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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We were a group of twenty oldies and stayed at this lovely hotel after doing the Forgotten Highway rail cart tour. The hosts were so lovely and couldn't do enough for us. Although the rooms are small, and toilet and shower facilities have to be shared there was enough to cater for us all. Excellent meal at night and great...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This a pub, far from civilisation, with its own colour and special features. Much of the town has been lovingly restored and the hotel is no exception. I wanted a single, but twin is the minimum. My room had no TV, no wifi, and no mobile coverage. My only entertainment was what I could make with the others in the...

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Seasoned traveller from Devon
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

In the middle of virtually nowhere travelling The Forgotten Highway between Stratford and Tongariro there's Whangamomoana. It's a small village ( was at one time a town) of just 16 inhabitants near the old railway line. There are a few old buildings with their history displayed on information boards, included in these is the Whangamomoana Hotel. Every 2 years this...

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1Thank Chocky1948
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Passing through the Republic of Whangamomona we just had to stop at the hotel for a coffee. We ordered our drink from the friendly bar staff, then wandered around inside looking at all the maps, plans and photographs. As the bar is also the passport office, yes, that's right, we had our passports stamped too! The food looked good, but...

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Thank CAH1951
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 January 2017

On our 3rd visit here, we arrived at 9 am to find that it didn't open till 10. Knew the side door would be open as we stayed in the hotel last year but a very grumpy man would not even let my wife use the loo! Not great hospitality and nothing like the ladies we met there during our...

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1Thank christopher1146
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

A long drive from Taumaranui and was so glad to see the pub for a stop. A miserable rainy day and a drive that required lots of concentration with lots of slips. Such a lovely warm welcome. A really awesome pub and atmosphere and quite possibly the best ham off the bone and cheese toasted sammie ever! Keen to visit...

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

1 star for the staff (to lazy? to say goodbye). 3 stars for the food: nothing special, expensive. 5 stars for the Hotelroom. Surely I will not come back to stay there. Perhaps just for a cold beer. The first disappointing days in 24 years coming to NZ.

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2Thank Stefan K
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 January 2017

What a great place to stay for a night. Nicely restored 100 year old hotel, great rooms, good bed and vene had a visit form the house cat Ted. Meals were excellent and the hosts were all very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Nice to stay and enjoy old fashioned hospitality in an awsome setting.

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1Thank Colin_Heather2013
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at the whangamamona hotel. We did the forgotten World highway and used this hotel as a stop in between. Food and drink was good and reasonably priced. Friendly staff and good atmosphere in lounge. Got the stamp on the passport (proceeds go to local community) which was a good momento to take away from a memorable...

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1Thank Stacey H
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Great hospitality - many interesting historical photographs and posters depicting development of the district - exceedingly pleasant proprietor - good variety in the menu, very nicely cooked and presented. Also provides accommodation, which we did not make use of. Note that if you are not entirely happy with driving on unsealed road, the road from Stratford is entirely sealed, while...

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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Additional Information about Whangamomona Hotel

Address: 6018 SH 43 New Zealand, Stratford, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > Stratford
Number of rooms: 11
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“every room is quiet”
 of 5 bubbles statehigh4, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“try the next town”
 of 5 bubbles wizzar, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
“No telephone coverage at all in this area, no wifi. So do all your communications before you go there.”
 of 5 bubbles KarenV920, 7 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles leighn144, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
“we only stayed downstairs which was private and nice”
 of 5 bubbles peat111, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
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