Having spent a month travelling NZ including staying at the Wellington Club and Larnach Castle, the breakfasts Margaret provided excelled them all. The room was also always stocked with delicious home made biscuits AND there was a decanter of port!
Margaret and Kenneth were incredibly helpful at short notice in booking transport for the Tongariro Crossing, providing packed lunches for that day and recommending a wonderful lakeside restaurant for dinner.
The room is spotlessly clean, Ika Lodge is in a lovely setting, down a little lane from the road, so no traffic noise and with a beautiful stream a few steps from the back gate. It's really worth walking along the stream/river.
If you're planning on doing the Tongariro Crossing, I recommend staying here.
- 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