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Howards Mountain Lodge
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“Tongariro Weekend”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

We went for the Tongariro Crossing walk and had a great 3 days. The room was warm, clean and tidy. The Lodge is good value for money and they organised the shuttle bus perfectly.
The kitchen facilities looked good but could be better advertised on the website.

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Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for two nights and took the Tongariro Crossing shuttle package that included a cut lunch and breakfasts. The room was clean and tidy as is the other facilities. The shuttle bus was right on time and the operators seemed to know their stuff. All around a well worth it package with excellent Salami and egg sandwiches thrown is as a bonus.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Auckland
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

Comfortable, warm, facilities absolutely fine. Good staff. Kitchen facilities excellent set up. Loved the spa! Stayed a couple of nights to walk the Tongariro Crossing. Went with Adrift - fantastic team, excellent guides and support. Definitely would use again and recommend. Good shop to be able to hire gear.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

Stayed 2 nights to do Tongariri Crossing all good clean tidy place friendly helpfull people
used shuttle bus service to do the crossing just great.
good continental breakfast will stay again when over that way

Thank you Grant and Staff

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 25, 2014

- Ok beds
- Friendly and knowledgeable staff
- Clean
- Good showers
- Medium quality breakfast for 10 dollar
- Enough space and equipement in the kitchen
- Stayed a couple of nights to do the Tongariro Crossing
- Shuttle bus to Crossing leaves at the hostel!
- I will be here again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Wellington
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Reviewed April 25, 2014

Despite not staying at the lodge they were very accommodating with information and transfer for our Tongariro crossing experience. I would highly recommend them if you are considering staying at National park for the Tongariro crossing. Helpful and informative web site and phone booking was very effective.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

We have 6 ppl stay in the suite for Tongariro crossing, large and clean room with huge bathroom. Love the big kitchen. Shower is a bit problem for 6, no hot water aft 3 showers. Hope the hot water sylinder can be improved. Good value, recommended for crossing and ski.

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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 #4 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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