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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is in a good quiet position. The rooms are very tidy and very well maintained. The kitchen and common rooms are great with free pool and tv. In kitchen every room has private space for dedicated cutlery and dishes which is really great. The owners are supper nice and friendly.

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Betty C, Owner at Sportsmans Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your awesome comments. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Come again soon!

Leeds
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I picked this lodge based on the reports on trip advisor and elsewhere. There is no doubt the self contained cottage is the best but the other motel rooms are small and functional and very cheap. We were perfectly comfortable and had full access to a shared kitchen and communal lounge where we actually got to talk to people! The...

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Thanks for your lovely comments. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us. Come again soon

Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights in the cottage, we just loved it! Very clean and cozy, accessorized kitchen and beautiful garden. The host was very friendly. Just 5 min walk from the Tongariro river and 20 min drive to the finish carpark of the Tongariro alpine crossing (a shuttle takes you to the starting point).

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Glad you loved your stay and got to see some of the magic beauty of the Turangi/Tongariro region. Come again soon!

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our all-too-short stay at Sportsman Lodge and in Turangi. My husband and I came in for one night on the eve doing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing the next day. This place is amazing! Owned by the most adorable couple who took over this former fisherman's lodge and revamped it in what is obvious to all as a...

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Betty C, Owner at Sportsmans Lodge, responded to this review

Wow, thanks for your awesome comments. It has been a labour of love to present a budget end accommodation complex into a homely, comfortable place to stay. We're glad you liked it. Feel free to tell your friends about us! Come again soon

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We stayed for 2 nights in the garden cottage and boy, were we glad of the comfy, cosy and private cottage. It was very clean and the kitchen had all the basics that you would need, in fact we ate in both nights and it was so lovely to have a bit of a base for a while. The owners...

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Thanks for your awesome comments, Laura. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and experienced some of the wonderful scenery we have close by Turangi. Come again soon!

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome place to base yourself close to all the fun in central north island, warm when it's cold outside, great kitchen to nock up a feed. River out the back gate for all your fishing needs . Friendly staff with all you need to know about the area.

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Cheers, Conway for your awesome comments. Loved your company. Come again soon

Levin, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This is outstanding value for money. Excellent facilities, well kept, clean and tidy, off road and quiet. Small rooms but with full facilities - and all that is needed for overnight. A great location for a week's outdoor activities. Highly recommended.

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Thanks for your awesome comments. It's great to hear you like the place as much as we do. come again soon

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the cottage, it was the most comfortable stay. Friendly staff. Comfy bed and the place was always spotless. So much activities to do. City centre was just 2minutes away. Loved it!!! Would definitely come back next winter. The only problem was not enough good places around to eat but you can definitely cook at the cottage as...

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Thanks for your awesome comments about the Sportsmans Lodge cottage and our wonderful Tongariro National Park. Come again soon

Hastings, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Whilst the rooms are small, they are spotless and the bathrooms new and water pressure fantastic. The kitchen and lounge area were neat, plenty of room for everyone and toasty warm. What really makes this place is the hosts, what a lovely couple. We will definitely be back soon!!!

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Thanks for the awesome comments about your stay at Sportsmans Lodge. It's great to hear you will be back. Looking forward to it

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

A friend and I stayed in the cottage for a 10 day fishing trip in late May. Excellent accommodation with great facilities(drying room for wet gear etc) and hosts. My friend has stayed there every year for over 10 yrs, I know why.Will definitely be back.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sportsmans Lodge is the hidden accommodation gem of the Central Plateau and Lake Taupo District. It has a unique, tranquil character of its own. Its relaxed, homely surrounds has special appeal for fly fishermen, walkers in the Central Plateau, weary travellers looking for a quiet night's sleep, and in the winter, skiers and snowboarders.The Lodge has nine quality, comfortable double/twin single rooms with own ensuites. Guests share a large self catering kitchen/dining room. The large shared lounge with open fire, TV and pool table is great for relaxing and sharing the day's stories with other guests. The lounge opens out to a sundeck that overlooks an amazing garden. For those looking for a private hideaway, our self contained cottage, separate to the Lodge, is perfect. The deck opens out on to a delightful, quiet part of the garden. Pure Bliss! FREE Wireless internet is available throughout the Lodge and its surroundings ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sportsmans Lodge

Address: 15 Taupahi Road, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Turangi
Price Range: £46 - £52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sportsmans Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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