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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Franz Josef Glacier awaits you at Rainforest Retreat. Within steps you'll find Te Wahipounamu and Glacier Hot Pools. Highlights at this holiday park include 2 spa tubs, a restaurant, and free self parking.

You can enjoy free WiFi and TVs, featured in all 87 accommodations.

The restaurant, Monsoon, is open for dinner. The holiday park's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a sauna, and laundry facilities. Continental breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of RV/bus/truck parking.

With a stay at this 4-star Franz Josef Glacier holiday park, you'll be 4.9 km (3.1 mi) from Franz Josef Glacier.

Flash - Packer Double Room (Ensuite)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$80* Per night/room 12 Oct. - 13 Oct.

Tree Lodge

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Sole Use of Budget Ensuite Room w/ Bunk

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Bed in 4 - Bed Flash - Packer Dorm (Ensuite)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Tree Hut

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Rainforest Retreat ratings based on 259 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Rainforest Retreat

Everyone (79) Couples (137) Family (41)
4 out of 5
Tucked away into the native bush, a modest motel style accommodation with all the basic amenities you'd need.

Posted by , from North Waikato on 22 Aug. 2020

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5 out of 5
Beautiful Rainforest setting, friendly staff, great restaurant and stunning Deluxe Spa apartment

Posted by , from Christchurch on 13 Jul. 2020

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5 out of 5
The Rainforest Retreat functions as a diminutive village, inhabited by friendly people. The staff surely shows the friendly way.

Posted by , from Copenhagen,Denmark on 11 Feb. 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 24 Sep. 2019

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5 out of 5
An amazing place to spend a couple of nights of our Honeymoon! The Deluxe 2 Bedroom Spa Treehut was incredible with amazing views in to the trees.

Posted by on 7 Sep. 2019

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5 out of 5
Check in was very good, helpful and informative. Staff are very friendly. Nice location in the trees

Posted by on 29 Aug. 2019

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5 out of 5
Beautiful location with a very willing and helpful staff.

Posted by on 27 Aug. 2019

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5 out of 5
Very quiet. Polite and helpful staff. Pleasant outdoor area. Clean and tidy.

Posted by on 23 Aug. 2019

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5 out of 5
Beautiful location, stunning cabin and conveniently located.

Posted by on 21 Aug. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 18 Aug. 2019

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Property Features

Rainforest Retreat offers its guests 2 spa tubs and a sauna. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at the luxury Rainforest Retreat. Self parking is free. This 4-star Franz Josef Glacier holiday park is smoke free.

  • 87 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Computer for guest use
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Hokitika (HKK) (135.5 km / 84.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Rainforest Retreat offers 87 accommodations. This Franz Josef Glacier holiday park provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Communal kitchen access
  • Television
  • Housekeeping (daily)

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Monsoon - This restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Spa Services

  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Temperature checks are available to guests and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 12 and NZD 30 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Rainforest Retreat
  • Rainforest Retreat Hotel
  • Rainforest Retreat Hotel West Coast
  • Rainforest Retreat West Coast
  • Rainforest Retreat Motel Franz Josef Glacier
  • Rainforest Retreat Motel
  • Rainforest Retreat Franz Josef Glacier
  • Rainforest Retreat Campground Franz Josef Glacier
  • Rainforest Retreat Campground
  • Rainforest Retreat Holiday Park Franz Josef Glacier
  • Rainforest Retreat Holiday Park
  • Rainforest Retreat Holiday Park
  • Rainforest Retreat Franz Josef Glacier
  • Rainforest Retreat Holiday Park Franz Josef Glacier

Awards & Affiliations

  • Qualmark

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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