Thought this large hotel would be a great overnight stopping point to break our journey. The sign at the drive in entrance gives it a 3 star rating and while there I also saw it given 4 stars but can't recall where I saw that. The price certainly reflects the room and what it offers. The room was spotlessly clean but very sparse on comfort. Good size fridge but only 4 wee one cup potties of everlasting milk inside it. No water or ice and no ice block mould to make your own. Good size TV but could only get channel one and TV remote wouldn't work. Impossibly small bathroom for two people trying to get showered and dressed for the morning departure. Toiletries were sparse and very basic. Towels were quite adequate. Queen size bed was like sleeping on concrete, and pillows were extremely thin although we got two each. There was no hot point in the bathroom, making hair drying impossible in front of the bathroom mirror. The electric jug would not fit properly under the tap in the bathroom basin making filling the jug very difficult. On the bright side, our meal was nice although a little expensive. Beer and wine was very reasonably priced and all staff were friendly courteous. We found it rather peculiar that we had to pay "up front" when checking in, yet were able to charge our meals and drinks back to the room later in the day! We will not be in a hurry to stay at this hotel again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Your place to stay and gateway to all Tongariro National Park adventures and the outstanding Whakapapa, Happy Valley and Turoa snow resorts. The hotel enjoys stunning views of Mounts Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe — perhaps better known as Mt Doom in The Lord of the Rings. We are the only genuine 3 star hotel in the region and our restaurant has the most extensive menu. We offer a quality mix of Queen, Twin and Family Mezzanine rooms for your comfort. We provide a friendly, relaxed environment for you to stay after your day’s activities. Whether you’ve walked the Tongariro Crossing, skied, snowboarded or ventured onto a mountain bike trail — our outdoor hot tubs are waiting to soothe you on your return. Then treat yourself to a drink or two in front of our inviting log fire before dinner at The Spiral, our cosy Aspen lodge style restaurant. Conference, team building, special interest group & wedding facilities are also available at our Tongariro National Park hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Park Travellers Hotel National Park Village