During a very difficult trip, this place was truly a peaceful haven, better than anything we could have hoped for. Clean, warm, quiet, and so welcoming. The full kitchen, laundry, bbq area and deep private spa pool were godsends, and we were very fond of Donna's caring and conscious focus as a caretaker for the wellbeing of humans, wildlife, and the environment of this unique place by the crater's heart. The additional night we needed due to a breakdown was no problem - nothing was too much trouble. We'll be back.
We stayed here for 2 nights with the sole purpose of walking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and this is a good base. We actually stayed here Dec 2019. The owner was friendly although she kept trying to put us off walking the trail even though we said we were experienced. The rooms are small and basic but cosy. What was nice was getting in the hot tub spa after we'd completed the trek, although the room where it is is not very nice.
Couldn’t have found a better place to stay. We were welcomed and made to feel very comfortable. Host was more than happy to answer questions and give directions. Room was scrupulously clean as was the bathroom. Water pressure in the shower was very low, but that would only be a slight negative in our stay. Easy walk into town centre.
Fabulous place for families. Beds were comfortable, the room was very clean and warm. Plenty of room for everyone and the full kitchen was a bonus. Kids loved the trampoline. Beautiful parklike grounds, very close to town. Thanks for being pet-friendly too.
Just stayed for a one night stopover. Clean especially the bathroom. No mould in the shower grout maybe recently redone. But note water pressure not good enough to wash your long hair ladies. There is some noise from the highway but didn't disturb our sleep. Think of it as being close to the beach with the noise of the waves! Bed typical style comfy but a slight feeling you might slip out. Wouldn't want to stay for more than one night. Host Donna a bit eccentric but overall very nice lady.