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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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the world
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Penzance, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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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.

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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...

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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!

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Although the room is small, the lodge has a huge dining area and utensils are neatly organized according to your room. The owner was very kind to offer us beanies when we headed down to Tongariro Apline Crossing. It is also within walking distance to some eateries.

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

Thanks for your lovely comments. Enjoy your travels

Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The place is in a good quiet position. The rooms are very tidy and very well maintained. The kitchen and common rooms are great with free pool and tv. In kitchen every room has private space for dedicated cutlery and dishes which is really great. The owners are supper nice and friendly.

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

Thank you for your awesome comments. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Come again soon!

Leeds
Reviewed 29 October 2016

I picked this lodge based on the reports on trip advisor and elsewhere. There is no doubt the self contained cottage is the best but the other motel rooms are small and functional and very cheap. We were perfectly comfortable and had full access to a shared kitchen and communal lounge where we actually got to talk to people! The...

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Thanks for your lovely comments. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us. Come again soon

Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights in the cottage, we just loved it! Very clean and cozy, accessorized kitchen and beautiful garden. The host was very friendly. Just 5 min walk from the Tongariro river and 20 min drive to the finish carpark of the Tongariro alpine crossing (a shuttle takes you to the starting point).

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Glad you loved your stay and got to see some of the magic beauty of the Turangi/Tongariro region. Come again soon!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • 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: $84 - $94 (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”
 of 5 bubbles O9555IAandym, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Bridge Motel over the road is great for a meal”
 of 5 bubbles CarolElizabeth, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The garden cottage wasn't much more and was very private and large.”
 of 5 bubbles lauravQ5999NA, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The cottage”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles simpo1590, 1 Dec 2015 | Read review
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