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Tongariro Lodge

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Grace Road | PO Box 278, Turangi 3353, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is certainly positioned in a beautiful spot. The staff are friendly and helpful but found the villa rooms to be very clean but the fittings are quite dated and need maintenance. The kitchenette and lounge areas were good and tastefully decorated with plenty of the usual self catering type items (crockery, cutlery, tea, coffee etc). The food in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We booked the lodge last minute and was given a free upgrade to a beautiful house which was fantastic. We ate there for breakfast and dinner and had two fantastic meals couldn't if asked for a nicer stay wish it could if been longer. Excellent facilities for hiking and fishing and a great location for taupo and tongariro. The staff... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Fishing, hiking, the amazing river all combine to make this lovely lodge a must stop place close to Lake Taupo on one of the world's great rivers. Turangi is quiet but has incredibly friendly people, nice little eateries and the great Creel cafe. Coffee that rates with the best in Oz. The river gets into your bones and stays there.... More 

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Saratoga, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This lodge is located near some of the most spectacular fly fishing in the world but our so called "villa" was somewhat dated with a very noisy refrigerator. When we checked in, we were excited to learn that our villa was next to the river but there was no view nor could we hear it. The restaurant was quite empty... More 

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Elizabeth, Colorado
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We stayed 3-nights in Chalet #10. The cabin is rustic, but as expected in a place known for a fishing lodge. I was somewhat disappointed by the bathroom, but everything was clean and tidy. We were given new towels daily. Amenities included small flat screen TV/radio, refrigerator, hairdryer, tea bags, coffee and plunger, but no hot pot. The heater is... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stayed with a group of 12 (3 families + grandparents) for two night while 8 of us did the Tongariro crossing. The rooms were fine and all the staff were very pleasant but here's the BUT... the service in the Restaurant was appalling. The waiters and bar staff were very pleasant but the systems in the hotel weren't up... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The lodge is in a lovely location but is totally over priced. The Chalets are no more than average motel standard and with the exception of the host, the restaurant and bar service was average. Similarly, although the food on the main menu was good, it was very expensive relative to even top class restaurants in NZ. there was a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Treat night on holiday and while it was nice, it wasn't value for money. Our accommodation was a bit tired although very clean. Our 4 course meal was lovely and the lodge setting was tranquil. We like 'nice' and will pay for it. This was the most expensive accom & food package we've ever paid for & it didn't quite... More 

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Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This little hideaway is set in a beautiful location along the Tongariro River hidden amongst the many native trees on the outskirts of town. You couldn't be more impressed by Andrew who was extremely friendly and helpful and this made the fact that our room wasn't ready acceptable. As per previous reviews, it is quite expensive for the quality of... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We spent 2 weeks in NZ hiking and fishing, and started our vacation with an outstanding 3 night stay at Tongariro a lodge. The outstanding fishing on the property offered sunup to sundown fishing opportunities, while our fishing guide took us to more remote spots offering excellent fishing! The villa we stayed in was huge and spotless and couldn't have... More 

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