This house is certainly beautiful and well appointed. It's location, adjacent to the walking track along the Tongariro river is handy for walks and still close to town. The breakfasts are probably the best we've encountered in New Zealand and we've had a few good ones. The rooms are spotlessly clean the guest lounge is very comfortable and attractive. The hosts, Ken and Margaret, were very helpful with local information and warmly welcoming. They made it very easy for us on the evening we chose to eat our own food quietly in the dining room instead of going out but when we did eat out they had advice about local restaurants.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ika Lodge provides boutique accommodation, in either two B&B Suites or a 2 bedroom self contained apartment on the banks of the Tongariro River - a perfect base for fishing the best rainbow trout rivers in the world, bush and mountain walks, skiing and the world famous Tongariro Crossing walk. ... more less