Rainforest Retreat - Franz Josef

46 Cron Street, Franz Josef, New Zealand, NZshow map
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Very goodBased on  48 reviews
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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
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Off-site car park

24-hour services

24-hour reception

Babysitting

Babysitting/Child services

Swimming pool
Air conditioning
Facilities for kids

Children's play area

Kids club

Children's menu

Cots

Board games

Private beach

Beach access

Private beach

Sports & Fitness

  • Wind surfing
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Billiard tables
  • Fishing

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area

Business

  • Business centre

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Board games
  • Children's menu
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club

Spa & Leisure

  • Beach access
  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Mountain view

Room features

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

Bathroom

  • Washing machine
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen
  • Electric kettle
  • Dryer
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • CD player

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 16 yearsExtra bedThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Alice MayAlice May100 ftCron Street
Monsoon Bar & RestaurantMonsoon Bar & Restaurant100 ft46 Cron St.
Blue Ice CafeBlue Ice Cafe800 ftMain Road
Priya Indian RestaurantPriya Indian Restaurant700 ft70 Cron Street
The Plump PigeonThe Plump Pigeon800 ftMain Road
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Franz Josef GlacierFranz Josef Glacier5.8 mi
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Getting around
Airports
Mount Cook Airport (MON)26.4 mi
Glentanner (GTN)35.9 mi
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Reviews
7.2
Very goodBased on  48  reviews
  • 6.2
    Good

    The atmosphere. The restaurant.

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

  • 6.6
    Good

    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

  • 6.6
    Good

    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).

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Good sized clean rooms.

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

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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!!!

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

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

  • 6.2
    Good

    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.

  • 6.6
    Good

    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.

  • 6.6
    Good

    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.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

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

  • 6.2
    Good

    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.

  • 6.2
    Good

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

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Great staff and diversity of clientele

    Rooms especially the bathroom were small.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Restaurant

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

  • 6.2
    Good

    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.

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  48 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 16 yearsExtra bedThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Mount Cook Airport (MON)26.4 mi
Glentanner (GTN)35.9 mi
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