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LKNZ Lodge
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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

Very nice friendly reception people. We stayed one night and tried to phone book an extra night from up the mountain, but you can only book online which was very inconvenient to do so had to ring somewhere else. Room with ensuite was okay, small for 4 people and not exactly cheap. But clean and great shower etc.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

The little 1 bed unit rooms with kitchenette and ensuite are very comfortable and great value for price. They are small in size but then you don't need a big space indoors when you have so much outdoors to enjoy. The high pressure showers are very relaxing and welcome after a day skiing on beautiful Mt Ruapehu. The lodge is right in the middle of town and very handy to shops and restaurants. We have also stayed in the larger cabin style accomodation where you have a communal kitchen, shared lounge, bathrooms and bunk rooms.

We stayed there in October 2010 and prior years. We are returning there in June 2013.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

I stayed at this lodge with a friend in a twin room (with kitchenette and ensuite). Very clean and well kept. The managers (Amanda and Martin) are really helpful, great breakfasts, a ride to the Old Coach Rd, and overall I would return and recommend to others looking for inexpensive but good accommodation.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 April 2013 via mobile

Great weekend with family and friends at lknz. Good value. Excellent service and friendly knowledeable hosts (amanda & martin). Clean spacoius rooms.
Would certainly recommend to others and id stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Cannes, France
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Reviewed 17 April 2013

An excellent budget accommodation. Recently refurbished in neutral colours, spacious lounge areas and well equipped, clean kitchens. Decent linen on the beds and white towels provided, everything required for a 2 night stay for our adult family. We had an ensuite room which was perfect for my 3 daughters. The staff were amazingly friendly and helpful with an abundance of local knowledge and advice. Breakfast was included in our grab one deal and it was very nice. Gigantic bowl of good muesli with yoghurt and fruit syrup, tea or coffee of choice. Cooked brekky was ample,well prepared and presented.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 March 2013

Stayed here frequently over the ski season - and found it to be an excellent place to stay. The staff were always helpful and friendly, willing to offer advice or assistance on almost anything - from slopes to bars to help when the hostel was full. The facilities in the newer wing are excellent. For a functional, reasonably priced place to stay, with friendly helpful staff, LKNZ is excellent.

Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Auckland
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Reviewed 4 December 2012

After a shaky start in 2011, the 2012 season got off to a flying start with new, somewhat northern hemisphere management! Friendly and with attentive service, this lodge represents excellent value. I almost hesitate to give it a good review because it might fill it up too much next year! The only negative? Still no handles on the sliding ensuite doors in the luxury lodge building. Shock horror.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Property: LKNZ Lodge
Address: 1 Rata Street, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Ohakune
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Ohakune
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — LKNZ Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A friendly, comfortable and inexpensive hostel at the base of Mt Ruapehu. LKNZ Backpackers is a great base for the Ruapehu Ski Resorts, Tongariro Crossing, Old Coach Road Track, Whanganui River and many other amazing walks and tracks in the Ruapehu area. Convenient shuttle services available for all activities. There is a wide range of accommodation options to suit your budget from New Kitchenette En-suites, Privet Doubles, Dorms and Cabins spread over 4 building each with there own kitchens and lounges. Van and Tent site available too.With action packed activities in the area all year round LKNZ have loads of Local Knowledge to share with all of our guest. As far as affordable North Island ski field on Mt Ruapehu and Tongariro accommodation goes, look no further than LKNZ Lodge. ... more   less 
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