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Reviewed 21 March 2017

We just had an amazing weekend at Mountain Valley - arrived on Sat and left Sun afternoon, but still fitted in a family rafting trip, horse ride, archery, mountain bike and fishing. Doug and Julie are lovely hosts and Curtis is a great outdoor guide. Our girls fell in love with the dogs Daisy, Bo and Jack. The food was great and reasonably priced and the location is stunning.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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1  Thank Bowsey
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MountainV, Owner at Mountain Valley Adventure Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

thanks for taking the time to place feedback on your visit to Mountain Valley. We really enjoyed having you to stay and you are welcome back anytime.

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

We had a very pleasant 3 days at Mountain View. The owners were very accommodating, nothing was too much of a hassle. They allowed us to bring our small dog, which was fantastic. The Mohaka River is simply beautiful and we enjoyed the fresh clean swimming, river rafting, horse trekking and generally exploring. Our cottage was getting a bit tired, but it was absolutely fine and provides comfortable accommodation. Definitely recommend this place, the setting in the valley is just magic.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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1  Thank Andrew E
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MountainV, Owner at Mountain Valley Adventure Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Hi Andrew, thanks for taking the time to give feedback on your stay with us at Mountain Valley. We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time and we agree that the valley is magic.

we also 100% take on board your comments about the cottage getting a bit tired and as the budget allows we are working through the accommodation to tidy things up.

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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Not too sure why so many negative reviews as we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Mountain River Lodge. Arrived late at night and owner was friendly and booked us a nice cabin.

Best asset is the location in a beautiful valley by a river surrounded by forrest.

Great 'bar' to have a couple of beers.

Only negative I can think of are the outdated kitchen facilities. Other than that, great place to stay the night when travelling from Taupo to Napier.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

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.

Room Tip: Do not go here.
  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Jen S
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MountainV, Owner at Mountain Valley Adventure Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

We dont normally respond to nasty messages however we will make an exception with your comments Jen. Despite the private signs and notice to report to reception we constantly get people coming in and treating our place like public property - I'm sure you wouldnt want strangers coming on to your property, hanging out for the day and using your facilities so if we come across a bit grumpy then perhaps you were one of the many who think your actions are ok.

Your claim that our facilities are filthy is an out and out lie - EVERYTHING IS CLEANED REGULARLY.

Oh and by the way, we certainly wouldn't pay people like you to come here and are pleased that you dont want to come back. We prefer guests who appreciate what we offer which is affordable opportunities for all and stunning scenery and not 5 star luxury that you clearly think you should have.

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Reviewed 4 January 2017

We stayed at Mountain Valley for 5 nights over the new year period, 2 adults and 3 children. We booked a powered site and upon arrival we were able to pick which one we wanted (I think it would be better if the sites were marked though as as more people turned up it became more confusing for some to find a site). We had a wonderful 6 days - so much to do for the kids. We enjoyed fishing (many great spots), walking (some wonderful walks around the property) and swimming. The kids loved biking around the campsite, making lots of new friends and playing on the playground. The shower and toilet blocks were great. We enjoyed hot showers each day and they were cleaned daily. It would be great to see them given a more through clean though. We didn't realise until halfway through our stay that there was a 'Welcome to Mountain Valley' message board outside the restaurant with general info about the place and I think this should be placed in a location so that it can be seen by everyone. We loved that we could bring our dog and she had just as much fun as we did. Overall we had a wonderful time and will definitely be camping here again.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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