We spent two nights here recently. We arrived in the rain just after dark. Richard and Jill were lovely and check in was simple and quick. The cabin had two bedrooms with comfortable queen beds. The lounge was also comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped although we didn't use it beyond making a cup of coffee.
The grounds are peaceful and spacious and I would imagine a great place for families to holiday. Turangi itself though isn't much to write home about though and our prime purpose of staying here was to do the Tongariro Crosssing but unfortunately it was closed due to bad weather both days. Next time I think we'll probably base ourselves in Taupo where there is a bit more to do and drive to the Crosssing.
All up, we were happy with our choice of Creel Lodge and would recommend it to others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Creel Lodge - Peaceful and quiet away from the main highway, private river access. Tired of travelling? Then visit this oasis on the central plateau, 15 minutes from the Tongariro Crossing. Inspection welcomed. Have a safe journey. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Creel Hotel Turangi
- Creel Motel Turangi