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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean room, friendly staff, homey ambiance: a traveller's delight. A panoramic view of the mountains that is relaxing and breath-taking. Food is not a problem. You can go o their restaurant or cook your meal in their fully functional guest kitchen. I really enjoyed my stay. Definitely recommendable.

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Newport, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 June 14, 2015

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 June 12, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

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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