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Howard's Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
2.5 of 5
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Caroll Street National Park Village | Mount Ruapehu, National Park Village, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here when we did the Tongariro Crossing and found it excellent. It is a lodge so obviously it is quite basic accomodation but it was extremely clean. We purchased a deal with the breakfasts, packed lunch and transport to and from the Crossing all included. These were all excellent and surpassed our expectations. It also made things very... More 

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Ritulya72, Manager at Howard's Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Stuart and Cathie, Thank you very much for your review of HML! Happy to know that you enjoyed your Tongariro Crossing Packages and had a comfortable stay at our lodge. We appreciate you giving us such a high rating - it means a lot to us. See you again in winter, perhaps? More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great facilities and add-ons like easy transport to the crossing and huge big lunch to go. Really clean and quiet. Loved the personal touch and information about local cycle trails. Thanks! We'll be back soon.

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Ritulya72, Manager at Howard's Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Cathy, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. We are happy to know you had a pleasant stay at our lodge and we will be glad to see you again. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an ensuite room on a Tongariro Crossing deal. The room was about as basic as a room can get whilst still being comfortable - bedside lamp, carpet, 2 OK single beds and a window and that was about it. The ensuite had a shower, toilet and small sink and a mirror. Shower was fine. Room was perfectly clean.... More 

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Ritulya72, Manager at Howard's Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ian, Thank you very much for your kind words about our business. It is good to know that you found rooms clean and comfortable. Sorry about the "strange" noises - we will call our HRV maintenance stuff today. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here with my boyfriend while we did the tongariro crossing. Really good deal including transfer, breakfast for two mornings and a packed lunch. Basic room but it has a clean bed and that is all we needed! Was also nice to have a dip in the spa after the walk. Friendly owner. Would definitely recommend.

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Ritulya72, Manager at Howard's Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Natalie, Thank you very much for reviewing HML. Pleased to know you enjoyed your stay. Spa is our guests' favourite facility - walking 19.4 km in an alpine environment might explain it! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I were greeted by very friendly staff, provided food and water kit with Alpine Crossing package. Was clean and tidy, provided breakfast was fresh and tasty. Enjoyable stay, highly recommend.

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Ritulya72, Manager at Howard's Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Cam, Thank you very much for your review. Happy to know that you enjoyed your stay - see you in winter, perhaps:) More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed easter weekend 2015. The package deal was fantastic value with 2 breakfast and a packed lunch. The owner was helpful making sure we had sufficient equipment for the hike, and the spa at the end of the day was great. Only thing, perhaps a sign telling people to shower before getting in the spa, as this will help... More 

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

Overall a GREAT stay - we are super pleased with the value we got. Our room was nice and clean, and the beds were good. Our breakfasts were good, but it would have been nice to have Marmite available! We also used the spa, which was nice after a long days walk, but you could definitely see lots of other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I stayed one night before and another after completing the Tongariro Crossing. The delux deal provided room, breakfast, lunch and water and transport to and from. All Good. Recommended as a good "value for money" deal.

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Saeby, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a great time and was very lucky, the weather was very nice and the walk across mt. tongariro as good as i was told. the rooms are small but there is what you need and that is a bed after the walk.

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Howards lodge for the night before and after completing the Tongariro crossing. We booked there as they had a special deal which included 2 breakfasts and a packed lunch as well s the 2 nights accommodation and transport to and from the crossing. The accommodation was a basic double room with an ensuite, our towels were not... More 

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