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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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Bulli, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Turangiaccommodation, Owner at Sportsmans Lodge, responded to this review

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

Belgium
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110 reviews 110 reviews
48 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Pros - very clean but quite small rooms - lovely grounds with several different seating areas inside as well as outside - spacious common areas (kitchen, lounge) - close to town centre and only 30min away from start of Turangi crossing hike - very good deal - nice owner with lots of good advice - fast WIFI Cons - small... More 

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Turangiaccommodation, Owner at Sportsmans Lodge, responded to this review

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

Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights. We were greeted by the two friendly hosts upon arrival. It is a small but well kept establishment with about 10 rooms. I like this place very much for the following reasons:- - clean rooms - clean common facilities, well stocked kitchen for your food preparation (for hikes, breakfast and dinner) and no need to... More 

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Leiria, Portugal
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Just loved to spend some time there. The room was little but enough for me. The outside space is also very well kept and good to read or to have a meal or simply enjoy the quietness. Also there is direct access to the Tongariro river trail.

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Betty C, Owner at Sportsmans Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. We're glad you enjoyed the homeliness of our Lodge. Come again soon More 

Ngaruawahia, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The staff and management here were extremely helpful. Although small the unit was exceptionally clean. Whilst I was very happy with my stay here and will happily return the provision of an in-unit jug and coffee making facilities would be great - especially for the middle aged :).

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Betty C, Owner at Sportsmans Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments about your stay at Sportsmans Lodge and suggestion about supplying tea making facilities in each room. These are provided in the Lodge kitchen with your own key for ease of early morning access. May I suggest booking the self contained cottage on your next visit which has a full kitchen. More 

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