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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 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i stayed 4 nights in Skotel resort for skiing. The room services were very awesome, they kept my room clean and tidy everyday. However, the receptionist were very unfriendly and had bad attitude when we asked for help, they couldn't keep patience. I feel like we were not welcomed to be there. In addition, when we tried to find car... More 

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

Skotel has been a favourite of ours over the years, first when our children were small, then whenever my husband and I are travelling from Auckland to Wellington, and now the perfect place to stay with all the grandchildren. We were lucky to get a very good snowfall and the rooms the children had, enabled them to go straight out... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights here in a family room on the lower floor. The kids room had two sets of bunks, each with a double bed on the lower level. Excellent space for them to spread out. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate provided in the room with a small fridge and kettle. Would have liked some capacity to make our... More 

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

We stayed for two nights in a Superior Queen room and found it was good. The lockwood construction gives it a cosy feeling and even though we were warned that there may be loud creaks during the night, we never experienced this issue. The location is excellent: A short to walk to the visitor centre or the Chateaux. We ended... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We stayed in a 1-bedroom suite which was perfect for our young children because they could nap in the separate bedroom. The suite was warm and spacious and not too noisy. The ranch slider opens up to a deck area with beautiful mountain views. The decor isn't fancy and some of the powerpoints didn't work but still very good value... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We stayed in the Backpackers room for one visit and i thought it was great value and really tidy with access to kitchen and lounge. I didnt really mind the graffitti it added to the character- and it was very cheap to sleep 4 (most room sleep 3) The second time we stayed in the far more expensive Queen room... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Stayed here at the beginning of the season so the room needed a little airing because it probably hasn't been used for a while. Room had a double and a bunk and yes the hotel decor is a little tired but it is a hotel by the mountains for adventurous types and you don't expect it to be like the... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It is fair enough to have to pay a premium price for staying close to the Whakapapa ski field at Mount Ruapehu and enjoy the wonderful scenery. But sadly the management have not done much to keep the hotel well maintained. The carpet in our room was badly stained and had ripped areas. The same with the duvet. But overall... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I am sure the rooms in the main building are fine as haven't read anything to the contrary but the Chalets are disgusting. They are described as older style on the website which is absolutely fine, I don't care about decor but I do care about health and safety. As soon as we walked in we were hit by a... More 

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Bindii76
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stayed in the superior room with bunkset for four nights while we went to the nearby snowfield. The room was basic but excellent value for money. The waitresses in the restaurant were the best part of Skotel - they were fun, friendly and great at their job. The meals were generous in size and reasonably priced. Downstairs is a... More 

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