I don't like to give negative reviews. But this hotel could use some work. I booked this hotel because of the good reviews I read in Trip Advisor. I got unit # 8. It is next to the reception desk on the first floor facing the street. It may be that I just got a bad unit.
First the good news. It was quiet (there is not much going on in Ohakune). And it was only a 15 minute walk to the junction center of town (where the railroad station is) and a 10 minute walk in the opposited direction to the south end of town (where Intercity bus and Naked bus stop). Both ends of town have ski shops and restaurants but the south end is much bigger (it has New World grocery store). The location was ideal because I was there for the skiing at Turoa. Additionally, the staff at the reception were great. They were helpful and accomodating (they allowed me to stay an hour longer than check out time). There is a nice jacuzzi in a unit awon the property and they have a self serve laundry with reasonable rates. A bonus is the DVD library they have for free rentals.
Now the bad news. The unit has a noticeable odor when you walk in. It had the smell of stale or stagnant laundry. The hot water unit does not provide enough water for washing clothes in the sink and taking a hot shower afterward (something I learned during the course of my shower). The sliding glass door is single glazed, is loose and allowed cool drafts of air inside (placing the portable heater between the bed and door helped ward off the chill). The furnishings are dated and could use updating.
I can't recommend this hotel in Ohakune based on my experience in room # 8, but I can recommend New World market, Phat Pad cafe (great kebabs), SLR ski rentals (the best equipment at the best prices), and Matai shuttle service if you visit Ohakukne for the skiing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ohakune Court Motel has 18 self-contained units and most have mountain-views. Our units have ample heating,electric blankets and Sky TV. We offer private spa pool, BBQ, wifi, free DVD library with over 300 dvd's, sunny courtyard where you can relax. We are short a distance to scenic walks and mountain bike tracks. We can assist you with reccomendations on the tracks in our area. In addition, Ohakune Court is within walking distance from the city center where you can find supermarket, bars & restaurants, cafes and cinema. ... more less
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