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Powderhorn Chateau Mount Ruapehu

4.0 of 5 194 Mangawhero Terrace | PO Box 222, Ohakune, New Zealand
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Powderhorn Chateau has a nice feel about it. The staff were helpful, particular the restaurant staff. The room was wood panelled, clean and very comfortable with a large storage area. Awesome heated pool and very close to Mt Ruapehu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

In August we had our fourth annual stay at the Powderhorn. It is always great, our home away from home when skiing Mt Ruapehu, and as usual we were well looked after by Annie and her team. Highly recommended. Wish I could take their heated pool home and put it in my bathroom though. :-)

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Didn't want to leave, so easy staying at a luxurious lodge a short drive from the snow. Our first time skiing in NZ and will definitely be back and so happy we chose the perfect place to stay the first time around. My husband booked this ski trip from his desk and I think we got lucky with the snow... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We have stayed here alot over the last few years, but found it this time disapointing. The hotel location is perfect, the closest you can get to the slopes, ie at the bottom of the road up to Turoa. The building is pituresque, like a wooden chalet style. Pool is a highlight and very welcome after a hard day. the... More 

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I was mostly happy with my stay. The resort is in an amazing location with beautiful views all around, and it's bar, the Powderkeg, is one of the places for late-night drinking and partying. It is close to The Suitcase and whatever the weekend-only dance club is called. So between the three establishments you have plenty of late-night options. The... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A great location at the foot of the mountain, the rooms are a good size and well furnished. One of the highlights is a large heated indoor pool, ideal after a days skiing. You can even order a drink from the bar while you soak in the large pool. The Chateau has a large bar and restaurant attached, and I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Beautifully furnished with wooden beams and roaring fireplace in the restaurant, this was a very comfortable and cosy ski resort. Food was great, and beds were super comfortable. Only one glitch was with the wifi - I bought a wifi password, but still couldn't receive the wifi in my room or in the lobby area. Of course, you have Mt... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Myself and a group of 5 other friends stayed 2 nights 29/30 August. Ashley and the crew were fantastic, nothing was too Difficult. the staff went out of their way to accomadate us with the best customer service we have had in a long time. We will definitely be back again. keep up the great work. Awesome venue and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I stayed in the apartment with my family, and celebrated my 40th with friends in the Matterhorn. I can't speak highly enough of our experience. The apartment is spacious and beautifully appointed and gives you the choice of cooking or eating in the restaurant. Everything is at your fingertips with the bar, restaurant, pool, snow centre... So apart from heading... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We have been coming to the Powderhorn for some years now and without fail I LOVE this place. If you are yearning for an actual alpine experience in the Mt Ruapehu ski district this is the place to come to. The lushious wooden log cabin construction, the leather seats, the attention to detail , always a gorgeous central fire in... More 

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Address: 194 Mangawhero Terrace | PO Box 222, Ohakune, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Ohakune
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Powderhorn Chateau Mount Ruapehu 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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