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Mountain House Hotel

Pembroke Road | East Mt. Egmont/Taranaki, Stratford 4352, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 9 Stratford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

As everyone has commented, a great postion on the slopes with easy access to bush walks (and we found good information in our room on these). We were given one of the two very back rooms away from the main complex so great for privacy but not so good when it came to going for dinner in the pitch black... More

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We spent our last night in New Zealand here and regret not staying longer. The location is just superb with the lush bush surrounding you and majestic Mount Taranaki towering above. There are a number of bush walks that take you into another world. Our room was very warm and inviting and the spa bath just what we needed after... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is the 3rd time we have been to the Mountain House. Meals & service are of a very high standard, we eat out alot & this would have to be one of the best! The accomodation is very nice, have stayed just the one night. Surrounded by bush & birds, very peaceful. Would definately recommend this place & we... More

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26 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

Fabulous location and the room we had was sheer luxury -5star fittings and finish in large bedroom and bathroom. Three of us shared and there was plenty of room. Dinner was very good. Definitely worth the detour to get close to the mountain.

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Okato, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Thank you so much to make this so special and wonderful. Our family really enjoyed the moment we stepped in. It was the first time for our son and his beautiful fiance at the Mountain house. There is no better location for a very special moment like that. After a fabulous meal and so well looked after us, a special... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We recently stayed at The Mountain House and had a great experience. The accommodation while quite basic was very comfortable and cosy. The restaurant was very good and the food of a high standard, The service was first rate and the staff very friendly and helpful. It is important to be aware that while The Mountain House is located right... More

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Found this place totally by accident on the way up to the Taranaki Volcano, initially didn't realise how close I was to the base of the mountain due to low cloud. I was allocated a room in the annex about a hundred metres from the main hotel block, so nice and quite, with (when the cloud lifted) wonderful views of... More

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Lismore, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

My wife and I loved the service and the food. In fact, these were among the best we have experienced throughout NZ. But we would not have discovered all this had the owners not misrepresented the Internet availability. There is NO Internet. Now, many people might be happy to go there and escape the outside world but I needed it... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We went to the Mountain House for my husband's 70 birthday and what a superb place we chose. The hospitality, food and facilities were fantastic. Our evening meals were first class.. Where else in New Zealand can you dine on whitebait, vension, duck, and salmon and have it presented and cooked to perfection. It was great to see that breakfast... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

My partner and I just experienced the most fabulous escape to the Stratford Mountain House. We were welcomed warmly and it was lovely being able to sit out in the sun with a glass of wine in the afternoon. The dinner that night was world class and each dish was impeccable...easily the best food I have had in New Plymouth.... More

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Address: Pembroke Road | East Mt. Egmont/Taranaki, Stratford 4352, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > Stratford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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The Mountain House Hotel has nine beautifully decorated double rooms. All our guest rooms are new renovated and equipped with flat panel TV, complimentary Mini Bar, Telephone and FREE internet. In addition, all rooms feature a full private spa bath with overhead showers, hairdryer, and Guest Amenities. All guests can completely relax by using all the restaurant services including breakfast, Lunch, afternoon teas and Dinner.…You can’t find a better place on earth. ... more   less 
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