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Chateau Tongariro Hotel

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is well preserved and was built, I believe, in the 1920's. If you like historical hotels, you'll like this one. Staff was friendly and efficient. Walking trails are nearby, as well as the ski lifts, which runs in the summer with wonderful views from above.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We travelled as a large group and were very well looked after. The rooms were good, single beds a little narrow but very comfy. The food was not great at the main restaurant, certainly not worth the price. Swordfish was very dry and small portions, especially after completing the crossing. Check your bill too, although ours was fine, some people...

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are only two hotels to choose from in the Whakapapa Village of Tongariro National Park. The Chateau Tongariro was built in 1929 in the style of grant hotels and provides a diverse array of room choices and dining options. Our Room (#902) was spacious and offered nice views of the mountains. The décor of the hotel is dated and...

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Northcote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great venue and top marks for the renovation. Last time there it was a train wreck. There has always been a special place in my heart for embibing in the Tongariro room with the ever changing Vista. Whether with a beer back in the 70's dressed in climbing or tramping gear (minus boots) or a family no ski day when...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped in for a coffee and dessert in the afternoon. The "Chocolate on Chocolate" dessert of the Day was advertised as Tiramisu, which should have been our first clue as Tiramisu doesn't have any chocolate in it. What I was served was a store bought chocolate Swiss roll served with a bit of mediocre vanilla ice cream.

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Boston
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're going to Tongariro this is the place to stay. Yes, it's faded, a little run down and tired and the staff sometimes seem to need more training, . . .but what an awesome location! The hotel has a charm that you just can't match in a modern chain. It reminded us of the great hotels in New England...

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Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Rather than repeat the many varying comments made by others I will just give our experiences. Given the location the room pricing was excellent for our 2 night stay - this is not a 5 star hotel where you pay $500/night plus - at half that price including a good breakfast it was excellent value. The building looked magnificent with...

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Москва
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have traveled to dozens of countries and visited hundreds of hotels around the world. But this hotel I love the most! The hotel is situated in a secluded location away from the hustle and bustle of the city among volcanoes. It has a solemn and friendly atmosphere. Everything is beautiful, tasty, comfortable, soundly and efficiently. Here you want to...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location and setting is beautiful. Is the inside a bit faded? - sure but its still grand and the view is amazing. We took our kids and the large family room was a great size - big enough for us all to sleep in one room but not be on top of each other. The downstairs 'bar/lounge' let us...

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Blue Mountains, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us had the high tea at this hotel. The decor was most impressive and the room provided a relaxing place with lovely views. The high tea provided was a mixed selection all of which we thoroughly enjoyed. The service was efficient and we felt good value for money.

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Amenities

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf course
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Chateau Tongariro Hotel

Address: State Highway 48, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand (Formerly Bayview Chateau Tongariro)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Tongariro National Park > Whakapapa
Price Range: $112 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Chateau Tongariro Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 106
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Also Known As:
Bayview Chateau Tongariro Hotel Tongariro National Park
Bayview Chateau Tongariro National Park
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“Ask for a room with a view”
 of 5 bubbles royvocking, 1 week ago | Read review
“only had the one room but im sure the more expensive ones would have better views”
 of 5 bubbles , 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Hotel for the luxuary, cabins are however very comfortable and cheaper.”
 of 5 bubbles Willsy13, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Avoid room 312!”
 of 5 bubbles sapientpear, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for a room in the new wing.”
 of 5 bubbles richardsW2126VF, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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