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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 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
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

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

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

Kamahi Tree House

  • Sleeps 8
  • 6 Single 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 Single Beds

Double or Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Single Bed

Rainforest Tree House

  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Queen Bed and 4 Single Beds

Studio

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

Flash - Packer Double Room (Ensuite)

4.1/5 guest room rating
  • 9 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Gecko Cottage

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

Tree Hut

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Single Bed

Budget Double/Twin Room

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

Sole Use of Budget Ensuite Room w/ Bunk

  • 9 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Single 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
  • 45 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Single Bed

Tree Lodge

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

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. Guests can surf the web using 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

Check-in

Contactless social distancing 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 on site
  • Motorhome/coach/lorry parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

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 (select rooms)
  • 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

  • Bed sheets

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 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
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 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

4.3
Excellent
Rating 5 - Excellent. 383 out of 745 reviews
5 - Excellent 51%
Rating 4 - Good. 241 out of 745 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 80 out of 745 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 34 out of 745 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 7 out of 745 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful setting. Warm units in spite of outside temperature. Restaurant on site is added bonus No soap in hand basin dispenser
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We really loved the set up of this place, it was extremely relaxing and private. Such a perfect relaxing tranquil spot, with everything you need and more.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Hotel was great, private room, exceeded our expectations and received a free upgrade. Walking distance to Franz Josef town centre and shops and on-site bar/restaurant had some great food and drinks
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2021