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Discovery Lodge

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State Highway 47, National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
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Florida
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The unit (1 bedroom with a king and single) worked well for us during a two night stay and we were very comfortable as the unit was large, had a nice living room and had some kitchen/cooking facilities, but it is a little outdated and no limited housekeeping was provided during the stay. There is a restaurant, but we had... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 1 night as this was a halfway point for us travelling further up north. The campsite isn't very well laid out as there was a car and tent parked right over the entrance to the site so we opted for a concrete park as we were in a campervan. The amenities were ok, kind of clean... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chalets were very clean, comfortable, warm and spacious. It was easy to find and the views from the rooms were stunning! The real surprise was the tiny restaurant - we had the most delicious meal! I had a Korean Beef warm salad - highly recommend! The shuttle bus to Tongariro for people wishing to do the crossing was quite... More 

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Thank Factsnotfiction71
Sydney, Australia
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58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful views (weather permitting). Staff are very friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean and well appointed. Shuttle service for the Tongariro crossing was well organised. Packed lunch that they offer is probably not needed.

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Thank PeterBarras
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really like this camp ground. Been there 3 times now. Nice staff. Only the facilities could be newer. ;) But I am sure I will do the Crossing again and will stay at the Discovery Lodge again. The early shuttle for the Crossing is awesome, as you get there before it gets warm and the crowds arrive.

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Thank Joerg B
San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately we were caught with bad luck with the weather and it rained during the time we were there. We got the budget room, and it was warm and comfortable. The hotel provide shuttles to the Tongariro Crossing but we had to cancel due to the weather. We mostly did day hikes around the area and stayed in the comfy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shuttle to and from the Tongariro crossing was convenient and main reason for choosing this lodge. It is very close to the start of the trail. The manager was very knowledgeable about the crossing. We stayed in a chalet which was very nice, clean, modern with a kitchenette. The room was nicer than expected and felt recently remodeled. The other... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in one of the cabins around the camping area. Had to be moved twice -- the first cabin didn't lock, the second one the lock wouldn't open. We got a discount down to tent site prices, but still not worth it, because the communal facilities were terrible. Really small kitchen, with only 2 sinks to serve 20 cabins and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Perfect self contained accommodation with beautiful views towards the mountains and fields. Cooking facilities were adequate, a larger kitchen knife would have been handy but everything else great. Very clean and new. Shuttle service was seamless.

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Perth, Australia
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43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We stayed in a chalet with plans to do the Tongariro Crossing but the weather was too bad. The owners are very knowledgeable and gave us other shorter hikes to do in the bad weather. The chalet was clean and had everything we needed, and was very comfortable. And it's only a very short drive to the trail head!

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