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Sportsmans Lodge

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15 Taupahi Road, Turangi 3334, 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just had a second year staying with Doug and Betty and have booked to go back again next year and hopefully for many years to come. We are a large group and absolutely catered for. Fire is lit on arrival, the rooms are all cosy and there is a large kitchen and a lounge room with a Pool... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is a nice hotel by the Whanganui river which flows just behind it. The cottage rooms are very nice, the beds are warm (electric blankets), the AC's are new and functional. The bathrooms are a bit small and you may find some fly or ants! but maybe that was because we were there when the Whanganui had the worst... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We booked the garden cottage, which at $110 a night is exceptional value for money. The charming secluded little wooden cottage consists of one spacious open-plan room with a separate bathroom and a private deck with chairs and table. Just off the deck there is a lovely little private garden with another set of wooden chairs and a table, perfect... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We felt this place represents very good value. We had one night in Turangi prior to walking the Tongariro Crossing and also to catch up with some family, the lady on reception was very friendly and professional and encouraged us to book the cottage which was spot on. Very clean, heated with a quiet heat pump, good basic kitchen facilities... More 

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Bulli, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Comfy, friendly and very clean. We enjoyed this lodge and the surprisingly welcoming little town had everything we wanted. Great location to do the fabulous Tongariro Crossing day walk. Good scenic river walks but the main attraction is the excellent trout fishing in the Tongariro River. Thank you Doug and Betty for lending the brolleys!

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Turangiaccommodation, Owner at Sportsmans Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your awesome comments, Ross. We're glad you enjoyed so much of what Turangi and surroundings has to offer. Come again soon More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We were looking for somewhere that wasn't too expensive, and was close to the nearby Tongariro River. The facilities were spotlessly clean and neat. The hosts were friendly and helpful. The shared lounge and kitchen works well, and each bedroom has a modern ensuite. It's situated right next to the beautiful Tongariro River so was very handy for the trout... More 

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Turangiaccommodation, Owner at Sportsmans Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely comments. We are so lucky to be near the river. It is something we never take for granted. Come again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights, can't fault it at all. Betty and Doug who run the lodge are two of the friendliest and most helpful people you could ever hope to meet. Rooms were clean and comfortable, and warm despite the poor weather during our visit.

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Turangiaccommodation, Owner at Sportsmans Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your awesome comments. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Next time we'll order better weather for you! More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We stayed here for two nights, one night in a regular room and the second night in the cottage. Price difference is not that significant, so opting for the cottage is nice if you're looking for all amenities and features (full kitchen, living room, bigger bathroom, etc.) and want a lot more space. Both rooms were very clean and we... More 

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Turangiaccommodation, Owner at Sportsmans Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your awesome comments. We're pleased you found our humble Lodge comfortable and pleasant. Come again soon More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We've been here while doing the Tongariro Crossing. Rooms are warm, modern and cosy. Staff is friendly, and all with a low cost. Great value for money. Walking distance from Turangi city centre. Great place to rest after a big walk.

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Turangiaccommodation, Owner at Sportsmans Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely comments, Pedro. Come again soon More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Great base from which to explore Tongariro NP. Charming property with clean and spacious common areas: kitchen with all amenities and lounge to hang-out and mingle. Garden backs onto lovely walking track along the river. Room itself was compact but clean and has a modern bathroom. No TV or mini fridge - but there's a TV in the shared lounge... More 

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Thanks for your comments regarding your stay at Sportsmans Lodge. We hope you get the chance to call again More 

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