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Lake Ruataniwha Holiday Park

Max Smith Drive, Twizel, New Zealand
Lake Ruataniwha Holiday Park
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  • 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kaiapoi, New Zealand
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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like typical in NZ, Holiday Camps offer a variety of accommodation besides you bringing your own of whatever shape. Though often, the motel units don't quite cut the mustard, but here, the units are actually very nice, clean, good bed, good setting, and on the edge away from the camping area which can be cramped and crowded.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It has plenty of space and the proprietor is genuine and friendly. Authentic outdoor showers and toilets (with privacy).. Safe environment, quiet and romantic. Close to Mt Cook National Park and has close access to Lake Pukaki/fishing.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The hotel has a beautiful setting. The room is spacious, as we were three ladies travelling together. It is very clean and perfect for a one night stay over. It is not in Twizel, but it takes 5 minutes to get to the town if you want to go for something to eat. The area around the rooms is nicely... More 

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Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

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
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

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 February 26, 2015

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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13 helpful votes 13 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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