The location has an amazing view and the staff are friendly. The resort caters more to backpackers and alternative travelers. The price is fantastic but don't expect much from the cabooses. They seem hot during the day but do cool down at night. You'll likely want a car as the town would be a bit of a trek. Most of the accommodations have communal bathrooms but overall, it was a good experience and a great way to enjoy some fantastic views of Raglan. The Wifi is not free but very reasonably priced. The town of Ranglan has some neat shops and restaurants.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Diverse eco accommodations from beautifully simplistic to luxurious with options to suit all budgets - each lightening our ecological footprint. Our self-contained options offer a comfortable stay with private facilities for couples, families or small groups. For those happy to share facilities take your pick from recycled railway cabooses and earth domes or experience glamping in our Tipi Forest Retreat set in native bush. The Te Ao Whanga Eco Camp provides a limited number of tent and van sites with solar heated showers and an indoor-outdoor kitchen. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Solscape Hotel Raglan