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Tongariro Lodge
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Turangi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed two nights in the Tongariro Lodge as we were planning to do the 20km Tongario crossing. The lodge set up our transport to and from which worked very efficiently (thanks Brandon) and the hike was very beautiful. The accommodations are small clean villas close to the water. I would really recommend this place if you are keen on fishing as most of the people staying were going fly fishing on the river. This is not a budget hotel by any means as we were very surprise that our breakfast of one order of eggs and one order of French toast was 55 New Zealand Dollars. Having said that the dinner was very good (expensive) but I have heard the chef is leaving. I would recommend going to dinner at Lakeline about 15 minutes away which was also super and a bit cheaper.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Shelley W, Owner at Tongariro Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2014

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Tongariro Lodge including the grounds, surroundings, accommodation and dining.

Please note our fixed breakfast cost includes fresh fruits and juices, your choice of cereals, toast and preserves, tea and coffee along with your choice of a cooked breakfast.

We are pleased you enjoyed your dining experience. Tongariro Lodge has received great praise for the fine dining experience and food the lodge offers, consistently now for over 30 years and rest assured management will ensure this high standard will continue with any staff changes that may occur in the future. We are excited about the appointment of our new executive chef who has been working for us and preparing great meals for our guests for some time now.

Thank you,
Tony H.
Owner

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Reviewed February 17, 2014

We checked into the Tongariro Lodge and were please with our room. After a long journey we were too tired to look for a nearby restaurant so we decided to eat at the lodge. To our surprise it was one of the best meals we had in New Zealand...an award winner with both food and service. Too bad we are not fishermen as the décor and feel of the place is very rustic and homey. If you are a high-end fisherman who enjoys top of the line wine and food, this place is for you!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

We stayed in a 2 bed villa for 4 nights during our travels in New Zealand on varying budgets - this was our high end of the budget treat at the end of our trip and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. We were very pleased with the look and feel of the lodge overall, and our villa (no 4) - it was clean, modern, very spacious open plan living area and great out door decking area which we used for bbq's when we weren't eating in the restaurant. Kitchen was very well equipped and the villa was cleaned daily. Food in the restaurant was very good - really enjoyed the steak and the chef even cooked up our freshly caught trout for us.

The staff really did make the stay for us, as they were friendly, helpful and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble - we wanted to bbq, a gas canister arrived within minutes. Need to go into town but your partner has taken the car? No problem, a lift was arranged - and a pick up! We also booked white water rafting through the Lodge and would highly recommend the white water rafting for a family day out, great way to spend an afternoon.
I would highly recommend staying here for relaxation, fishing or other activities, great food and service from the staff.

Room Tip: Villa 4 was closest to the lodge but was very quiet and undisturbed sleep. Rooms were clean and in...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

We could not rate this place highly enough!!
This was the choice for our wedding. We reveiwed Tongariro lodge on the net. Then made contact direct via email. From the onset Shelley made the expererience perfect. Nothing was ever a hassle. Once arrived our whole family and friends were treated with respect, friendliness and care.
As the wedding couple and the most important day of our lives it was a dream come true.
To all the staff there but especially Shelley, Andrew and Tania.
We will be back. As the memories you gave us will last foreverand a nice freindships made.
Thankyou.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank PeterH1972
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

Agree with other comments re tv, rooms etc. The world chalet is used very loosely but they have good views. Not being there for fishing did not see establishment in it's true form. However friendly staff and wonderful food.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Had heard a lot about the lodge, lovely spot and if you are into fishing the perfect place. It is a bit far out if you are planning on touristy stuff at Taupo. For the price the cabin we stayed in was disappointing, very surprised that there was no fridge and room and bathroom needed a serious update and make over.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Binny111
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

We wanted a quite 'seek away' before Christmas and we certainly found exactly what we were looking for. Great fishing right on hand, fabulous bush walks, a lovely lunch at a winery literally up the road and stunning weather. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. Other guests were from overseas and interested in the great fly fishing that the Tongariro river has to offer. We were away two nights - felt as though we had been away a week!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Tongariro Lodge

Address: 83 Grace Road, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Turangi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Turangi
Price Range: $133 - $396 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tongariro Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tongariro Lodge offers a unique fishing lodge atmosphere with an international reputation for providing guests with intimate friendly service, the best of food and wine and private exclusive accommodation. There is a secluded spa and all weather tennis court on park like grounds. The Lodge specialises in providing personally guided trout fishing or outdoor experiences with resident guides.Tongariro is the ideal holiday destination for trout fishermen, outdoor enthusiasts and family adventure. ... more   less 
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