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Ski Rider Hotel
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Perisher Valley
Certificate of Excellence
Kincumber, New South Wales, Australia
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Enjoyed our stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Loved the location and easy proximity to the slopes... Rooms were good value and comfy, the food was average at breakfast but the dinner at the bar and grill was excellent. I would not recommend the dining room dinner as it looked very average, but the cook your own was awesome! Overall a great value weekend stay for us

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Karen F
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Roxanne D, Manager at Ski Rider Hotel, responded to this review, 26 August 2014
We are pleased you enjoyed dining in the Grill at Ski Rider. We offer the opportunity for our guests to experience dining in either the grill or three courses in the dining room. It is a good idea to experience both. Should you return to Ski Rider in the future, please indicate your preference at the time of booking. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

Just got back from an amazing stay at skirider. Staff were amazing, best I've come across in all my travels. Rooms were toasty warm coming from Brisbane we didn't find them overly hot and easy to turn radiator off, great for drying clothes. Lots of hot water for a family of 5 who all had long showers. Could do with new linen and yes the bathrooms are very small but clean and that's
more important to us. Food was wonderful, kids are still talking about it, there are queues but the staff get through them pretty fast and you can check when a school group are arriving and work round that easy enough. Once again helpful, friendly staff from restaurant, hire and bus makes this place a winner.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank familyhall5
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Roxanne D, Manager at Ski Rider Hotel, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Thanks Hall Family. We are pleased your stay at Ski Rider was so fantastic. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
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Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

Second trip to Perisher (last time was a weekend 2 years ago). This time was for a full week. We had a great time at Ski Rider last time, and so booked again.

Happy to say that we had a terrific experience again. Rooms are basic, but comfortable & clean. Food was plentiful and of good quality. We used the hotel shuttle bus a couple of times on snowy days, when I wasn't confident of driving - very convenient & quick.

Ski Rider's best asset though is still their staff. Ridiculously friendly and helpful, could not do enough for you, whether in the hotel itself, the dining rooms, or in the ski hire shop.

Next time we are at Perisher (sooner rather than later, I hope!), we'll be booking here again for sure.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank CGradeCyclist
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Roxanne D, Manager at Ski Rider Hotel, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Thanks for this great review - we really appreciate your comments - which we have passed onto staff in all departments. Hope to see you soon.
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Nowra, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

we just got back from 10 days at the snow were we stayed at Ski Rider.Both of use suffer from Coeliacs and everybody at the motel from Reception to the kitchen and bar staff were absolutely wonderful.We rang to make sure that they could cater for our problems before we booked and they assured us they take dietary problems very seriously, upon check we spoke with the head chef and Gus reassured us that we would be looked after in every need ... the whole stay was worth every penny , nothing was a problem at all. All the staff were always interested in how things were going and we were treated like family from the minute we arrived to when we left. we would definitely recommend staying at Ski Rider and we will definitely be going back again.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Leigh-ann v
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Roxanne D, Manager at Ski Rider Hotel, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to the next time you visit Ski Rider.
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Newcastle, Australia
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285 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

It is a shame that the thing you remember most is how hot the rooms were. Even though it was minus 3 and snowing outside, the rooms were that hot that you had to open the door wide open to cool the room down.There was no adjustment for the heating either. It was kind of funny to open the door and see many of the other doors in varying stages of openness. The meals were quite good and the feel of the place was good as well. It is fairly expensive still for off snow accommodation. Our experience wont take us back there again. Lost too much precious sleep

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank RLNR
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Roxanne D, Manager at Ski Rider Hotel, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
We are sorry that you were too hot in your room. We are concerned that you were unable to adjust the heating, as all rooms have individually controlled heating. Our maintenance department would have been happy to assist when you found there was no adjustment on your heater. Thank you for your feedback.
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Tugun, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

All of the staff are exceptionally nice and friendly. Rooms are warm, clean and comfortable.
Loved the meal times with the kids. The kids couldn't wait to see what would be on the menu for the next day.
We packed a camping fridge to keep things like drinks, alcohol and yoghurt etc in the room and would take snacks in a small esky most days to the snow. Saved time in cues and just sat at the car to allow quicker time back to snow.
They have entertainment organised but our children couldn't stay awake for most of it, around 8pm. We would go back and watch a movie on the laptop, etc.
The games room consists of 3 pool tables and a selection of games that require coins to operate. Kids enjoyed a few nights in here.
Laundry facilities are good, never seemed to be too crowded.
Internet access isn't the best here I'm guessing due to the position of hotel within the mountain but in the main building you could get some reception. Plenty once you get to perisher anyway.
Ski hire and lift lesson tickets here was hassle free and a great service again saving time in cues.
The free bag storage and change rooms with showers/toilets that allow for extra time on the snow when you check out are an awesome plus too. The change rooms are large, warm and clean.
Thanks for a great stay ski rider, we will be back again for sure :)

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Amelia B
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Roxanne D, Manager at Ski Rider Hotel, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Ski Rider again. Thank you for your lovely review.
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Perth, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Liked the stay here , the bus service to the snow was exellent 5 min tops . rooms are nice and hot,but TV in rooms would be nice, booked last min so was a bit expensive . All in all a nice place in/ close to the snow ) with friendly, helpful staff . In side the national park

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank ALOZ14
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Roxanne D, Manager at Ski Rider Hotel, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
We are pleased you chose to stay at Ski Rider and that you enjoyed your time here. We hope you utilised our guest TV lounge and free entertainment in the main hotel complex. Thank you for your feedback, we hope to see you again.
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Property: Ski Rider Hotel
Address: Kosciuszko Road | Wilsons Valley, Perisher Valley, Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales 2627, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Kosciuszko National Park > Perisher Valley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Perisher Valley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ski Rider Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only 11kms from Perisher. Free parking and Free guest shuttle to lifts. Stay close to the snow without paying on-snow prices. Delicious meals, warm comfortable rooms, Free entertainment & onsite hire. Luggage holding facilities and change rooms with hot showers available for before check in or after check out. ... more   less 
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