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Tongariro Lodge

Grace Road | PO Box 278, Turangi 3353, New Zealand
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Incline Village, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I are from the U.S. and spent 2 weeks driving 2000+ miles through the North and South Island of New Zealand. You might want to check out my other reviews because we stayed in 11 hotel in 13 days in a variety of price ranges. This lodge was our first night after driving south from the Auckland... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed recently with my husband who was keen to fish in the Tangariro river. The cabins are old Lockwood style so creaky and noisy. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom tiny, and no space to dry wet waders etc. in the room. Basic accommodation more like a motel room than a lodge.

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OperationsManagerTL, General Manager at Tongariro Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback as it is very important to us. I apologise that you did not enjoy the Lodges original one bedroom chalets . Please note there is a drying cupboard in each chalet for waders and wet weather gear and we are sorry this was not pointed out to you. We are currently in the process of... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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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OperationsManagerTL, General Manager at Tongariro Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback as it is very important to us . On a positive note I am very happy that you did enjoy the fishing, location, and meals at the lodge. I apologise for the state of your Villa upon arrival, this was not acceptable and I have spoken with cleaning staff to ensure this never happens again.... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 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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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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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