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Gympie, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 14 October 2012

my daughter and i stayed in a room with bunks.the room had a radiater so it was very warm.the beds were super comfy . crispy fresh sheets and bedding were a pleasure to sleep in.the lounge was homely and so was our lovely hostess.will definately come again

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ArawaLodge, Owner at Arawa Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Maree - it is lovely of you to take the time to give some prospective guests your feedback and we were so glad to have met you both. Take care and see you again hopefully when you return to Ohakune.

Reviewed 7 October 2012

Thank you Jo for making our stay here so cozy and comfortable! This place is awesome and we are happy that we could help you out in the garden - looking forward to coming back and making this place more awesome than it already is :) The best place we have been to since we are here, clean, always hot...

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ArawaLodge, Owner at Arawa Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Jessica and Patrick... you have enriched our lives and shared your German culture with our family. So glad we got to spend such quality time together and for the hard work Patrick getting the deck done and for the spring cleaning too Jess - you guys are awesome and we will remember you both for many years to...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 September 2012

What a blast, my family and I have stayed at Arawa Lodge several times now and we love it. The warmest place in Ohakune with an amazing host Jo, with her great porridge in the morning and lovely smile nothing seems a problem before heading up the mountain. Arriving back you have all the hot water you need to thor...

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ArawaLodge, Owner at Arawa Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and taking the time so share your experience at Arawa Lodge. We love that your family enjoyed their time at Arawa Lodge and hope to see you all coming back time and time again. Family is our specialty so it is fantastic that we suited your needs. See you again soon.

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 September 2012

we loved Arawa Lodge - Jo goes out of her way to make you feel included, the lodge is warm and welcoming and comfortable. It was good value for us as a family of three, plus one friend. I liked how very clean the lodge was, how we were treated like old friends and how we found new friends. The...

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ArawaLodge, Owner at Arawa Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review - and we are so glad Arawa Lodge worked for you all. We take our atmosphere here very seriously and always try to do our best to ensure our guests feel welcome and involved in the 'community' atmosphere whilst also being mindful of peoples privacy and individual dynamics... mostly...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 August 2012

In August 2012 my son and I decided to go snow boarding in the North Island. We came across Arawa Lodge by chance and how lucky we were. From the minute we arrived to when we left we were treated with a beautiful warm hostess called Jo. She made us feel at home and the warmth of her manner kept...

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ArawaLodge, Owner at Arawa Lodge, responded to this review

It is so lovely to meet so many wonderful warm and friendly people at Arawa Lodge and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate our valued customers and hope to meet or even exceed their expectations. We always try to do our best and hope to have you back time and...

Te Horo, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 August 2012

Our family of 4 really enjoyed our stay at Arawa Lodge. Good value with an excellent location. Our kids enjoyed meeting other guests and the kids ended up playing cards together. Good selection of movies. Our room was small, but we easily managed and weren't in there except to sleep anyway. The beds were very comfortable and the rooms were...

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ArawaLodge, Owner at Arawa Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad you were happy with your recent stay at Arawa Lodge and perhaps next time we can put you into one of the larger family rooms so you have more space. It is fantastic how the children (and the adults) all interact with each other at the...

Hamilton
Reviewed 7 August 2012

Our favourite place to stay in Ohakune. Jo is so lovely and super accommodating!! Always makes sure you're comfortable and happy, and the lodge is such a great environment to be in! Even better is the amazing breakfast you wake up to in the morning- perfect start to the day before heading up the hill- and makes life easy too!...

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ArawaLodge, Owner at Arawa Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are glad to be your favourite place to stay in Ohakune. We look forward to seeing you next time you visit us for more laughter and good times shared together. Take care.

Auckland
Reviewed 29 July 2012

We did not enjoy our stay at all. Firstly the hostess Jo made us and some of the other guests feel as though we were inconveniencing her. Comments like "I already do enough cleaning after people" (This was a comment made after we cleaned our dishes after use and put them aside to dry while we relaxed a little after...

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ArawaLodge, Owner at Arawa Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Although we are consistently receiving positive feedback we appreciate customer comments to further improve our service. As a family focused lodge we aim to take each guests needs into consideration. We strive to do our best for our guests and pride ourselves on fostering a warm, friendly environment while ensuring the comfort of our guests....

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 July 2012

Our family of 4 stayed for 2 nights and really appreciated the hostess Jo's, welcoming & inclusive attitude. The kids loved being able to mix with others, play games and have some space to hang out, which is often not possible in motels & hotels. The breakfasts were a great start to the day before skiing and the lounge a...

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ArawaLodge, Owner at Arawa Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Adrian and family. Was lovely to have met you and we are glad Arawa Lodge met your expectations. It is great how our guests interact and that Arawa Lodge is a sharing and caring environment so the children and the adults get to have some relaxation after a big day up the mountain or doing...

Reviewed 15 July 2012

A friendly, homely lodge with an environment that is inclusive for all, but also respects each guests privacy. Jo is a fantastic host who ensures all are happy and comfortable. A great place for families but also ideal for individuals looking for a more chilled place to stay. Will definitely be back!

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ArawaLodge, Owner at Arawa Lodge, responded to this review

thank you for your review and for encouraging individuals to come and try our homely atmosphere... we certainly enjoy everyone mingling amongst each other and it is amazing how many people arrive here as strangers and end up swapping each others contact details and leaving as friends... it warms our heart... It is really important to us to respect our...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Arawa Lodge has all the comforts of home for family and friends in the heart of Ohakune. Specializing in larger groups of up to 35+; though we have a variety of accommodation available from singles – couples – families. Arawa Lodge is cosy, warm and inviting within an easy walk to cafes, shops and nightlife or we can organise your shuttle for any of your many adventure choices in the region. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arawa Lodge

Address: 43 Arawa Street, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Ohakune
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Arawa Lodge Ohakune, North Island
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“Rooms away from the kitchen are quieter. Rooms on the side facing the mountain or the street side have a garden to look out to.”
 of 5 bubbles DanielMauckland, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“We like the en-suites because of the little ones”
 of 5 bubbles trexNZ, 1 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Next to the toilet”
 of 5 bubbles 571kc571, 28 Jul 2013 | Read review
“All the rooms are warm with all basic needs for a holiday, you should be up the mountain anyway.”
 of 5 bubbles TraceyMoana, 10 Sep 2012 | Read review
“All rooms are great”
 of 5 bubbles emwilson1, 7 Aug 2012 | Read review
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