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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 sanitiser 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

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More detailsBed in Shared 6-Bed Dorm (Shared Bathroom)
  • Bed in 4 - Bed Flash - Packer Dorm (Ensuite)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More detailsBed in 4 - Bed Flash - Packer Dorm (Ensuite)
  • Kamahi Tree House

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 8
    • 6 Single Beds
    More detailsKamahi Tree House
  • Deluxe One Bedroom Spa Tree House

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe One Bedroom Spa Tree House
  • Deluxe Tree Hut

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Tree Hut
  • Gecko House

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 12
    • 7 Single Beds
    More detailsGecko House
  • Double or Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsDouble or Twin Room
  • Rainforest Tree House

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 Queen Bed and 4 Single Beds
    More detailsRainforest Tree House
  • Studio

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsStudio
  • Flash - Packer Double Room (Ensuite)

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 9 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsFlash - Packer Double Room (Ensuite)
  • Gecko Cottage

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsGecko Cottage
  • Tree Hut

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsTree Hut
  • Budget Double/Twin Room

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More detailsBudget Double/Twin Room
  • Sole Use of Budget Ensuite Room w/ Bunk

    Room amenities

    • 9 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsSole Use of Budget Ensuite Room w/ Bunk
  • Deluxe Two Bedroom Spa Tree House

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 King Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Two Bedroom Spa Tree House
  • Deluxe Tree Lodge

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 45 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Tree Lodge
  • Tree Lodge

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsTree Lodge

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.
Visit our Franz Josef Glacier travel guide
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 - 8 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

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 on-site. All 87 holiday parks offer free WiFi and TVs.
Rainforest Retreat offers 87 forms of accommodation. This Franz Josef Glacier holiday park provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
2 hot 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 programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and 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 or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out

Safety measures

Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser 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 public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Motorhome/coach/lorry parking

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 hot tubs
  • Playground
  • Sauna

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

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 any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs
  • 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

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2:00 PM and 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 for free

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the 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
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 ratings 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.
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 to 5:00 AM.
What time is check-out at Rainforest Retreat?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Rainforest Retreat located?
Situated in Franz Josef Glacier, this luxury holiday park is steps away 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.
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4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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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

Travelled with partner
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It was convenient, and good price. Room was quite small but comfortable.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Scenic,private,friendly,central accimodation would reccommend.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice rooms. Breakfast is DIY continental, which for $300 a night, I think is a bit poor.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
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Great staff, great food. Loved the tree house/log cabin Great overnight stay
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

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