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Skotel Alpine Resort

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Free Parking
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3.5 Star accommodation
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27 Jan.28 Jan.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is the highest hotel in New Zealand and is the ideal for walking or for admiring Tongariro National Park. We had an en suite room with a balcony which was well appointed. The balcony was great for enjoying a drink or two before dinner....More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank JamesBischoff
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a great time staying at Skotel, staff was very friendly and interested in our journeys, the room we stayed in was simple but fit for the purpose of the two nights. The food at breakfast and dinner was delicious. We spent a significant...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Response from Skotel, Owner at Skotel Alpine ResortResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we really appreciate it. We love it when people really enjoy this location & make the most of the fabulous hikes & views on offer here. We do hope that you come back to visit us again....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are not too many options around this area summer time so this is actually a great value for money. Rooms are not that big, but comfortable. Closest hiking track starts just under the hotel. Hotel has a spa, sauna (great after hiking the Alpine...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Sari L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a room for $90 for the night arriving to find a room with 3 bunk beds and absolutely no room to sort our belongings out and pack our tramping packs ready to walk the Tongariro Northern Circuit over 4 days. We asked to...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Sharyn N
Response from Skotel, Owner at Skotel Alpine ResortResponded 2 weeks ago

We are sorry that you felt that your choice of backpacker accomodation was too small for your requirements. We wish for our guests to be able to make informed decisions on their type of accomodation so offer room descriptions including room sizes on the web...More

Reviewed 29 November 2018

i had a cottage for 2 nights, and the view to ngauruhoe from terrace and inside is breathtaking, the stars above you, overwhelming, not much light around, the hikes you can start out of the lodge, breakfast was very good and the staff is helpful...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Maggie4659
Response from Samclarkson, Owner at Skotel Alpine ResortResponded 1 December 2018

We love our beautiful back yard too! We bought the hotel beginning of October and one of the first things I did was to remove the high power outdoor lighting to be replaced by subtle, solar powered, lights...precisely to minimise glare for us all to...More

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Skotel was established in the early 60s by a group of keen skiers who wanted the convenience of accommodation close to the ski-fields but more comfort than the ski lodges of that time. In 1986 it underwent More a major expansion with the addition of restaurant, bar and other facilities. The old part of the building became the backpacker’s wing. Skotel has maintained its friendly informal atmosphere and provides three star accommodation, restaurant, bar and shuttle services for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing (in summer) & the Ski Field (in winter) from the doorstep. Less
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Free Parking
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Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
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Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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USD 53 - USD 136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Skotel Alpine Hotel Whakapapa Village
Holiday Inn Tongariro National Park
New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Tongariro National Park > Whakapapa
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
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USD 53 - USD 136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Skotel Alpine Hotel Whakapapa Village
Holiday Inn Tongariro National Park
New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Tongariro National Park > Whakapapa
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Patty E
19 June 2016|
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Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
You can take the train from downtown Auckland and not have to worry about driving. The hotel will arrange a shuttle from the train station. Enjoy!
30 October 2015|
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Response from gina p | Reviewed this property |
Well I'm not sure about the bus going all the way to the skotel, I doubt that very much. It will more than likely drop you off at Whakapapa village as outlined in above answer. Best ask at the big store where bus will prob... More
24 June 2015|
Response from triggersg | Reviewed this property |
I stayed in one such room recently. It had a double plus a single - so the answer to your question is yes
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"Go elsewhere"
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"cottages are great!"
29 Nov. 2018
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"Backpacker rooms are basic, but comfortable for 1 night. The hotel rooms are very comfortable, though a bit..."
12 Nov. 2018
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"loved having a private room with balcony."
16 Sep. 2018
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