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We ordered the fish and chips which from a distance looked good. But the batter was very thick and gooey inside and boring chips. The worst was the salad- salad mix which had a lot of rotting and browning leaves in it. Showed the staff...More
Ok the rooms are small you expect that but our room was clean and comfortable. What do you expect for £30 odd a night! It was an awful day weather-wise low cloud and murk. We agree that there is little to do but a group...More
Dated hotel which charges quite highly for the experience- as other reviewers will have mentioned re the decor and style of the rooms. Have to pay for the wifi and the breakfast which I would have though would be included. Two big plus points are...More
Based on what we'd read, we expected a charming alpine retreat. What we found was a grungy room that didn't have much space. It was clean, but the bedding and carpet just seemed old and it kind of felt musty to me. Wifi was not...More
The lodgings are chalet type, fairly basic but comfortable and with all mod cons. Views are unbelievable from the chalets. Staff are superb and nothing is too much trouble for them. Food is quite good. Location is perfect.
Well I'm not sure about the bus going all the way to the skotel, I doubt that very much. It will more than likely drop you off at Whakapapa village as outlined in above answer. Best ask at the big store where bus will prob... More
Well I'm not sure about the bus going all the way to the skotel, I doubt that very much. It will more than likely drop you off at Whakapapa village as outlined in above answer. Best ask at the big store where bus will prob drop you off, where is best place to thumb a lift to Whakapapa. Its not that far, just a few kilometers, will be other people travelling up to the chateau and the skotel for sure, just hold up a sign, be plenty people go there. Thats best advice I can give you, same for return, always backpackers travelling from skotel and chateau. Best advice I can give you...