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“Beautiful Ohakune” 5 of 5 stars
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The Peaks Motor Inn
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   Cnr Mangawhero Tce & Shannon St, Ohakune, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Ohakune
Cairns, Australia
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“Beautiful Ohakune”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Comfortable, clean and well-maintained accommodation in beautiful Ohakune. Jenny and James are friendly and professional, and very helpful with any queries. We stayed for 4 nights, and were able to make the most of the motel's facilities (gym, laundry & full kitchen). We didn't get a chance to use the heated spa, which was a shame because it looked very inviting! Ohakune is a perfect place - close to the mountains, and with plenty of it's own attractions - we had a lovely mountain bike ride through the hills, and enjoyed the awesome views of Mt Ruapehu. There is a great selection of restaurants within walking distance of The Peaks, and we also enjoyed excellent local produce from the local supermarket. The Peaks is lovely and quiet, and situated across the road from the Mangawhero River - there is a lovely walkway along the river that is easily accessed from the motel. We enjoyed our stay and will hopefully be back!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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thepeaks010, Owner at The Peaks Motor Inn, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Thanks so much for this review, and yes we think Ohakune is a special place too. Hope to see you back some time!
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Perth WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Great motel! Fairly new, modern and very clean units, each with a paved outdoor area overlooking the lawned gardens. Nice bathroom with large bathtub.
Can't fault it and great value. Very helpful staff!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

wonderful accommodation and views of the mountain. one bedroom motel unit which was well set up. Good size and excellent bathroom with spa bath. Highly recommended and very friendly lady on desk.

  • Stayed December 2011, 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
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

Room: The room (we stayed in unit 17) was quiet small compared to other NZ motels, but still an adequate size. The bed was large and comfortable, with electric blankets.

Cleanliness: Everything was very clean and in working order.

Facilities: The kitchen had excellent equipment, including sharp knifes and non-stick pans - the best kitchen equipment that we had in a NZ motel.
The bath was a spa bath and the shower was very powerful.
30mins of free WiFi included in the room rate.
The motel has a gym, sauna and spa pools, although we did not use these so could not comment on their quality.

Location: The location is good - it is approx half way between the Junction and the town centre and both are a short (approx 10min) walk away.

Staff: The management were very friendly and helpful in suggesting activities to do during our stay.

Overall: This is a good value motel with excellent facilities, which was very clean and comfortable - recommended.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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ohakunerox, Owner at The Peaks Motor Inn, responded to this review, December 16, 2011
Thanks for your review.
Just a note that you were in a studio which is the smallest option,with kitchen, bathroom and a queen and single bed.
For those wanting more space we do also have one bedroom units available,with a lounge as well as queen, single beds,double foldout sofa bed, and bathroom and full kitchen.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

We stayed for 2 nights and had everything we needed. The management were friendly and had put the heat pump on in our room ready for our arrival. The beds had electric blankets and were very comfotable, the kitchenette had everything we needed and we had a spa bath plus the shower had great water pressure. We enjoyed the outdoor spa (only 1 was working properly and are only open in winter 3pm-9pm) and the drying room dried our wet gear fine. We didn't use the sauna or gym. It is a short drive to shops and mountain road. We are looking forward to staying here again.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

We stayed here for two nights for our ski trip. It was clean and modern and had good facilities. There are two outdoor spa pools, one sauna, a gym, and a drying room. The room itself was clean and had a nice 32" flat screen, cooking facilities, a shower/spa bath (not in all rooms, we requested a room with one), and was warm.
Our nights sleep wasn't the greatest as it is on one of the main roads so there was a bit of traffic noise. We live in the country so are not used to this, so we are probably just sensitive to it.
Shops and restaurants are a five minute drive away and it is in a good location.
The managers were very nice and friendly and helpful.

Would stay here again, and would recommend. :)

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2011

Many of the rooms opened onto a grassy area and had picnic tables. Again we found the management very friendly. The internet was very good value...a free half hour and the 24 hours for $9.50. It was a ten minute walk into the town centre which had good supermarkets, shops and an excellent tourist info site.

  • Stayed February 2011, 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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Address: Cnr Mangawhero Tce & Shannon St, Ohakune, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Ohakune
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Ohakune
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Peaks Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Peaks is the perfect base for visiting Mt Ruapehu summer or winter, with a great location on the main road to Turoa ski area, halfway between town and the Junction. The property features 23 Studio & 1-Bedroom Units, 2 Outdoor Spa Pools Sauna, Gym, Guest Laundry and a Drying room. ... more   less 
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