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Skotel Alpine Resort

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Skotel was established in the early 60s by a group of keen skiers who wanted the convenience of accommodation close to the ski-fields but more comfort than the ski lodges of that time. In 1986 it underwent a major expansion with the addition of restaurant, bar and other facilities. The old part of the building became the backpacker’s wing. Skotel has maintained its friendly informal atmosphere and provides three star accommodation, restaurant, bar and shuttle services for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing (in summer) & the Ski Field (in winter) from the doorstep.
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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I loved staying here, the hiking trail is incredible and though I didn't get to try them I heard the spa and saunas were excellent. I stayed in the backpacker's rooms and they were very comfortable, had a great time in the common room.
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Response from Samclarkson, Owner at Skotel Alpine Resort
Responded yesterday
Thank you Autumn, we so want Skotel to be a homely relaxed & comfortable base camp for hikers & skiers alike. We are so lucky to have the great outdoors right on our doorstep.
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Perfect location for Tongariro crossing, we stayed there for two nights before and after the track. The accommodation in the cabin was great and the staff was very helpful, shuttle to and from the track and packed lunch available, definitely can recommend for anyone planning to
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Response from Skotel, Owner at Skotel Alpine Resort
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for the lovely review & for making the most of what's on offer here. We hope you come back to visit again one day soon.
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This is the highest hotel in New Zealand and is the ideal for walking or for admiring Tongariro National Park. We had an en suite room with a balcony which was well appointed. The balcony was great for enjoying a drink or two before dinner. The bar and dining has a terrace area
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We had a great time staying at Skotel, staff was very friendly and interested in our journeys, the room we stayed in was simple but fit for the purpose of the two nights. The food at breakfast and dinner was delicious. We spent a significant time at the bar terrace which offers
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Response from Skotel, Owner at Skotel Alpine Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your lovely review, we really appreciate it. We love it when people really enjoy this location & make the most of the fabulous hikes & views on offer here. We do hope that you come back to visit us again. Thank you for the recommendation.
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There are not too many options around this area summer time so this is actually a great value for money. Rooms are not that big, but comfortable. Closest hiking track starts just under the hotel. Hotel has a spa, sauna (great after hiking the Alpine Crossing) and massage as well
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You can take the train from downtown Auckland and not have to worry about driving. The hotel will arrange a shuttle from the train station. Enjoy!
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Well I'm not sure about the bus going all the way to the skotel, I doubt that very much. It will more than likely drop you off at Whakapapa village as outlined in above answer. Best ask at the big store where bus will prob drop you off, where is best place to thumb a lift to Whakapapa. Its not that far, just a few kilometers, will be other people travelling up to the chateau and the skotel for sure, just hold up a sign, be plenty people go there. Thats best advice I can give you, same for return, always backpackers travelling from skotel and chateau. Best advice I can give you...
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I stayed in one such room recently. It had a double plus a single - so the answer to your question is yes
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Hi, you do not need any bedding or towels. The cabins have all this supplied and the beds are made up. I look forward to hosting you and wish you a safe and pleasant trip to Skotel Alpine Resort. Regards Wayne.
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Hello. Can I go to Tongariro Alpine Crossing from here?
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"great view from the dining room balcony at sunset, food is good too."
"Go elsewhere"
"cottages are great!"
"Backpacker rooms are basic, but comfortable for 1 night. The hotel rooms are very comfortable, though a bit more expensive."
"loved having a private room with balcony."
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PRICE RANGE
US$53 - US$137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
skotel alpine hotel whakapapa villageholiday inn tongariro national park
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionTongariro National ParkWhakapapa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
50
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