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Snowy Waters - The Old Nurses Home
Ranked #1 of 3 Raetihi B&B and Inns
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Reviewed December 7, 2011

I stayed a couple of weeks there and it was perfect. Calm and stress free. Perfect distance to Mount Ruhapeu and the ski field. Shoutout to Carol, best hostess on the North Island! The garden was always in a really good shape, and they got a pet goat! So cute!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 2, 2011

The lodge is in the small country town of Raetihi, which is only 15min from Ohakune, but a million miles from the party-hard drunken teenagers of some of the Ohakune hostels. I first stayed here when I needed a place last minute for a weekend snowboarding, and have been back several times. The staff are always helpful and personable, and the facilities are good. It also has a spa, which is always a big attraction after a hard day on the slopes! Good clean facilities, warm, well equipped kitchen and plenty of hot water.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 28, 2011

Arrived without a booking and no idea what the place was like. Met Sandy and asked if she had a bed for the night. and how much. "You had better see it first" she said. When I viewed it I said I would take it and only $30 a night. Lovely room with beautiful view of Mt Ruapehu in the morning. Great kitchen, bathroom fine and outdoor area lovely.
Quiet and peaceful. Had great evening in town where I went for a meal.
Would definitely recommend this as a great place to stay in Raetihi.
Great in Summer and equally great in Winter. Lots of outdoor activities.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 26, 2010

Spent 3 weeks here and had an amazing stay. Such a beautiful relaxing place - awesome facilities including spa, large flatscreen gv, barbie, foosball/pool - also Sandy and all the staff were extremely welcoming and did all they could to make the place like a second home. Would definitely stay here again, 10/10!

  • Stayed: October 2010
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Reviewed November 20, 2016
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  • Stayed: November 2016, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Snowy Waters - The Old Nurses Home

Address: 58 Ward Street, Raetihi 4632, New Zealand (Formerly Snowy Waters Lodge)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Raetihi
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Raetihi
Price Range: $59 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Snowy Waters - The Old Nurses Home 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated within 5 acres of park-like grounds, Snowy Waters was once a Nurses Home for staff of the former Waimarino Hospital. We are owned and operated by kiwi's who are passionate about the outdoors. Our property is private and peaceful yet within easy walking distance of shops and cafes. Retiring is a historic timber town situated between two National Parks; Tongariro and Whanganui. We are constantly upgrading and improving our 75 year old character building but our landscaped grounds and unmatched views are complimented by friendly, helpful staff and clean facilities. Our main guest lounge is a wonderful, tranquil space which opens onto an extensive outdoor entertainment area with BBQ's, an outdoor fireplace and a wood-fired pizza oven. Self-catering facilities are available in our open-plan, rustic themed kitchen. In winter cosy fireplaces are lit prior to your arrival while European style central heating warms your room. Both guest lounges feature a 50" TV (with Sports channels). Outside we have a playground, an outdoor spa pool surrounded by rocks and Palm trees with views of Mt Ruapehu, a pet goat and the Snowy Train. In summer transport departs daily for the Tongariro Crossing. Other nearby activities include: Skiing and snowboarding Mt Ruapehu, Walking the Tongariro Northern Circuit, Jet boating or canoeing to the Bridge to Nowhere, Mountain biking on the Mountains to Sea cycle trail, golf, bird watching and trout fishing. ... more   less 
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