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Tongariro River Motel

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Corner of Taupahi Road and Piri Road Or Corner of State Hwy One and Piri Road, Turangi 3353 New Zealand
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Tongariro River Motel has eleven relaxed comfy fully-self-contained older retro units, varying from spacious studios sleeping three persons to two bedroom family units sleeping up to six, with every facility ideally suitable for long term stays. Tongariro River Motel is their 'chosen preferred selected' Turangi accommodation confirmed by the * "star" rating All units have full size ovens, microwaves, fridges. Covered parking, under cover bbq's. 50 sky TV channels. Free wifi. Free guest laundry (with washing machine, laundry powder, electric dryer or clothesline), Trout cleaning station, free fish smoker, free fish freezers available. Free bikes plus lock up facilities for visitors bikes and baggage. Pet friendly (also owners' friendly Boxer dog available for "walkies") Childrens play area with trampoline, slide and swings. Childs cots and high chairs available. Electric heating throughout, electric blankets, electric irons, hair dryers. Security safe at reception, fax and copying service. Extensive range of fishing & tramping guide maps & library books & DVD's, Complimentary coffee, tea and hot chocolate provided. Ample free parking for boats and trailers. Tongariro River Trail shuttle bus service. All smoke free rooms. All units serviced daily or by arrangement.
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PMT wrote a review Jan 2021
11 contributions4 helpful votes
It was a return visit to the motel for us. It sums up the good Kiwi motel experience for us. Cosy ‘log cabin’ type accommodation, spotlessly clean, very comfortable bed and friendly helpful staff and even a complimentary newspaper delivered in the morning - all at a very good price. There’s a free laundry for guest use. We really appreciated having somewhere we could stay with our dog too.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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forsterk68 wrote a review Jan 2020
Peterborough, United Kingdom31 contributions49 helpful votes
My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights whilst making our way down to Wellington. The Motel has got everything you need and more. It’s spacious, with a well equipped kitchen and a lounge area to relax in with a TV which includes Sky channels. An additional bonus is that there are washing / drying facilities onsite which are free for guests. The hosts are very friendly and go out of their way to do anything for you. I would recommend this motel to anyone who needs accommodation in this area.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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stuartmadden99 wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia12 contributions1 helpful vote
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Thanks to Pip, Ross and his son James we had the best time in Turangi. The use of the bikes on the first day was the perfect start to our stay. The bike track was stunning. This fishing advice from James meant we all enjoyed a great day fishing. Ross was a great tour guide and we followed his tips for a great to see an amazing waterfall and manageable walk in the Tongariro national park. Pip was also a perfect host and nothing was too much trouble. Thanks to all, we will be back.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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James Baker wrote a review Dec 2019
Picton, New Zealand3 contributions
Great stay. I was part of a family reunion - over 30 people. When we needed something from hosts they were more than happy to find, sometimes from own pantry. Thanks Pip and Ross. I was expecting smoked trout. Instead I’ve never enjoyed so many crayfish so far from sea:) Motel is older but very clean snd tidy for its age. Gardens are lovely. It has own kitchen in each unit - including oven. Beautiful Tongariro River is short walk away and hire bikes to ride Tongariro River Trail - awesome and very exciting but still manageable for anyone. Ross encourages everyone to go fishing and it is really a fishing motel. Maybe next time.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Shara M wrote a review May 2019
Whakatane, New Zealand44 contributions8 helpful votes
Was so impressed with Ross the owner we borrowed the free bikes and did the cycle trail along river than as our crossing was postponed till the following day Ross gave us some great tips on which walks we could do even in the rain the hidden lake I highly recommend and the taranaki falls loop by the chateau would skip having high tea at chateau though very disappointed we finished our day with the thermal hot pools was a great base for the tongario alpine crossing would highly recommend and would definitely come back so THANKYOU for being genuine hosts
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
US$57 - US$82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTurangi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tongariro River Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Tongariro River Motel?
Nearby attractions include Mount Ngauruhoe (0.7 km), Tongariro River Trail (0.3 km), and Southern Lake Taupo Adventure Mini Golf (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tongariro River Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Tongariro River Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Tongariro River Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Tongariro River Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tongariro River Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Creel Tackle House & Cafe, Hydro Eatery, and Turangi Tavern.
Is Tongariro River Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Turangi.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tongariro River Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Tongariro River Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Tongariro River Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.