By booking at the "Chateau" we were expecting an nice experience. Our ridiculously priced room was way off in a back extension with a view of the roof. The restaurant would not accept us dressed with sandals - we are at a hiking and skiing location(!) Our rooms were with breakfast included and it was absolutely disgusting. Bacon and scrambled eggs style - nothing healthy. Hard bread, without any wheat or grains and the only cheese I could find was the processed kind. I actually felt like I was eating in some diner in the united states.
I visited the pool and sauna. I last a couple minutes in the pool and felt the roof was closing in - I think the area may have been a former dungeon.
While we were told that they were the only place to make sandwiches to bring along for a hike, we chose to try out the cafe across the road in the morning. Decent choices and not overpriced.
The local pub down the street was the best place to be. The managers and staff were the most friendly and very efficient AND the food was actually GOOD.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Agoda, Travelocity, Hotwire, Cheap Tickets, Cancelon, getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Chateau Tongariro Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Bayview Chateau Tongariro Hotel Tongariro National Park
- Bayview Chateau Tongariro National Park