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15 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland Tai Poutini National Park New Zealand
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See why so many travellers make Rainforest Motel their motel of choice when visiting Fox Glacier. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Rainforest Motel features baggage storage. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While visiting Fox Glacier, you may want to try some fish and chips at one of the nearby restaurants, such as The Last Kitchen, Bigfoot Bar and Restaurant, or Cafe Neve.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out River Walk (0.9 mi), which is a popular attraction amongst tourists, and it is within walking distance.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Rainforest Motel as you experience all of the things Fox Glacier has to offer.

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Top B wrote a review Jul 2021
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We stayed two nights and it was perfect for us. It was spotless and comfy. Even though it rained and was fffrrreezing we stayed nice and snug indoors. The bed was super nice to sleep in and the decor was extremely upmarket. We chose the larger room for space and were very much pleased we had. The owner was exceptionally nice man with an English accent and a cat and dog that made us feel very welcome. We loved loved Fox and dined at Lake Matheson Restaurant which was spectacular and well worth the meals we had there. If you want a quiet town in mid winter with plenty of room to move and space to think this is it! I highly recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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DanO68 wrote a review Jul 2021
Alexandra, New Zealand568 contributions451 helpful votes
We had a great 2-night stay at the Rainforest Motel. We chose this place as it is pet friendly and we were traveling with our 2 wee dogs. Great location, just a short walk to all the restaurants and shops, only 100m or so from the main road. The units all appeared to be duplexes with plenty of parking. Our 1-bedroom unit was spacious and bright with plenty of windows. The heaters worked well to keep things warm. The kitchenette was well stocked and we were able to cook up some basic meals. The motel appeared well-maintained and spotlessly clean however a lot of the furniture was looking a bit tired and well-used – could be in need of an upgrade one of these days. The free Wifi internet was a nice bonus. Overall we had a great stay here and would definitely recommend it to other travelers. We would happily stay here again given the opportunity.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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nzsteve1234 wrote a review May 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand39 contributions5 helpful votes
Only stayed one night but very happy with this motel. Our 2 bedroom unit was very spacious - every room - and had great heating. Great location. Nice grounds. Loved the cat and dog. Owner gave us great advise about the best viewpoint for the ice!!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Bmiz wrote a review Apr 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand164 contributions53 helpful votes
Very nice comfortable motel with friendly service and great views of the mountains. Shower is very hot, room warm, bed very comfortable, short walk to town. Lovely spot to stay with at least 4 restaurants to eat, lots of walks and recommend the helicopter glacier walk. Could easily spend 5 nights here, and recommend at least 2-3. Come visit now before the international tourists return which I am sure they will do in droves...
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: All the rooms have good views and looked good.
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Heg wrote a review Apr 2021
Brisbane, Australia126 contributions60 helpful votes
We booked a one bed unit for two nights . The unit was very spacious indeed. Spotlessly clean and the kitchen was very well equipped , which suited us perfectly as we like to self cater . A good selection of teas and some excellent coffee grounds were supplied . It was cool and rainy while we were there ,but the heaters kept the place nice and toasty . The shower water pressure is off the scale. One of the best showers we have ever had . The bed was large and extremely comfortable with the added bonus of an electric blanket . The location is excellent .A very short stroll into the small township with a beautiful mountain backdrop. The owner is very friendly and helpful (and the dog is gorgeous ) Highly recommended .
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hondarider1 wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand123 contributions47 helpful votes
Stayed for 2 nights . Owned and operated by a good “ kiwi” bloke . Check in was easy The room was pretty basic but had everything we needed Not as clean as we normally expect and could do with some R & M Unfortunately the bed was uncomfortable and the stunning unusually hot weather during our stay with no aircon in the room added to the discomfort. However if you are on limited budget I’d recommend rainforest motel The owners dog is a bit of a character and very friendly as is the owner himself
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Date of stay: February 2021
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393LuC wrote a review Jul 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand66 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed three nights and found this motel excellent; even more so since we were travelling with our dog. Very friendly, nothing was a bother. The room was very clean and had everything we needed. Great view of the mountains from the property (weather permitting), refer to photo.. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Lee wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand34 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed at this lovely motel in Fox Glacier. You never know what you will get when you pull into a new motel, but wow, this was the best little motel we stayed at in the South Island, it was the cheapest too! The owners were so kind and helpful, full of local advice. The room was perfect, comfy beds, electric blankets, heaters, Sky TV, full kitchen, lovely big bathroom with the strongest shower I have had in a motel. There was no noise at night whatsoever, and we slept so well. Just down the road is Lake Matheson, and the view point for Fox Glacier as well. Also just back up the road to the intersection is a restaurant called "Cook and Saddle" where we had a delicious meal. Also this Motel has a pet friendly room, so our little Maltese could stay with us. The owner has a friendly labrador that welcomes you to the motel. So if you want a quiet and comfy motel in Fox Glacier, Rainforest Motel fits the bill completely.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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GlobetrotterJSH wrote a review Feb 2020
Gold Coast, Australia480 contributions400 helpful votes
We stayed here for 1 night. Very friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The room was excellent..spacious, clean, modern, comfortable beds, an excellent shower and bathroom. Easy parking right next to the room. All motels should be like this.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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JPE56 wrote a review Feb 2020
Rochester, United Kingdom72 contributions61 helpful votes
This is a typical motel for New Zealand with well equipped kitchen and en-suite. Rooms are comfortable and clean. It is situated within walking distance of the Fox Glacier Township where you will find restaurants and a short drive to Lake Matheson and Fox Glacier walk. We received a very friendly welcome and great information on things to do. Would certainly stay here again and recommend if you are walking in the area or as part of you New Zealand road trip.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
US$52 - US$85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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rainforest motel fox glacier, rainforest hotel fox glacier
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestland Tai Poutini National ParkFox Glacier
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rainforest Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Rainforest Motel?
Nearby attractions include Lake Matheson Walk (4.1 km), Fox Glacier Hiking Trails (0.2 km), and Fox Glacier South Side Walk (1.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rainforest Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Rainforest Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Rainforest Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Rainforest Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rainforest Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Matheson Cafe, The Last Kitchen, and Betsey Jane Eatery & Bar.
Is Rainforest Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Fox Glacier.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rainforest Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Rainforest Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting River Walk (1.4 km).
Does Rainforest Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Rainforest Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.