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Balmoral, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I liked everything about this accomodation. Large rooms, comfortable beds, clean and well organized facilities. Everything has been finished to a good standard and you are guaranteed to have a good nights rest. There is a lovely warm and inviting lounge area with a big fire place. When we were upgraded to a private unit this was equally well done....

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AdventureLodge, Owner at Adventure Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

Thanks so much we are very happy you had a great stay - we do try to make everyone feel at home here! We were happy to upgrade you as you bought a freedom package!

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

If you are looking for a clean and efficient location to stay before your hike look no further! This is a one stop shop if you want to hike. They do everything for you! We came in late on the evening before our hike we were warmly received and instructed on the next mornings proceedings. We were told that we...

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Thank Lyssa H
AdventureLodge, Owner at Adventure Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

thanks so much - your review is just what we are aiming for - we are a small family run business so we all pitch in to help each other to ensure your stay is the best we can make it for you!

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked two rooms for our family weekend away - do to the Tongaririo Crossing. Package deals. Impressed with friendly welcome, clean, tidy spacious rooms. All amenities available. Our package included breakfasts, packed lunch for the walk, dinner and shuttle to and from the walk. The perfect hassle free way. There was confusion with our meals on Saturday night due...

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AdventureLodge, Owner at Adventure Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks so much for the review and hope you received the teeshirts by now - as you are kiwis you may be able to come back soon one day - as there are other great walks as well as the crossing!

Salt Lake City, UT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gillian and John were great! The place was very cosy and hospitable. We had the package deal which came with breakfast, a packed lunch for the hike, dinner, and a shuttle for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. This is definitely a homey place and they definitely take great care of you while you're there!

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AdventureLodge, Owner at Adventure Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for - we aim to be homey as people are usually far away from their homes and we try to make them feel at ease and comfortable!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lodge was located walking distance to restaurants and fantastic views of the mountain. Gillian and John, the hosts, were extremely helpful and nice. We took the shuttle right from the lodge to get to the hike. The breakfasts were very good. We loved the french toast . The rooms were basic with kitchen area. The walls are quite thin...

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AdventureLodge, Owner at Adventure Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for your helpful comments - we are looking at making the shampoo and conditioner lower and more easily reachable - I think the people that built these must have been very tall and put them in a place for them to reach not thinking about other shorter people ! sorry about that - we will rectify soon.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely place to stay and I would 100% stay there again. The people who run this place couldn't be more helpful and friendly.. My stay there was superb!! Can't rate them highly enough. The room was lovely clean, comfortable and warm. Breakfast was cooked with love everyday. And they do transfers up the mountain.

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AdventureLodge, Owner at Adventure Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

thanks alot for that review -we are a small family run business and try to make our guests stay as comfortable as possible with the best food!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Invaded a friends long weekend plans and tagged along to do Tongariro crossing with her. She had purchased a 'crossing package' and these guys were more than accommodating to change the booking to include 2 of us last minute. We met some great traveler while were were here, the owners + their friends were very friendly, gave advice + were...

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AdventureLodge, Owner at Adventure Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for your review - the only reason we got a bit stressed is that we were short staffed and having extra lunches to make last thing at night put some pressure on us. That problem has now been sorted as we have two extra staff who take that pressure off. I agree with you on the stars...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Could not fault this lodge / motel. You will not be disappointed if you book here. BOOK NOW!!! Upon check in we were greeted by Jillian, who's kind nature instantly made us feel welcome. Her husband John showed us to our room which was in the lodge. A lovely cabin with shared bathroom.  We opted that for our second night...

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AdventureLodge, Owner at Adventure Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

Hi there, it was a pleasure to meet you as well - Phillipa was the English girl you were trying to remember - and glad you will have happy memories of our lodge and motel.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in a double private room in the lodge and booked the adventure package. Jill and John are excellent hosts who clearly care a lot and they really made our stay extra special. The tongariro alpine crossing provided incredible views and at the end of the day we came back to a warm clean room and a beautiful steak...

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AdventureLodge, Owner at Adventure Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

Hi Emma, John loves sitting with people and helping them map out the best places to go especially in the South Island - hope the weather was kind to you and so glad you enjoyed staying with us! Thanks so much for your review..

Lara, Australia
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We only stayed here the one night while my partner and myself were at the snow for two days. We arrived a before check in time by accident because I'd forgotten to check what time it was at. We were greeted extremely well and Gill checked to see if the room was cleaned for us along with showing us around...

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AdventureLodge, Owner at Adventure Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

thanks so much for the great review - we strive to keep our guests happy during there stay and its appreciated when you think we are doing a good job - best wishes and happy travels!

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hi and Welcome to Adventure National Park. Gillian and John welcome you to their lodge and motel in National Park Village. We cater for families, groups, and the independent traveler. Your choice of deluxe one bedroom units with King size beds, standard studio motel units with Queen Size Beds and private facilities. Our budget lodge rooms with double beds or Twin share, shared bathrooms, lounge and kitchen. Bed and Breakfast options available. Comfortable warm beds, electric blankets, Sky TV in lodge and all units, drying room, Internet and wireless access available, large open fire, Dinner, Breakfast and a packed lunch available. Department of Conservation authorized shuttle to and from the Tongariro Crossing departing daily weather dependent, let us take care of you with our Tongariro Freedom Package. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Adventure Lodge & Motel

Address: 21 Carroll Street, Tongariro National Park 3948, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Tongariro National Park
Price Range: $86 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Adventure Lodge & Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“We had rooms 8 and 9. Deck out the front, heaps of parking, close to spa and laundry”
 of 5 bubbles trishg386, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try to get an end room”
 of 5 bubbles ElaineY626, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Bottom floor is closer to the bathrooms, spa is quite nice and private - make sure you go out and stargaze at night!”
 of 5 bubbles chantellel386, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The studio room (with disability access) has a private bathroom and does not have neighbours directly next door”
 of 5 bubbles 29Jeanne29, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Book to your needs. We booked motel unit: spoke to guests with large families who stayed in Lodge & heard only positive comments”
 of 5 bubbles jimharris100, 16 May 2016 | Read review
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