4.5 out of 5

"Surprisingly good. I seldom stay at places with shared facilities, and when forced to by availability (I often book last minute, as this was), find so ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 15 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

At Snowy Waters Lodge you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of Raetihi Show Ground and Ratana Church. Highlights at this hostel include free self parking and a spa tub.

You can enjoy free WiFi, featured in all 14 rooms. Bathrooms are shared.

This hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace and a garden. Added amenities include laundry facilities, barbecues and a picnic area. Continental breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 10 AM.

In proximity to this 3.5-star Raetihi hostel you'll find Mount Ruapehu.

Double Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Quadruple Room

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Triple Room

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Snowy Waters Lodge ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Snowy Waters Lodge

Everyone (7) Couples (5)
5 out of 5
We were in the 'Doctors Residence'.It was lovely to have a fire going in the lounge, very cosy. The staff were marvellous and the continental breakfast was both generous and very nice.

Posted by on 27 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5
Good value for money, the staff are very pleasant and I would stay here again

Posted by on 14 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Jan. 2019 by The Snowy Team

Thank you so much for your response! We really appreciate you taking the time to review our lodge and we thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we will take this positive feedback onboard. Thank you for your recommendation to improve our facilities, we will also take this onboard to help improve other peoples experience. Kind regards.

5 out of 5
Fantastic place to stay with lovely people, We will certainly stay again. thank you so much.

Posted by , from Browns Bay on 3 Oct. 2018

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4 out of 5

Pleasant, welcoming

Surprisingly good. I seldom stay at places with shared facilities, and when forced to by availability (I often book last minute, as this was), find some are run down. But this was a great experience, cleanliness on par with 5-star hotels, and tremendous staff. Well worth the 10 minute extra drive to the mountain, and better than many of the motels I've stayed at in Ohakune.

Posted by , from Wellington on 15 Jul. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Jul. 2018 by The Snowy Team

Thank-you for your great comments Ron, we a very pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay and that you appreciated the cleanliness!

5 out of 5

Lovely historic lodge

Stayed here with my husband for 2 nights as it was close to the ski fields, river and cycling tracks. What a gem! Sandy and her daughter are delightful, friendly and extremely helpful with anything you may need. The lodge is a work in progress but is cossie and spottless. Sandy has added lots of little touches to make you feel at home. The kitchen is well stocked and a lovely array of goodies are waiting for you at breakfast. We were especially touched by the local ecclairs Sandy delivered to our room for supper!! Would visit again in a heart beat.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 17 Sep. 2016

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5 out of 5
Pros: Quiet and relaxing after a big day out. Great cooking facilities and fireplace.
Location: Tranquil, Good views
Facilities: Good; Value: Great deal, Fantastic; Service: Remarkable, Go the extra mile, Phenomenal, Fantastic Service!; Cleanliness: Spotless; Amazing hosts, gave our group a whole wing as there was space. Very hospitable and everything we could ask for!

Posted by , from New Zealand - Auckland on 2 Apr. 2014

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5 out of 5
Location: Tranquil, Just right, close enough to ohakune
Facilities: Basic, nice and cosy; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Pleasant;

Posted by , from New Zealand - Bay of Plenty on 11 Jul. 2013

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4 out of 5
Pros: Fantastic old building currently being renovated. Warm hotel! Great kitchen facilities
Cons: Location - it is a 10 min drive from Ohakune
Location: Accessible
Facilities: Nice , Above average; Value: Economical; Service: Remarkable; Cleanliness: Faultless; Good location to avoid the hustle of Ohakune, and good prices. I'd stay again

Posted by , from New Zealand - Auckland on 9 Jul. 2013

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4 out of 5
Pros: The way that everything came together, the hot water ball, very homely
Cons: A bit far from nightlife and though transport was available it was expensive for those on a budget
Location: Nice position, Reasonable access
Facilities: Above average; Value: Affordable; Service: Remarkable, Go the extra mile, Outstanding; Cleanliness: All of the above; We

Posted by on 8 Aug. 2012

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5 out of 5
Pros: Charming lodge with a great atmosphere
Location: Away from it all
Value: Bargain; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Immaculate; Far enough away from the hustle of Ohakune, but close enough to get up the mountain early!

Posted by on 25 Jul. 2012

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About the Snowy Waters Lodge

Location 58 Ward Street, Raetihi, 4632

Property Features

As a guest of Snowy Waters Lodge, you'll find a hot tub, a terrace, and a BBQ. Public spaces have free WiFi. Snowy Waters Lodge also features a garden, a picnic area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Self parking is free.

  • 14 guestrooms or units
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Playground on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Blenheim (BHE-Woodbourne) (412.4 km / 256.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Snowy Waters Lodge offers 14 forms of accommodation. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower.

  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday-Sunday: 7 AM-10 AM
  • Monday-Sunday: 5 PM-8 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property's front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Sunday: 7 AM - 10 AM
  • Monday - Sunday: 5 PM - 8 PM
Guests arriving after 8 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

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 rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 10.00 per person (approximately)

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

Hotel Names

  • Snowy Waters Lodge Raetihi
  • Snowy Waters Lodge
  • Snowy Waters Raetihi
  • Snowy Waters

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Backpacker property has been rated 3 star plus, which is displayed on this page as 3.5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.