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Powderhorn Chateau Mount Ruapehu

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194 Mangawhero Terrace | PO Box 222, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked online and I was hoping the place was as good as it looked in the photos, but it's better! The rooms are so cute, all Lockwood and really cosy. The bath in our room is so big and comfy! The weather has been atrocious and this place is exactly where you want to be - a drink by... More 

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management p, General Manager at Powderhorn Chateau Mount Ruapehu, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Powderhorn Chateau. Its always good to know people are enjoying what we do down here in Ohakune. The weather has cleared up here and is getting cold enough to get some snow now. We look forward to you visiting again especially if you bring the good luck that helped the Warriors along on... More 

Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights during winter, but not in the ski season so it was pretty quiet. It's not cheap but it's warm, has good rooms and the staff are helpful and pleasant. The attached Powderkeg restaurant is reasonably priced and provides good food and service in a warm, pleasant atmosphere. Convenient to the national park and some... More 

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management p, General Manager at Powderhorn Chateau Mount Ruapehu, responded to this review

Thank you for nice review Phillip, we hope to see you again someday to do more of the excellent walks the area has to offer. More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here April 2014 on our honeymoon - with one day on a cycling tour and another doing the tongariro crossing. Great base. Awesome room with really comfy bed and balcony. Food was delicious and great atmosphere in the restaurant bar. The hot pool was perfect for aching muscles. Staff were very helpful and bar staff were good fun.... More 

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management p, General Manager at Powderhorn Chateau Mount Ruapehu, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful remarks regarding our property. We are very glad our staff helped you and made you feel comfortable when on your honeymoon. We hope to see you again maybe in winter next time!! More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We stopped for the night in Ohakune on our way south to a weddng and thankfully found this hotel at the last minute. Lots of character, super comfortable beds, a huge bath, room service breakfast and a balcony with river views, reminded me how much more I enjoy boutique hotels to chain. Nothing was too much fuss for the owner/managers)... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This hotel is great and our whole family felt really at home here. The kids loved exploring the big wooden building and the apartment had heaps of space to relax, play board games, watch movies with a couple of room service pizzas and we had a great sleep in the comfy beds. I would have liked to have a bigger... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We chose to visit Ohakune off-season. Although quiet, the service was excellent and attentive. The food in the restaurant is high quality and worth a night in the hotel restaurant. Located away from the centre of the town, and close to local bush walks that which provide a nice alternative to the ski fields.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We stayed here for 1 night and had a spacious chalet style timbered room with a nice view and was peacefully quiet. The bathroom was huge and had a spa bath. The only downside was the bed was a standard (small) double and quite squidgy. The upside of the room was that we could sleep with the windows open. The... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had a great weekend at this Hotel. We had booked 30 rooms out of the 32 so the staff had to be on the ball, and they where. The staff are a very friendly bunch and the bar manager was a hoot. Rooms where very clean and heard no complaints from any of our gang. Showers where fantastic, large,... More 

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Dunedin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Had a fantastic stay here on a GrabOne deal. The staff were so helpful and even picked us up from the bus stop in town so we didn't have to carry our luggage. Loved the pool area, and the bathtub in the room was great for bubble baths. Also, the breakfast is delicious!

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a beautiful classic hotel, with all wood construction, but updated with modern amenities. One thing this hotel has, which few others in the world can boast - the LotR movies cast stayed here! You can stay in the same room as one of the cast members (Orlando Bloom for us, to the delight of my daughter!). They have... More 

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