TV and an iPhone dock included. Please note that there is no capacity for additional guests.

Rainforest Retreat photos Room
Two-Bedroom Apartment
Garden view
  • Room size:

    700 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Washing machine
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Oven
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • iPod docking station
Room Description:

This spacious holiday house features a queen bedroom and two twin beds, with an extra pull-out single bed. The house has a fully equipped kitchen and laundry, a lounge and dining area, and outdoor decks – offering indoor and outdoor living, surrounded by beautiful native bush. Please note that there is no capacity for additional guests.

Rainforest Retreat photos Room
Cabin
Mountain view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
Room Description:

Each original 1940's forestry hut has been renovated with a fresh studio interior, and features a king bed, a kitchenette and a bathroom. Tucked amongst the ponga ferns of Gecko Village, guests have access to the shared gardens and hot tub of Gecko Village.

Rainforest Retreat photos Exterior Hotel information
Bed 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • General:Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Satellite TV
Room Description:

These 4-bed dorms have the convenience of a private bathroom and ground floor access. The rooms come with fresh linen, duvets and cable TV, and the ensuite bathroom comes with shampoo, body wash and a hairdryer.

Rainforest Retreat photos Exterior Hotel information
Bed 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

The beds in these 5-6 bed dorms come made up with fresh linen. Guests have access to a shared bathroom.

Rainforest Retreat photos Room
Tree Hut
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • iPod docking station
Room Description:

The rustic warmth of these log cabins amongst the forest canopy evokes solitude and privacy. Each tree hut has its own balcony surrounded by native bush, a king and a single bed, cable TV, a bathroom and facilities to make a continental breakfast. Please note that the price is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 3 (see Hotel Policies).

Rainforest Retreat photos Room
Three-Bedroom Apartment
Garden view
  • Room size:

    700 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Washing machine
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • iPod docking station
Room Description:

This spacious holiday house features a queen bedroom and two twin beds, with an extra pull-out single bed. The house has a fully equipped kitchen and laundry, a lounge and dining area, and outdoor decks – offering indoor and outdoor living, surrounded by beautiful native bush. Please note that the price is based on 6 guests. Maximum occupancy is 7 (see Hotel Policies).

Deluxe Two Bedroom Spa Tree House
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 King-size beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Washing machine
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Oven
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • iPod docking station
Room Description:

This spacious, stylish, 2-bedroom raised tree house is privately nestled amongst lush rainforest with a large outdoor deck that features a spa pool for unwinding and relaxation amongst the forest canopy. Each bedroom has a king-sized bed with pristine linen and plush pillows. There is large en suite bathroom with a rain shower and underfloor heating and a kitchen with a Nespresso coffee machine. The lounge has a double sofa bed and satellite TV.

Deluxe Tree Lodge
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • iPod docking station
Room Description:

This spacious, stylish studio is privately nestled amongst lush rainforest with large spacious decks. There is a king-sized bed and a single-sized beds, each with pristine linen and plush pillows. There is a large en suite bathroom with a ran shower and underfloor heating. A sofa bed, satellite TV and a kitchenette with a Nespresso coffee machine are included.

Deluxe Tree Hut
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • iPod docking station
Room Description:

This studio has a patio, air conditioning and sofa.

Rainforest Retreat photos Room
Tree Lodge
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • iPod docking station
Room Description:

Modern studio units set amongst the rainforest, featuring large furnished decks from which you can enjoy the bush setting. Furnished with either one king bed, or a queen bed with a single. They have a modern bathroom, kitchenette and great forest views. Please note that the price is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 3 (see Hotel Policies).

Rainforest Retreat photos Exterior Hotel information
Tree Hut
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • iPod docking station
Room Description:

The rustic warmth of these log cabins amongst the forest canopy gives evokes solitude and privacy. Each tree hut has its own balcony surrounded by native bush, a king and a single bed, cable TV, a bathroom and facilities to make a continental breakfast.

Rainforest Retreat photos Exterior Hotel information
Tree Lodge
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • iPod docking station
Room Description:

These modern studio units set amongst the rainforest, feature large furnished decks from which you can enjoy the bush setting. They are furnished with either one king bed, or a queen bed with a single. They have a modern bathroom, kitchenette and great forest views.

Rainforest Retreat photos Room
Four-Bedroom Apartment
Garden view
  • Room size:

    700 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    8 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Washing machine
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • iPod docking station
  • DVD player
  • CD player
Room Description:

This spacious holiday house features a queen bedroom and two twin beds, with an extra pull-out single bed. The house has a fully equipped kitchen and laundry, a lounge and dining area, and outdoor decks – offering indoor and outdoor living, surrounded by beautiful native bush. Please note that the price is based on 8 guests. Maximum occupancy is 10 (see Hotel Policies).

Rainforest Retreat photos Room
Five-Bedroom House
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    12 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Connecting room
  • Bathroom:Additional bathroom
  • Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

Gecko House is set within Gecko Village, a secluded area of Rainforest Retreat that offers privacy and peace, tucked amongst ponga ferns. You can choose from 2 to 5 bedrooms within the house, depending on the make-up your group, and also enjoy a beautiful garden and hot tub shared only by Gecko Village residents. The Gecko House has a large living and dining area and a fully equipped kitchen; and all of the rooms open onto furnished outdoor decks.

