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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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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Whakapapa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

A lovely alpine hotel offering a friendly and relaxed welcome. Warm fireplace welcomes you into the bar and offers a family friendly space. Restaurant offers adequate food for all tastes and a sufficient breakfast to last you until lunch on the ski slopes. Superior rooms are large with a queen bed and single bed, with views to die for towards... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I stayed just for one night, before starting the Tongariro Northern Circuit. The room was very clean, warm and comfortable, and the staff very kind. The dinner in the restaurant was not cheap, but it was delicious! I would stay again!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I had no idea before I book the room in Skotel. My friends told me to take Backpackers suite (for 3) I booked it for $55 (Pretty cheap huh..?). It was 5 hours from Auckland. I was think about how we are going to be there.. But when I reach there.. OMG.. There room is so perfect and clean.. The... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Very helpful in allowing date changes due to weather conditions, and a nice warm clean room to stay in. Good location and easy to be picked up for local activities from. Yummy breakfast. Would happily stay again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We stayed here in April 2014 in a chalet/cabin. We thought it a little expensive given the run down state of our cabin. They are quite private and some have great views but are in need of a revamp. We took advantage of the 'private spa'! Which is private because it is in a little room that could only fit... More

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Gujan-Mestras, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

As a family we stayed in one of the chalets and used this as a base for several short hikes over the weekend. The chalets are old but have been redecorated inside and were warm and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped with even coffee supplied for the plunger. We had a lovely meal in the Skotel restaurant to celebrate... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Loved our cute little room! Towels, ensuite, tv, tea & coffee, sauna, spa pool... all amazing value for $60 a night, and then to still get to use the backpackers kitchen and laundry was great. Manager was very nice when I screwed up my laundry!! Would definitely go back, so warm and welcoming.

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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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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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