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Rainforest Retreat - Franz Josef

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Off-site car park

24-hour services

24-hour reception

Babysitting
Swimming pool
Air conditioning
Facilities for kids

Children's play area

Children's menu

Cots

Board games

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa centre

Overview

The unique Rainforest Retreat Hotel is located in a natural area of Franz Josef.

Due to a stunning location of Rainforest Retreat Hotel, guests have direct access to Fox Glacier, which is 17 km away. The venue is set within 10 km from Franz Josef city center.

Rainforest Retreat Hotel offers a great view to its guests.

Due to its location 100 km from Hokitika airport, fast access to the Rainforest Retreat Hotel is provided.

Rooms

Rainforest Retreat Hotel includes 30 guestrooms with heating, flat-screen television, a fridge, coffee/tea makers and a sofa. The rooms look on to the coast. These tasteful guestrooms have carpet floor and modern furniture.

Eat & Drink

Monsoon Bar & Restaurant and Blue Ice Cafe are located within 50 meters away.

Services

Rainforest Retreat Hotel provides guests with 24-hour front desk, laundry and ironing service.

Relax

Spa facilities at Rainforest Retreat Hotel include a spa lounge, a Jacuzzi and a sauna.

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 car park
  • 24-hour reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage

Services

  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining

  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area

Business

  • Business centre

Children

  • Cots
  • Board games
  • Children's menu
  • Children's play area

Spa & Leisure

  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Mountain view

Room features

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

Bathroom

  • Washing machine

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Bedroom

  • Electric blankets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • 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

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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

46 Cron Street, Franz Josef, New Zealand, NZ

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Airports
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

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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
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  • 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
  • Room size:

    230 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
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  • 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
  • Room size:

    165 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • General:Entire unit situated 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
  • Room size:

    155 sq. feet

  • 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
  • Room size:

    270 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • 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

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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
  • 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).

Rainforest Retreat photos Exterior Hotel information
Deluxe Two Bedroom Spa Tree House
Garden view
  • Room size:

    810 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    5 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, 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.

Rainforest Retreat photos Exterior Hotel information
Deluxe Tree Lodge
Garden view
  • Room size:

    435 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • 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 rain shower and underfloor heating. A sofa, satellite TV and a kitchenette with a Nespresso coffee machine are included.

Rainforest Retreat photos Exterior Hotel information
Deluxe Tree Hut
Garden view
  • Room size:

    270 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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

This studio has air conditioning, sofa and patio.

Rainforest Retreat photos Room
Tree Lodge
Garden view
  • Room size:

    305 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • 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
  • Room size:

    270 sq. feet

  • 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
  • Room size:

    305 sq. feet

  • 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:

    10 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
  • 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
  • Room size:

    510 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    12 persons

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  • 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.

Rainforest Retreat photos Room
Budget Double Room
  • Room size:

    140 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Satellite TV
Room Description:

Rooms are 13 square metres.

Rainforest Retreat photos Room
Standard Twin Room
Garden view
  • Room size:

    280 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • 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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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
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7.2
Very goodBased on48 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 - Franz Josef Franz Josef location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

46 Cron Street, Franz Josef, New Zealand, NZ

Get directions
Airports
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