We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.

Skotel Alpine Resort

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Professional photos
Skotel Alpine Resort
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

387 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 327: English reviews
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I wish I could say something positive about this place, it was a hostel like feel with limited facilities, overpriced wifi which didn't work in all the buildings anyway. The food was ok... the rooms are basic and old with not much love. The showers would lose hot water when someone else got into the shower - The staff weren't...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank princess00011
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here whilst travelling up the northern island of New Zealand. The views were stunning at this hotel, whilst it's no frills. It is clean and comfortable as well as being close to some very good hiking trails around Whakapapa. Food was excellent and they went above and beyond for my coeliac partner.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Josh W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was passable at best. We just stayed one night to start a hike the next morning and found that, despite what their website indicates, they offered no free wifi and have no possibility of a late checkout. The hotel bar closed an hour before it was advertised to do so and didn't have working beer taps. If I...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kane M
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Skotel offers a range of accommodation types and I can't comment on the others: I stayed in one of the backpacker rooms, which has three bunks. Might be a little cosy for three people but for two it was adequate and comfortable, with communal kitchenette and bathrooms just down the corridor. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The restaurant...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank OlafJ8531
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always an amazing experience as each visit can be different, its always advisable to check the weekly weather report for extreme snowfall blizzards as the main ski slope maybe closed for the experienced skiiers but lots of activities available on the lower valley also called the Happy vally, huge cafetaria, activity and enthusiasts who want to learn skiing, instructors can...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank gustey
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As part of the Top Deck tour in north island of NZ, we stopped and stayed here for two days, and was already prearranged by them. I am very impressed with the place, if you subtract the natural elements of being about 1100 metres above sea level, and the wind that comes along with it. We stayed in a chalet...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Toan N
Melbourne
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I had read the reviews for Skotel and was hesitant about booking, but as we really wanted to hike in the area decided to take a chance. Sadly, this hotel hasn't had an update in years, what could be great accommodation is about 2 star. The walls between the rooms are thin, you can hear the people in the next...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank AllanJane_11
auckland
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Took my family there for a week's skiing, it was perfect- really kid friendly, not the newest place but the warmth of all the staff and their utter helpfulness made it a truly nice place to be. Kids loved the games room and pool table, we cooked in the backpacker wing kitchen (pretty min cooking kit-needs more plates etc but...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MrMon
Whakapapa, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I came here for breakfast and dinner a couple times and was never disappointed! The breakfast is served quickly and is delicious! Go for the bacon eggs benedict, you won't be disappointed. Billie is a fabulous and friendly server and excellent behind the bar, and she makes a mean coffee! Sophie in reception is helpful and always smiling and a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Rae1331
Scarborough, Australia
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights and it was a very relaxing time we explored the surroundings the room was sufficient for whst we needed. Dinner was quite nice both nights and definitely filling ice cream we had for dessert was delicious and moorish. Pillows were hard as rocks but otherwise the stay was good weather was mild and only...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Aaronpurdon

172 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (168)
Viewed
View from Room (16)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (29)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (3)
Viewed
Dining (14)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (33)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (3)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
0:21
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (63)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (4)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Whakapapa
0.2 km away
Chateau Tongariro Hotel
Chateau Tongariro Hotel
#1 of 2 in Whakapapa
1,310 reviews
25.1 km away
Powderhorn Chateau Mount Ruapehu
12.7 km away
Adventure Lodge & Motel
Adventure Lodge & Motel
#1 of 3 in Tongariro National Park
428 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
12.6 km away
Plateau Lodge
Plateau Lodge
#2 of 9 in National Park Village
205 reviews
12.8 km away
The Crossing Backpackers
The Crossing Backpackers
#1 of 9 in Tongariro National Park
93 reviews
12.7 km away
Pipers Ski Lodge
Pipers Ski Lodge
#2 of 9 in Tongariro National Park
71 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Skotel was established in the early 60s by a group of keen skiers who wanted the convenience of accommodation close to the ski-fields but more comfort than the ski lodges of that time. In 1986 it underwent a major expansion with the addition of restaurant, bar and other facilities. The old part of the building became the backpacker’s wing. Skotel has maintained its friendly informal atmosphere but now provides Qualmark three star accommodation and the exciting cuisine experiences of our new dinner menu. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Skotel Alpine Resort

Address: Tongariro National Park, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Tongariro National Park > Whakapapa
Price Range: €42 - €149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Skotel Alpine Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Priceline, Odigeo and Agoda so you can book your Skotel Alpine Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Skotel Alpine Hotel Whakapapa Village
Holiday Inn Tongariro National Park
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Skotel Alpine Resort staff and other travellers.
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Skotel Alpine Resort staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“The hotel has individual wings so there are always good views available, usually not much traffic so the hotel is generally quite”
  • Whakapapa Ski mountain
 of 5 bubbles gustey, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Be there summer or winter”
 of 5 bubbles 120diannel, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“go for the 500 wing rooms, get away from the backpacker area if you want peace and quiet, or spend the extra $100 and go to the chateau !!”
 of 5 bubbles perryfamily2015, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“you have a choice based on price and need”
 of 5 bubbles 163DeniseW, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The chalets (cabins) are very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Georgiejeana, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay