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Manuka Lodge

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18 Manuka Street, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We caught a bus to Ohakune, which unfortunately was half an hour late. However, as soon as we stepped off the bus we were warmly greeted by Alan and Susie on a very cold day, which was extremely refreshing. As soon as we stepped into the lodge we immediately were amazed by how home-like and cozy the lodge was, and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I stayed one night at the Manuka Lodge on my recent trip to New Zealand. The lodge is extremely comfortable and the owners are very welcoming. The lodge is located in a quiet neighborhood with very easy access to the town. I even walked into the town at night to get an evening meal. I would recommend the Manuka lodge... More 

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Verona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We stayed at Manuka Lodge one night last April arriving from TongariroNP. Ohakune is a winter city, probabily very crowded during ski season. Manuka lodge is very good accomodation with confortable rooms and well equipped ensuite bathroom. Breakfast was very good with fresh fruits, yogurth, homemade marmelade and cooked meals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Ohakune's claim to fame is that it sits at the bottom of Mt Ruapehu (part of the Tongariro National Park). We had scheduled this stop as our outdoorsy part of our honeymoon due to the great walks and kayaking in the area but wanted somewhere cosy to spend our nights. As it was it there was bad rain and snow... More 

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Longmont, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Ohakune is a quiet, small and restful off the beaten path destination with great hiking and sight seeing. The Manuka Lodge is gorgeous new bed and breakfast on a quiet side street. The room were spacious, clean and comfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

From the moment we arrived till when we left after 2 nights stay we felt that Alan and Susie had one thing in mind, to give great customer service. Not only have they created a lovely purpose build lodge with well appointed rooms, a large living area and a wonderful spa bath outside (with great views), they understand their local... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Lots of places claim to welcome you and help but Susie and Alan really do. Calmly flexed with changed arrangements, booked dinner, great breakfasts, just thoroughly nice people. Great location too: quiet but close to town. Highly recommended.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

As part of a 5 week tour of NZ we were lucky enough to stay with Alan and Susie for 2 nights as a base to explore the Tongariro region. They were excellent hosts who gave us essential advice to ensure that we made the most of our stay. The room was very comfortable and the superb breakfasts set us... More 

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Godstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

When we arrived we sat down & had tea & banana cake with Alan & Suzie, who chatted to us about our stay before going to our room which was decorated to a really high standard with a great selection of teas and a chocolate each. Our hosts had recommended & booked our restaurant for us and phoned our guide... More 

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Tomball, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Alan and Susie became instant friends. They were incredible to our family and our needs. We have a son with Special Needs and they did everything to make our stay incredible and his comfort was high priority for them. All of their suggestions for eating and things to do were spot on with what we wanted to accomplish and experience.... More 

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