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Lake Ruataniwha Holiday Park

Max Smith Drive, Twizel, New Zealand
Lake Ruataniwha Holiday Park
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A no frills approach to the iconic NZ motor camp - clean and well maintained (although the ablution blocks are in need of a little TLC. The kitchen is clean and tidy with good cook tops and chillers, the grounds are basic and functionality is the driver here. The cabins are minimalist and work as intended - this is not... More 

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New Zealand
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16 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where do I start? I live in Central Otago and travel often for business. I stay in places all over the bottom of the South Island and just wish they were all this fabulous! I had a new motel room which has a gorgeous view out across the paddocks, lake and nearby hills, and that's just the start. The studio... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was booked in for two nights as a couple in a tourist cabin. The only reason we stayed there was all other accomodation was booked out in Lake Tekepo and Twizel. The cabin was very small, rundown with two double bunks and a double bed bunk with a bunk above that. There was a TV which I had to get... More 

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Christchurch
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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

the camp should be bought up to some sort of standard. This is a large campground offering very little in the way of bathroom/kitchen facilities. The whole camp is out of keeping with this beautiful area......rumpity old vans that are set up around the camp and their makeshift fencing falling down. Don't usually have a problem with dogs but here... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

very comfortable bed in the motel and rain on the roof in the morning - what more could you want! Lovely hot shower with good pressure and very clean, modern facilities. We will be back for a longer stay, thanks so much..

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Lovely location to camp, Warning to tent pitchers - note that the ground is a bit stoney. The facilities disappointed me a bit. Firstly, I expected there would be a freezer somewhere so campers could re-freeze slicker pads so they could keep their chilly bins cooled. Every other camp ground in NZ I've stayed in (many) has had one, so... More 

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Kurow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Four of us, two couples, have just enjoyed a four night stay over New Year, in cabins. We plan to go back next new year. The cabin are reasonably priced, have everything we needed, clean, comfortable and in a situation where we had neighbours but also plenty of space. Nothing wrong with a short walk to communal facilities, all part... More 

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were impressed at how easy it was to have our pets stay with us. It was a busy time and there were dogs everywhere but all unobtrusive and respectful of others, the smaller ones that ran around not on leads were well supervised and super cute. Felt very safe with security patrolling and the secure gate system, I can... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

When we first arrived, the camp seemed huge. There were tents forever. But very quickly we met friendly people and most of them were regulars to this camp, and had been coming for years. Tony and his staff were very visable and approachable and I enjoyed his relaxed and efficient manner. We stayed in a roomy motel unit that sleeps... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have had such a lovely experience at the Ruataniwha park, lovely cosy cabins very friendly staff it as like home away from home.the toilets and showers very clen and tidy. We felt very safe knowning that there is security on at the gate, very friendly and enjoying stay, thank you so much I will be back. Sheere from Invercargill

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