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Howards Mountain Lodge
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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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Barry M, General Manager at Howards Mountain Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2017

Thank you for your feedback - we apologize you did not receive a response to your review at the time.

This property is now under new ownership & management from Nov 2017 and we hope you come an stay again in the future and see all the improvements!

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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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Barry M, General Manager at Howards Mountain Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2017

Thank you for your feedback - we apologize you did not receive a response to your review at the time.

This property is now under new ownership & management from Nov 2017 and we hope you come an stay again in the future and see all the improvements!

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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
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank AaalexD
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Barry M, Front Office Manager at Howards Mountain Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2017

Thank you for your feedback - we apologize you did not receive a response to your review at the time.

This property is now under new ownership & management from Nov 2017 and we hope you come an stay again in the future and see all the improvements!

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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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Thank GoKiwee
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Barry M, General Manager at Howards Mountain Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2017

Thank you for your feedback - we apologize you did not receive a response to your review at the time.

This property is now under new ownership & management from Nov 2017 and we hope you come an stay again in the future and see all the improvements!

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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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Barry M, General Manager at Howards Mountain Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2017

Thank you for your feedback - we apologize you did not receive a response to your review at the time.

This property is now under new ownership & management from Nov 2017 and we hope you come an stay again in the future and see all the improvements!

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