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All reviewsa lovely staywonderful hostsnew zealandtongariro crossingnice extra touchesvintage furniturebreakfast was delicioususb charging portshelping us planfree laundry facilitya great place to stayheated towel railfamily unitwashing machine and dryerbeds were very comfortablefriendly placethe kitchen
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Reviewed April 7, 2017

TOP, UNIQUE, FRIENDLY PLACE!

You will not feel here like in hotel or lodge. You will feel here like in home.I had a separate bedroom with TV and some nice extra touches such as bedside USB charging ports, saloon with second TV and delightful furniture, even on-site free laundry facility.

I really like these rooms because of vintage furniture.

There is also parking area at the front.

It is excellent base location for doing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. The owners are very helpful regards Tongariro Alpine Crossing and in arranging transport to and from the crossing so you do not have to worry about anything.

I would definitely recommend this to others.

5 stars without shadow of doubt. You will love it.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled solo
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LouisvanWyk, Owner at Tongariro Crossing Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2017

Hi Peter,
Thanks a lot for the awesome review of our lodge and service - we really appreciate it! We're glad you liked the uniqueness of the lodge and furniture, as well as the little extras - we do think it stands out from the crowd :-)
We wish all the best for the rest of your biking adventure and will follow your blog closely (with the help of Google Translate, of course!).
With thanks,
Louis & Marina

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Reviewed April 1, 2017

We stayed for 2 nights in a comfortable suite room with some nice extra touches such as bedside USB charging ports, towel warming/drying rack, etc. Our kitchen (shared with one other suite) was set up just like a kitchen at home might be - everything needed was there and we enjoyed using it. There is a great outdoor patio which would be lovely on warm summer evenings. We really appreciated the on-site free laundry facility. Louis and Marina are very nice and helpful hosts and were able to accommodate a last-minute schedule change in our booking (possible because there was space available on the new dates). Great base location for doing the Tongariro crossing and a choice of restaurants all close by - one of them exceptional. The lodge in general had a cozy and personal feel, would definitely recommend it.

Room Tip: The suite rooms are spacious and comfortable with nice kitchen shared with just one other suite.
  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lance C
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Louisvw, Owner at Tongariro Crossing Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2017

Hello Lance,
Thank you very much for the positive feedback and kind words about our lodge and service - it is greatly appreciated. I'm glad you liked the kitchen and found the laundry, USB chargers and heated towel rail of value - we do try hard with those little extras :-) It's also great to hear you enjoyed the local dining options - for a small village, we are very fortunate with the range and quality of eateries. I hope you had a good rest of your trip in NZ, and will look you up if we ever get to Colorado. And thanks for the beers!
All the best,
Louis

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Reviewed March 21, 2017

We had a lovely stay last weekend at the Tongariro Crossing lodge. The owners are super helpful in giving advice on the local activities and places to eat, and in arranging transport to and from the crossing. They also offered advice on some bike rides in the area - which were awesome. The room had lots of character with really comfy beds and nice furniture. The breakfast was a highlight with home made bread, fresh fruit (including hand picked blueberries) and lovely eggs. I would definitely recommend this to others and would stay here on my next visit!

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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LouisvanWyk, Owner at Tongariro Crossing Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2017

Hi Lou, thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review :-) So glad you enjoyed the breakfast and especially the homemade bread, as well as the unique character of our rooms. And, well done to your 6-year old son for tackling the Tongariro Crossing too - what a legend! Hope to welcome you again real soon! Cheers, Louis & Marina

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Reviewed March 18, 2017

A comfortable stay at this lovely, clean and cosy BnB.

The hosts did a wonderful job of providing information about our trek over the Tongariro Crossing and supplied a delicious breakfast pre trek with the perfect lunch to keep our energy levels up.

They even helped us out by making dinner reservations at The Station Cafe and then rearranging them when we needed to push the time back.

Will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jim R
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LouisvanWyk, Owner at Tongariro Crossing Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2017

Hi Jim, thanks a lot for taking time out to review our lodge - we really appreciate the kind words :-) Great to hear the lunch helped keep you going on the Crossing, and that you enjoyed the breakfast. We look forward to hosting you again in future! Cheers, Louis & Marina

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Reviewed March 2, 2017

Easy to find. Friendly welcome, delicious home made bread. Warm, comfortable rooms. Helpful owners. Easy parking. Delightful furniture - reminded me of the villa house I grew up in. Gorgeous roses. I had to stay due to work, but I would definitely recommend this for a pleasure stay as well.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled on business
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Thank agentall
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LouisvanWyk, Owner at Tongariro Crossing Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2017

Hi, thanks a lot for taking a moment to review your stay at our lodge - we do really appreciate it! I'm glad you found the rooms comfortable and that the furniture evoked some childhood memories. My father-in-law who looks after the garden was very pleased to hear your comments about the roses - he takes a lot of pride in them. Trust your charges were well behaved for the rest of the trip :-) - and hope to welcome you again if you stop over in future for work or a break. Cheers, Louis & Marina

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