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    Skotel Alpine Resort

    Tongariro National Park, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand
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    1 - 5 of 383 reviews

    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    We stayed at Skotel Alpine Resort during our visit to Tongariro National Park. The hotel is ideally located for all trekking activities in this area. Location wise you can’t get a better place! We had an awesome view of Mt Ngauruhoe (Mount Doom/ Mordor of...More

    1  Thank Naran K
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    There are two choices in Whakapapa, the upmarket 'Chateau or the basic Skotel. The little cabins are very well appointed and have everything you need. However they are depressingly dark with stained furniture and filthy, smelly carpet. The carpet throughout the hotel is smelly and...More

    Thank Graham H
    Response from Skotel, General Manager at Skotel Alpine ResortResponded 1 week ago

    Hi Graham and thanks for this feedback. For future reference there is also the Whakapapa Holiday Park in the village as another choice for visitors. The Skotel is a traditional Alpine timber lodge. Its heritage is steeped in the region as just that. The natural...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We had two nights at the Skotel in one of their cabins. The accommodation is basic but comfortable. Good shower, comfortable bed, and a fantastic view. On the down side the food at the restaurant was not good. Greasy pizza, one of our meals didn't...More

    1  Thank Leo F
    Response from Skotel, General Manager at Skotel Alpine ResortResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hi Leo. Thanks for visiting our beautiful part of the world and taking the time to comment. It is unfortunate that the meal did not meet your expectations and i apologize for the inconsistencies upon checking out. Good to hear you will stay again and...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    First, I will say that this is an ideal location if you want to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. The shuttle bus to the start of the trail goes right up to the front door of this resort Also, the staff is very friendly. HOWEVER,...More

    Thank Anna K
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We had a lovely stay here. The staff is super friendly and very helpful. The only thing that bothers me is the vegetarian option. The first day I didn’t have any trouble with choosing something to eat. But the last night they had nothing left...More

    Thank Naomi V
    Response from Skotel, General Manager at Skotel Alpine ResortResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thanks for this feedback Naomi. Your opinions have been passed onto management. We currently have a roster of 25 staff 4 of whom are Vegan. Some are vegetarian. Our kitchen produces a variety of choices for all dietary types. Being a restaurant in a very...More

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    • US$41 - US$136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
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    • Number of rooms
    • 48
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    • New Zealand >
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    • Manawatu-Wanganui Region >
    • Tongariro National Park >
    • Whakapapa
    • Also Known As
    • Skotel Alpine Hotel Whakapapa Village ,
    • Holiday Inn Tongariro National Park
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    Patty E
    19 June 2016|
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    Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
    You can take the train from downtown Auckland and not have to worry about driving. The hotel will arrange a shuttle from the train station. Enjoy!
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    yiyelee
    29 October 2015|
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    Response from gina p | Reviewed this property |
    Well I'm not sure about the bus going all the way to the skotel, I doubt that very much. It will more than likely drop you off at Whakapapa village as outlined in above answer. Best ask at the big store where bus will prob... More
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    24 June 2015|
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    Response from triggersg | Reviewed this property |
    I stayed in one such room recently. It had a double plus a single - so the answer to your question is yes
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    "Studio 1 view field limited by ... studio 2"
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    "The cabins have great views of the mountains, are quieter and have a sunny deck to enjoy your breakfast on."
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    "Stay away from 218 that has a leaking roof. 216 is alright or 222"
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    "Any of the 200 series rooms facing west have outstanding views"
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