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Mountain View Motel

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Situated in downtown Ohakune, 5 minutes walk to cafes and restaurants. 18 self-contained units serviced daily, 1 with access facilities, some interconnecting. Drying rooms, laundry facilities, private spa and off-street parking. Enjoy the many walking tracks including the Old Coach Road and the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, canoe and mountain biking. Free pick-up from train station. Only a 2-minute walk from the bus stop. LONELY PLANET'S PICK!
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Wheelchair access
Spa
Public Wifi
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Paid Wifi
Paid Internet
Hot Tub
Golf course
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Kitchenette
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
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Centrally Located
Mountain View
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angelsxi
Christchurch, New Zealand
43
Reviewed Aug 23, 2015
Great motel friendly owner and close to the town and mountain friendly staff and great service will definitely return thanks Dennis!! Loved the spa pool and warm central heating, clean and tidy and milk on arrival!!
Date of stay: September 2014
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PukiAngel
Taipei, Taiwan
54
Reviewed Apr 15, 2015
Afforcable budget accommodation if you just need a few nights good sleep after riding on the slopes at Ruapehu.
Date of stay: July 2014
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Tony W
Miedzyrzecz, Poland
104115
Reviewed Oct 28, 2014
We stayed in this motel for 2 nights whilst wanting to do the Tongariro pass. We arrived early evening after a long drive up from Wellington only to find the place empty with a sign on the door telling us which room was ours. Someone did appear an hour or so later to check if we were ok and settled in.

The unit itself was well equipped and clean (Apart from blood stains on the bedsheets). However, it was quite grim inside, with no decorations and quite sterile looking, with very basic scratched furniture, a shower that couldn't hold the temperature too well. It was very hard to feel cosy in the place, which is why I'm glad we were there for only a short time. But I guess such a place isn't meant as a romantic getaway :-)

The kitchen area was quite good, with a good-sized fridge, microwave and cooker. The TV has a small choice of channels, but they did give us a huge 20GB voucher for the Internet which was really appreciated as it absolutely chucked it down the entire day until about 10pm and we didn't do the walk but mostly hung around Ohakune for the day (which was dead) feeling sorry for ourselves and trying to keep ourselves entertained.

The biggest problem we found was the paper-thin walls. There was an equally-bored Chinese family in the apartment behind us, and we could hear absolutely everything, from them moving chairs, coughing, using the toilet, and snoring. Although not the hotel's fault, why on earth some people think it's acceptable to listen to music at full volume at 5:30am in the morning is beyond me. Most of the other apartments I think were empty (I could have been wrong), so it would have been nice if the hotel had placed us away from other people for more privacy.

As for the mountain-view, I can't really comment if there was one or not, as it rained heavily the entire time with thick clouds. I'm sure our experience would have been much different if the weather was nicer, and this isn't the motel's fault.

Ohakune seemed pretty dead at this time of the year, almost everything was shut except the local liquor store (They have a great beer fridge), and the chip-shop.

For the price we paid, it was good value for money, but please think about spacing out guests if you're not too busy.
Date of stay: October 2014
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Keith-B-Robinson
Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
658467
Reviewed Aug 27, 2014
I stayed here after spending a few days completing the Tongariro Northern Circuit and from the moment I stepped into the lobby to inquire about room availability I was blown away by the friendly, accommodating service exhibited by the Innkeeper! Despite not having a reservation, we were able to secure an incredibly well-priced mini suite, and at the same time the innkeeper set us up with wifi, provided us with a few recommendations for nearby eating/drinking options, and even allowed us a late check-out the following morning! I can't stress enough, just how friendly and helpful she was!

I'll admit that the mini suite itself was a little dated looking, but that was of no concern. In my opinion, the suite was excellent, especially considering what we paid for it! It was very large, with a decent bathroom/shower, full kitchen, queen bed, couch, and bunk beds.

The most important thing to note, is that while the room was nothing fancy, it was very nice, well-maintained, and like others have mentioned, SPOTLESSLY clean!
Date of stay: November 2013
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AEM967
Auckland Central, New Zealand
177130
Reviewed Jul 5, 2014
We stayed here for two nights last week. The staff were very friendly and accommodating on check in and throughout our whole stay. While the room was a bit outdated and pretty basic, for the price it is pretty reasonable. Everything was clean and tidy, and once the heaters were on the place was nice and cosy.

We had a kitchenette with a mini-stove, microwave, kettle, utensils etc, which was pretty handy. There was also a table and a sofa which was good. Best of all there is a spa that the guests can use around the back of the reception. They also provide a bit of free internet per day which is great. The location is central - shops and the supermarket are in walking distance.
Date of stay: June 2014
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"As you can't predict the weather, bring something to keep yourself entertained (Maybe a laptop with..."
TonyW567
Oct 28, 2014
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"If you aren't happy with your room speak up!"
CCstar14
Aug 19, 2013
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"Rooms were fine but walls a bit thin. No noise after 10pm though so no problem."
Silverfoxr6
Apr 23, 2012
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"ask for a queen bed!"
Sally-1309
Mar 17, 2012
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LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionOhakune
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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