We really loved our trip to Ohau. We stayed in the Maitland wind, and the rooms were nothing fancy, but clean and perfectly adequate. They were also very warm. It is the lodge as a whole that makes this place so special though! The communal dining meant that we were bumping into people on the mountain that we had dinner with the night before. Such a lovely experience. The food was also excellent and the staff helpful. I do think they have Contiki type groups through (during normal times) and I am not sure what the lodge would be like with this type of atmosphere. There was a birthday group there on our second night who were a bit rowdy and the dinner definitely wasn't as enjoyable that night - so I imagine with a bigger group it would really feel like they had taken over the…
A real kiwi experience - friendly staff, nice rooms, good evening meals, well priced wine and a small but good selection of beers - the communal nature of the meals and fire side couches means you meet and make new friends Really enjoyed the post skiing spas out on the outside deck - the jugs of IPA went down a treat.
I booked a group of 18 people on an overnight ski trip. I had so many different requirements within the group - nothing was a problem. Service was efficient at checkin and checkout, and the staff were really friendly at dinner. Everyone was impressed with the food and we loved the laid back, kiwi charm of the lodge. We had a range of abilities up the mountain but everyone enjoyed it, and are looking forward to coming back. Highly recommended.
We love this marvellous place. We were here on honeymoon 44 years ago and it has lost nothing of its unique appeal as a family ski lodge or summer destination. The rooms are fine, spacious, plentiful hot water, comfortable beds, nice outlook. A roaring wood fire greeted us, as did host Mike, in the lounge. We were there a week before school holidays and the opening of the ski field. I hope it went well for them. They deserve all the support they can get in these difficult times.
Great kiwi hospitality, wonderful, friendly staff. Unfortunately that is the only thing that kept this rating at average. At $155 per person, I would have expected a bit more. The rooms are very dated, with a very strange bed setup, cracking plaster in the shower, no tea/coffee and no wifi options. The dinner was pleasant and tasty enough, as was breakfast. We had to park in front of the room, so there was no view to enjoy, which was a major draw-card for booking this place. This place has so much potential, but needs a bit of a face-lift to continue charging these prices!