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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“earliest shuttle”(18 reviews)
“bedroom chalet”(12 reviews)
“shuttle service”(24 reviews)
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Free Parking
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Pets Allowed
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
3 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

We stayed in a chateau for one night because we wanted to hike the Tongariro Crossing. The chateau was spacious, clean and modern which was just what we wanted. We had dinner in the restaurant at the Lodge and it was delicious. Because of potentially...More

Thank skiqueenbee
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We didn't have any reservation and were very lucky to get a campsite (for 3) and tickets for the shuttle to the Tongariro Crossing the next day. Everything was clean (place to cook inside, opportunities to sit warm inside, warm shower, clean toilets). The very...More

Thank JuliTschakro
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We decided to stay here because of it's proximity and bus service to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing -- we really enjoyed our stay here. Pros: - Very close to the Crossing start. Early bus gets you there by ~6am. - Lots of different options for...More

Thank FeloniosMonk
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Stayed in Discovery Lodge for 3 days with a comfort and beautiful view. Room is very clean and food is amazing. Shuttle bus service are very handy to visit tourist spot. Thanks to Callum and Miekelien for being a great host.

Thank Lhorayne O
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This is probably the best location if you plan to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing beside the Whakapapa Village which can get very busy. I stayed here solo in the tent, they also have cabins but my review will focus on the camping experience. Tent...More

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Shuttle Bus Service
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
Room amenities
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$14 - US$240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Price range
US$14 - US$240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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nuyuix
1 June 2017|
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Response from smw45 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to be so late replying and not able to answer I'm afraid as we had a car The lodge staff are v helpful so suggest you contact them
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Samantha B
9 April 2016|
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Response from BucksJane | Reviewed this property |
I would email them. The staff are really helpful. Find the email address on website. They won't take you on transport unless the weather is ok and they deem it safe to walk. Plus they check you have the correct clothing... More
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986leel
18 July 2015|
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Response from CallumHarland | Property representative |
Thanks for making contact with us. Each Chalet has a private separate bathroom. They also have a kitchenette. If you have any other questions we are very happy to help. Kindest regards, Callum
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"Camping sites aren't great just average"
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"There are options from tents to chalets - all good value. You get full use of the facilities whatever you pay."
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"Can only comment on tent site: choose a spot near the edge with a slight angle, otherwise when it rains you..."
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"Pay the extra money for a chalet. They are by themselves at the front of the property with the best views."
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