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Sportsmans Lodge

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15 Taupahi Road, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent accommodation and facilities. Yes it is not the biggest accommodations but with a lot family charm. Really friendly and helpful hosts and would definitely stay again if in the area and totally recommend to family and friends.

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Turangiaccommodation, Owner at Sportsmans Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. We're glad you enjoyed our Lodge. Do come again soon. More 

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40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Compact en-suite (toilet, shower, wash basin) room located upstairs. Building is wooden so expect some sounds from others moving about. Basic toiletries are provided, tea and coffee supplies are available in the communal kitchen (full cooking facilities). Hairdryer is not available in the room. Common area with pool table, tv etc. Lodge setting is rustic and comfortable, lots of garden... More 

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Turangiaccommodation, Owner at Sportsmans Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely comments. For your information, we have managed to get our WiFi connection fixed, after much complaining to the provider, and now reception is great. More 

Oregon
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39 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We stayed here one night after completing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing hike. The setting is different with communal kitchen and "living room" spaces. The room was pretty small and basic. The wifi coverage was poor. I'm guessing the place is popular with fishermen.

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Turangiaccommodation, Owner at Sportsmans Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on Turangi and Sportsmans Lodge. I'm sorry our accommodation and the village did not live up to your expectations. We endeavour to be open, helpful and friendly to all our guests and aim to provide accommodation that is clean, neat and functional. We are a budget line accommodation and our room tariff reflects that. I... More 

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52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the smallest room I have stayed in my whole New Zealand trip. It was barely enough space for 2 beds. The toilet is a narrow strip so you need to wiggle a bit to get all the toilet stuff done. Despite the small size it is very clean and comfortable so I would stay here again.... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Recently stayed in the cottage at Sportsmans Lodge. Excellent accommodation and facilities. Really friendly and helpful hosts and would definatley stay again if in the area and totally recommend to family and friends.

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Turangiaccommodation, Owner at Sportsmans Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Come again soon More 

Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

The rooms as well as shared kitchen & entertainment room were very clean and tidy. Betty & Doug were great and made you feel as if you were staying in a cosy home. If we were to head back to Turangi, we would definitely stay again!

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Turangiaccommodation, Owner at Sportsmans Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely comments. It's alway great to get feedback about how our guests will remember their stay with us. Come again soon More 

Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We were part of a group who used this lodge. It was clean and functional for our stay of two nights. Everyone said they would come again. The two fridges and one fridge/freezer where very useful for our "Pot Luck dinner" and storing our food and beverages. We used the outdoor area as well as the lodge and dining room.... More 

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Turangiaccommodation, Owner at Sportsmans Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely comments. It was a real pleasure having your group stay with us. Come again soon. Regards Betty & Doug More 

Goulburn, Australia
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Good service, happy approachable proprietors. We had a relaxing time while in Turangi. The rooms are small (double bed with about 60cm either side) We only used the room to sleep but if you intend to stay in your room during the day this may not be the place for you. The bathroom was small but again if you are... More 

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sydney
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35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We wanted something cheap and cheerful for a one night stopover en route to Wellington and based on TripAdvisor reviews chose the Sportsmans Lodge. We were a bit shocked at the teeny tiny room and bathroom but for one night it was fine. Two single beds, a shared side table with lamp, one chair and a tiny shower room with... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

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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