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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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110 reviews 110 reviews
48 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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16 helpful votes 16 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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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 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

We received a very warm welcome at the Sportsmans giving us advice on where to go and lots of help when needed. There is a nice garden, BBQ, and small deck where guests can sit outside. The rooms don't have any coffee or tea making facilities, instead there is a community kitchen with 3 cookers and fridges as well as... More 

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

Thanks for your informative comments about staying at our Lodge. Had you thought of booking the cottage instead of one of the rooms in our budget style Lodge. The cottage is separate to the Lodge and has all the space and privacy you need. We endeavour to provide the most comfortable and best possible stay for all our guests that... More 

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful place, from the moment you arrive you feel welcomed. Betty and Doug are friendly and approachable and offer fantastic advice on tours and walks depending on capability. Plenty of fishing in the area, I know my dad would love this! The rooms are clean, the beds and comfy, and the bathrooms are modern- what more could you... More 

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

Thanks for you awesome comments. Come again soon More 

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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Betty the owner is amazing. Super kind and helpful. Took the double bad ensuit. Perfect size and we'll refurbished rooms. Shared Kitchen is remarkable. The location is good for heading early in the morning to tongariro. Perfect.

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Thanks for your awesome comments. Come again soon More 

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13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Have just spent 5 nights at the Sportsmans Lodge.....i could not fault it from the time i arrived to the time i left.The place is immaculate,well set out and superbly run....Betty is the perfect hostess a wealth of knowledge and nothing is too much trouble.The place was perfect for my fishing expeditions...the river is located out the back gate...and out... More 

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

What awesome comments. I thoroughly enjoyed your company and look forward to catching up next year. Roll on the Lotto win! More 

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