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Skotel Alpine Resort

Tongariro National Park, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Newport, Kentucky
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our group stayed in the backpacker's rooms, and all 10+ of us loved it! Absolutely PRIMO location! Cozy, clean, quiet! The kitchen is small but functional, the showers were hot and the sauna fabulous! Some of the mattresses were far too soft (it's like you are laying in a hammock) but the bunks were firm. I would definitely stay here... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I very much enjoyed my stay. The staff were absolutely lovely, helpful and professional. The room was clean, warm and the bed was very comfortable. The restaurant had good food that was very reasonably priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very yummy, have been here twice now with a friend. Service is great and food comes out fast. Only thing was their online menu was slightly different to their physical one, asked about it and they said they minimise the options in the quiet season which is very understandable. Will definitely comebackhere again!!!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose the Skotel mainly for it's location and being close to the mountains for an unwinding long weekend. Initially we booked a standard room, thinking we don't really need any "luxury" on our trip but were upgraded to a better room when we came to check in. Us being spoiled of course, all we were really after was the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for a weekend recently with a Ngauruhoe view room - the view the next morning was stunning! The staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms warm and clean. I agree with some reviews that the beds need updating, but it didn't affect my sleep at all. Didn't have any trouble with noise from other rooms - the Lockwood design... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here on our way to Wellington. The room was comfortable enough, wifi good and room service/food ok. Bathroom average. Heating in the room was good as it was still winter, and the walls must be thin as we could hear the neighbors talking in the next room. Their was a bit of an issue finding parking, as the carpark... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Wife and i stayed in one of the Cabins for our honeymoon, close to the Ski fields all the necessities required for a truely beautiful Stay Dinner in the main Lodge was good Value and great food, Wether you go as a couple or a group of 6 You will absolutely love your Enviroment and surroundings looking out to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in room 211 and it had beautiful views!!! Room was clean except for the two hairs in the bathtub. We had a package with dinner and breakfast included, dinner was great, prices were reasonable too, breakfast was okay it did close at 730 which was a bit early, unfortunately the spa pools were out of order the night... More 

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Kaimiro
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent one night at the Skotel recently. The weather was not very helpful, spoiling our plans to go for a nice walk just outside of the hotel. However, the Lockwood setup of the hotel, the friendly staff and the nice leather seats by the fire made our stay very comfortable. Our room looked directly onto Mount Ngauruhoe, "Mount Doom"... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Recently 16 of us from the Italian Motorcycle Owners Club stayed at the Skotel for one night. It was the perfect location for a group ride around the Ruapehu area. The hotel had stunning views and we all ate together at the Skotel for dinner which was great. The rooms were clean, the bar and restaurant area was perfect and... More 

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