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State Highway 47, National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tauranga, New Zealand
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed here for two nights on 23/24 January 2015 in one of the bungalows. It slept 3 people, 1x double bunk bed and a single bed above. The room had some storage area. I had use of the communal kitchen, bathrooms and seated area. It was a very clean place. The bungalows are very basic, but if your after... More 

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New Delhi, India
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The chalets were beautifully done up with a full kitchen. the benches outside were a nice touch. The early morning shuttle service to the alpine crossing was efficient though it could've been a part of a room rent given that there is really nothing else to do except the alpine crossing.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just loved this base to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Set in peaceful farmland - one view fields, trees and cows, the other view mountains and volcanos. We asked for packed breakfast and lunch; huge quantities, so no need for the energy bars that were recommended by Lonely Planet. Instructions were clear 'The bus leaves at 5:30am. If you aren't... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chalet was modern, stylish, clean and well-equipped, with fantastic views over the volcanoes. We enjoyed our stay very much, and the Crossing transport worked well. (My only small quibble is that the laundry facilities are inadequate - a single washing machine for the whole site. We were there over the busy New Year period and spent a lot of time... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Discovery for 5 nights over Christmas 2014. The grounds were well kept and the views from the cabin were superb. The staff were really helpful and the accommodation was serviced on a daily basis including Christmas Day. The cafe was very welcoming and served a great pizza. The staff were very helpful and shared much information... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chale 22 offers the best view. We had a very nice stay here. They do not offer internet because (they say) it is technically impossible. Chalees are very new, clean and very practically designed. They are not big, but suit 2-3 people perfectly. Food on site was a bit pricey, but ok. Employees were also very nice and helpful. Unfortunately... More 

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90 reviews 90 reviews
38 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights in Chalet 22. This is the best chalet because although it is closest to the not very busy road, there is nothing to block your view of the volcanoes. The interior is modern and functional but rather stark and definitely not luxurious. The bed was comfortable enough, the shower OK, the kitchenette quite useful. We ate... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights in a Chalet Studio at the end of November in order to do the Tongariro Crossing. The Good: -Best location available if you want to do the Tongariro Crossing -Chalet Studio had lots of windows and wonderful views -Front desk is very knowledgeable of the area and very timely with bus to and from... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the cottages. It was nice, roomy and peaceful. Unfortunately, we had terrible weather and could not do the crossing nor enjoy the views. But Miki was super nice and helpful trying to find us activities to do nearby. She also is very knowledgeable about the mountains and treks. Great place to stay if you are... More 

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Lenexa, Kansas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We stayed in a 1 bedroom chalet Oct 30 and 31st. The first day the weather was cold, rainy and windy and The Crossing was not open. The next day we were leaving and the weather was beautiful. So maybe try to add an extra day to your stay. Our chalet accommodation was really nice. The chalet seemed new and... More 

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Address: State Highway 47, National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > National Park Village
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Discovery Hotel National Park Village

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