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The River Lodge

206 Mangawhere River Road, Ohakune, New Zealand
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Diss, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A lovely peaceful location, with a fabulous view of Mt Ruapehu from the cottage decking, and the river running just a few yards away. The caretaker 'hosts' were as helpful as they could be, but perhaps lacked the really personal touch that we experienced throughout the rest of our trip. They did however recommend a trip to the Army Memorial... More 

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Kurow, New Zealand
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights. The room was great, with balcony & views. However it seems like the hosts have changed. It was by far the least welcoming stay on our 4 week tour of New Zealand. It seemed that we were intruding on their privacy.

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Leicester, England
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106 reviews
54 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

In many ways the setting is absolutely superb and the accomodation is very good, we stayed in both one of the lodges and room 3 in the main house both of which were fine, however there were a few niggles which just took the edge off the experience. The current hosts are not the owners but are acting caretakers and... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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24 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights in one of the two cottages with our own veranda with fantastic view of Mt Ruapehu. There is a table and chairs so you can sit with a glass of wine and enjoy ! Gayle and Denton are friendly hosts and give you the privacy. Breakfast is fine. The grounds and river in the... More 

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Ulm, Germany
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We stayed from 18.12.-20.12.14 at this marvellous place. We felt 100% comfortable with the lodge and the host. The surrounding garden and area is beautiful and relaxing. We have got a lot of tips about the area and help with booking a transfer to the Tangariro Nationalpark. One of our best times during our trip!

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manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had a great two night stay at the end of November. Gayle had already set the fire up for us in our chalet and with it being rather unseasonably cool we took great advantage of this. The hot tub was also a welcome treat after our rather chilly Tongariro hike. Having our laundry taken care of after our walk... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We picked The River Lodge to stay in for a birthday treat in July while skiing at Ruapehu. We booked in for two nights and stayed a third in the end because it was wonderful. The room we had was enormous, great views and really cosy despite the weather being awful. The property is in a beautiful rural setting, but... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We recently toured The North Island in New Zealand and stayed in many hotels/accommodations. This was one of the very best. Set in beautiful countryside we arrived on a cool and rainy winter evening. The welcome was warm, as was the house, and we were shown to our accommodation by Gayle, who owns the place with her husband. We had... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Of all of the hotels/lodges we have stayed in around the world this is the only one where my wife had nothing to complain about ! We stayed in one of the cottages/chalets with our two children aged 5 and 2, everything was perfect we especially loved the fireplace ! Everything was really clean and worked properly, the breakfasts were... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at river lodge to go to ski resorts and it was a gorgous stay. Lovely cozy place with lovely owner. The distance to Ohakune city center is reasonable but you are not just in the city and can enjoy amazing scenery. Definitely recommend it.

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