We came from Auckland by train (Kiwi Scenic) which took about six hours. We arrived one hour late and we were pleasantly surprised that Cole (Colin), the owner of the lodge, came and picked us up here.
This was just the beginning of an amazing stay. Our executive room (a suite) in the lodge was very comfortable (very good mattress) and a well equipped kitchen. We cooked our Christmas dinner in the kitchen and ate in the garden. On boxing day, Cole and Jimmy prepared an excellent BBQ. They organized everything to keep us busy and they were always happy to help us.
New Zealand is the 61st country that I have visited, and if Cole and Jimmy's hospitality is representative of the country, this would make New Zealand first on my list.
Thank you for being such perfect hosts - we will highly recommend this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tongariro Crossing Lodge is the only place of its kind in National Park Village. Our family-owned and operated boutique lodge caters for travellers seeking personal attention in a welcoming and laid-back atmosphere. We offer spacious and comfortable rooms with a distinctive historic character where you can relax and recharge after a hard day’s trekking, biking, skiing or travelling. In the warmer months, our landscaped grounds and patio garden, with mountain views, provide an oasis of calm and seclusion for weary adventurers. As travellers ourselves we know what it’s like exploring a new country or dashing down to the mountains for a weekend. We strive to offer a place where guests can feel rested, at home and taken care of from the moment they arrive. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tongariro Crossing Hotel National Park Village