We stayed two nights at the Skotel, and we would not call it a resort like the name implies. However, it was a great value and our budget room was spacious with an extra twin bed and closet. Our bathroom was plenty adequate. The heater in the room was more than sufficient to keep us warm all night. We had coffee making supplies, a hairdryer, and a tv with a few channels. The first night was quiet and the second night there was some hallway noise as a few more guests were staying there. The walls are thin and you can tell it is an older facility. We only paid 30 USD per night and figured that we got a bargain, although the bed was very sinky. The location is ideal for doing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Skotel was established in the early 60s by a group of keen skiers who wanted the convenience of accommodation close to the ski-fields but more comfort than the ski lodges of that time. In 1986 it underwent a major expansion with the addition of restaurant, bar and other facilities. The old part of the building became the backpacker’s wing. Skotel has maintained its friendly informal atmosphere but now provides Qualmark three star accommodation and the exciting cuisine experiences of our new dinner menu. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Skotel Alpine Hotel Whakapapa Village
- Holiday Inn Tongariro National Park