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“Dakune Lodge” 5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
“Dakune Lodge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Our favourite place to stay in Ohakune, Nick and Tasha are great hosts, very friendly and welcoming like staying at a friends place. The Lodge a beautiful space, cosy and perfect in every way, love the wooden interiors and best showers ever. And to top it all off, beautiful area and 5mins walk to town. couldn't ask for more. Recommend Dakune Lodge to everyone heading to Onakune.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Nicolas C, Owner at Dakune Lodge, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
It's great when guests become friends after coming here for several years. I hope you can come back during the summer too .... just remember to bring tramping boots, mountain bikes, fishing rods and golf clubs so that you can enjoy some of the multitude of outdoor activities on offer around Ohakune.

Nicolas.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Nik and Tasha were wonderful hosts providing excellent accommodation which was great value for money. Everything about the property made us feel like home. Nik and Tasha's local knowledge of the area was priceless and to top it off Nik picked us up from the bus stop twice. I'll be coming back there to stay next time I'm in Ohakune.
Luke.
Melbourne, Australia.

Room Tip: The beds are so comfortable.
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  • Stayed September 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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Nicolas C, Owner at Dakune Lodge, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thank you Luke ... and Luke, for taking the time to write a review.

I am glad you came when you did - if it had been this week, it was even wetter than when you where here. Both you and your bikes would have been stranded as we had major flooding with the evacuation of several houses and the rivers breaking their banks and flooding the roads. I hate to think what the cycle tracks were like!

Hope to see you next year.

Tasha.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Stay here as a family of 4 in one of the family rooms and had a lovely stay. Very clean and well kept room and common areas. Hosts Nic and Tasha extremely accommodating and helpful with good sense of humor. Jafas welcome even if mocked LOL. Huge variety of people staying here including families, overseas backpackers, couples, and individuals and meeting up in the common area was fun. All made to feel welcome. Free car parking available. Tasha is an extremely good baker! What more can you want? Some more snow on the mountain might have been nice for us beginners that could not make it to the top LOL. But we had a great time anyway. There is lots to do in Ohakune other than skiing....lots of walks and bike rides, also fishing if you want. We will be back in a few months, hopefully. Key has been mailed back yesterday (sorry bout that).

Room Tip: Rooms closest to the stairs a little noisy. Request room between stairs and bathroom if possible (b...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nicolas C, Owner at Dakune Lodge, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Thanks for your great review, however we will be looking into the noise from the stairs and try and work out a way to improve the situation. We are glad you feel that you made the most of your stay and enjoyed the atmosphere. Come back for a slice of cake anytime!

Tasha.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Lovely location, layout and facilitites. Spa could be a degree hotter but its all still great. Will be back. Easy to see condition of the mountain from the lounge. Lodge pets are a welcome distraction.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Nicolas C, Owner at Dakune Lodge, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to give us a review. It is always good to see what you think of us and our home.

Our dogs are getting quite old now and they do like coming in the Lodge to greet everyone, but we make sure that everyone is happy with them being there.

When you come back next time, make sure you are first in the spa pool ... then it will be hotter!

Tasha.
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Toronto
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Stayed 3 nights, Sept 2nd – 5th, with my two kids. Extremely clean and super friendly. I travelled from Canada for a family funeral and took 4 days to escape to the snow – to bring some fun memories to an otherwise difficult holiday. It was fantastic. There were other kids to keep mine company and other adults to talk to – making travelling by alone with kids much easier. Nick and Tasha were great with the kids and while we decided to cook all our own means, the meals on offer were always very good. We just wish we didn’t live halfway around the world!

  • Stayed September 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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Nicolas C, Owner at Dakune Lodge, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Thanks for giving us such a lovely review. Please tell your friends if they come to NZ to come and see us. We will be happy to look after them.

We had no idea that you were coming here in such sad circumstances but we are glad that you and your children enjoyed your stay with us.

Tasha.
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Stayed for two nights during the weekday. Nick was hospitable as always. The rooms and bathrooms were clean and fresh. Lounge was very inviting after a full day of boarding. They also have a sauna and spa for those who want to indulge.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nicolas C, Owner at Dakune Lodge, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Thank you for the review. Maybe we will see you again before the season finishes! If not, next year .... and bring your friends.

Tasha.
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Had a wonderful stay at Dakune Lodge. We travelled down after work on a Friday, despite arriving very late we were warmly greated by Nick who showed us to our room. Everything we needed was catered for. Lovely continental breakfast with options for extras - cooked, porridge etc. Facilities were just right for us, basic and very clean. Nice and warm after a day of skiing and a very friendly and homely atmosphere. We would definitely go back!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Nicolas C, Owner at Dakune Lodge, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
This is exactly what we try to achieve! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks you for taking the time to place feedback.

Hope to see you again soon.

Tasha.
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Address: 42 Park Avenue, Ohakune, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Ohakune
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Ohakune
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
After a hectic day exploring the wonders of the Tongariro National Park or the Wanganui river, enjoy a BBQ on the deck or relax in front of the open log fire. Soothe your aches and pains in the Spa or Sauna and forget the rest of the world as you reminisce over your adventures through our spectacular scenery.At daKune Lodge you are welcome to join us with our eclectic mix of kids, cats and dogs – There's never a dull moment! There's nothing we can't try to do to make your stay an experience you won't forget!“Arrive as Strangers - Leave as Friends!” ... more   less 

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