We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Powderhorn Chateau Mount Ruapehu

Travellers' Choice award winner
GreenLeadersSilver level
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Powderhorn Chateau Mount Ruapehu
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

276 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 245: English reviews
Start your review of Powderhorn Chateau Mount Ruapehu
 Click to rate
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Hotel did not really meet our expectations. The room was rather dark and faced the parking area. We were told that no room has mountain view. As the walls are obviousely very thin, we could hear everything from next room. If one desires for silence, don't choose this place; because even during night, at least every three hours trains...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Altrichter
Epsom, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service from a lovely lady from Hastings, UK, lovely location (very speed ski) and very good pizzas. The reason for only 4 stars was that pizzas don't really test how good a restaurant is. That said the burgers at the next table looked good.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Phaphosman
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge selection of beers, great food, reasonably priced and a nice atmosphere. The staff are fantastic too, very friendly and efficient. We have been here for dinner and drinks twice this week, and will likely return again before we leave. Highly recommended.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sparkymattt_au
New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here in the summer, but this hotel (and the whole town, in fact) is clearly more oriented towards skiing, although there are many summer walks nearby. The hotel has a ski lodge feel, with wooden walls, ceilings, etc. that make it feel pretty dark. Rooms are comfortable, but could use more storage space, hooks to hang clothes on,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank PrinceConsort
Horley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plainly this hotel is geared for the winter season as I suspect it comes to life then . It was very quiet when we visited in January so it lacked a little character, but everyone proved very helpful and friendly. The bedrooms are very spacious but because the building is constructed entirely in wood it can initially come over as...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Peter M
New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you go to Ohakune, you have to stay here! This place has so much character and charm. I love chalets and this did not disappoint. Very spacious, balcony, office, massive bath (would fit two adults) and one of the best showers in NZ (we stayed in the room Sir Ian Mckellen stayed in when filming the LOTR). The little...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank athiview
Edgewood, New Mexico
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I loved this hotel! It was booked for us as part of a coach tour to visit Lord of the Rings sights around New Zealand because it was where cast and crew stayed during filming of the movies. The hotel is so pretty with all the wood. We were assigned the room where Sean Astin/Samwise Gamgee stayed while filming. (For...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank AnotherNiteOnTheRoad
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I think from the pictures that it is plain to see that there is plenty of wood! There is more wonderful wood once you get inside - I love it. Did an overnight stay for business and was happy with the reception, dinner and swim (in a heated pool!) Would be very nice in winter after a days skiing (I...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MJLWJS
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Very friendly and helpful front desk staffs. Beautiful and warm wooden deco rooms that looked like Hobbiton. Great restaurants and food with reasonable price. Good facilities such as automatic doors, lifts and spa pool. There is a good 45min loop walk close by. Very quiet at night.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Bearathon B
Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I've stayed in some fancy hotels, and this is one of the best. The excellence comes from both the building and the staff. The building is a star. A massive riverside Swiss chalet with rafters and handrails made out of whole tree trunks. It creaks a little. The rooms are large and well-furnished (though rather gloomily lit) and the wifi...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank AntheaFG

94 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (86)
Viewed
Room/Suite (23)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
View from Room (8)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (9)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Other (33)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (8)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Ohakune
15.5 mi away
Chateau Tongariro Hotel
Chateau Tongariro Hotel
#1 of 2 in Whakapapa
1,414 reviews
15.6 mi away
Skotel Alpine Resort
Skotel Alpine Resort
#2 of 2 in Whakapapa
400 reviews
1.4 mi away
Tussock Grove Boutique Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 mi away
The Peaks Motor Inn
The Peaks Motor Inn
#2 of 6 in Ohakune
173 reviews
15.9 mi away
Adventure Lodge & Motel
Adventure Lodge & Motel
#1 of 3 in Tongariro National Park
458 reviews
0.2 mi away
Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
GreenLeadersSilver level
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Combining all the facilities of an boutique hotel with the ambiance of a an alpine lodge, the Powderhorn Chateau is situated in Ohakune at the doorstep of the spectacular Tongariro National Park. This stunning alpine wonderland is one of only a handful of sites throughout the world to be given dual natural and cultural World Heritage status by UNESCO. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Powderhorn Chateau Mount Ruapehu

Address: 194 Mangawhero Terrace | PO Box 222, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Ohakune
Price Range: £134 - £172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Powderhorn Chateau Mount Ruapehu 4*
Number of rooms: 32
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline, Agoda and Hotels.com so you can book your Powderhorn Chateau Mount Ruapehu reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Powderhorn Chateau Mount Ruapehu Hotel Ohakune
Powderhorn Chateau Mount Ruapehu Ohakune
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Powderhorn Chateau Mount Ruapehu staff and other travellers.
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Powderhorn Chateau Mount Ruapehu staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“I had a river view, which was lovely. Some rooms have balconies, but third floor rooms, which don't, are probably quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles AntheaFG, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“River views on West side”
 of 5 bubbles G3374ZNrichardm, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“lift available to all floors”
  • plenty of space on balcony
  • bathroom with bathtub
  • room
  • balcony
  • room
 of 5 bubbles fattmatt20, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“never stayed overnight”
 of 5 bubbles maxiesmart, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Balcony rooms are exceptional, let the staff know your preferences ie not worried about a bit of noise or would prefer a more isolated area.”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
5 of 5