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“Great place to stay on limited budget, nice and quiet, good base for Tongariro crossing”
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Pukenui Lodge
Wellington, New Zealand
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“Great place to stay on limited budget, nice and quiet, good base for Tongariro crossing”
Reviewed 23 January 2014

I stayed here just after Christmas in order to complete the Tongariro crossing, booking off a Grab one equivalent. The owner Chris was very efficient about emailing back and when the weather was looking unhelpful 48h before my scheduled visit I was able to bring my booking forward 24h - easily sorted via email with no fuss or extra charge. Breakfast was included in our rate and included cereal, yoghurt, toast and fruit with tea and coffee. The rooms are small with bunks or single/double beds and linen including towels was provided. Bathrooms were shared and very clean. It was very quiet as this isn't on the backpacker route although it is this grade just a lot nicer and cleaner than most. The dining and living areas have a lovely view of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro in good weather.
I also recommend dinner at the Station Cafe - and suggest you book!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Pukenui Lodge
Address: 3 Millar Street, National Park Village, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > National Park Village
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 9 Speciality Lodging in National Park Village
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Traditional family operated ski lodge open year round offering rooms ranging from basic bunk style with share bathrooms to queen beds with en suites, All rooms include sheets and duvets. There's a large communal kitchen, dining area and lounge with a fantastic open log fire, perfect for that relaxing evening after a great day in the outdoors. The views are stunning and hard to beat anywhere in the area. Reception hours are 7.30Am- 8pm and late on Friday nights. If you know your expected arrival time we greatly appreciate it if you can let us know. On the odd occasion we may be away from the office (feeding/settling kids, eating, yeah we eat too or just doing some gardening) we will leave keys out, we're never far away and will be "Back Soon". Thank you for your understanding and we sure hope you enjoy your stay and all the area has to offer. ... more   less 
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