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Overview of Rainforest Retreat

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Lounge
Outdoor Spa Tub
Outdoor Spa Tub
Outdoor Spa Tub
Balcony

Rainforest Retreat

4 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationGlacier Hot Pools2 min walk
    Popular LocationWestcoast Wildlife Centre2 min walk
    Popular LocationOur Lady of the Alps7 min walk

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Bed in Shared 6-Bed Dorm (Shared Bathroom)

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bunk Bed

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

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bunk Bed

Kamahi Tree House

  • Sleeps 8
  • 6 Twin Beds

Deluxe One Bedroom Spa Tree House

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Tree Hut

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Gecko House

  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 Twin Beds

Double or Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Rainforest Tree House

  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Queen Bed and 4 Twin Beds

Studio

4.5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Twin Beds

Flash - Packer Double Room (Ensuite)

4.1/5 guest room rating
  • 97 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Gecko Cottage

4.8/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Tree Hut

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Twin Bed

Budget Double/Twin Room

4.5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bunk Bed

Sole Use of Budget Ensuite Room w/ Bunk

  • 97 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Twin Bunk Beds

Deluxe Two Bedroom Spa Tree House

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 King Beds

Deluxe Tree Lodge

4.8/5 guest room rating
  • 484 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Tree Lodge

4.7/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

About this area

Franz Josef Glacier

Rainforest Retreat is located in Franz Josef Glacier. Franz Josef Glacier and Te Wahipounamu reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Glacier Hot Pools and Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including skiing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Glacier Hot Pools - 2 min walk
  • Westcoast Wildlife Centre - 2 min walk
  • Our Lady of the Alps - 7 min walk
  • St James Anglican Church - 9 min walk
  • Franz Josef Glacier - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Hokitika (HKK) - 95 min drive

Restaurants

  • Monsoon — 1 min walk
  • The Landing — 4 min walk
  • Snake Bite Brewery — 4 min walk
  • Aviators Cafe — 4 min walk
  • Full of Beans — 5 min walk
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About this property

Rainforest Retreat

Luxury holiday park with 2 spa tubs and restaurant
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free holiday park has a bar/lounge and a sauna. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk, and a computer station are onsite. All 87 accommodations offer free WiFi and TVs.
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.
2 spa tubs are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out

Safety measures

Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • RV/bus/truck parking on site
  • Onsite parking is wheelchair accessible

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10 AM: NZD 12-30 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • 2 spa tubs
  • Playground
  • Sauna

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German

Business services

  • Computer station

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Massages

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 32-inch TV

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets stay free

Children and extra beds

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

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

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

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

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.

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Rainforest Retreat and receive a full refund?
Yes, Rainforest Retreat offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Rainforest Retreat cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Rainforest Retreat?
As of Jan 21, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Rainforest Retreat on Jan 22, 2021 start from $56, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Rainforest Retreat pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Rainforest Retreat?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Rainforest Retreat?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 5:00 AM.
What time is check-out at Rainforest Retreat?
Check-out is at 10 AM.
Where is Rainforest Retreat located?
Situated in Franz Josef Glacier, this luxury holiday park is steps from Te Wahipounamu, Glacier Hot Pools, and Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Our Lady of the Alps and St James Anglican Church are also within 10 minutes.
4.3
Excellent
Rating 5 - Excellent. 379 out of 746 reviews
5 - Excellent 51%
Rating 4 - Good. 246 out of 746 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 80 out of 746 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 34 out of 746 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 7 out of 746 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
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Lovely setting, thoughtful touches - like a jug of water in the fridge. The ‘must see’ list of things to do/see on the journey to Wanaka was really great.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
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Sad face IconDisliked: Property conditions & facilities
We stayed in a double room ( share bathroom). This room located on the second floor under roof very big space and good price. Shares bathroom and kitchen is just down stairs very convenient. And there is a hot pool, sauna for in-house used. Nice restaurant and bar. Food was good and you can enjoy a pool table while you are drinking as well.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
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We stayed in the cheapest room for the night, it was comfortable and had a good sleep. Good location within walking distance to everything in the town. Enjoyed the spa on-site.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The room we had was tiny but it was the most affordable according to our budget. Although it was small, it was tidy and had its own clean bathroom. Shower was the best. Room was warm. All in all, it was a great stay! Would definitely visit and stay in this place again.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was convenient, and good price. Room was quite small but comfortable.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

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