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The River Lodge

206 Mangawhere River Road, Ohakune, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We stayed in one of the cottages and felt like we were in our own private chalet. Gayle and Denton were very welcoming and helpful. The main lodge is very nice, and their breakfasts were superb. It's a few minutes out of town, but that's a good thing-it's an incredibly peaceful and serene location. My only complaint is that we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Gayle is the most welcoming and gracious host and I would definitely recommend River Lodge. We stayed for two nights in April, the room was superb. Giant comfy bed, sofa, fridge and a shared balcony with seating. The shared lounge area's are huge, plenty of space and Denton even lit the fire early especially for us as we came back... More 

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TheRiverLodge, Owner at The River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We really do believe that "the little things do matter" as our website promotes. That little bit extra costs very little other than time and we enjoy it so there is absolutely no effort at all. When we first started here one of the other lodges said to us "if you can't enjoy... More 

Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

It’s been said before about the River Lodge and it rings so true, home comforts, peace & quiet, unassuming luxuries, loads of privacy should you wish or convivial chat with your hosts and other guests. Paul Carberry of New Zealand in Depth suggested the River House, Ohakune as an ideal base to visit the sights of Waitomo and surrounding areas... More 

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TheRiverLodge, Owner at The River Lodge, responded to this review

My apologies for not getting back to you sooner, I've finally worked out how to respond! Thank you for wonderful feedback and we're thrilled that you enjoyed you stay here and the activities our fabulous region has to offer. ALL Feedback is positive to us and very important as it allows us to keep on doing what we do well... More 

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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at River Lodge for 3 nights, the accommodation was lovely and clean. Gail and Denton were very good hosts, very attentive but not intrusive. Gail's cooking was very good and we would not hesitate to recommend this delightful B&B.

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Address: 206 Mangawhere River Road, Ohakune, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Ohakune
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
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