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Jefferson City, Missouri
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We needed a location that was reasonably close (5 hrs) to Auckland. It was easy to find and provides a great restaurant. Rooms were adequate. Close proximity to Tongariro River, hiking trails and Lake Taupo..

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managertongariro, General Manager at Tongariro Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback on your recent stay with us. The location is great, and as you said so close to so many great outdoor activities. We look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in this area. Thankyou

Reviewed 1 week ago

Was taken in by the web site, which promised a better dining experience than the one which was actually provided. So poor was the service we left the restaurant 20 minutes after being seated after seeing no one or receiving any service. We dined en suite on some gas station food we had purchased locally earlier in the afternoon. The...

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managertongariro, General Manager at Tongariro Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Neil, very disappointed to see your comments on your recent stay with us. Absolutely not the experience we wish for our guests. I am just back from leave and will be addressing your feedback with all staff concerned, as I can assure you this is far from the experience we want to give our guests. I thankyou for your...

Tarragona, Spain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in a quiet environment and close to the Tongariro river it is a good place to stay for fishing and also for visiting the Tongariro National Park. It has a restaurant open for dinner and good access to the rooms from the car parking. Room haces small terrace overlooking the garden.

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managertongariro, General Manager at Tongariro Lodge, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback on your recent stay with us. Pleased that you enjoyed the Lodge, we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to this area. Thanks & best regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

And I almost did. Visiting this place was like a blind-date for me. I’d seen the pictures and it looked great - so far so good. My wife booked it as a treat as I was making her do the Tongariro Crossing. That treat extended to booking to most expensive Villa/house with 4-bedrooms. The place was solid & woody with...

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managertongariro, General Manager at Tongariro Lodge, responded to this review

Oh No, we are devastated, we so much would like the opportunity of a 2nd date. There are somethings we don't do on first dates..and unfortunately one of them is room service however in saying that we usually do have a staff member that is willing to run a bottle of wine to the room. I am pleased however that...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights in an executive chalet which was perfect for us! The lodge is charming. We had cabin 10 which probably had one of the best views! We found meals to be very expensive especially as no sides came with the meal. There was also not a great selection as they were out of a few items when...

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managertongariro, General Manager at Tongariro Lodge, responded to this review

Thank You for your comments on your recent stay with us. I am pleased that you enjoyed the Lodge and found the staff and Becky to be very helpful. It is great that you would recommend us, and we look forward to welcoming you back. Thankyou

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simple. Put it on your bucket list. Fly fishing is not easy, but the lodge, food, guides and staff were all very friendly and helpful. Special thanks to head guide Tim and our guides Rob and Marc. I would suggest at least 4 days. 1 day fish Tongariro, 1 day fish back country, 1 day raft fishing and 1 day...

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managertongariro, General Manager at Tongariro Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us at The Lodge, I will pass your comments on to our fishing guides, and to the staff. We also appreciate your recommendations for other anglers looking at a fishing trip. Thankyou, we look forward to welcoming you back on your next fishing trip. Best Regards

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2017

My boyfriend and I were only here for one night as we were going to Turangi for rafting the following day. I cannot fault the place. Our chalet was clean and perfect for a couple. The staff were so lovely and the dinner we had at Tongariro Lodge was perfect for Valentines day. We were supposed to sky dive on...

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managertongariro, General Manager at Tongariro Lodge, responded to this review

Hello and Thankyou so much for your feedback on your recent stay with us. I am very pleased that the staff looked after you and that you had a great meal on Valentines day. Your comments have been passed on to all staff, and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Lodge when you are next in this...

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The staff were so wonderful! That's first and foremost. We went fly fishing for the first time in our lives and were treated to Tim as our guide....unbeknownst to us initially, he happens to the be the best in the country! Truly, appreciated his knowledge, expertise, and help crossing the rapids....(Thanks again, Tim! :)) My husband caught several fish and...

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managertongariro, General Manager at Tongariro Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, wonderful to receive your positive feedback on your recent stay with us. So pleased that you enjoyed the Lodge and had a fantastic fishing experience. I hope your husband has managed to purchase some fishing gear. I will pass your feedback onto all staff, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thanks & happy fishing.

Whakatane, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Brought my team for some dedicated us time. Staff awesum. Relaxed, undisturbed, helpful, perfect getaway for introspection and forecasting. Big thanks. Rooms for really good fit. Lounge suited us, very comfortable. Fully outfitted kitchen. Food goooood!

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Fantastic, thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback, so pleased that everything worked well for your team. We look forward to welcoming you back next time. Thankyou.

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 January 2017

3 nights here - did the Tongariro crossing and the river walk Our 'chalet' was well furnished and very 'hygge' [Danish for cosy !] We had dinner in the restaurant which was excellent - best meal in NZ for 14 years ! Staff were delightful and very helpful [We did not catch any trout - but then we were not...

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managertongariro, General Manager at Tongariro Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback on your recent stay with us. Great you got to do The Crossing and the River walk, both well worth doing in my mind. So pleased that you enjoyed the Lodge and the meals. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thankyou.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tongariro Lodge offers a unique fishing lodge atmosphere with an international reputation for providing guests with intimate friendly service, the best of food and wine and private exclusive accommodation. There is a secluded spa and all weather tennis court on park like grounds. The Lodge specialises in providing personally guided trout fishing or outdoor experiences with resident guides.Tongariro is the ideal holiday destination for trout fishermen, outdoor enthusiasts and family adventure. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tongariro Lodge

Address: Grace Road | PO Box 278, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Turangi
Price Range: €114 - €308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tongariro Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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