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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Super friendly place and great value. We were in the lodge part which is like a hostel, with shared bathroom. The rooms are basic but adequate and the owners run a great service if you want to do the famous Transalpine Crossing. They are very helpful and gave us loads of good tips about activities for when it rained. Overall...

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AdventureLodge, Owner at Adventure Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us - we really appreciate the feedback you have given and happy you enjoyed the experience.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Adventure Lodge package for the Tongariro Crossing is excellent. It takes all the stress out of organising the weekend. Accommodation, meals and transport to and from the trail are all taken care of. Friendly, welcoming staff, great food and a range of options for rooms to stay. Basic but clean and sufficient amenities. Had a great weekend.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I chose "Tongariro Crossing Freedom Package" and we did have a wonderful memory here. All the staffs were friendly and like to help us when we had some questions. Our room was comfortable and clean, beds were good for sleeping. Love everything, every person we met here. Highly recommended for people who want to do the Tongariro...

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AdventureLodge, Owner at Adventure Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

Thanks so much Phoebe, we loved having you here as well -and very glad you thought the Freedom Package was the right choice for you. Best wishes for the future and we hope you come back one day!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very simple, spartan hotel, designed for people interested in doing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in Tongariro National Park. Rooms are clean, nest and well, if not luxuriously furnished. The staff couldn't be more friendly and helpful. They arrange shuttles to and from the trek, etc. They do serve a simple breakfast from 6:30 on, perfect for trekkers....

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AdventureLodge, Owner at Adventure Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

thankyou for your review - we are not a "flash" place, but do like to offer homely, well organised and excellent service to our guests and we feel that makes up for everything else that may be lacking in our surrounds. We are very lucky to have the restaurants we have here and all within walking distance to us. Enjoy...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in a basic room, shared bathroom and kitchen space plus living area, it's a really friendly place, all the staff are lovely, the breakfast was great, good showers and personal service. Every morning John comes out to tell you about the conditions for the crossing and they take anyone who wants to do it out in their shuttle...

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AdventureLodge, Owner at Adventure Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

thanks for your review Emma, we enjoyed having you stay with us and pleased you mentioned the best time of day as going very early isnt always the best. hope to see you back this way one day best wishes Gillian and John

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

While staying at Aventure Lodge, my partner who is coeliac required a gluten free meal breakfast. This was no trouble for them. They provided helpful advice on activities. But there is more. When I lost the hire car's keys everyone went to great lengths to find them. In the end, so as not to ruin our day, Gill lent me...

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AdventureLodge, Owner at Adventure Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

Hi there Mike and thanks for your review - we want our guests to have a special time when they stay with us and we were pleased everything worked out good for you in the end. Best wishes and happy travels Kind Regards Gillian and John

Los Altos, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The proprietors at the Adventure Lodge are very nice and helpful. The shuttle service to the Tongariro Crossing was nice and convenient with a fairly small bus. They were accommodating on the pickup service on the far end. We had a very short wait, while I saw nearly a hundred people at the trail end waiting for their own bus...

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AdventureLodge, Owner at Adventure Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

Hi there, we did send on your shirt - perhaps it missed you - it hasnt come back - but if you email me your overseas address I promise I will send you one. The breakfast cost per person is $10 each and I would have thought it a pretty reasonable cost considering you get a full cooked breakfast, as...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for two nights to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. We booked the hotels Freedom package which includes accommodation, two breakfasts, a supper, a packed lunch for the crossing, drop off and pick up for the hike, t-shirts and certificates when you finish. Such an amazing deal! This was easily one of the best places...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

well run lodge by nice couple and support staff. Even though we were unlucky with a rainy day when we wanted to do the crossing we were chauffered to other spots for local walks. Solid meals for walkers. Rooms basic but clean and serve the purpose.

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AdventureLodge, Owner at Adventure Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

Hi there, so sorry you were in the bad run of weather we had -but pleased you liked our meals and service - come back and try and again and we will give you a good discount

Leicester
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us stayed here for two nights either side of doing the Tongariro crossing. The rooms were very good - very clean with comfy beds and great showers. We went for the deal which included two breakfasts (one cooked and one continental) as well as an evening meal after we'd completed the walk. John and Gillian and their staff...

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AdventureLodge, Owner at Adventure Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

thanks so much for this wonderful review - we understand people have different dietry requirements and are more than happy to accommodate this

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hi and Welcome to Adventure National Park. Gillian and John welcome you to their lodge and motel in National Park Village. We cater for families, groups, and the independent traveler. Your choice of deluxe one bedroom units with King size beds, standard studio motel units with Queen Size Beds and private facilities. Our budget lodge rooms with double beds or Twin share, shared bathrooms, lounge and kitchen. Bed and Breakfast options available. Comfortable warm beds, electric blankets, Sky TV in lodge and all units, drying room, Internet and wireless access available, large open fire, Dinner, Breakfast and a packed lunch available. Department of Conservation authorized shuttle to and from the Tongariro Crossing departing daily weather dependent, let us take care of you with our Tongariro Freedom Package. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Adventure Lodge & Motel

Address: 21 Carroll Street, Tongariro National Park 3948, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Tongariro National Park
Price Range: RM272 - RM682 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Adventure Lodge & Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Chose motel room if Sensitive to noise as the walls in the lodge are very thin.”
 of 5 bubbles kareneX2397DI, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an "on the go" breakfast if you want an early hiking start.”
 of 5 bubbles 2MikeDog, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had rooms 8 and 9. Deck out the front, heaps of parking, close to spa and laundry”
 of 5 bubbles trishg386, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try to get an end room”
 of 5 bubbles ElaineY626, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Bottom floor is closer to the bathrooms, spa is quite nice and private - make sure you go out and stargaze at night!”
 of 5 bubbles chantellel386, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
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