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“Convenient stay for Whakapapa Ski Field” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Howards Mountain Lodge

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Howards Mountain Lodge
Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
“Convenient stay for Whakapapa Ski Field”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

Family groups of us came down from Hamilton. Easy to get to ski field, hiring gear here is cheaper than on the mountain! The staff we dealt with were super friendly and nice and knew what they were talking about when fitting gear. Rooms were adequate and warm. Only negative thing I can say is that there weren't quite enough toilets/showers and that they are uni-sex (some other guests failed to shut the door while in use!). I would stay here again though.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Just did the Alpine Crossing 2 days after the doomsday. Nice lodge, convenient location from the intercity bus station (2 mins walk). Cosy and clean rooms and bathrooms. Took a standard package including 2 nights of accomodation, 2 days of breakfast and packed lunch during Alpine crossing. Really hassle free as there's shuttle to transport you to and from the crossing. Very helpful staff and up to date regarding the crossing's weather and helped you to book a restaurant The Lounge is really cool and can imagine it will be a lovely place to relax after skiing (I went there in summer).

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank maggay
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Köln
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

well located, very good package offer for the crossing, clean little rooms, showers and toilets, very helpful staff at reception, cute and cozy sitting room. Didn't use the spa, although it is for free. Take two days and get the transport included in package, very easy for those without car.

Room Tip: doubles and twin on first floor small but nice, 3 and 4 bed dorms on ground floor a little small
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Nice facilities, friendly staff, good location for the mountain etc, plenty of restaurants nearby, good comfortable clean rooms. Would highly recommend for skiing, walking etc, nice cat too............................................................................................................................

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Napier, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

Nice staff, very friendly and helpfull. Room was good. Very good facilities for washing clothes and drying all your wet things like boots, coats and bags. Great lunchpackage for the tongarirocrossing, and you can book transport to the start of the crossing. Everything you need in one place.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Josephine V
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

I stayed at Howard's Lodge for two nights in mid-December. The staff were extremely helpful, arranging transport to and from the Tongariro Crossing and even providing packed lunches. We were made to feel very much at home during our stay. I will definitely choose Howard's Lodge again if I return to that part of the world.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Tom M
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Boechout, Antwerpen, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012

Very good place to stay if you want to relax a bit. The dorms are very nice and clean, good kitchen and nice big relaxing TV room (with pool table). Staf is really friendly to help and internet works good. It's worth going a bit further in town to go to this place!!

Room Tip: The dorms in at these times where really quiet.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Bjorn J
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Property: Howards Mountain Lodge
Address: 43-45 Carroll Street, National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > National Park Village
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Specialty Lodging in National Park Village
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howards Mountain Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the secrets of the volcanic plateau. Walk the legendary Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Bike the popular 42 Traverse track. Canoe the wilderness of the Whanganui River. Ski the slopes of Mt Ruapehu. Howard's Lodge is the ultimate start for all outdoor adventure in Tongariro National Park, Ruapehu Skifields and Whanganui National Park. The lodge offers a broad variety of accommodation ranging from budget rooms to en-suite rooms. Daily transport to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and the 42 Traverse Mountain bike track, Rental of ski equipment, tramping boots and walking poles and mountain bikes. Enjoy a fantastic summer experience or an exhilarating winter getaway; we have just what you need. ... more   less 
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