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Lake Ruataniwha Holiday Park & Motels

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in a cabin which had a double bunk bed with a single at the top. There was also a small area for hanging up clothes and a storage area. The heater was a blessing on a very cold night. The shower and toilet facilities were great. The kitchen, dining with TV area was of a high standard, also... More 

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Tony R, Manager at Lake Ruataniwha Holiday Park & Motels, responded to this review

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Timaru, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We had a great unit, warm, roomy and very clean with excellent facilities and a view of the lake. Very comfortable bed, and excellent hosts who care. Thankyou. We will be back. Always a great area to visit summer or winter. Wend-Ed

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The room had the biggest and best bed we have encountered anywhere on our travels beautiful view on the lake and mountains and very well appointed, very clean and well worth a stay for a few days or more. Handy also to go to Mt.Cook and Lake Tekapo. The restaurants in Twizel are average but you can prepare your own... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

I had just one night here in a cabin. As others point out, they are basic, but represent excellent value for the price. Check-in was very friendly and helpful and I had a cabin in a quiet spot at the back only a few hundred metres to the toilet block. Cabin was certainly old and a bit dingy but had... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

Nearing the end of two week tour of South Island in a motor home. The lake is beautiful and a very short walk from the site. Unhappily this the worst camp site we have experienced. Shower room for men dirty, wet floor and messy wash basins/ benches. Rubbish bin very smelly and full of flies. Whole site a bit like... More 

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Tony R, Manager at Lake Ruataniwha Holiday Park & Motels, responded to this review

Hi On the evening you stayed with us there were 179 other guests using the facilities. As the camp is next to a lake, we do get insects that come inside when the lights have been left on. Thank you for pointing out about our rubbish skips. We have had a couple of weeks of in excess of 30 degree... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

We have been camping at Lake Ruataniwha for the past 6 years and found it excellent every time. Tony and his staff are outstanding and the facilities first rate. In reply to "HungryKiwiBro" comment we were in the camp site opposite and watched first hand what happened. He failed to mention that he only paid for a non powered site... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

Very friendly happy staff. Amazing huge sites creating a great outdoor atmosphere and night time skies. Amenities are thoroughly cleaned and newly tiled floors are great. Hot showers are great. Nice family feeling holiday park where the children can play freely. Well stocked shop with lollies for the kids. Kids rides on Thomas, bouncy castles, swim in lake (50m away)... More 

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Christchurch
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

Went there for a long weekend after booking 2 weeks in advance for our requested spot to get there and our booking hadn't been put into the "Book", so we were put in the worst spot next to stinky rubbish bins and constant vehicle traffic late at night and early morning. Now this time after booking 1 week in advance... More 

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Tony R, Manager at Lake Ruataniwha Holiday Park & Motels, responded to this review

These people were parked in a power site after booking in for non power. When asked very politely to move to the correct area they became extremely abusive and were evicted from the park. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

We have never been to a camping ground before but we were pleasantly surprised. We had a tourist cabin which was extremely well equipped and had everything we needed. I did read some reviews and to be honest, i think people expect too much for very little. Not every tent or cabin has a lake view, most of the camp... More 

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Layer de la Haye, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 428 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

It's a huge site about 4km from Twizel, lots of kiwi holidaymakers, foreign tourists are in the minority here. The tent sites closest to the road are surprisingly quiet and with lots of trees there's shade to be had here. Laundry is $3 with lots of outdoor drying available. (no pegs). Internet is by IKS and costs $5 per 10gb... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Additional Information about Lake Ruataniwha Holiday Park & Motels

Address: 53 Freda Du Faur Ave, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Twizel
Number of rooms: 8
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