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Powderhorn Chateau Mount Ruapehu

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   194 Mangawhero Terrace | PO Box 222, Ohakune, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Ohakune
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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23 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Just maybe our bad luck. Nice place nice location. However on the 2 occasions I visited after an awesome day on the slopes when belly is in need of sustenance I ordered the same meal both times and to say the steak was blue was an understatement (ordered medium well) twice told the staff and was told " sorry will... More

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This hotel was what you pay for. The room was clean and bathroom was stocked with supplies. Staff were super helpful and nice. The powderhorn bar was average, very cramped in there and you don't get much rye fillet fir the price, you get an overload of mash potato instead. Deserts were nice though. There's a swimming pool which us... 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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