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Manuka Lodge

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#2 of 4 B&Bs in Ohakune
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Defining a new style of accommodation in the township of Ohakune which straddles the southern edge of the stunningly beautiful Tongariro World Heritage National Park. This perfectly appointed, purpose built Bed and Breakfast offers a first-rate alternative to a Hotel with many of the trappings of a Boutique Lodge. We provide 4 star-plus facilities, en-suite hotel style rooms with breakfast fully inclusive of the rates. Manuka Lodge is intimate luxury, perfectly located in a secluded cul-de-sac, 10 minutes walk from the shops, bars and eateries of Ohakune. Also only 40mins from the start of the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing and 20mins from Turoa Ski Area. It makes for a perfect get away Winter and Summer.
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Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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Special diet menus
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Christopher S wrote a review 11 Feb
Oxted, United Kingdom456 contributions229 helpful votes
Stayed here during our trip to New Zealand. This is a delightful extremely comfortable b and b run by Alan and Susie who are everything you could want from your hosts, friendly helpful and charming. They were able to advise us on various things to do in the area to make our stay extra special. Breakfast was also very good, cooked to order. The room was spacious and very comfortable and there was a guest lounge and access to the garden. Definitely a very special place and one that would rank highly in places we have stayed. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Yvo A wrote a review Jan 2024
Wollerau, Switzerland33 contributions10 helpful votes
Perfect from hosts to room. We got a very friendly welcome and felt immediately welcomed. The whole house is beautiful and very nice and clean. The hosts Allan and Susie are amazing, very supportive and always happy to help or give advice. The breakfast absolutely top. We enjoyed our stay and can 100 % recommend this place!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jørgen S wrote a review Feb 2023
Miami, Florida13 contributions2 helpful votes
Coming all the way from Denmark we enjoyed every second we stayed in the Manuka Lodge. The room was very clean and comfortable with a very good bed and the nicest bathroom you can wish for. Our breakfast was individually cooked based upon our wishes. Allan and Susie who run the B&B are extremely friendly and helpful. We felt at home all three days. Our best recommendations
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Manuka Lodge, Owner at Manuka Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
So happy you enjoyed staying with us. Thank you so much for your fantastic review it really means a lot!
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Curiostravellers wrote a review Feb 2023
Waterdown, Canada55 contributions15 helpful votes
A beautifully appointed BnB with absolutely lovely hosts that are happy to answer all questions about this beautiful part of the planet and make recommendations on what to see. Comfortable beds, lovely seating area, great breakfasts, laundry facilities available if needed, and they packed us an scrumptious lunch for our hike. Restaurants for dinner are a quick 10 minute walk away. Sometimes you come across people that love what they do and make you feel welcome enough to have them come to your place one day-this is it here.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 5 Feb 2023
Thank you so much for your lovely comments, really happy you enjoyed your stay and so lovely to meet you guys. Maybe see you in Canada one day!
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Ann V wrote a review Oct 2022
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My husband and I spent 2 nights in Ohakune in mid-September. Our travel agent made reservations for us at the Manuka Lodge. What a delightful experience! From the warm welcome, the lovely, bright common area with the roaring fire to the oversized and so comfortable king bed, we were hooked. The breakfast was amazing! Susie makes her own bread from a special recipe that she blends herself and the French Toast was unlike anything I have tried before, delicious! A plus is the lodge is an easy and beautiful walk into town. If we ever make it back to NZ I hope to visit the lodge again.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 5 Feb 2023
Really happy you enjoyed your stay and you liked the bread! It's amazing what you can do with a bread maker, because of Covid and lack of flour I had to experiment and so a new recipe was born. It's such a hit we continue with it to this day! Really appreciate the 5 stars thank you so much.
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Shreyasi Majumdar wrote a review Nov 2020
Wellington, New Zealand6 contributions2 helpful votes
We made an impromptu trip to Ohakune, over Labour weekend and were very warmly received by Alan and Susie at the lodge. They are super-friendly and we had some lovely conversations over a home-cooked breakfast that I would describe as thoughtfully prepared and delicious. Thanks to their suggestions and advice, we could make the most of our short stay in Ohakune, with lovely bush walks in Ohakune and a trek upto the Taranaki waterfall through Tongariro bush and native grass; even getting an opportunity to go up Mount Ruapehu and watch the skiers in action on the last day of ski season! The room in the lodge was very comfortable and tastefully designed and it was clear that a lot of thought had gone into even the littlest details. The bathroom was modern and neat. We came back with some homemade honey, good memories and two new friends in Alan and Susie! Looking forward to visiting there again and we'd certainly recommend them to anyone looking to travel upto Ohakune. :-)
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Responded 5 Feb 2023
Really lovely to meet you guys, so good that you made the most of this lovely area! Look forward to seeing you again next time you come up. :)
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GSMH wrote a review Mar 2020
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We stayed two nights at Susie and Alan's lodge just at the foot of Mt. Ruapehu. This beautiful B&B, with nicely decorated rooms, each in its own style, is within foot distance to Ohakune town center. Our hosts provided us a warm welcome and had lots of good and useful tips for touring the area. Breakfast was great and guests are welcome to use the spacious living room and terrace. Thanks for having a perfect time on the south-western corner of the Tongariro National Park. Best regards Michaela, Gerd, Nick & Marc
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Responded 5 Feb 2023
We appreciate your lovely words and 5 stars. Really glad you enjoyed your stay and our beautiful national park.
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Merin_90 wrote a review Jan 2020
Barcelona, Spain15 contributions1 helpful vote
Nice house close to the town center for restaurants and supermarkets. Cozy rooms with everything you need it in them. Big lounge and even a spa (perfect after a day out hiking). Great breakfast to start the day and awesome!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ivob703 wrote a review Dec 2017
Amstelveen, The Netherlands11 contributions2 helpful votes
Neat, clean, spacious and comfortable place to stay. We've had an excellent time - with Alan and Susie as great hosts - during new year period 2017/2018. Superb breakfast, stylish house and nice base from which you can do the must do Great Walk, the Tangoriro Alpine Crossing. Absolutely recommended!
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Giselle_H_Ratain wrote a review Dec 2017
Chicago28 contributions19 helpful votes
At the base of the snow capped Mt. Ruapehu in the adjacent Tongariro National Park lies the charming Manuka Lodge. The crisp cool mountain air refreshed our spirits and invigorated us each day as we set out for the looming volcanos and dazzling waterfalls, signature sights of this stretch of New Zealand. Our hosts Alan and Susie provided exceptional lodging for our 3 day stay in the lovely mountain town of Ohakune. They are clearly invested in making sure that their guests have a PEAK experience in every regard! They are a great team and a delightful couple and excellent company. They provided a home base from which we could explore the entire region --- just heavenly!
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Date of stay: December 2017
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$287 - $339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionOhakune
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Manuka Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Manuka Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Ohakune Carrot Adventure Park (0.4 km), Tangiwai Rail Disaster Memorial (0.7 km), and SLR - Vertigo Adventure Centre (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Manuka Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Manuka Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Manuka Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Manuka Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Osteria Ohakune, The Cyprus Tree, and Utopia Cafe.
Is Manuka Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Ohakune.
Are there any historical sites close to Manuka Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tangiwai Rail Disaster Memorial (0.7 km).