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Ngati Ruanui Stratford Mountain House Hotel
Ranked #2 of 8 Stratford B&B and Inns
Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“A lovely spot”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

This is a lovely retreat from the world. The staff are fabulous and helpful but certainly not intrusive. The refurbished property is spacious and modern but the fire gives it a warm ambience. We relaxed in the lounge then had a wonderful dinner in the restaurant overlooking the mountain. I'd highly recommend it as a special night or as a treat after hiking (the sauna was very welcome).

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

Huge bed, clean room, modern bathroom (the bath tub had a spa!) and fantastically located at the foot of Taranaki. We made the mistake of staying there the first night and then tramping and staying in huts. You really want to do it the other way around and keep the stay at the hotel as a treat in the end.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Helmond, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2013

We stayed for three nights in Mountain House on Mount Taranaki near Stratford. It is a beautiful hotel. The rooms are simple, but nice. The hotel has beautiful sitting areas. The service is great. Personnel is very friendly and helpful.
Breakfast and evening meals are gorgeous.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Royston, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2013

It's really difficult to find any fault at all with this wonderful hotel. Located a few miles from Stratford, the Mountain House occupies a remote and atmospheric spot on the side of Mt Taranaki, with lovely views and with access to a network of forest trails starting just a few yards from the hotel reception. A few minutes' drive further up the mountain and you reach "the plateau", which has glorious views of Mt Taranaki and the surrounding area.

We stayed for two nights in one of the outlying rooms near the edge of the property. Our room was comfortable and quiet, with a huge bed, tasteful furnishings and a beautiful bathroom with a spa bath. And the the food was excellent: even the breakfasts were beautifully cooked and superbly presented.

But perhaps the best thing about the Mountain House is the staff, who were attentive, kind and thoroughly charming.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Englefield Green, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2013

Great friendly hotel and very quiet. Very comfortable beds. Only gripe is being on a DBB package, the drinks at breakfast - orange juice and tea, were 'extras'!! and had to be paid for. Come on...OJ and tea are standard breakfast items all over the world. Would highly recommend and will stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2013

A wonderful peaceful setting with awesome views of the mountain. Excellent service and a great meal, followed by a clean and comfortable stay in the hotel. Highly recommended for couples who want to treat themselves to somewhere special.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Northampton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

Whilst on holiday in New Zealand our relations gave us a voucher for the Stratford Mountain hotel Restaurant. We made our way up to the hotel for lunch which is in a wonderful setting close to the base of the "Taranaki mountain" locals call it the NAKI. Although we did not have a booking the wonderful waitress found us a table, and looked after us just like a professional waitress would.
I had a dish from the Specials board, A truly wonderful Thai Beef curry, and my wife had Blue cod which we had at a previous place, and it was cooked to perfection. After our meal we sat in the lounge area for coffee.
I can only say the Management must be proud of their staff, and the meals they serve. Thank you.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ngati Ruanui Stratford Mountain House Hotel

Property: Ngati Ruanui Stratford Mountain House Hotel
Address: Pembroke Road | East Mt. Egmont/Taranaki, Stratford 4352, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > Stratford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Stratford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ngati Ruanui Stratford Mountain House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mountain House Hotel has nine beautifully decorated double rooms. All our guest rooms are new renovated and equipped with flat panel TV, complimentary Mini Bar, Telephone and FREE internet. In addition, all rooms feature a full private spa bath with overhead showers, hairdryer, and Guest Amenities. All guests can completely relax by using all the restaurant services including breakfast, Lunch, afternoon teas and Dinner.…You can’t find a better place on earth. ... more   less 
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