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Sportsmans Lodge

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Malibu, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We LOVED staying here partially because all of the other people we met here here were so interesting! The kitchen was spotless, and we loved getting to know the other travelers over our meals. There's also a common room with comfy couches and a pool table. The owners are friendly and helpful. The rooms are small and dated, but they...

Thank Maia Z
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

This Lodge was in good location! 10-15 minute walk to closest restaurant. The room was fine, bathroom was small and slightly tight but fine for 1 night. Walls were quite thin so you could hear people talking in the next room and outside. But after 9:30 it was quiet.

Thank Megan W
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This was The best place we have stayed in on New Zeeland. So nice, clean and perfekt. Whish we could stay longer. Nice Walkes around and a goodwill place for fishing. A very good planned Kitchen. Every room has its own place in kitchen. The owner are så nice and helpful. Love the place.

Thank Bobroragoge
Fresno, California
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Family owned lodge, each room had comfortable bed, nice shower, towels, toliet and free WIFI which on New Zealand is a PLUS. They had a common area with TV, Pool table and reading. A community kitchen is provide with 4 to 5 stoves to be used by guest, 3 refridgerators and full dishes to use. Only complaint is the amount...

Thank G-Whz
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Very clean and tidy, helpful hosts, nice position with lots of lovely walks by the river. Nice large guests communal kitchen which was very well equipped and a good size sitting room. Only slight downside the bedroom and bathroom were a little small, but for one night it was ok.

Thank Lesley B
the world
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the cottage for new years eve and day and loved our stay. The cottage is beautifully clean...everything looks new! It is nice and quiet and private. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful. We will stay here again

Thank nzgirlontour
Penzance, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We stayed for two nights at this lodge either side of completing the Tongariro crossing.The room and kitchen was spotless and Betty was really welcoming, friendly and helpful. She recommended we visit the Thermal Pool after our hike which really finished our day off on a high.

Thank Andy M
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We took the private lodge for a night, it was the perfect way to relax after a long day's driving! The price was reasonable and they have a beautiful dog. The owner was very helpful with directions and recommendations.

Thank Kebabacus
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Nice and tidy rooms. Shared kitchen was spotless and had own cupboards and dishes for every room. The owner was really friendly and made us feel most welcomed. She also shared some valuable hints about surroundings. We would definitely book again.

Thank Maiju P
Betty C, Owner at Sportsmans Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely comments. We're glad you liked the Lodge as much as we do. Come again soon!

Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here as taking the tongariro crossing again. This lodge is excellent and the best I've stayed in across NZ. Arrival was fantastic and friendly. The rooms are clean and comfortable and guest facility are everything you need for a lodge. We could even leave our luggage securely as we tackled the 6 hour tongariro crossing . Everything this lodge...

Thank Stockscl
Betty C, Owner at Sportsmans Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your awesome comments. We're glad you loved the Lodge as much as we do. Come again soon!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sportsmans Lodge is the hidden accommodation gem of the Central Plateau and Lake Taupo District. It has a unique, tranquil character of its own. Its relaxed, homely surrounds has special appeal for fly fishermen, walkers in the Central Plateau, weary travellers looking for a quiet night's sleep, and in the winter, skiers and snowboarders.The Lodge has nine quality, comfortable double/twin single rooms with own ensuites. Guests share a large self catering kitchen/dining room. The large shared lounge with open fire, TV and pool table is great for relaxing and sharing the day's stories with other guests. The lounge opens out to a sundeck that overlooks an amazing garden. For those looking for a private hideaway, our self contained cottage, separate to the Lodge, is perfect. The deck opens out on to a delightful, quiet part of the garden. Pure Bliss! FREE Wireless internet is available throughout the Lodge and its surroundings ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sportsmans Lodge

Address: 15 Taupahi Road, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Turangi
Price Range: $81 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sportsmans Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“All lodge rooms are off a shared balcony which also leads to a kitchen and lounge.Some have both a double and a single bed”
O9555IAandym, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Bridge Motel over the road is great for a meal”
CarolElizabeth, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The garden cottage wasn't much more and was very private and large.”
lauravQ5999NA, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The cottage”
aliboetk, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are upstairs. Our group travelling in open top cars and the parking was undercover which was appreciated in inclement weather.”
simpo1590, 1 Dec 2015 | Read review
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