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

Massage

Spa lounge

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

The unique 4-star Rainforest Retreat Hotel provides fashionable rooms with a great view of the coast.

The stunning location gives quick access to Fox Glacier, which is 17 km away. The venue is set within 10 km from Franz Josef city center.

The hotel is located within 100 km distance of Hokitika airport.

Rooms

At Rainforest Retreat Hotel, guests are offered rooms with a laptop-size safe, flat-screen television, a microwave, a Nespresso machine and a work desk. Guests will admire views across New Zealand's West Coast from the rooms. Bathrooms are fitted with a bidet, underfloor heating and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

Monsoon Bar & Restaurant and Blue Ice Cafe serve a selection of meals within 50 meters from the venue.

Services

Guests can make use of 24-hour front desk, laundry and ironing service as well as a safe deposit box and a luggage storage.

Relax

Rainforest Retreat Hotel is a child-friendly hotel offering meals, cots and a play area.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby for free.

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

  • Business center
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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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Rooms and availability

Deluxe Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Deluxe Two-Bedroom Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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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

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