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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This motel was a reminder of my Youth Hostelling days. Dull atmosphere. No in room f acilities for tea etc - just a communal kitchen. Small cramped dowdy room. When we arrived reception was unmanned and just one other conuplecwere staying there

Thank Durleysteve
Kevin D, Owner at Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you but Sorry, but we must absolutely dispute this review. Our rooms are as spotless as is humanly possible. We have recently renovated the en suite rooms. They are bright, clean, new bathrooms, new carpet, lighting, bedding etc. Yes the lodge rooms share a communal kitchen / lounge / dinning area - as you find in all lodges worldwide....

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We were in a family studio and boy was it large. We had the most space at this motel on our NZ trip. The room was a bit older, but did not make our stay any worse. Good, high speed WiFi. As everywhere in NZ the beds are way too soft for a good nights sleep, but I guess I...

Thank utas2010
Kevin D, Owner at Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for your 5* review. Lovely to have you stay with us. Yes, if you like a bit of space check out our spacious 4 bedroom Chalet, 2 bedroom apartment or Alpine (studio loft) motels. All excellent sized rooms and at very affordable prices! Cheers.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

As soon as we walked in the staff were especially nice and welcoming. From telling us all about local attractions to showing us around the facility, it was the customer service that made the difference. Rooms were clean and tidy with no obvious problems. Would definitely recommend.

Thank thatguylex
Kevin D, Owner at Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Hope you enjoyed your stay in our delightful little town close to Mt Ruapehu and Tongariro Alpine crossing. Look forward to seeing your again some time soon.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed for one night en-route from Wellington to Auckland. Chose this place as it was dog friendly. Stayed in, what looked like a converted garage. Bedding was worn, pillows as flat as pancakes. Although dog friendly, you are not allowed to leave dogs in the room when you go out. We had to leave our dog in the car when...

Thank philrowe
Kevin D, Owner at Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge, responded to this review

Hi all travelers with pets. Yes, we have one pet friendly, very popular Studio unit. We invite you to view the photos on our web site - garage?? or well appointed, spotlessly clean, new bed and bedding!, 3* unit? We guarantee you will enjoy your stay in these perfect Twin/Double/Triple units. & No we do not let you leave doggies...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Price was great, close to all local attractions. Room was clean, maintenance free. Comfortable room with everything we required. Whist we stayed off season to the snow will be back for the winter to experience the villa/room once again.

Thank fabiangcsmith
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Stop over on the way to Auckland. Very reasonable room rate for the family of 2 adults 2 young kids and a teenager. Granpa stayed in a different room. Place was nice and clean, room was well appointed with more than adequate seating and cooking if desired. Now the downside. The queen bed in the master bedroom was very soft....

Thank McTravel73
Kevin D, Owner at Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Team. Thank you for staying and glad you enjoyed our spacious 2 bedroom apartment. Re the bed: It is hard to cater for all tastes in one bed. We have replaced every bed in the property since we arrived here - 102 of them! so we are trying our best to provide comfort to all our lovely guests. Cheers.

Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The Ruapehu Mountain Motel and Lodge is not a place to stay in the warmer months. The entire place was filled with bugs. The bathroom was especially bad, and literally had to have about 50 bugs in it. Even without the bugs I was not impressed with this motel. The rooms were very small unless you booked the big suites,...

1Thank Freestyle1980
Kevin D, Owner at Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge, responded to this review

Sigh & sadness from us :). Answering a few of this travelers concerns: Yes, If you leave your bathroom window open with the light on, during one of our warm balmy summer evening, then you are likely to have a number of small MOTHS fly in. We do indeed have a number of room types of different sizes and facilities...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 December 2016

A few of us have stayed here twice now each November for the Kaimanawa Ranges Tour. The reception is always warm and welcoming. The room has had a re-fit in the bathroom which looks good and parking is easy right in front of the unit. Whilst we had not pre-arranged breakfast this was no problem and there was plenty available...

Thank fiona323
Kevin D, Owner at Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Hope you enjoyed the Kaimanawa Horses!

Titirangi, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We had a roomy studio unit with kitchen facilities, dining suite and sofa. Very clean and good location particularly if you are skiing at Turoa Ski Field. This is also a lodge so a variety of accommodation types. Some rooms are pet friendly. We enjoyed our 3 night stay, slept well and were very comfortable.

Thank VickiV55
Kevin D, Owner at Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you - lovely to have you stay, Kind regards Kevin

Reviewed 7 November 2016

The Owners were available, they took time to explain us the booking of the trek, they made us a good english breakfeast, and found us some stick walk (we arrived to late in order to rent some). The bed was very nice. It was a very good place.

Thank An N
Kevin D, Owner at Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review - Really hoped you enjoyed your Tongariro Alpine Crossing walk. Good journeys - Kevin

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our mantra: Cosy clean affordable accommodation. Best LOCATION: We are located at the "Junction" in Ohakune township - easy walking distance to restaurants, bars, ski & board shops. 1 Minute drive to the start of the Mountain Road to Turoa skifield on MT Ruapehu. 200M to the Old Coach Road bike trail. On the doorstep to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Best range of ACCOMMODATION options: Suit all budgets. 4 Bedroom Chalet. Studio and Family Motel units with self-catering kitchen and private bathroom. Self contained 2 Bedroom Apartments. En suite rooms and Economy rooms with communal kitchen facilities. Best Facilities: Spa pool (Winter Season), Free WIFI (50MB/unit), guest lounge with pool table. Shuttle tickets available. Guest Laundry. Drying room. Catering available - Breakfast lunch and dinner options by arrangement. Free off street parking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge

Address: 4-6 Foyle Street, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand (Formerly Sunbeam Hotels & Lodge)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Ohakune
Price Range: ₹ 5,027 - ₹ 6,033 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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“The motel Studio units actually contain an extra single bed, have some kitchen facilities and are spacious”
 of 5 bubbles VickiV55, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The friendly staff will help you when choosing a room”
 of 5 bubbles pluisthecat, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Only stayed in the mezzanine unit, but this is great as you get parking outside your unit and a kitchenette”
 of 5 bubbles , 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Great Place to stay. On direct route to Turoa, very helpful and accomodating. We had unit 6 which was on end of block. Very quite, just by spa pool. Great for boys. Would highly recommend.”
 of 5 bubbles smcgaw, 28 Jul 2013 | Read review
“WE stayed in the Studio motel units”
 of 5 bubbles 226MargaretD, 4 Jan 2013 | Read review
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