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Tussock Grove Boutique Hotel
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

We used a grab one voucher with a room upgrade which was worthwhile getting. Our rooms were spacious and clean but could do with an upgrade and some sound proofing. There is a busy road outside so a pair of ear plugs are useful but was feeling pretty tied after the walk and so traffic noise wasn't too annoying.
Chris was a cheerful, informative host. The meals - especially breakfast - were excellent and the sandwich made for the walk was very tasty. My husband enjoyed the spa and we liked the atmosphere of mixing with other walkers. It was excellent value for money andI would recommend a stay here if you do the crossing.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

We stayed here using a grab one voucher It was certainly great value The rooms were quiet and roomy although the decor was a bit tired The breakfast s were excellent with hot and cold choices Would recommend the pancakes . The managers were very friendly and helpful and we had a great weekend .

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

This hotel room was a spacious and comfortable 2 floor loft, very clean but has very thin walls, could here the guests next door talking and having a shower. Chris the owner was quite helpful and friendly. Just a 5-10 minute walk to the 'big carrot' and downtown for a few good restaurants and pubs. We had a beautiful view out our window of Mt Rupehedu.
Would definitely stay here again but for longer so that the Tongariro Alpine Crossing could be tramped.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chris G, Owner at Tussock Grove Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2014

Many thanks for nice comment. Great having you stay

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Reviewed 22 January 2014

Stayed on a grabone deal and had a wonderful time. Chris was a great host and the food was excellent. We had some bad weather but were kept totally informed the whole time. For vaue for money we have not had a better break. If you get a chance to go there then we would recommend it.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kelly M
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Chris G, Owner at Tussock Grove Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2014

Many thanks for your nice comments.

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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Bought the GrabOne - Had to pay extra $70 because single room not available.
Pros- clean, helpful hosts, good meals provided, nice place for meeting fellow trampers.
Cons- 40 minute ride to crossing. Not good sound proofing between rooms, extra $5 for internet (good speed, VOIP capable).
NEXT time I will drive from Taupo (almost 2 hours) or find a closer place to stay on a day the weather will be nice for the crossing and just use a transfer bus( adventurehq, or other) for $30-$45.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Chris G, Owner at Tussock Grove Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2014

Many thanks for your review. Your comments are take on board regarding the sound proofing. Due to the age of the building it is one of the issue that we will address down the track in own ongoing upgrading of the hotel.

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