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Ngati Ruanui Stratford Mountain House Hotel

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Reviewed 31 August 2016

I love this place. The scenery, the people, the quiet, did I mention the scenery? - it really is a fab place to stay. Last time I was here accommodation was in the second, separate block, this time we were part of the main lodge - fab, easy access to the bar & dining area!! I didn't end up straying...

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic stay up the mountain, bed was very comfortable and the spa bath was a lovely addition after being out in the cold. Room could do with double glazing to help combat the condensation, but there was a dehumidifier in the room as well as heating. Dinner at the restaurant was fantastic, however it was let down in ambience with...

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Hawera, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 May 2016

16 family members went to the Mountain House for my mothers 85th birthday lunch. Some came from Tauranga and were very impressed with not only the fantastic location but the food was excellent and the staff and service were efficient and welcoming. The restaurant was comfortable, lovely and warm on a cold day. Great place, great food, Nice people. Beautiful.

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Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

We were here for only 1 night and wished we could have stayed longer. Rod welcomed us warmly after our long drive down from Tongariro. The room has been refurbished and is clean with a warm feel. There are self service laundry facilities. Lunch was lovely, we had a pumpkin soup, fish burger and mussels which were all delicious. Mt...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

It is set in the national park at the bottom of Mt Taranaki so there are walks close by. We only stayed for one night but it was a lovely place to stay. The staff were friendly and welcoming. The food at the restaurant, although not extensive, was fabulous. The room clean and very comfortable with very nice linen. It...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We stopped off for a coffee and got heaps more. Probably the best carrot cake ever, the dining cafe area was very tidy clean and the staff were friendly, We did not see the accommodation as we were not staying. Comfy clean couches to relax in would be sensational in the snow.

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Reviewed 25 February 2016

Very nice & helpful welcome on arrival. We had unit 4 which had a view out to the front, the mountain behind & only a short walk to reception & the dining room. Unit quiet & relaxing, but some noise noticed from next door at times. Meals were very high standard indeed & very enjoyable at all times. We would...

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MartyS1001, Manager at Ngati Ruanui Stratford Mountain House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. The continental breakfast is available to our Sunday evening guests due to our closure on Monday & Tuesdays, I apologies this was not offered at reception. Regarding Mon & Tues closure this has been a standing arrangement for a number of years and possibly not as visible as it could be on our Website and...

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Reviewed 20 February 2016

We have had dinner here twice now and both times it did not live up to our expectations. Mount Taranaki certainly provides an amazing setting, one where you would expect excellence. Unfortunately the food does not deliver on that account. Sure the portions are huge but the quality is average at most. We had venison cutlets and catch of the...

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MartyS1001, Manager at Ngati Ruanui Stratford Mountain House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback, your comments have been noted The Management Team

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Our family just spent a magic weekend that surpassed our expectations. We are a family of four (2 teenagers) and the family room worked well for us - nice and spacious. What we liked: - Firstly the warm welcome from Whaea Miri Snee and the team (from the time of making the reservation to walking through the door to the...

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MartyS1001, Manager at Ngati Ruanui Stratford Mountain House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words we are pleased your experience at the SMH met your expectations. Nga mihi The Management Team

Hawera, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 January 2016

We were celebrating our 42nd Wedding anniversary , went for a lovely one hour Native Bush walk, then relaxed in the lounge with a couple of drinks. The room was clean and tidy with a King Bed ,Spa bath and shower all we needed. We then Dined in the Restaurant had a really well presented meal, ample sized portions and...

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MartyS1001, Manager at Ngati Ruanui Stratford Mountain House Hotel, responded to this review

Kia ora John raua ko Cheryl Thank you for the feedback, it was a pleasure sharing in your special ocassion, may there be many more. We look forward to your next visit Nga mihi The Management Team

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Mountain House Hotel has nine beautifully decorated double rooms. All our guest rooms are new renovated and equipped with flat panel TV, complimentary Mini Bar, Telephone and FREE internet. In addition, all rooms feature a full private spa bath with overhead showers, hairdryer, and Guest Amenities. All guests can completely relax by using all the restaurant services including breakfast, Lunch, afternoon teas and Dinner.…You can’t find a better place on earth. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ngati Ruanui Stratford Mountain House Hotel

Address: Pembroke Road | East Mt. Egmont/Taranaki, Stratford 4352, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > Stratford
Price Range: £84 - £107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ngati Ruanui Stratford Mountain House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“We did not stay there just went to cafe dining room”
 of 5 bubbles helenmB1911MZ, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Outside any room will give a lovely view of Mt Egmont.”
 of 5 bubbles Kaikohe, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
“We went on the Mid Week Deal ,Very good value”
 of 5 bubbles johncherylh2016, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All looked great.”
  • View from our room was spectacular.
 of 5 bubbles GrettaW, 29 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Family rooms are separate from main block, they are a short walk (1min) through a bush track.”
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 of 5 bubbles korimako1, 15 Nov 2015 | Read review
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