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Seasoned traveller from Devon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the middle of virtually nowhere travelling The Forgotten Highway between Stratford and Tongariro there's Whangamomoana. It's a small village ( was at one time a town) of just 16 inhabitants near the old railway line. There are a few old buildings with their history displayed on information boards, included in these is the Whangamomoana Hotel. Every 2 years this...

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Passing through the Republic of Whangamomona we just had to stop at the hotel for a coffee. We ordered our drink from the friendly bar staff, then wandered around inside looking at all the maps, plans and photographs. As the bar is also the passport office, yes, that's right, we had our passports stamped too! The food looked good, but...

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Thank CAH1951
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our 3rd visit here, we arrived at 9 am to find that it didn't open till 10. Knew the side door would be open as we stayed in the hotel last year but a very grumpy man would not even let my wife use the loo! Not great hospitality and nothing like the ladies we met there during our...

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Thank christopher1146
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A long drive from Taumaranui and was so glad to see the pub for a stop. A miserable rainy day and a drive that required lots of concentration with lots of slips. Such a lovely warm welcome. A really awesome pub and atmosphere and quite possibly the best ham off the bone and cheese toasted sammie ever! Keen to visit...

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Thank Deb C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

1 star for the staff (to lazy? to say goodbye). 3 stars for the food: nothing special, expensive. 5 stars for the Hotelroom. Surely I will not come back to stay there. Perhaps just for a cold beer. The first disappointing days in 24 years coming to NZ.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place to stay for a night. Nicely restored 100 year old hotel, great rooms, good bed and vene had a visit form the house cat Ted. Meals were excellent and the hosts were all very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Nice to stay and enjoy old fashioned hospitality in an awsome setting.

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Thank Colin_Heather2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at the whangamamona hotel. We did the forgotten World highway and used this hotel as a stop in between. Food and drink was good and reasonably priced. Friendly staff and good atmosphere in lounge. Got the stamp on the passport (proceeds go to local community) which was a good momento to take away from a memorable...

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Thank Stacey H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hospitality - many interesting historical photographs and posters depicting development of the district - exceedingly pleasant proprietor - good variety in the menu, very nicely cooked and presented. Also provides accommodation, which we did not make use of. Note that if you are not entirely happy with driving on unsealed road, the road from Stratford is entirely sealed, while...

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Thank Don F
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled on this place by accident, I had been told about the town with it's quirky history but was pleasantly surprised by just how out of the way it was. Nothing else for miles and miles and a very nice person running the place.

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Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Awesome night, great hospitality by the owners. Really enjoyed having no phone service for the weekend as it enabled us to enjoy the area completely. Room & linen was very clean and tidy and same with the shared bathrooms. Comfortable beds. It was lovely to be in a small town NZ and read about the history in the area. Amazing...

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Address: 6018 SH 43 New Zealand, Stratford, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > Stratford
Number of rooms: 11
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“every room is quiet”
 of 5 bubbles statehigh4, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“try the next town”
 of 5 bubbles wizzar, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
“No telephone coverage at all in this area, no wifi. So do all your communications before you go there.”
 of 5 bubbles KarenV920, 7 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles leighn144, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
“we only stayed downstairs which was private and nice”
 of 5 bubbles peat111, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
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