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“Great place to base a visit to National Park.”
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Plateau Lodge
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Ticks all the boxes for a clean no frills, clean, convenient, and well priced place to stay in this great location. Owners/staff were very friendly and helpfull. I was just there one night but others I spoke too stayed several days in order to do Tongariro Crossing as transport for this was available from the lodge.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled solo
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tongariropark, Owner at Plateau Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2017

Excellent news. Our Lodge room are nice and simple for a quick getaway. Our services are daily transport to the Tongariro Crossing and Whakapapa Village.

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

we stayed in a 2 BR apartment for 3 nights here.It is well worth paying the extra instead of a backpackers for this oldie.

Owner very helpful/knowledgable,room has good heating and a gas stove and burners and dishwasher,fridge,tv

Sleep good quality and reasonably quiet if no kids running along the verandah.

I think free wifi would be nice(it is $5/day,good quality) and i think its safe to leave a rental car at the end of the trek-there are hundreds doing it daily,in summer.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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tongariropark, Owner at Plateau Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2017

Our two bedrooms are nice and comfy for families and couples travelling or just escaping. The Track and leaving cars at the start end points is safe. Just not over night.
However the amount of hikers and car spots exceeds the trampers. There is not enough car parks for 100's of cars. Cars are parking on the vegetation which is inside the National Park. Plus it blocks all the incoming bus and small hikers use.
THanks

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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Staff that we encountered were friendly and helpful, especially Pete, the shuttle driver, who was lovely. Location was convenient for Tarangiro Day- Hike as well as all the other hikes in the area.
The hot tub, much anticipated after a 19km hike, has not been and was not working.
There is nowhere to sit outside that is not in the blazing sun.
Umbrellas or some kind of refuge from the heat is necessary.
Our room had no privacy as people would walk by to the smoking area next to our room.
If we closed the heavy curtains, the room was dark and dreary, especially as all the furniture is black.
The room had a fabulous shower which helped, after our hike, in the absence of the hot tub.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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tongariropark, Owner at Plateau Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

Thank you for your feedback. Its always good top hear new thoughts and ideas. Yes our tub is not working but we have a bigger and better one being built as we speak. Hopefully another 7 days away.

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Reviewed 30 January 2017

After an unfortunate incident that left us without a shuttle to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing on the morning of our hike, my wife and I were lucky enough to meet Zeus at the Plateau Lodge. He was kind enough to shuttle us to the hike at 8AM. He was extremely knowledgable and personable and it was a pleasure to meet him.
After the hike, the shuttle going back to the lodge was on-time, efficient and clean with a nice driver.
We also noticed how clean and well-maintained the facilities are at the Lodge. It really seems like a terrific place to stay in both summer and winter. Would definitely love to stay here on an inevitable trip back to NZ.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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tongariropark, Owner at Plateau Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

Many thanks for your kind comments we do try and make all visitors experience an enjoyable break.

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Reviewed 23 January 2017

We had a great stay here. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Our bed was very comfy and we got a great packed lunch for our walk.
We will definitely stay here again and bring our friends along too!

Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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tongariropark, Owner at Plateau Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2017

Its a fantastic backyard when the weather is grand, Im so glad you had a wonderful time.

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Address: 17 Carroll Street | National Park Play Centre, National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > National Park Village
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Speciality Lodging in National Park Village
Price Range: $56 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Plateau Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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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