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4.5 out of 5

"A quick over night on our way to Queenstown. A very comfortable and clean place to spend the night. Would definitely stay again if we ever pass this w ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 22 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

At Rainforest Motel, you'll be 5.5 km (3.4 mi) from Fox Glacier and 23.1 km (14.3 mi) from St James Anglican Church. Highlights at this motel include free in-room WiFi.

You can enjoy TVs and hairdryers, featured in all 12 rooms. In-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges and hobs.

This smoke-free motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden and tour/ticket assistance. Plus you'll find laundry facilities and luggage storage. Continental breakfast is available daily. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions in proximity to this 3.5-star Fox Glacier motel include Franz Josef Glacier and Aoraki / Mount Cook.

Standard Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchenette (Twin Studio Unit)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$111* Per night/room 12 Dec. - 13 Dec.

Standard Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchenette (Queen or Twin Studio Unit)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Queen Studio Unit)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Large Unit)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Large Family)

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Unit)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Rainforest Motel ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Rainforest Motel

Everyone (10) Couples (7) Family (4)
5 out of 5
We arrived in the early afternoon unaware the Glacier hiking track was closed due to a land slide, the hotel staff member did all he could to inform us about it, and let us know everything else we could do in the town to get the most out of our stay. Super friendly and informative. Lake Matheson was stunning in its place and we could still view the glacier well from the view point 10 kms down the road from the hotel. The room was very spacious and clean and the beds comfy (most comfortbale we have experienced yet in NZ) Only mildly negative we had was the heater seemed far to small to warm our room so it was a little chilly. Only other thing to be aware of is the fire station next door has a meeting on a Wednesday night and lets off an almightly shortish siren at 7.30pm which sounded like a town warning . Once we knew it wasnt we had a giggle haha Overall a very pleasant stay

Posted by on 1 Aug. 2019

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4 out of 5
Great location right near town. Great advice from staff on what to do and very happy and helpful. Well kept property even though not very modern.

Posted by on 2 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5
Very nice hotel and friendly staff. Enjoyed the stay very much. Staff advised places to visit and the time to visit helped us to see wonderful scenaries at right time.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 12 Sep. 2018

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4 out of 5
A quick over night on our way to Queenstown. A very comfortable and clean place to spend the night. Would definitely stay again if we ever pass this way again.

Posted by on 22 Aug. 2018

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5 out of 5
stunning view and friendly staff, had a comfortable stay

Posted by on 9 Apr. 2018

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5 out of 5

Great motel,

Pros: Great location, nothing was too much trouble for the staff, provided tee light candles in case of power black out during storms.
Cons: Nothing
Location: Handy to everything
Great room, fantastic service, nothing was too much trouble for staff, we were sorry to have to move on.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 24 Feb. 2018

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4 out of 5

Great family motel

Friendly owner gave excellent tips on where to eat and go. Ideal family accommodation, clean and quiet. Will stay again.

Posted by , from Nelson NZ on 23 Jul. 2017

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4 out of 5

Got upgrade to a suite!

The lovely manager upgraded us to a suite. Wonderful setting and a night walk where you see glow worms was only a few mins walk up the road.

Posted by on 14 Feb. 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice stay - close to town center.

Nice views of mountains. Close to town and activities. Warm - adequate heating. Friendly and helpful staff.

Posted by on 8 Jan. 2017

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4 out of 5

Good Motel

Not the most modern, but a comfortable, clean unit with good kitchen facilities and decent size bathroom. And warm! Quiet (off the highway) but an easy walk to shop and restaurants. Very good stopover between Greymouth and Queenstown.

Posted by , from Bathurst, Australia on 17 Jun. 2016

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Property Features

As a guest of Rainforest Motel, you'll find tour or ticket assistance, a garden, and laundry facilities. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Fox Glacier motel is smoke free.

  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Hokitika (HKK) (159.1 km / 98.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Rainforest Motel offers 12 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a shower. This Fox Glacier motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9 AM.
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9 AM.
Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

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.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

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 are 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 12 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 Motel Fox Glacier
  • Rainforest Motel
  • Rainforest Fox Glacier
  • Rainforest Hotel Fox Glacier
  • Rainforest Motel Motel
  • Rainforest Motel Fox Glacier
  • Rainforest Motel Motel Fox Glacier

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.

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