Budget Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Satellite TV
Rainforest Retreat photos Room
Standard Twin Room
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Electric blankets
  • Dining:Dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • iPod docking station
Room Description:

This studio motel room comes with either a queen bed and a single bed, or a queen bed and bunk beds. All motel rooms feature an ensuite bathroom, kitchen facilities, cable TV and a shared balcony. Please note that the price is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 3 (see Hotel Policies).

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center5.6 mi

Places of interest

  • Franz Josef Glacier5.8 mi

Local attractions

  • Franz Josef Glacier4.1 mi
    State Highway 6, Franz Josef
  • Air Safaris7.5 mi
    P.O. Box 71, Franz Josef

Near the hotel

  • Westcoast Wildlife Centre700 ft
    Cnr Cowan & Cron Streets, Franz Josef
  • Glacier Country Kayaks1000 ft
    P.O Box 32, Franz Josef

Restaurants nearby

  • Alice May100 ft

    Address: Cron Street
    Phone: 03 7520740

    63% likes this, based on 238 reviews
    Cuisine: Continental, International, Healthy, New Zealand
    Price Range: USD 8 - USD 26

  • Blue Ice Cafe800 ft

    Address: Main Road
    Phone: (03) 752 0707

    60% likes this, based on 146 reviews
    Cuisine: International

  • The Plump Pigeon800 ft

    Address: Main Road
    Phone: 03 752 0721

    Cuisine: European, English
    Price Range: USD 6 - USD 26

  • Monsoon Bar & Restaurant100 ft

    Address: 46 Cron St.
    Phone: 03 7520 101

    72% likes this, based on 82 reviews
    Price Range: USD 6 - USD 26

  • Priya Indian Restaurant700 ft

    Address: 70 Cron Street

    60% likes this, based on 86 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    30

Hotel Awards

New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedFranz JosefRainforest Retreat

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Luxury Hotels in New Zealand

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Rainforest Retreat Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Rainforest Retreat

Average guest rating

7.2out of 10
Very good
Based on 48 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    6.2

    The atmosphere. The restaurant.

    Very hot in room. Could do with some sort of fan or a security flyscreen door to allow some ventellation.

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    Excellent restaurant & lovely staff. We had a delicious dinner. We found our room rather dreary because the bedspreads were far too dark with the wooden walls

    See above

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    It was well equipped.

    Very noisy for mature travellers. Geared to the young and that should be emphasised on the website. We would not have stayed there had we known. Shower was dirty (algae).

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    Good sized clean rooms.

    Limited internet (wi-fi) coverage. Expensive to purchase internet time using the computers in reception.

  • Couple
    7.0

    It's Beautiful décor and architect. Build up in the heart of a Rain Forest makes it very special accommodation in remote Franz Joseph Town. Although little costly but worth spending 2 nights atleast in a private Hut!!!

  • Couple
    10.0

    Cheap wifi, friendly staff, nice restaurant/pub situated at the hotel

  • Group of friends
    6.2

    Staff were friendly

    All the backpackers taking your clothes out of washing and drying machines...stayed on bottom floor and could hear every movement in room above not to mention rooms on eitherside of us.

  • Couple
    6.6

    The restaurant had good deals on food Tidy and clean Nice with jacuzzi.

    Travelling around the entire South Island it was the most expensive place to stay. - The jacuzzi did not open before lunch.

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    Barely room to turn around. A bus load of young people were there making noise till almost one in the morning and nothing was done to quiet them.

  • Group of friends
    5.4

    The rainforest studio unit is too small, hardly be able to hold anything. Just barely a room. Maybe the tree hut is better

  • Family with children
    6.2

    Room was warm, shower had good water pressure. Kitchen had everything we needed. Location was good.

    We could hear other guests talking at night. They were just having a conversation at normal volume. The refrigerator door was very dirty. Hotel was full of big groups. If you want a quiet and peaceful place, better stay at a smaller place.

  • Older travelers
    6.2

    Quite big resort with guests mostly staying for one night, so no personal attention from the personnel.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    Great staff and diversity of clientele

    Rooms especially the bathroom were small.

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    Restaurant

    Smspotsall room Lack of cooking facilities Noisy gravel roads around units Lack of control of parking

  • Couple
    6.2

    Restaurant and bar are available and there is a lot of action/ party for those who look for that. We had the impression that the Rainforest retreat was the most busiest place in the whole area.

    Very noisy as many bus groups aiming at 18- 35 year olds where there. The advertisment was therefore misleading. This is definitely not a quite place for relaxing. We heard the music from the restaurant until late at night and starting early in the morning we heared noises from the loading and unloading and people walking around the travel busses on gravel roads directly beside our window where the station for the travel busses was located. The price is very high compared to the comfort which it offers.

How to reach hotel

hotel Rainforest Retreat Hotel - Franz Josef Franz Josef location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

46 Cron Street, Franz Josef, New Zealand, NZ

Get directions
City Center
  • Franz Josef
    5.7 mi
Airports
  • Hokitika Airport (HKK)
    61.7 mi
Restaurants
  • Alice May (cuisine: Continental, International, Healthy)
    100 ft
  • Monsoon Bar & Restaurant
    100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    30

Hotel Awards

New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedFranz JosefRainforest Retreat

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Luxury Hotels in New Zealand

Use Badge