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Adventure Lodge & Motel

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   21 Carroll Street, Tongariro National Park 3948, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2011
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2011

We have just spent a couple of nights at the Adventure Lodge - we did the Freedom package and (attempted) to do the Tongariro Crossing. Lorraine was brilliant helping us plan our trip, and giving us loads of useful local information. Unfortunately we couldn't complete the crossing because of bad weather but Lorraine then gave us excellent advice on a... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2011

13 of us stayed with family and friends with children from ages 6 through to 15. We used the lodge and had a mixture of rooms, family room for 5 people, x2 double plus single beds and a twin room. The lodge was excellent for budget accomodation ($110 per 5 in a family room with shared facilities) The service here... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2011

I travelled to the Lodge in Nov to attend my parents 50th Wedding ann- We stayed in the Motel. The staff were friendly and had an excellent knowledge area.The rooms were clean, and excellent facilities for self service. Lorraine & ron are excellent hosts and I would reccomend theMotel/ lodge to anyone wanting to do the crossing or a skiing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2011 via mobile

We were given a very warm welcome and found our room to be very nice, comfy bed, good shower. From the minute we arrived we were looked after so well. We were very well briefed for the walk and were given instructions about what time we would be setting off the following day. We were given a good cooked breakfast... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

While I highly recommend the Tongariro Crossing and Lorraine was exceptionally helpful and friendly in organizing our hike and making sure the lunches were just right, I can't recommend staying at the Lodge. Our room was not clean or comfortable (chunks of food under the beds, disgustingly stained sheets, paper thin walls with snoring neighbors, poor mattresses with insufficient room... More

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AdventureLodge, Owner at Adventure Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, I am sorry your budget accommodation was not what you expected; the booking was made for a budget family lodge room from your travel agent, with shared bathrooms - not an ensuite family unit, this was peak time and we could not accommodate you elsewhere. I am not sure what your travel agent charged you,... More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

My husband and I got the luxury crossing package which was excellent value. This included two breakfasts, a packed lunch, transfers to and from the crossing and a delicious dinner after the hike. The staff were very friendly and helpful and everything was run very efficiently. Our room was very spacious and clean. If you are staying for a few... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2010

Divided into lodge and motel. We stayed in the motel. Not only clean and comfortable, but had a kitchen (good for preparing food for mountains etc) and was reasonably priced. Family run, very friendly and VERY useful local knowledge of Tongariro/ Ngaruhoe/ Ruapehu - they also run their own bus service to either end of the crossing. They drop you... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2010

I stayed at the Adventure Lodge with 5 other friends. Lorraine was wonderful and accommodated me and my friends for a very low cost: meals taken care of, and sandwiches were made for our hike across the Tongariro, we had nice dorm-style lodging with comfy beds. Shuttle was a service offered too for extra cost; it left as promised at... More

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AdventureLodge, Manager at Adventure Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry you had to wait but as the other 4 members of your group were late for the last pick up so we had to rearrange the shuttles and send out an extra shuttle to accommadate them, there was no extra charge for this extra service. In total we sent 3 shuttles out... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2010

I organised Tongariro Crossing Packages with Adventure Lodge for myself and two friends. I very much recommend this package, especially to anyone who is solely going to this part of NZ to do the Tongariro Crossing and want to do it low budget and low fuss. We came down from Auckland after work and all we had to do was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2010

hi, the owners are very nice and everthing is well organized including them looking up the newest weather forecast. fine rooms, nice hot spa for a good soak after the crossing. the steak for dinner was terrific, too

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Address: 21 Carroll Street, Tongariro National Park 3948, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Tongariro National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Adventure Lodge & Motel 3.5*
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Hi and Welcome to Adventure National Park. Ron & Lorraine welcome you to their lodge and motel in National Park Village. We cater for families, groups, and the independent traveler. Your choice of deluxe one bedroom units with King size beds, standard studio motel units with Queen Size Beds and private facilities. Our budget lodge rooms with double beds or Twin share, shared bathrooms, lounge and kitchen. Bed and Breakfast options available. Comfortable warm beds, electric blankets, Sky TV in lodge and all units, drying room, Internet and wireless access available, large open fire, Dinner, Breakfast and a packed lunch available. Department of Conservation authorized shuttle to and from the Tongariro Crossing departing daily weather dependent, let us take care of you with our Tongariro Freedom Package. ... more   less 
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