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Skotel Alpine Resort

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Tongariro National Park, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A wonderful warm welcome. The Skotel is a lovely hotel ideally situated for those who like to enjoy the snow. The hotel doesn’t look much from the outside but once inside you are greeted by lots of natural wood with a real alpine feel. The staff were excellent, very friendly and helpful. We had a superior room which was totally... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us were staying in the area and decided to try the Skotel Terrace Restaurant for dinner on Monday. We arrived to find the restaurant at capacity - which we took as a good sign that the restaurant was a popular choice. We did later find out that it was a tour group that had packed the place out.... More

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Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beds are riddled with stains and bed bugs. After leaving the hotel i broke out in a rash all over my hands and back so that was fun. Was told that we could use the shared kitchen to cook our lunch. Upon requesting on where it was, we were told by the staff that we were not allowed to... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Skotel is in an awesome location, very close to ski slopes, easy for day skiing and return to relax. The nearby bush walks are great especially at night when the path is illuminated with snow. The views around are awesome particularly when it snows and the area is covered with snow, had heaps of fun just enjoying the snow... More

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Paraparaumu Beach, Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The skotel is in a great location in terms of access to the mountain. It's getting a bit tired and attention to maintenance needs some work (e.g. TV in room not working - complete with a note saying it wasn't). It's a bit pricey for what you get in terms of room size etc. But is was clean, the staff... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Welcome by guest services agent at reception was accommodating, considering we were a "Walk In" thought we could have got a discount been we arrived late evening and it was only the 1 night. Room was clean, cosy & warm. The only down fall was no coffee machine in room, Kettle was ancient, TV had terrible reception & decor extremely... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extremely dated decor throughout the entire hotel. Though the rooms were warm and cosy, our first room had dodgy plumbing so we were moved to another room with slightly less but still dodgy plumbing. Bed was extremely uncomfortable. With the exception of one lady chef the staff were fantastic in every respect. Price seems to be based solely on location,... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The Skotel has an excellent location, close to the ski fields which is perfect after a day in the snow. The facilities are in great conditions, nice restaurant and good prices for value. Definitely I'll stay in this Hotel in the future.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Positive : Very well located (in the park). Reception VERY helpful and nice. Great view. A bit old but charming. Breakfast nice. Negative : well located, in the park, but you have to eat at the hotel's restaurant if you dont want to take your car;)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at Skotel for 3 nights and enjoyed the facilities provided at the hotel. The staff is very friendly and always happy to help. The bed in our room is too soft for my liking but slept well after each tiring day. I will definitely stay there again on my next visit.

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Address: Tongariro National Park, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Tongariro National Park > Whakapapa
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Skotel Alpine Resort 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Skotel Alpine Hotel Whakapapa Village
Holiday Inn Tongariro National Park

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Skotel was established in the early 60s by a group of keen skiers who wanted the convenience of accommodation close to the ski-fields but more comfort than the ski lodges of that time. In 1986 it underwent a major expansion with the addition of restaurant, bar and other facilities. The old part of the building became the backpacker’s wing. Skotel has maintained its friendly informal atmosphere but now provides Qualmark three star accommodation and the exciting cuisine experiences of our new dinner menu. ... more   less 
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