I was not impressed the first time I came here but gave it another chance when we popped in to visit family who were staying...big mistake!!
Mountain Valley is a beautiful setting ruined by badly maintained buildings and dirty facilities. Our cabin was so filthy and full of dust, it brought on my son's asthma.
The biggest problem was the host, such a grumpy, rude man. I can not believe he works in hospitality.
On our first visit, he was completely indifferent to the fact that there was no working lights in the ladies bathroom, offered no apology and no torch, just a grumpy reply.
On my second visit he greeted us by accusing us of trying to sneak in to use the showers without paying!! How wrong could he be? I would not use those urine smelling, fly infested facilities if you paid me!!
New Zealand is full of nice campsites, there really is no reason to visit this one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mountain Valley Adventure Lodge & Camping Ground is a slice of paradise hidden on the mystical Mohaka River in Hawke's Bay on the Napier-Taupo road. Escape for a while and have an adventure or just relax in our serene setting. There is something for everyone including Rafting, Horse Trekking, Archery, Mountain Biking, Bush Walks, Paintball, Claybird Shooting & Swimming as well as a Bar & Restaurant. Accommodation ranges from self-contained cottages to camping; lodge rooms to cabins. Grab the family or rustle up some friends and come on a true blue kiwi holiday at Mountain Valley! ... more less