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Tongariro Lodge

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I planned this family trip for months. He was looking forward to taking our 12 year old fly fishing for the first time in what appeared to be a top rated resort. My daughter and I were to enjoy the luxury lodge while the boys fished. We were very disappointed given the price we paid and what... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I spent Easter at the lodge and were treated to a free upgrade to a house for our 1st night. The manager and staff were so friendly and the food(breakfast and dinner) was amazing. We hired a fishing guide through the Lodge for a half day. Our guide was so knowledgeable and patient with us (beginners) and... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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17 helpful votes 17 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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