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Snowy Waters - The Old Nurses Home

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Valparaiso, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sandy the owner is fabulous and the facility is cool and rustic. Our boys loved it and they said the bunk beds were very comfortable. Our room was small but comfortable and very clean. The bathroom was shared but very clean! The wifi was a must for teenagers and it worked perfectly. We would definitely stay there again.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our fourth time staying at Snowy Waters & won't be the last! Sandy is an amazing host, nothing is ever an issue. This time Sandy shared some of the history of Snowy Waters and Raetihi with us which was fascinating. Unfortunately the weather didn't allow us to do the crossing on the Saturday but Sandy suggested alternative walks...

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Thank vanyafoskett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend staying here - we came in a large group (14 of us) we had a great night Sandy had the fire going for us everything was organised, tidy, warm at night in the rooms, great prepared lunches and breakfast - nice environment Sandy was a great host giving us the history of the place nothing was...

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Thank Kristina M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing place to stay, very clean and well equipped, lovely and friendly team, peaceful atmosphäre and good prices! would definitly stay again. they even picked me up and also gave me a lift back to town. Thank you for everything!!!

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in Ohakune the night before we were to start the Tongariro circuit in the national park, we didn't have a reservation but the information center in Ohakune despite being about to close was happy to call around for us and highly recommended Snowy Waters. It was perfect, only about 12 minutes from Ohakune and on the highway to...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We had a lovely stay at Snowy Waters Lodge and found the place perfect for our family occasion. The Hosts were welcoming and accommodating. The accommodation was clean and well equipped and the view from there was amazing. Unfortunately, the only downsize was the township itself with only a handful of shops that were open and nothing much else to...

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Thank MaharaJane
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We had a great star here. Casey the hostess was full of enthusiasm and useful information and nothing was a problem. The old nursing has been done up nicely although it is still a work in progress. The room was fine and great value and we liked that brekkie was thrown in with fresh eggs to cook up - which...

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Thank Christopher M
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed new years eve on my way to Auckland, wanting to break up the drive. This place exerted my expectations. So welcoming, comfortable and everything you need for self catering. Sandy & Cassey were so friendly and helpful. There is also so many good walks, short and long nearby to interact with the abundant nature & beautiful scenery around

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Thank Martin776
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We first heard of Snowy Waters through Grabone and thought it would be fun. You did not fail to deliver - we loved our (regrettably) short stay and hope to come again some time. We did the murder mystery party which was well thought out, humorous and tested our acting skills. Would highly recommend everyone stay here, whatever time of...

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 7 December 2016

A quiet little place to stay for the night. Snowy waters, while not the newest looking place around, it had a nice homely feel. The building had a warm feeling to it and the rooms were very clean and comfy. Sandy and her staff were very friendly and welcoming. I was in NZ for 3 and a half weeks, and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated within 5 acres of park-like grounds, Snowy Waters was once a Nurses Home for staff of the former Waimarino Hospital. We are owned and operated by kiwi's who are passionate about the outdoors. Our property is private and peaceful yet within easy walking distance of shops and cafes. Retiring is a historic timber town situated between two National Parks; Tongariro and Whanganui. We are constantly upgrading and improving our 75 year old character building but our landscaped grounds and unmatched views are complimented by friendly, helpful staff and clean facilities. Our main guest lounge is a wonderful, tranquil space which opens onto an extensive outdoor entertainment area with BBQ's, an outdoor fireplace and a wood-fired pizza oven. Self-catering facilities are available in our open-plan, rustic themed kitchen. In winter cosy fireplaces are lit prior to your arrival while European style central heating warms your room. Both guest lounges feature a 50" TV (with Sports channels). Outside we have a playground, an outdoor spa pool surrounded by rocks and Palm trees with views of Mt Ruapehu, a pet goat and the Snowy Train. In summer transport departs daily for the Tongariro Crossing. Other nearby activities include: Skiing and snowboarding Mt Ruapehu, Walking the Tongariro Northern Circuit, Jet boating or canoeing to the Bridge to Nowhere, Mountain biking on the Mountains to Sea cycle trail, golf, bird watching and trout fishing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Snowy Waters - The Old Nurses Home

Address: 58 Ward Street, Raetihi 4632, New Zealand (Formerly Snowy Waters Lodge)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Raetihi
Price Range: $73 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Snowy Waters - The Old Nurses Home 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“The rooms are all the same size but have different beds.”
 of 5 bubbles CassandraC757, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms with mountain views”
 of 5 bubbles EileenM969, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing the mountain and not close to dining area”
 of 5 bubbles MaharaJane, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“suggest keep away from the living room squeky, swing, smokestop doors if you are staying with lots of others......”
 of 5 bubbles kiwi093, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Go with a group of 10 so you can have a whole wing to yourselves :)”
 of 5 bubbles a2uelese, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
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