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"We stayed in a self contained chalet and really enjoyed it, especially the wood fire which kept the chalet warm all night even though it was very cold ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 04 Oct 2019

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Hotel Description

At The River Lodge, you'll be 5.3 km (3.3 mi) from Tongariro National Park (and vicinity) and 6.1 km (3.8 mi) from Ratana Church. Highlights at this lodge include free continental breakfast, free self parking, and a bar/lounge.

All 5 rooms feature LCD TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and hair dryers. Additionally, refrigerators, irons/ironing boards, and free toiletries are available. Limited housekeeping is available.

This pet-friendly lodge offers free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk, and a library. Added amenities include laundry facilities, a terrace, and a garden. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

In proximity to this 3.5-star Ohakune lodge you'll find Mount Ruapehu.

Chalet, 1 Bedroom, Mountain View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Romantic Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Mountain View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Chalet, 1 Bedroom, River View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Comfort Triple Room, 2 Bedrooms, River View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The River Lodge ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for The River Lodge

Everyone (1) Family (2)
5 out of 5
We stayed in a self contained chalet and really enjoyed it, especially the wood fire which kept the chalet warm all night even though it was very cold outside. Our host Daniel was superb! He found maps for the bike trails we wanted to do, gave us tips on great places to eat out (and discount vouchers). He provided a delicious rich continental breakfast both mornings and told us about a place we could visit on our way back to Wellington (Whitecliffs Boulders near Mangaweka). We did just that and it was well worth the walk.

Posted by on 4 Oct. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Oct. 2019 by Daniel & his cats

Thank you very much for your very appreciated review and even more for staying at The River Lodge. Makes me happy that you also enjoyed the Whitecliff Boulder. Our insider tip, do not tell anyone!! psssst... ;-) All the best and cheers from Ohakune, Daniel

5 out of 5
Daniel is very friendly and helpful and put on a delicious breakfast for us. He is very attentive and personable. We would love to come back! Me and the kids especially enjoyed the view from the room and the spa pool!

Posted by on 8 Sep. 2019

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6 Oct. 2019 by Daniel & his cats

Thank you very much for your great review and even more for staying at The River Lodge. Would definitly be great to see you again. Ohakune is also great in summer! All the best and cheers, Dani

5 out of 5

Beautiful

We loved our stay. Warm and cosy with a wonderful fire in our chalet. Delicious breakfast and beautiful location.

Posted by , from Wellington on 30 Aug. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Sep. 2017 by Daniel

Thank you Karen for your positive review, and even more for your stay at The River Lodge. Was a pleasure to have you here. All the best and hope to see you folks again. Cheers Dani

Property Features

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at The River Lodge. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Ohakune lodge.

  • 5 guestrooms or units
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Taupo (TUO) (133.1 km / 82.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The River Lodge offers 5 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. This Ohakune lodge provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property.

This property does not have a front desk.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: NZD 25 per pet, per stay, plus a deposit of NZD 25.00 per stay
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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 may be 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 rollaway/extra beds available
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Pet deposit: NZD 25.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: NZD 25 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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

Hotel Names

  • River Lodge Ohakune
  • River Ohakune
  • The River Lodge Lodge
  • The River Lodge Ohakune
  • The River Lodge Lodge Ohakune

You should know

  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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