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43/45 Carroll Street, National Park Village 3950 New Zealand
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#4 of 8 Speciality lodging in National Park Village
Discover the secrets of the volcanic plateau. Walk the legendary Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Bike the popular 42 Traverse track. Canoe the wilderness of the Whanganui River. Ski the slopes of Mt Ruapehu. Howard's Lodge is the ultimate start for all outdoor adventure in Tongariro National Park, Ruapehu Skifields and Whanganui National Park. The lodge offers a broad variety of accommodation ranging from budget rooms to en-suite rooms. Daily transport to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and the 42 Traverse Mountain bike track, Rental of ski equipment, tramping boots and walking poles and mountain bikes. Enjoy a fantastic summer experience or an exhilarating winter getaway; we have just what you need.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Game room
Shuttle bus service
BBQ facilities
Mini golf
Ski rentals
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Ukrainian
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Nyanne P wrote a review Apr 2021
New Zealand11 contributions1 helpful vote
We stay here two nights to do the crossing. Has everything we needed. A clean spotless place with lovely helpful staff . The rooms are warm and great kitchen facilities The shuttle was organised with a's for us right outside the front and to come back to a hot spa 🥰 absolutely brilliant really recommend this place great for families. Thank you Howard Lodge
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Ron O wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland, New Zealand75 contributions45 helpful votes
This was a nice place to stay considering the cost was quite reasonable. After hiking the Tongariro Crossing, it was nice to come back to a place with a nice hot shower in the en suite. Beds were a bit on the soft and spongy side, but otherwise a great little room.
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Date of stay: February 2021
sandra j wrote a review Feb 2021
Nelson, New Zealand34 contributions13 helpful votes
We stayed for 4 days in January 2021. Unbeknown to us, our room (number 66) was directly over a diesel generator, and about 5m away from a gas pump. (we discovered this on our last night). The underfloor heating was running and it was stinking hot so our windows were wide open. For 4 days we breathed in toxic gases leading to nausea, headaches and sore throats. So much for a holiday in the pristine National Park! I'm sad to leave such a terrible review, but my letter to Howards Lodge has not been responded to - it appears they have not taken this complaint seriously.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: avoid anywhere near room 66
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RereBro wrote a review Aug 2020
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absolutely loved this place. Spent 2 nights in the Ruapehu wing and we loved it. Housed 10 of us including kids, continental breakfast was yum. Service was fantastic and it was handy to Whakapapa. The place was warm and inviting and we'll definitely be booking in next season
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Amy J wrote a review Apr 2019
Woodville, New Zealand10 contributions
It was tidy and clean. You get what you pay for 😊 we were looking for somewhere cheap but still nice. Only thing was the spa was out of order and that was one of the reasons we choose to stay there. .
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Steve G, General Manager at Howards Mountain Lodge
Responded 10 Apr 2019
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US$33 - US$107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionNational Park Village
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Frequently Asked Questions about Howards Mountain Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Howards Mountain Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Mt Ruapehu (0.3 km), Schnapps Mini Golf (0.6 km), and Raurimu Spiral (5.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Howards Mountain Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Howards Mountain Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Howards Mountain Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Howards Mountain Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Station Cafe and Restaurant, Schnapps Bar, and Macrocarpa Cafe.
Is Howards Mountain Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of National Park Village.
Are any cleaning services offered at Howards Mountain Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Howards Mountain Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, and Ukrainian.
Are there any historical sites close to Howards Mountain Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Te Porere Redoubt (10.5 km).
Is Howards Mountain Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.