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Skotel Alpine Resort

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1 Ngauruhoe Place, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 16/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 16/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Skotel Alpine Resort is 100% owned and operated and New Zealand’s highest hotel, located in the heart of the North Island within the Tongariro National Park. It is conveniently located in Whakapapa Village at the foot of Mount Ruapehu, within 500 meters of Tongariro National Park Whakapapa Visitor Centre. Hiking trails start directly at the hotel and the Sky Waka as well as the Mount Ruapehu ski field (Jun-Oct.) are a 6km drive up the mountain. The hotel offers guests a variety of room types, from Backpacker rooms to View rooms of the Tongariro National Park and the volcanic mountain peaks of Ngauruhoe, Tongariro and Ruapehu. The hotel is the ideal base for exploring the UNESCO world heritage park – and the many hiking and biking trails in the area. We also offer lunch packages so you won’t get hungry on your adventures. From the hotel you can walk to Taranaki Falls, Tama Lakes and Silika Rapids and for those up for a day trail walk, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Shuttles for the crossing can be booked upon arrival and leave from our doorstep. After an exciting day hiking, biking, skiing (Jun-Oct) or sight-seeing guests can enjoy a refreshing sauna, a relaxing spa, or unwind over a drink or a meal at the Skotel Restaurant and Bar. At the Skotel our friendly, experienced staff have all the information to enable you to design your own adventure. Find out more about Tongariro Northern Circuit, Tongariro Alpine Crossing and more hiking options – click here. You can also book a wide range of New Zealand tours and attractions via our tour booking partner. Skotel Alpine Resort offers Free WiFi to guests. Skotel Alpine Resort is a 3 hour drive from Hamilton Airport, 4.5 hours from the Auckland and Wellington Airports.
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Debbie B wrote a review Mar 2021
Matakana, New Zealand64 contributions12 helpful votes
Enjoyed our stay there, lovely staff, v happy to help, good atmosphere, basic rooms, a bit tired but clean abd comfy, no complaints! Recommended - good value. Ate in restaurant and the Salmon salad was delicious 👍
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 25 Mar 2021
The Salmon salad is my favourite too. Thank you for your kind words & we are delighted that you had a great stay & a fun weekend here at Skotel.
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Shelley M wrote a review Mar 2021
Albany, New Zealand389 contributions81 helpful votes
We stayed as a group in a cabin with a kitchen. It meant we could sort out our own breakfast which was good. The staff were really friendly and we ate 2 nights in the restaurant, both were really good, large portions and great selection of food. Great views of mountains and a great location. Well priced, we would stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Responded 14 Mar 2021
Thank you Shelley, we are delighted your group enjoyed their stay and look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you for your kind words, they are most appreciated by all of us here at Skotel.
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JaneRobertsNZ wrote a review Feb 2021
Papamoa, New Zealand51 contributions24 helpful votes
This clean, friendly, relaxed, well situated place provided us with perfect accomodation for a one night stay so we could do the Tama Lakes walk. Restaurant and bar on site are great too. We'll definitely be back!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Responded 22 Feb 2021
Thank you Jane, your very kind words and great rating are most appreciated by all of us here at Skotel & we look forward to welcoming you back.
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sandy d wrote a review Feb 2021
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand13 contributions
Stayed for two nights. The room was good for the solo traveller, as i don't mind shared kitchen and bathroom. I stayed in the backpakcers area. The view from the lounge was great not that i saw alot cause of low cloud.The resturant was good for the buffet breakfast and the dinner. The staff were interested in what was going to do. In that climte always pays to let someone know what you are up. Good to see that theyy took the car rego.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Responded 22 Feb 2021
Thank you Sandy for choosing to stay with us at Skotel & do the Tama Lakes. Your kind words are most appreciated by all of us here.
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helenjeanb wrote a review Nov 2020
41 contributions10 helpful votes
Stayed in an ensuite backpacker room. great shower! Had all the basics for what I needed . As a solo traveler the room suited my needs for a weekend of hiking. Great restaurant and bar. Staff very friendly happy to assist.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 22 Feb 2021
Thank you Helen for your kind words & great rating of us, it is most appreciated by all of us here at Skotel.
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PRICE RANGE
USD 40 - USD 118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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skotel alpine hotel whakapapa village, holiday inn tongariro national park
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionTongariro National ParkWhakapapa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
50
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Frequently Asked Questions about Skotel Alpine Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Skotel Alpine Resort?
Nearby attractions include Tongariro Alpine Crossing (6.9 km), Taranaki Falls (0.1 km), and Tawhai Falls (3.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Skotel Alpine Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Skotel Alpine Resort?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Skotel Alpine Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Skotel Alpine Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Skotel Alpine Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ruapehu Restaurant, Ruapehu Lounge Bar, and The Pinnacles Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Skotel Alpine Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Skotel Alpine Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Whakapapa.
Are any cleaning services offered at Skotel Alpine Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Skotel Alpine Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Te Porere Redoubt (6.8 km).
Does Skotel Alpine Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.