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Skotel Alpine Resort

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Overview
Tongariro National Park, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Family Rooms
3.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago

i had a cottage for 2 nights, and the view to ngauruhoe from terrace and inside is breathtaking, the stars above you, overwhelming, not much light around, the hikes you can start out of the lodge, breakfast was very good and the staff is helpful...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Maggie4659
Response from Samclarkson, Owner at Skotel Alpine ResortResponded 1 week ago

We love our beautiful back yard too! We bought the hotel beginning of October and one of the first things I did was to remove the high power outdoor lighting to be replaced by subtle, solar powered, lights...precisely to minimise glare for us all to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights with a tour group. Was in a little chalet which sleeps 5 people. Very cute and clean. Had a fridge and kitchen. Would highly recommend this place. Close to some hiking trails. Staff in the restaurant and bar are super...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Kmariee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to relax after hiking in the area. Great food and super friendly staff. There is an onsite spa and a lounge overlooking the mountains. Perfect for our group.The rooms are clean and comfortable with nice facilities. The bar manager made us feel...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank HeatherK1535
Response from Skotel, Owner at Skotel Alpine ResortResponded 3 weeks ago

I love that you enjoyed your stay with us. There are so many beautiful places to hike in the area, that I hope that we can tempt you back one day soon. I will pass on your kind words to the bar manager, he will...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Skotel had just changed hands when we arrived, and systems were a bit iffy making the payment process a bit cumbersome. However, the service received by the excellent staff was nothing short of superb. The food is excellent, the views from the bar and...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from Skotel, Owner at Skotel Alpine ResortResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely feedback & we are certainly glad you enjoyed your stay. It really is a beautiful part of the world. Yes changing over all the computer & operating systems in the hotel was a bit of a mission & took some...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owner, manager, wait staff, and receptionists were incredibly warm, welcoming, and helpful during my stay in Tongariro. The food was excellent (ask for the vegetarian pizza!), the lodging was cozy with a terrific view of Mt Tongariro in the lounge area, and the staff...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Kalifi F
Response from Skotel, Owner at Skotel Alpine ResortResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Kalifi, it was a absolute pleasure having you here, we are glad we were able to help you in your studies/work on World National Parks. Come back & visit us again soon.

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About
Description
Skotel was established in the early 60s by a group of keen skiers who wanted the convenience of accommodation close to the ski-fields but more comfort than the ski lodges of that time. In 1986 it underwent More a major expansion with the addition of restaurant, bar and other facilities. The old part of the building became the backpacker’s wing. Skotel has maintained its friendly informal atmosphere but now provides Qualmark three star accommodation and the exciting cuisine experiences of our new dinner menu. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast Available
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Sauna
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
48
Price range
US$ 58 - US$ 132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Skotel Alpine Hotel Whakapapa Village
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Holiday Inn Tongariro National Park
Location
New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Tongariro National Park > Whakapapa
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
48
Price range
US$ 58 - US$ 132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Skotel Alpine Hotel Whakapapa Village
,
Holiday Inn Tongariro National Park
Location
New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Tongariro National Park > Whakapapa
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Traveller (262)
Room & Suite (81)
Dining (17)
Pool & Beach (1)
Family and Play Areas (6)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (4)
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Patty E
18 June 2016|
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Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
You can take the train from downtown Auckland and not have to worry about driving. The hotel will arrange a shuttle from the train station. Enjoy!
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yiyelee
29 October 2015|
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Response from gina p | Reviewed this property |
Well I'm not sure about the bus going all the way to the skotel, I doubt that very much. It will more than likely drop you off at Whakapapa village as outlined in above answer. Best ask at the big store where bus will prob... More
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Igniite
24 June 2015|
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Response from triggersg | Reviewed this property |
I stayed in one such room recently. It had a double plus a single - so the answer to your question is yes
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Room Tips
"cottages are great!"
Maggie4659
2 weeks ago
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"Backpacker rooms are basic, but comfortable for 1 night. The hotel rooms are very comfortable, though a bit..."
howardk334
4 weeks ago
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"loved having a private room with balcony."
see-swim-hike
16 Sep 2018
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"Rooms that face out to the carpark and front entrance."
vanessakatherine2018
23 Mar 2018
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