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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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... More 

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! More 

Titirangi, New Zealand
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good size room in the lodge, no storage unfortunately so a long stay could get a little tedious. If you are tall ask for access to a tall shower! Was ok for us shorties. Great location. Close to the mountain and town. Good communal facilities - kitchen, pool table tv etc. Had a good time

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

Hi, thank you for staying and for your good review. Just for future travelers information: longer stay guests, and families,may be more comfortable in our well appointed, significantly larger, Studio or Alpine Motel units, where you have your own private facilities, wardrobe space, etc. Our en suite rooms are recommended for twin / double bookings. More 

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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

An amazing time, cool way to meet other people and let the kids play. Such a home style feel, relaxing and clean. So fun having a pool table and the communial lounge with sky TV. Incredibly close to Turoa entrance. Good parking. Drying room was super helpful. #BrittDavidNadiaGeorgia ♡

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

Hi Team. Thank you so much for your fantastic review. Looking forward to seeing you again sometime in the future. More 

Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Just needed a short stay to get in on a fine weather and fresh snow window of opportunity. All the facilities required for a ski break and even a spa as a bonus. Very good value for a short notice stay.

Thank kple1234
Kevin D, Owner at Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. Love to see you again some time soon. More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Price for price, this is the best value I've had in Ohakune. My room was large, with a ktichenette and seperate bathroom and toilet. It was well equipped, clean, comfortable and warm. The owners were friendly and helpful and the Spa very welcome after a hard day's ski-ing. Nice easy walk to restaurants and bars.

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

Hi Haydn Thank you for your excellent comments. Pleasure to have you stay. Hope you can make it back again - Ski season open on Mt Ruapehu until 24th Oct 16. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Comfy beds and hot shower. Exactly what you need after a days skiing. We used an ensuite room which was clean, bright and well furnished. It was a little small if you had to spend any length of time in it though.

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

Hi Folks - Thank you for your review. We appreciate your time to post this. Don't forget that if you come for a longer term stay and want a bit more personal space we do have much larger sized Motel units available, and a HUGE Chalet. Cheers Leigh More 

1 review
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Motel facilities are very good, the room is small but very comfortable and clean. but the sympathy and the service from the manager with us are amazing. We felt like home. Counting the days to go back!

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We will look forward to seeing you again. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Our stay at the Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge was our first for this accommodation. It was close to Turoa Skifields and also to the cafe's etc. We totally enjoyed the Spa facility. We made use of the kitchen and stuff. Met a nice family. Will definitely stay again

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

Thank you for your great comments. Glad you enjoyed your stay in our lovely town and hope you had fun on the skifield. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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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: ₹ 5,318 - ₹ 7,909 (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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