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Skotel Alpine Resort

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Overview
Tongariro National Park, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Family Rooms
3.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When a theft of sentimental jewelry items occurs out of a suitcase stowed after checking out, in their dedicated locked luggage store room for the day, while then off skiing Mount Ruapehu, I’m afraid something serious is going wrong here. On reporting this theft to...More

Thank Peter B
Response from Skotel, Owner at Skotel Alpine ResortResponded 3 days ago

I can imagine just how upsetting it is to lose something of sentimental value. Im sorry for the loss of your jewelry & hope that it is found soon. We at Skotel remember this day well. It was very upsetting to all of us &...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Skotel the night before doing the Tongariro Crossing. The first room we were allocated had a non-functioning heater, and after the receptionist begrudgingly moved us to another room, we had a poor night’s sleep in another budget room....More

Thank Oliver M
Response from Samclarkson, Owner at Skotel Alpine ResortResponded 1 week ago

The Skotel was sold to new owners 1/10/18. We agree that many aspects of the 'old' Skotel need improvement, we are excited to see what we can achieve over the next few months. Functioning heaters is one of them! Some changes can be instant, some...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Place is a little dated in its feel and decor. BUT it's got great proximity to the snow. Staff were very friendly. Food in the restaurant was good. We stayed in a room with a double and bunks. Good for a small family, but a...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely lodge, showing its age but well maintained. Amazing lie lie in bed and see over the balcony - unfortunately we were on the side without the mountain views but it was still pretty spectacular, and we saw the sunset instead! Right by walking trails....More

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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

3 hours before checkin an email saying that we won’t have the room we booked...arrived there really nice team and we were told that because we will be in another room they offer us 20% discount on everything for our stay! Ok nice deal...the second...More

Thank Grégoire P
Response from Skotel_A, Manager at Skotel Alpine ResortResponded 14 September 2018

We certainly dropped the ball on this one. If you send us the details we will certainly credit you with the 20% you missed out on. Housekeeping will be given as stir up and the ceiling bathroom fans added to the weekly cleaning schedule so...More

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About
Description
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 More 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 but now provides Qualmark three star accommodation and the exciting cuisine experiences of our new dinner menu. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast Available
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Sauna
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
48
Price range
US$48 - US$125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Skotel Alpine Hotel Whakapapa Village
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Holiday Inn Tongariro National Park
Location
New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Tongariro National Park > Whakapapa
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
48
Price range
US$48 - US$125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Skotel Alpine Hotel Whakapapa Village
,
Holiday Inn Tongariro National Park
Location
New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Tongariro National Park > Whakapapa
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Traveller (258)
Room & Suite (79)
Dining (17)
Pool & Beach (1)
Family and Play Areas (6)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (4)
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Patty E
19 June 2016|
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Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
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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yiyelee
30 October 2015|
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Response from gina p | Reviewed this property |
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... More
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Igniite
24 June 2015|
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Response from triggersg | Reviewed this property |
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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Room Tips
"loved having a private room with balcony."
see-swim-hike
5 weeks ago
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"Rooms that face out to the carpark and front entrance."
vanessakatherine2018
23 Mar 2018
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"Studio 1 view field limited by ... studio 2"
73patriceh
17 Dec 2017
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"The cabins have great views of the mountains, are quieter and have a sunny deck to enjoy your breakfast on."
amritashinde86
14 Dec 2017
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