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Skotel Alpine Resort

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8.0

Good (2,547 ratings)

Tongariro National Park, New Zealand - 

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280 m Tongariro National Park Whakapapa Visitor Centre

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500 m Taranaki Falls

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2 km Mt Ngauruhoe

Hotel Overview

Skotel Alpine Resort, nestled in the breathtaking Tongariro National Park, provides a scenic retreat for travelers seeking adventure and tranquility in the heart of New Zealand's wild landscapes. Drawing on a wealth of user reviews, this resort offers a unique blend of natural beauty, comfort, and hospitality, promising an unforgettable experience for all who visit.

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Hotel highlights

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Nature

  1. Exceptional Location: The resort's prime location provides easy access to hiking trails and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.
  2. Warm and Welcoming Staff: Guests consistently praise the friendly and accommodating nature of the staff.
  3. Cozy Accommodations: Rooms are described as comfortable, offering a restful night's sleep after a day of adventure.
  4. Unique Dining Experience: The on-site restaurant offers a variety of delicious meals, often highlighting local ingredients.
  5. Incredible Views: Many rooms and common areas afford stunning vistas of the national park, making every moment memorable.
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Area for improvement

  1. Limited Connectivity: Some guests report spotty Wi-Fi service, which can be a downside for those needing reliable internet access.
  2. Decor Updates Needed: A few guests feel that the resort's decor and furnishings could benefit from modernization to enhance the overall guest experience.
  3. Variability in Room Quality: While many rooms are praised for their comfort, others are noted to be in need of refurbishment or better maintenance.
  4. Price Point Concerns: Some visitors find the pricing to be on the higher side, especially considering the amenities and room condition.
  5. Weather Dependency: The enjoyment of the resort's outdoor activities can be significantly affected by weather conditions, which is unpredictable and beyond control.

Amenities

Game room

Microwave

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Hot Tub

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Parking included

Parking included

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Restaurant

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Total 2,547 Reviews

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8.2

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booking

1,959 Reviews

8.0 / 10

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expedia

588 Reviews

8.2 / 10

Reviews

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Food was mentioned 106 times

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Virginia Lee6 months ago
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This lodge is so charming. The staff are so sweet and helpful. My husband and I stayed here while visiting Tongariro, and found the location absolutely perfect for our base of operations. Amenities are basic, but exactly what you need. I wouldn’t call it fancy necessarily, but we felt comfortable and well taken care of. The hotel also has a clear commitment to sustainability, which was clear in the toiletries they offered and their set up. Beds were comfortable and the food at the restaurant was good. Pretty affordable considering it’s NZ and quite far out. I’m a vegetarian and they had different options for that and gluten-free, which was a high plus as well. There’s also a kitchen if you want to cook your own food, and coin-operated laundry as well. It’s a bit away from a sizable town, but has basics and stuff for sale behind the check in counter if you’re in a pinch. They were super helpful in helping us sort out hiking poles and shuttles to and from Tongariro when we did the hike. Would definitely recommend this to anyone planning to visit the park!

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jaide r5 months ago

A good place to stay. Perfect location for hiking. No early check-in, so if you arrive early, there are a number of very scenic smaller walks near by to go on whilst you wait.||The room was clean and tidy with good basic amenities. All of the staff were very friendly.||We ate breakfast and dinner in the restaurant which was reasonably priced. The food was great and there is a good variety of choices.||Minor issue would be that our room (224) is near the rear entrance which many other guests would slam the door and wake us up. Would be good to put a notice up, change the door, or lock the door and just use the other entrances. Along with this, the old wooden lodge creeks with the heat changes (didn’t bother me, but my mum was kept awake) so maybe bring earplugs if this is something that would bother you.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 48

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Number of floors 2

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Number of buildings/towers 6

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Year Built 1986

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What's nearby

Tongariro National Park Whakapapa Visitor Centre

280 m

Taranaki Falls

500 m

Mt Ngauruhoe

2 km

Tongariro National Park

2.5 km

Whakapapa Ski Area

4.5 km

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Airports Nearby

Taupo (TUO)

38 km

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Restaurants

Tussock Bar and Restaurant

280 m

Lorenz's Bar and Cafe Ruapehu

4.5 km

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House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 10:00

Children welcome

No pets, service animals welcome

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