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Skotel Alpine Resort

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Tongariro National Park, Whakapapa Village 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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Taupo, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our extended family had arranged a weekend at the Skotel for us all. I had low expectations about staying at the Skotel thinking that it was directly behind (blocked by) the Chateau and it would would be budget and worn out compared to the Chateau. We ended up having a fantastic weekend there - the Skotel was located out to... More

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Waterford, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Absolutely disgusting room with foul smells and stained carpet. Bedspread had God knows what bodily stains on it. Manager moved us to another room which helped a bit. Don't know what the white dust-like film is on the walls - insulation blowing from between cracks of cedar? No hot water for shower in the morning; shower head broken and repeatedly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really friendly staff who happily went to great lengths to find a nokia charger for my mate who left his at the last place. Fantastic too being right in the middle of the national Park. we stayed in the 'backpacker'rooms which are definitely nicer than most backpacker rooms. We were really happy. Bar has some good kiwi beer on tap... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a wonderful spot to just step outside and hit the trails adjacent to the hotel. The people in our group ranged from trail runners to happy hikers, everyone found a trail that engaged both a great natural environment and a good workout. The hotel is well located to the Tongirio trail head and a great hot spring for... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The package is really worth the price, not to mention the panoramic view, friendly staffs and good quality restaurant.The spa and sauna is good too. Room is clean and close to reception and restaurant. Location easy to find and is 30 mins away from start of the trek and a bit further from the destination carpark. Would be better if... More

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raleigh, north carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself, my wife, and my 2 adult kids stayed in the cabins for 2 nights in Mar. 2014. The cabin was sort of neat but a little old and rustic looking. The double bed was ok but the mattresses were only foam in the bunk beds. Probably ok for little kids but not older ones. The cabin did have a... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights - with the principal objective of completing the Tongariro Alpine crossing on one of the days, then relaxing. We booked a superior room at the "i" site in Taupo, including a deal which allowed us to use the hotel's spa, with packed lunches for our day's walking. When we arrived, we... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

4 of us stayed at the Skotel last week before and after our 4 day tramp of the Northern Circuit. We were a little bit dubious given some of the recent reviews but I have to say we enjoyed our stay. The room that was booked before the tramp was clean and very comfortable. The cabin we stayed in after... More

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new zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We stayed two nights before and after the Tongariro Alpine Crossing,with two of our adult children and partners, in a chalet/cabin which accomodated 6 people comfortably. Good features: friendly and helpful reception staff; wonderful setting with amazing views to Ngaurahoe; large fridge,excellent heating; fairly comfortable beds.Easy booking of transport to start the crossing Areas for improvement: the website describes 'a... More

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Noumea, New Caledonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We stayed 4 days at the Skotel, during new year's eve. An initial reservation problem was very quickly solved by the management. We have appreciated this quality of service which has made our stay very enjoyable. Excellent welcome, team always ready to help.

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Also Known As:
Skotel Alpine Hotel Whakapapa Village
Skotel Alpine Hotel
Holiday Inn Tongariro National Park
Address: Tongariro National Park, Whakapapa Village 3951, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Whakapapa Village
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Whakapapa Village
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Skotel Alpine Resort 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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