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Skotel Alpine Resort

3.5 of 5
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
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked 2 packages for 4 of us to do the Tongariro Crossing. We got breakfast x 2, packed lunch, transfers for the Crossing, 2 nights accommodation and a room credit. Excellent value and everything was great EXCEPT when we checked in we had 2 rooms next to each other but when we got to ours it was already occupied!... More 

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Perth, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Getting the opportunity to get back to the mountain is always excellent, but the skittle provided an excellent atmosphere, nice big heart warming fire and the weather turned on the biggest snowfall for the year.

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here recently in the backpackers area for two nights while doing the Tongoriro crossing. We were greeted with very friendly staff after driving in traffic for a long time. The room was a decent size and the beds were comfy! It was much more than we expected on backpacker prices! The location of the hotel is perfect with... More 

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Canada
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193 reviews 193 reviews
129 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We definitely enjoyed our stay at Skotel. Kind of a faded old ski lodge with character and a good location. We were upgraded from a budget room to a standard room - from what we could tell they were almost the same, the standard was just a little bit bigger and had a small terrace onto the parking lot. Views... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The accommodation was in a great location but the hotel was worn out and tired looking. The room doors would randomly open at times even when locked. A positive was that the recreation areas were good for rainy days.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us booked this self contained cottage through Booking.com after reading "Good" reviews. But we were totally disappointed with the cleanness of the cottage. Our cottage had limited view, bad smells and it was so old fashion and worm out. After paying extra for Wifi then found out that it does not work inside our cottage, it only works... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is remote I mean really remote there is only one other hotel and one restaurant. The location is great but the hotel is not extremely basic and extremely worn could really do with being revamped. The remote was extremely small barely any room to open your suitcase bed was no wider than a coffin! If you want a... More 

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hamilton nz
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was great, the rooms great as a backpackers nice clean showers and toilets and the food in the restaurant was really really awesome. There was 6 of us doing the Tongiriro Crossing and we stayed 2 nights with no complaints from any of us. Awesome stay

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Espoo
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Our expectations were high because of the fantastic surroundings and also the pictures of the hotel shown on their website. However, we got a room facing the parking lot and not the spectacular mountains. The room was very small for two, shabby and worn out. The bed was like a hammock, my back was aching in the morning. The lobby... More 

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London
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Tongariro National Park is a ski-resort in the winter, but an excellent base for good walks (including the seven hour trans-alpine hike) in the summer. The resort is dominated by the strangely out-of-place looking Chateau Tongariro, but the Skotel (which claims to be NZ's highest motel) provides first class accommodation. We stayed in the extremely inexpensive back-packer wing, with the... More 

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