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Tongariro River Motel

Cnr State Highway 1 and Link Road, Turangi, New Zealand
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Ranked #8 of 8 hotels in Turangi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014
SimulationTR London, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We used this place as a base for the Tongariro National Park and Tongariro river. Clean and comfortable. The owner is very helpful and full of local knowledge. Free clothes washing facilities which we made good use of.

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We chose the TRM because it looked like a good location to base ourselves near the Tongariro National Park. Ross and Pip were great hosts, full of local information, loaned us some nice books on local hikes, and a walking stick! The main focus at TRM is fishing, but they are also quite knowledgeable about hiking in the area. The... More

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Comfortable beds, good shower, everything we needed. It's not new, but it is very friendly and easy. Love the free Wi-Fi "use, please don't abuse". Our daughter enjoyed the choice of DVD's at reception. We will be back when next this way.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Really appreciated how easy it was to stay at this motel as we were arriving late, when I phoned to book they had no issues with it and left the light on in our room and the key out for us. Stress-free! The room was nice and clean, the studio had a full kitchen including oven, big TV with loads... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Always a lovely realxing time at this motel. Ross & Pip are more than welcoming, ready with fishing gossip/news/tricks and news of the town and district. The motel complex is located perfectly for the mighty Tongaririo River. Rods and waders are ready for use, and the bikes make getting around the river healthy and fun!. Bike the Tongaririo River Trail... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

Ross and Pip went out of their way to provide a relaxing stay and often seemed to lend us stuff from their house. Because we stayed for three days, Ross was happy to lend us some fishing gear which while we didn't catch anything was a great half day exploring the river. The units are tidy and spacious with lots... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

Stayed here during winter and found it to be a tidy and quiet motel. It’s a stunning drive into National Park from here so was a good base for skiing in winter. Also, with it being just a shortish drive to Taupo it was ideal when the mountain was closed! I imagine it would be an equally good place to... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

When you want to get away from the hustle & bustle, even if you're not a avid fisher-person or snow-bunny, try this place. It is a stones throw from the magnificent Tongariro River and an absolutely beautiful walkway along the banks of the river. I was lucky enough to be able to take my 4-legged friend with me and it... More

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Papakura, New Zealand
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

Strange reading the above mentioned review. Ross and Pip do not have a restaurant to complain about. In fact that particular review describes another AND ENTIRELY DIFFERENT establishment in Turangi. We have stayed with Ross and Pip on many occasions and will keep going back there to enjoy their establishment, what better endorsement can I give?

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82 reviews 82 reviews
49 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2010

Tongariro River Motel is not new or flash, in fact the rooms have seen better days. Despite this I highly recommend this motel, especially if you are a trout fisherman, and afterall, Turangi describes itself as the 'Rainbow Trout Capital of the World'. The key to this motel is the fantastic service that Ross and Pip provide. Ever helpful, they... More

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Address: Cnr State Highway 1 and Link Road, Turangi, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Turangi
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