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3 Millar Street, National Park Village New Zealand
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#8 of 8 Speciality lodging in National Park Village
Traditional family operated ski lodge open year round offering rooms ranging from basic bunk style with share bathrooms to queen beds with en suites, All rooms include sheets and duvets. There's a large communal kitchen, dining area and lounge with a fantastic open log fire, perfect for that relaxing evening after a great day in the outdoors. The views are stunning and hard to beat anywhere in the area. Reception hours are 7.30Am- 8pm and late on Friday nights. If you know your expected arrival time we greatly appreciate it if you can let us know. On the odd occasion we may be away from the office (feeding/settling kids, eating, yeah we eat too or just doing some gardening) we will leave keys out, we're never far away and will be "Back Soon". Thank you for your understanding and we sure hope you enjoy your stay and all the area has to offer.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Game room
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Table tennis
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
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Allergy-free room
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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S.A. wrote a review Feb 2020
Florida198 contributions102 helpful votes
It’s adequate for a short stay to hike the Tongariro. Definitely a backpackers type of place. Nice that they have a kitchen to use. There are couple of restaurants in walking distance and it’s also in walking distance to the train station. Dated and could be a little cleaner. The person working there (owner?) was very nice. Wish they had a hair dryer in the bathroom.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Elekule wrote a review Jan 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands242 contributions32 helpful votes
We stayed in Pukenui Lodge just one night before experiencing Tongariro Alpine Crossing. We had a basic but very warm room. The parking was spacious. The owner is actually a record-holder in speed skiing! Thanks again for a warm welcome, Chris!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
djcj wrote a review Oct 2019
Ohope, New Zealand272 contributions79 helpful votes
A few years back we were booked into a neighbouring motel and left immediately after we'd seen the room. So it was with some reservations that we booked this lodge to be close to our family who were staying at the YHA next door. This was the only place with an ensuite room available which was important given we are 2 oldies. To our surprise, although it was basic as expected, it was perfectly good for a few nights. The room was clean and tidy and warm. The kitchen was clean and tidy and well equipped. The lounge had a lovely log fire, comfortable armchairs and great views. The staff were helpful and all very friendly. Theres a bar right next door that does huge portions of good food and beer at reasonable prices. Would certainly book here again.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
BobJordanB wrote a review Apr 2018
Hamilton, New Zealand4 contributions5 helpful votes
For some reason we booked through Booking.com and they totally screwed up the booking. We arrived after they had confirmed all was OK to find that Booking.com had double booked the room. There were in fact no rooms left of the type we booked. Pukenui Lodge staff were wonderful and found us an adequate room and upgraded us for the following night. It is a nice backpacker type place with good facilities and great staff. Nice family atmosphere. Would recommend without hesitation. But - don't use Booking.com!
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Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Some good restaurants around National Park - The Station is excellent
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James D wrote a review Mar 2018
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We stayed here the night before doing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Our room was basic but was en suite and clean. The receptionist was very friendly and helpful with tips for the Crossing and where to eat.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$50 - US$108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionNational Park Village
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pukenui Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Pukenui Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Mt Ruapehu (0.2 km), Tongariro Crossing Shuttles (0.2 km), and Schnapps Mini Golf (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pukenui Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and meeting rooms.
What food & drink options are available at Pukenui Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Pukenui Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pukenui Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Station Cafe and Restaurant, Schnapps Bar, and Macrocarpa Cafe.
Is Pukenui Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.07 km away from the centre of National Park Village.
Are pets allowed at Pukenui Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Pukenui Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Te Porere Redoubt (10.1 km).
Is Pukenui Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.