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“one unforgettable night” 4 of 5 stars
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Skotel Alpine Resort
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Tongariro National Park, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Whakapapa
follonica
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“one unforgettable night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

we spent only one night in this lovely hotel... what a pity. we would have loved to wake up again, open the curtains and let the sun + the lovely panorama into our room. nice receptionist, good restaurant service both for dinner and breakfast. if we go back to the tongariro region, we know where to stop by.

Room Tip: we had room 217. i suppose the 200+... corridor has the best view on the mountains.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Rotorua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Maybe we were lucky but our 3 day Grab-One stay at Skotel had no problems at all. Just out of season for skiers so plenty of space for an older couple to relax. Management and staff very obliging. Would go again - out of season....

Room Tip: Would ask for 'mountain views' (most rooms) - otherwise car park views are not as good.
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  • Stayed September 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Skotel and we found it just OK. Rooms were sparse and but had all the basic necessities. Our room overlooked a barren patch of grass and the wifi didn't reach it. Everything seemed a but run down but it was suitable for what it is--an inexpensive place to sleep before spending all day in the gorgeous outdoors.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

I stayed at the Skotel for two nights and I loved it.
Room was warm and functional; the restaurant and the bar very confortable and the staff very friendly. Was so great after a great day of hiking to get nice diner and then drinks sitting close to fireplace at the bar.
The location is very close to the slopes; many hiking paths are located around the village and Scenic flight tours are available at just 5 minutes from there.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I and my husband stayed at Skotel for four days. The hotel is very nice and beautiful. The room is clean, warm and we could see Mt. Ngauruhoe from the window. The walls are too thin and at night was really hard sleep while the people was talking, watching TV, etc.
The food in the restaurant is good, but the pizza is not. The Gym at the hotel is a shame; all stuff is broken.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

Stayed two nights for a weekend of snow at Whakapapa. For the price considering the location to the ski field, perfect. Rooms clean and rusticly tasteful. Clean and pleasant. But lets face it you're here for the snow and for that it's perfect. Friendly staff. The Chateau Tongariro is next door for a treat. On site is a ski equipment hire place with very friendly and knowledgable staff to hire gear and obtain a lift pass for the days skiing. It stays open til midnight for convenience. All in all a great place perfectly located. Will definitely return.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

We stayed at Skotel in Aug this year. The room was clean and warm although the walls were quite thin (we could hear next door and the heating clicking in and out) But after a day on the Mt that did'nt mean much. The food was fantastic! (Being a chef I can be a bit fussy sometimes) The eggs benadict is to die for! The staff helpfull and friendly and having ski hire down stairs was very handy. over all for the $ worth every cent. We would stay again. Oh and kid friendly to.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Tongariro National Park, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Tongariro National Park > Whakapapa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Whakapapa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Skotel Alpine Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Skotel was established in the early 60s by a group of keen skiers who wanted the convenience of accommodation close to the ski-fields but more comfort than the ski lodges of that time. In 1986 it underwent a major expansion with the addition of restaurant, bar and other facilities. The old part of the building became the backpacker’s wing. Skotel has maintained its friendly informal atmosphere but now provides Qualmark three star accommodation and the exciting cuisine experiences of our new dinner menu. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Skotel Alpine Hotel Whakapapa Village
Holiday Inn Tongariro National Park

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