4.6 out of 5

"Very nice location and staff. They do have quite thin walls, so a lot of noise from the bar reverberates around the hotel. It was quite hard to sleep ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 15 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

At Powderhorn Chateau you'll be within a 10-minute stroll of Mountain Bike Station and within 30 minutes of Ohakune Old Coach Road. Highlights at this hotel include 2 restaurants, an indoor swimming pool and free self parking.

LCD TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 32 individually decorated rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers and hairdryers. Fridges and room service make in-room dining easy, and minibars provide refreshments. Premium linens welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include bathrobes and free toiletries. Additionally, irons/ironing boards and desks are available.

The restaurant, Powderkeg, is open for lunch and dinner. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a terrace and free newspapers in the lobby. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available daily. There's also the convenience of an area shuttle.

Places within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star Ohakune hotel include Ratana Church and Turoa Ski Area.

Queen Double

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
NZ$217 per night

Queen Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Chalet, 3 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Suite, 1 Queen Bed (Bed and Breakfast)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Apartment

Bed Count 3 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Chalet, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Powderhorn Chateau ratings based on 84 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Powderhorn Chateau

Everyone (39) Couples (41) Family (4)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 4 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Jan. 2019

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4 out of 5
Very comfortable stay and the staff are exceptional. Was very clean and tidy although incredibly dark, you needed lights on in the middle of the day. For the cost of the room a view of something other than the back carpark, skips and incinerator would have been nice.

Posted by on 26 Sep. 2018

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5 out of 5
The staff at the Matterhorn we friendly and hospitable

Posted by on 23 Sep. 2018

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5 out of 5
Greeted by happy people, love the pool, brilliant location

Posted by on 13 Sep. 2018

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4 out of 5
Very nice location and staff. They do have quite thin walls, so a lot of noise from the bar reverberates around the hotel. It was quite hard to sleep with loud music going until 2am! Still, it was a really nice hotel.

Posted by on 15 Jul. 2018

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5 out of 5

Best accommodation in Ohakune.

Awesome ambiance. Best location for skiing on the Mountain and for general walks.

Posted by on 27 May 2018

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5 out of 5
This is a real hotel with all hotel facilities. Nice hotel room and very good breakfast is in the price included. Only negative is the close train track with some trains in the night.

Posted by , from Germany on 8 Apr. 2018

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3 out of 5
Pros: The space, the lovely deep bath and the location.
Cons: The door operation. The WiFi
Location: This hotel is close to the ski fields, but is out on a limb in the Summer. Ohakune is a nice place.
The room was spacious with a huge storage space under the eaves. I found the food overpriced for the quality and being right on the extreme edge of town, going anywhere else meant driving. When the tumble driers failed to work, no-one could do anything about it until the following day. The automatic doors were very slow to operate and the main entrance did not open unless approached from directly in front. I was woken by the heavy frieght trains, passing in the night. The WiFi was very poor.

Posted by on 26 Mar. 2018

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5 out of 5
Friendly staff, great food, fantastic for weekend get-away

Posted by on 13 Feb. 2018

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Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site. An indoor pool, a terrace, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at the eco-friendly Powderhorn Chateau. Free self parking is available.

  • 32 guestrooms or units
  • 3 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Lift

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Whanganui (WAG) (105.1 km / 65.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Powderhorn Chateau offers 32 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and coffee/tea makers. This individually decorated accommodation includes desks. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Ohakune hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast daily.

Powderkeg – This restaurant serves lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Matterhorn – On-site restaurant. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 10 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 30.00 per stay.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No cots (infant beds) available

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: NZD 215 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 11 and NZD 26 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 30.00 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Powderhorn Chateau Hotel Ohakune
  • Powderhorn Chateau Hotel
  • Powderhorn Chateau Ohakune
  • Powderhorn Chateau
  • Powderhorn Chateau Mount Ruapehu Hotel Ohakune
  • Powderhorn Chateau Mount Ruapehu Ohakune

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Hotel property has been rated 4 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®