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“Excellent value for families or groups” 4 of 5 stars
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Station Lodge
4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   60 Thames Street | The Junction, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent value for families or groups”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Our Forest and Bird group stayed here at Easter weekend, and thoroughly enjoyed the friendly atmosphere, great hosts, good clean facilities, comfortable beds and bunks, and good location. The complementary hot scones were much appreciated. We visited the adjacent interesting railway museum, sat in the spa pool, and hired bikes and used the shuttle service to Horopito. So plenty to do in the area, beautiful walk or ride back to Ohakune from Horopito. The kitchen is spotless, nice view of the mountain, the hotel has good environmental policies, so good to see a compost bucket on the bench going firstly to feed the chickens then into the compost, recycling etc. Because we cooked as a group the kitchen was probably a bit stretched at times, especially as other guests were trying to cook as well, and seating could be limited for a larger group, but overall this is a very good place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This backpackers lodge is in the ski resort of Ohakune which is a bit of a ghost town in the summer. However the lodge was comfortable and the coupe running it extremely helpful and friendly. The kitchen and lounge facilities were good and suited to families as well as solo travellers. Good value for money and a beautiful old building full of character.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We had a double room which was very clean. The hosts were fantastic, friendly, welcoming. Kitchen and all amenities first class. We stayed with our walking group and all were very impressed- some stayed in a small dorm while some stayed in single or double rooms and some in the luxury chalets.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

Wow! We are so impressed with the station lodge chalets. Modern, clean, close to mnt biking, and great service. Oh, did I mention that each chalet has its own spa!? I stayed for 2 nights with my mother and two young sons. Chalet was perfect for self catering, and close to the junction for a glass of wine, and the old coach bike ride. The hosts are so friendly, welcoming, and provided great advice for our trip. My sons appreciated the tramp, and also playing with your kids. This is the perfect summer holiday escape! Wanganui river trips, hiking, biking, posing with the carrot and snowman, or just a dip in the spa! We will be back.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We booked the whole place for a friend/family get-together. 4 families and 9 kids for 4 nights. The owners, Jane and Darren are very friendly and helpful and knowledgeable of activities in the area. There's a large lawn for the kids to play on and they can be easily supervised from the lodge and deck. The lounge and kitchen are well equipped and comfortable. Its a nice quiet part of Ohakune (in the summer) and a good view of the mountain. We would certainly go back again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

The appartment we stayed in was very nice. Good living area, good kitchen, good bedroom and good shower. The downsides where: only one very basic plastic chair for sitting outside, not properly working television, not working airco (magement said it was only meant for heating anywayz) and not working light switch in the shower, though the heater switch (which is a big lamp) did work. All these defect are minor issues and didn't hamper our stay, though it prevents me from giving Station Lodge a 5 star rating.

The management self was helpful and even allowed us to leave our baggage at their place so we could hike a bit without leaving the luggage in the car.

Remember: its a lodge, not a B&B, so bring stuff for your own breakfast.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Booked this accommodation following a search on Wotif.com. Not knowing the area at all but wanting somewhere to stay to do the Tongariro crossing, the pics and spa pool sold it for us. Plus the coms with the hosts was excellent.
When we arrived we were really pleased with all the facilities and it certainly felt home from home, although we don't have a spa pool, yet!
The location is perfect for a summer stay to do the walks or mountain biking or for a winter ski stay.
I would highly recommend the Station lodge and the chalets which can sleep upto 6.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Station Lodge

Address: 60 Thames Street | The Junction, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Ohakune
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Ohakune
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Station Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Station Lodge, a 1906 historical villa is located in the beautiful alpine town of Ohakune adjacent to the world renowned Tongariro National Park. A place for all seasons; the lodge is warm and inviting and its close proximity to spectacular walks including the Tongariro Alpine Crossing (Best Day Walk in New Zealand) ski fields, (Turoa 20 minutes and Whakapapa 40 minutes) and the mighty Whanganui River. The Station Lodge has been lovingly restored yet retains its unique and historical character. With the addition of modern facilities it is the perfect location. ... more   less 
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