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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the food in particular the Beef Vietnamese Salad, the lamb and finally the profiteroles ! Best quality food for reasonable price. The service was excellent. Altogether a real joy to dine here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were 2 families of 4 travelling together with 4 kids between us and we booked the "Mansion" apartment for our ski trip. We love, loved, loved the accomodations and thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The hot pool was amazing, the apartment and baths were very clean and comfortable and the location was great. The train coming through was a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 4 nights at the Powderhorn. The stay felt as friendly as a ski lodge but as professional as a hotel. Our room was large and comfortable and a pleasure to spend time in relaxing. staff were very attentive and would respond happily to requests for service.The powder keg bar was noisy and fun after a day on the... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I recently stayed her for 2 nights over the weekend for a snowboarding trip. Arrived late at 1:30am and the hotel manager on duty was excellent made the check in process a breeze after a long 6 hour drive - when we walked into our beautiful warm spacious room it was just perfect, had everything we needed, a spacious bathroom... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I booked the room late and I was advised that the room I had booked was above the restaurant and bar and could be noisy. I confirmed I was ok with this as my Son and I wanted a twin bed and not the pull out bed in the more quieter room. When we got here hotel was lovely ,... More 

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

Dear Charles, Firstly, thank you for taking the time to review your experience.Your feedback helps us to ensure a high standard of hospitality across all departments. Your kind words are greatly appreciated and we take your criticism constructively. We have addressed this as such: We endeavor to accommodate all room requests, and regret that your preference was not initially available,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Special place in special part of NZ. I was blown away by hospitality shown to us here. Nothing too much trouble. Good food, snuggly and surprisingly roomy accomodation. The Powderhorn has real heart. Highly highly recommend. See you soon.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

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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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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