Our family of 4 stayed in the apartment and from the moment we arrived we knew we had made a perfect choice!! We were greeted by Margaret and Ken, who are the perfect hosts .. Always there for advice and assistance, but never in the way of privacy. The apartment is stunning, with a warm, welcoming lounge, great kitchen and a master bedroom with the most stunning views out to the decking and beautiful, lush private garden. The apartment is right on the banks of the river, so you hear the tranquil sound of water flowing all the time. The beds are lovely and comfortable and even the 2nd bedroom has king singles. We loved sitting outside on the decking at every opportunity. This is a fabulous location, so quiet and peaceful and surrounded by the beautiful nature that makes NZ so wonderful. It is a great base for the Tongoriro crossing, rafting and walking. The walk along the river is also lovely. This was quite simply perfect and a wonderful place to stay on the final leg of our journey!! We will never forget this place which is in a beautiful part of NZ!
- 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