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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed February 18, 2016

A family group of 14 stayed 3 nights in February 2016. Alan and his family were very friendly,welcoming and laid back. They provided dinner one night and breakfast and lunch on each day. They also catered for our individual dietary requests. We booked 7 rooms , 2 which had ensuites, and there 2 other shared bathrooms. The rooms were comfortable....

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed January 5, 2016

Stayed there over the New Year's period for a retreat of sorts. Run by a family who are warm and friendly makes it a great place to stay. Had one of the corner rooms with multiple beds (bunks and double) which was very light and breezy. Ironically I slept better there than in my own bed! Large communal lounge space...

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Mangonui, New Zealand
Reviewed December 30, 2015

I stayed earlier in December with a group for three nights and based on my experience won't be staying anywhere else in Ohakune in the future, as long as Alan and Jo are the operators. Both Alan and Jo made us feel very welcome and looked after us superbly. The accommodation and beds were clean, tidy and very comfortable. The...

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ArawaLodge, Owner at Arawa Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about your stay with us at Arawa Lodge recently. It is reassuring to hear from our guests how they find the facilities and what we do at Arawa Lodge to ensure we are meeting our guests needs. It was unfortunate the weather was not what we would have hoped for during your entire stay...

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed December 15, 2015

I stayed two nights with the N Z Native Orchid Group. We couldn't have wished for better service. Jo was so friendly, the beds so comfortable it was hard to leave them in the mornings. Jo catered for us, breakfast, cut lunch and dinner. She was a great cook and everything tasted yummy. The rooms were clean and tidy and...

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ArawaLodge, Owner at Arawa Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review of your stay at Arawa Lodge recently. I appreciate you taking the time and effort to write up your experience for others to have an understanding of what we do at Arawa Lodge. It was a pleasure to have your group to stay with us and reassuring that you were happy with...

Papakura, New Zealand
Reviewed December 13, 2015

Very friendly and welcoming, Jo makes you feel very much at home. Everything very clean, comfortable beds and service well above what is expected. Jo catered for our group for breakfast, packed lunches and dinner. Very tasty home cooking. We really enjoyed the meals. Thankyou for a great stay, just a pity we couldn't have stayed for longer.

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ArawaLodge, Owner at Arawa Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Arawa Lodge. We are so glad that you were happy with your stay and have shared your experience for others. Your group was wonderful to have to stay and understood the family environment that we operate from at Arawa Lodge. The catering was done with love so its great...

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed October 1, 2015

The welcome is warm and so are the rooms, great drying facilities for skiing and other wet gear. Breakfast is the perfect start and includes homemade jams, yummy. We have met some lovely families there too. En-suite rooms make it easier with the little ones. Easy to recommend.

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ArawaLodge, Owner at Arawa Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Arawa Lodge. It is great that our facilities suit your family needs and we hope to have you all back again for any other adventures in the Ruapehu region you enjoy. Was a pleasure to have you and the children to stay. We hope to see you again sometime...

Greater Perth, Australia
Reviewed September 28, 2015

Our family was in need of accommodation when Arawa Lodge was recommended. What a great recommendation, Jo and Alan are a lovely, warm and welcoming couple who opened their doors late at night for us. We enjoyed their hospitality so much we stayed 3 nights. The D

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ArawaLodge, Owner at Arawa Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Arawa Lodge in Ohakune Karen. Your family were a pleasure to have to stay and we were glad to have been able to help you with beds and home comforts during your time in Ohakune. You were missed after you left and the 'games' were certainly a lot quieter without you all. The ozzies...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed October 4, 2013

We had a fantastic stay with our family at Arawa Lodge. Cozy, clean and comfortable. Jo made us feel very welcome. Great breakfasts to start the day before heading up the mountain. Hopefully we'll be back in the summer with our mountain bikes!

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ArawaLodge, Owner at Arawa Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback - we are so happy to be able to provide family friendly accommodation for your family and are enjoying you returning to us time and again for your winter adventures. It is such a pleasure to share our home with such warm and friendly families. See you again sometime soon we hope.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed July 28, 2013

If you reminisce about your boarding school days then this could be the place for you. There are 2 bathrooms each containing a single toilet and shower so for 40 odd people make sure you take a good book and don't get caught short. I had to resort to siting on a chair outside the door so I could get...

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ArawaLodge, Owner at Arawa Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to express your view of your recent stay at Arawa Lodge in Ohakune. It is most unfortunate that you didn’t enjoy the sharing caring and respectful environment that is Arawa Lodge, however we appreciate your feedback and are always keen to try to improve. Sharing our homely style lodge is perhaps not for everyone...

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Lovely place, Jo was very welcoming and picked us up from the bus stop. Great breakfast and great log fire. The location was brilliant we got the snow shuttle everyday to ski park. Would reccomend to anyone.

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ArawaLodge, Owner at Arawa Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - it is fantastic you enjoyed your stay with everyone at Arawa Lodge. It was lovely to meet you both and we hope your travels around NZ have exceeded your expectations. Haere Ra xox

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Arawa Lodge has all the comforts of home for family and friends in the heart of Ohakune. Specializing in larger groups of up to 35+; though we have a variety of accommodation available from singles – couples – families. Arawa Lodge is cosy, warm and inviting within an easy walk to cafes, shops and nightlife or we can organise your shuttle for any of your many adventure choices in the region. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arawa Lodge

Address: 43 Arawa Street, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Ohakune
Number of rooms: 8
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“Rooms away from the kitchen are quieter. Rooms on the side facing the mountain or the street side have a garden to look out to.”
 of 5 bubbles DanielMauckland, Jan 5, 2016 | Read review
“We like the en-suites because of the little ones”
 of 5 bubbles trexNZ, Oct 1, 2015 | Read review
“Next to the toilet”
 of 5 bubbles 571kc571, Jul 28, 2013 | Read review
“All the rooms are warm with all basic needs for a holiday, you should be up the mountain anyway.”
 of 5 bubbles TraceyMoana, Sep 10, 2012 | Read review
“All rooms are great”
 of 5 bubbles emwilson1, Aug 7, 2012 | Read review
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