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Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   4-6 Foyle Street, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand (Formerly Sunbeam Hotels & Lodge)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I booked a mezzanine unit in order to have space and separation between adults and one teenager. The mezzanine area was fine - with 3 beds suitable for large families. The layout of the downstairs was cramped and basic - and different to the photo of the place on the website. The queen bed is 'in' the kitchen section, with... More

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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Had the pleasure of a night in this establishment last weekend and while we were only there for one night we enjoyed the space and facilities of the 4 bedroom chalet. The beds (1 king + 1 queen + 6 single) in this chalet were the best I've experienced outside of a 5 star hotel; comfortable, warm, firm and spacious.... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We went there to stay for three nights, my husband and I, and our two children. Following one night's sleep our six year old woke up with bites all over the back of his legs. We showed this to the owner, and she was immediately negative, implied that it was a rash, and refused to acknowledge that he could have... More

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Auckland, NZ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We booked a room in the lodge. Nearing the end of the school holiday, Ohakune was fully booked, and there was not much choice. The reception area was very cosy with a log fire burning, and the staff were very friendly. This all changed when we saw the room which was very drab and uninviting, but thankfully it was "only... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The reason we picked this place was that they are OK with one-night stays. I booked just in time (Thurs arvo for Sat night) The under-floor heating made the whole unit cosy and very pleasant. One person felt it was too hot in bed but I had the window open upstairs and was fine. The spa was an added bonus;... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We booked last minute and arrived at a warm comfortable Mezzanine Motel. Very clean and the set up was great. Boys were upstairs. They provided us with a DVD player for the boys to watch a movie. Could not have been more helpful. Highly recommend. The boys enjoyed the spa after skiing all day. Thank you.

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Pinjarra, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We only stayed one night but I am afraid that was enough. I had to ring to get someone to come and check us in after seeing a note taped to the door. Was talked out of having the breakfast I had booked. The rooms were very cold with two small heaters to warm up a four bedroom chalet.

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Lovely stay thank you. Warm clean motel unit, Comfy bed and Freindly staff. Well situated just one block away from the Powder Keg restaurant and within easy walking distance to bush/river walking tracks. We will stay here again on our next visit to Ohakune.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

I would not recommend this motel & lodge to young families. The room was dirty and extremely old with many facilities broken or falling apart. I understand it gets cold in Ohakune in the winter but the fact that the heating in the room did not stay on during the night meant trying to keep young children warm was impossible.... More

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

we have stayed three times now and will continue to stay here whenever we come to Ohakune. The motel/lodge is close to restaurants and bars, and the facilities are comfortable. The hosts are very friendly and obliging to guests and helpful in every way. I definitely recommend this complex. Wendy

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Address: 4-6 Foyle Street, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand (Formerly Sunbeam Hotels & Lodge)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Ohakune
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge 3*
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