We stayed for a couple of nights at the Chateau, using it as a base for the Togariro Crossing trek - which, incidentally, is a stunning hike. The Chateau is in a fantastic location and appears to look out on the slopes with an imperial swagger. The rooms are comfortable and the hotel itself, although old-fashioned and needing a lick of paint in a few places (the restaurant ceiling was peeling, for example) retains its charm and is a good place to stay. Breakfast was all self-service but perfectly acceptable, and we did have dinner there on one evening - the food was fine (meat slightly overcooked I thought), but the service was slightly haphazard - our wine didn't arrive until we'd finished our starters, we were presented with food destined for other tables twice - but, overall, we'd recommend the hotel as a different and memorable place to stay if you're in the mountains.
- Also Known As:
- Bayview Chateau Tongariro Hotel Tongariro National Park
- Bayview Chateau Tongariro National Park
- Bayview Chateau Tongariro Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Everything we do at the Chateau Tongariro Hotel we believe in providing you with a timeless elegance. We believe that preserving tradition and history is most important and as the hotel is located within a dual World Heritage National Park, conservation and culture are also at the forefront of your experience. Tongariro National Park provides a stunning natural playground bursting with diverse landscapes for visitors to the Chateau Tongariro to discover. Chateau Tongariro provides accommodation, restaurants, bars and conference facilities and is an all-seasons, utterly timeless experience not to be missed. ... more less
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