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2.5 of 5 Lodge   |   43-45 Caroll Street, National Park Village, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Alyandfamily Alton, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Alton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An excellent all inclusive motel - room, breakfast, packed lunch and transport to and from Tongariro walk. Very helpful staff and very good value for the whole package. A good bar and an excellent restaurant The Station within walking distance.

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Rita A, Manager at Howard's Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Alyandfamily, Thank you very much for your very kind words about our lodge. We are happy to know that we scored high in all the categories(location, price, amenities, staff)! Thank you again for taking the time to write the review and we wish you many happy travels. Kind regards, HML team More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very good base for our Tongariro Crossing. Provided all we needed: transport, food, sleep (though I swapped pillows often), shower. And also very good advice about weather, where to eat in National Park, etc. The kitchen & lounge made this lodge enough like a youth hostel for me to feel nostalgic. And the cat is very friendly!

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Rita A, Manager at Howard's Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Pinkgalah 777, Thank you for taking your time to review our business! We are happy to know that you were provided with all you needed. We do have a very friendly cat - her name is Queenie, and she is a gem of a pet we found at Taupo SPCA. Warm regards, HML team More 

Warragul, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Accommodation was clean and simple. We stayed in an ensuite room with the alpine crossing package and it had everything we needed, and a tv. Completing the crossing was made simple with our packed lunch, drop off and pick up so we didn't have to figure anything out ourselves! We even had a view of the mountains from our window.... More 

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Rita A, Manager at Howard's Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Rachodwyer, Thank you very much for your kind words about our lodge. We are happy you enjoyed doing the crossing on our Crossing Package and found your stay comfortable. We wish you many happy travels in the future. Kind regards, HML team More 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lodge was OK for a nights stay, it was clean and tidy and the rooms where a far size with nice en-suites so you could so prep yourself or recover from the Tongariro crossing or mountaining biking there and in the evening there's not much to do in the town, but for decent food and a pint try the... More 

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Rita A, Manager at Howard's Lodge, responded to this review

Dear TDShrimpton, Following your advice, we have sent "old grumpy" on a 3 day holiday as the 18hour working days 7 days a week from mid December to mid January had their toll on a man who does reception/drives the bus/does the admin/general maintenance, etc. Please accept our sincere apologies since none of the things mentioned above should influence your... More 

London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location and they offer transport to /from the crossing and they provide a packed lunch for the day too. Good breakfast buffet and a large kitchen available for guests. A couple of nice restaurants /pubs within walking distance and a petrol station with a small supermarket so you can stock up on snacks for the hike or buy all... More 

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Rita A, Manager at Howard's Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Milymeter, Thank you very much for taking your time to review our lodge. We are happy to know that you enjoyed our breakfast and packed lunches. We hope you enjoyed the wonderful weather while at the Crossing. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place had everything we needed for the Tongariro crossing. With all levels of accommodation (from backpackers to private ensuite) everyone should be able to find something. They are super clean and organized, even in communal areas. We booked the "Deluxe Xing Package" that included 2 nights, lunch, breakfasts and transport to/from the crossing. Totally worth it. Since I was... More 

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Rita A, Manager at Howard's Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tinabonina, Thank you for your kind words! We are delighted that you found us "super clean and organized" - it means a lot for our team to have their efforts recognized. Thank you again for choosing us as your accommodation provider. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very happy with our stay. We stayed in a room with one queen size bad and had our own bathroom. Everyhing was clean, the admin really friendly and the place a awesome kitchen areas so that you could make your own breakfast and dinner. There is basically nothing else in the town except for accommondations and one resturant... More 

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

Didn't actually stay at Howard's Lodge, but did make use of their shuttle bus for the Tongariro Crossing. Bus was clean and comfortable, punctual, and the driver gave us useful tips about the walk. Also good value at $25pp. The huge bonus is also that the bus takes you to the start, and collects you from the end (other services... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Howard's Mountain Lodge runs like a well oiled machine - very clean, peaceful, friendly, very comfortable (e.g. comfortable bed, linens, thick towels!), really excellent communal areas, good basic breakfast, and a good packed lunch. Transport to the Tongariro crossing and advice for the hike left everyone in high spirits, and a choice of two pick up times was much appreciated... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had booked just two nights at Howard's Lodge, planning to spend our full day there walking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. We were not able to do the walk on the planned day because there was a very strong wind and the shuttles to the start and end of the walk were not operating because it would have been unsafe... More 

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Address: 43-45 Caroll Street, National Park Village, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > National Park Village
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard's Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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