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“Out Of Season Friendliness”
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Pipers Ski Lodge
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Bermagui
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Out Of Season Friendliness”
Reviewed 12 January 2013

We chanced upon Piper's Lodge a few nights before Christmas after a long and pleasant drive up the Wanganui River Road. We were made very welcome by Bruce. The free WIFI was an immediate success with our teenage daughter. Amazingly the local pub presented me with a complete Gluten Free menu for dinner that night - totally unexpectedly, and very welcome.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

The most friendly and helpful group of staff you could ever ask for!
Well run, efficient with lots to do and lovely people to help you whenever you need it. The food was delicious and they are super flexible in everything they do!
100% loved my stay!

Room Tip: Rooms outside got a little cold at night, but inside was lovely and warm!
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Oroua Downs, New Zealand
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106 reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2012 via mobile

Cabin rooms warm bed comfy. Open fire in lounge brillant. Hosts fantastic. Great location Value for money. Really like chilling back in lounge wif bar drinks

  • Stayed May 2012
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London
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 8 October 2011

We stayed here for 4 nights whilst my partner was doing some skiing. Super friendly hosts Bruce and Denise, cant do enough to help you and accomodate you. They found us a horse riding company so we could do some trekking one day and even dropped us off as we didnt have a car to get there. Great range of ski stuff to hire and roaring fire every day in the lounge with a selection of books and games to use.

Room Tip: Some of the ensuite rooms have a patio door with shared decking.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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tauranga, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2011

great accommodation, very helpful, would recommend highly, awesome manager.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Manchester
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Reviewed 1 September 2007

Great place to stay in National Park Village. Incredibly friendly staff, lovely common area with roaring fire, late bar, table tennis and pool! Excellent set up for snow searchers - equipment hire on site, hot tubs for apres ski wind-down. Thoroughly recommended - and at $25 a night how can you complain. It's also close to Schnapps bar which is pretty lively should you want to venture out.

Only minor downside was the breakfast served the next day! At $15 it was almost as much as the accomodation. It had been bigged up by the woman we spoke to on the phone when booking and also all the staff we spoke to as a "BIG FEED" - well when it arrived we couldn't believe our eyes - it was the smallest brekky ever! 3 little cocktail sausages, a bit of spaghetti hoops, cold scrambled egg and a slice of toast - not exactly a big feed!

In summary brilliant place to stay - we will be back and have spread the word amongst our friends. But get your breakfast else where!

  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with friends
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Aussies in the UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2007

One of the best places we have stayed!

Great people, great food! (3 course meal every night, even for vegetarians!)

The staff mingle in with the guests when their shifts are over, sometimes you cant pick them apart! They seem like friendly travellers with constant smiles on their faces!

There were plenty of rooms, with shared bathrooms which were very clean! They had a high quality drying room which came in very handy for skiers and snowboarders.

Communal lounge was great with TV and big open fire, pull down projector, for big events (such as world cup, and season final of LOST) Separate room for kids TV also full of couches.

It has its own ski hire, great parking, excellent location, bus to slopes. excellent place for a winter or summer holiday!
Overall a great experience!! Will stay there again this year!

  • Liked — Staff and atmosphere
  • Disliked — We had to leave! :-(
  • Stayed July 2006, travelled as a couple
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Property: Pipers Ski Lodge
Address: Millar Street | National Park Village, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Tongariro National Park
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Ranked #1 of 9 Speciality Lodging in Tongariro National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 18
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