Had a Grab One deal - two bedrooms up to 4 people (aimed at families no doubt) including lift pass for two adults/two children.
Plateau Lodge is a great place - it is a BBH Hostel - yes but one would not know from the outside. It is only a mere 20 or so meters from the main highway and about 200 m from the turn off to Whakapapa (Ski and Hiking area) - takes about 15 minutes to get there. So Location is very, very handy - also if one wants to go to the other ski area Turoa - Ohakune is not far either.
Rooms - we stayed in a very spacious two bedroom private unit - one bedroom with a double bed and the other with a double and two singles - two fold down couches in the living room also - that means potentially one could sleep 8 people - tough very crowded then and not enough seats for eating - so perhaps leave it at 4-6:-)
Well appointed kitchen with full oven, fridge and microwave - though no toaster (but I am sure we could have asked for one). Bathroom very clean but small and the shower as nice as it is to have a full shower - in times of water shortage as right now a flow reduced one would most likely be better - but who am I to judge.
The table was a bit small but again - no big deal we had breakfast with 4 on it - but left most of the ingredients on the bench - buffet style..
The staff are exceptionally friendly and the whole place oozes comfort. They do have a hot tub to - good in winter for your skiers.
The only thing I would have liked was some "normal" curtains - as the walkway to the other units goes past the only door/window where light comes in and so just walking around in your underwear is not a good idea - and drawing the "full" curtains during the day makes the room very dark - and a waste of a nice day to.
Overall - very happy there and highly recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a family run lodge with a variety of accommodation and transport to the Tongariro National Park. Private double rooms (with or without a bathroom) Fully self contained two bedroom apartments Camper van sites with power and free use of facilities on site Tongariro Alpine Crossing Shuttle Return Shuttle: Cost is $40pp 6am-7am-8am-9am-& 10.30am departures returning all afternoon from 1.30pm to 6pm One way: Leave your car at Ketatahi and we will transport you to the start $30pp ... more less
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