We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Corner of Taupahi Road and Piri Road Or Corner of State Hwy One and Piri Road, Turangi 3353 New Zealand
View all 10 deals
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.
Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (16)
Room & Suite (5)
Dining (2)
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.


#9 of 12 in Turangi
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.
Read more
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Show more
Room features
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Show more
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
79Reviews1Q+A7Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 42
  • 30
  • 7
  • 0
  • 0
Time of year
Traveller type
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Heather T wrote a review Apr 2022
Ohope, New Zealand13 contributions4 helpful votes
The room smelt musty as we went in, the bathroom was not as clean as I would expect in a motel. Bed linen not nice & crispy as is expected in clean motels. Decor dated, no Sky channels. Room was quiet despite being close to main highway
Read more
Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
PMT wrote a review Jan 2021
Lower Hutt, New Zealand16 contributions7 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.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled
forsterk68 wrote a review Jan 2020
Peterborough, United Kingdom31 contributions50 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.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
2 Helpful votes
stuartmadden99 wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia12 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
James Baker wrote a review Dec 2019
Picton, New Zealand3 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
US$69 - US$78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTurangi
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
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, Turangi Tavern, and Hydro Eatery.
Does Tongariro River Motel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Tongariro River Motel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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.