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Whangamomona Hotel

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Seneca, South Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were driving south on the forgotten highway and were ready have some coffee and a rest from driving. This place is interesting and well worth a stop. The coffee and cake was very good. You can spend some time looking at all the pictures hanging on the walls of the building. Not only is this a good stop on...

Thank Bill Y
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take the scenic back country route between Stratford and Tamauranui. The road follows rivers and railway lines through challenging mountains and deep ancient forest with stunning views at every turn. Right in the middle is the tiny historic town of Whangamomona, population around 16!. A destination for bikers, car buffs and travellers from around the world who like to try...

Thank John A
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We called in for a one night stay with a car rally. We enjoyed some fantastic country hospitality and a awesome meal. The hosts Vicki and Richard went out of their way to look after us. The facilities where comfortable and clean. If you want to take a drive along the forgotten highway, make the stop here.

Thank Murray G
New Plymouth
Reviewed 8 March 2017

When on explorations east of New Plymouth, I sometimes find myself eating at the Whangamomona Hotel. The food is good quality and well prepared. On this particular occasion, I got into the village at 8:30pm and went in to the hotel to see if the kitchen was open. It wasn't. But the staff called the boss over, and he said...

Thank cdn-npl
Fort William, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We only stopped here for lunch on our drive along the Forgotten World Highway. Our Shearer's Platter for two was very good. However the hospitality was second to none. It was a busy lunchtime, but our hosts had time for everyone. Old fashioned customer service. Thank you.

Thank redsgothenburg
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Only there for coffee before our wonderful rail line adventure. Pub obviously done a deal with our tour people so our voucher got us half a cup of weak instant coffee and an abrupt talking to. Would not drive 80 kms from civilisation again to be treated like that.

Thank Bobsta007
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via 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...

Thank Jacqui T
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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...

Thank platypus150
Seasoned traveller from Devon
Reviewed 14 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...

1Thank Chocky1948
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 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...

Thank CAH1951

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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”
statehigh4, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“try the next town”
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.”
KarenV920, 7 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good and comfortable”
leighn144, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
“we only stayed downstairs which was private and nice”
peat111, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
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