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“Great base of operations”
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Pipers Ski Lodge
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Great base of operations”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

They say you get what you pay for, but Pipers proves there are still places that go beyond the brochure. Bruce and Dianne really care and do everything and more to make you feel welcome and make sure your stay (whatever it may be for) is able to run as smoothly, calmly and as fun as it can, nothing feels like it is to much trouble. The rooms are clean and comfortable, the breakfast hearty and filling and the bar (with open fire) reasonable and well stocked. Was a great place to stay for our ski trip and we'll be back for the Tongariro Crossing in summer.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Auckland
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

Booked Pipers for a group of school children who were competing at NIPS. It was a well located place to stay, breakfast & dinner included in the price. It was clean, warm and welcoming for the whole week. We're back again this year.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

This " highest hotel in NZ" is in just in the Tongariro national park so ideal is you are going to do the Tongariro Alpine crossing. The building is a ski lodge style with half hotel rooms ensuite and half backpacker style rooms with 3 bunks and shared bathroom facilities.
It's clean modern ,comfortable ski chalet style accommodation with helpful staff and useful additions like on site laundry and spa pool and sauna ( but check opening hours , as I missed out just when bones weary from the Tongariro hike needed a soak )
Food was really good, but again watch opining hours as restaurant closed at 8 for dinner and 9am for breakfast the following morning ......and you don't have many other options in the village if you miss meals here, though backpackers can cook in their own kitchen.

Room Tip: Backpackers rooms were clean, comfy and well priced
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Bermagui
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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
41 hotel 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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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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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 #2 of 9 Speciality Lodging in Tongariro National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 18
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