4.2 out of 5

"Very pleasantly situated at foot of Mt Ruapehu. Beautiful views of the mountain. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 17 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

At Skotel Alpine Resort you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Tongariro National Park Whakapapa Visitor Centre and 2.7 km (1.7 mi) from Taranaki Falls. Highlights at this ski hotel include a restaurant, free self parking and a bar/lounge.

Free WiFi are featured in all 48 individually furnished rooms.

Enjoy the fitness centre, spa tub and sauna. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities and ski storage. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM. There's also free parking nearby, along with the convenience of an area shuttle.

With a stay at this 3.5-star Tongariro National Park hotel, you'll be 30.6 km (19 mi) from Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

Backpacker Bunk - Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
NZ$87* Per night/room 17 Sep. - 18 Sep.

Cabin

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Backpacker Double

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Tongariro Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Skotel Alpine Resort ratings based on 99 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Skotel Alpine Resort

Everyone (54) Couples (12) Family (31)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 14 Sep. 2019

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14 Sep. 2019 by Kaz

Thank you, much appreciated. : )

4 out of 5
I stayed at Skotel in 1985 whilst on a Contiki trip it was like stepping back in time. The resort hasnt changed much but would go back again.

Posted by on 4 Sep. 2019

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4 Sep. 2019 by Kaz

Thank you, we are now recognised on line as one of NZs quirky hotels, a bit of a time capsule, we are busy making changes since purchasing this lovely old gal but trying to keep our retro vibe.

4 out of 5
Clean and tidy. Helpful staff. Well located to the mountain

Posted by on 1 Sep. 2019

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1 Sep. 2019 by Kaz

Thank you : )

4 out of 5
Great views, lovely location. Really good value for a stay that close to the mountain.

Posted by on 25 Aug. 2019

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26 Aug. 2019 by Kaz

: ) Thank you

4 out of 5
Warm room and convenient location, lots of parking area

Posted by on 25 Aug. 2019

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25 Aug. 2019 by Kaz

: ) Thank you

4 out of 5
The staff were lovely and the promoting to Whakapapa ski fields is amazing

Posted by on 19 Aug. 2019

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19 Aug. 2019 by Kaz

Thank you

4 out of 5
We loved the view from our room. It was magnificent! The walls are a bit on a thin side and we could hear our neighbours all to well

Posted by , from Perth on 23 Jul. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Jul. 2019 by Kaz

Thanks for your kind review of Skotel. We are glad you enjoyed the magnificent views from your room. We are so lucky to be so high up. Yes the Lockwood design of this old ski lodge hotel is not the best for noise minimisation but we are looking into ways that we can improve things going forward.

4 out of 5
The good accommodation and good time for relax at spa pool very close the mt r

Posted by on 22 Jul. 2019

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23 Jul. 2019 by Kaz

Thank you for your feedback, we love that you managed to relax & enjoy your stay here.

5 out of 5
Buildings are old, but adds character! Retro ski hut vibes for sure.

Posted by on 21 Jul. 2019

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22 Jul. 2019 by Kaz

We so love our Retro vibe & glad you enjoyed it too. Def a ski lodge feel to this place. Thank you for choosing to stay with us & we hope you revisit one day soon.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 20 Jul. 2019

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20 Jul. 2019 by Kaz

: ) Thank you, much appreciated.

Property Features

After a day on the slopes, relax in the hot tub or enjoy the use of other facilities, including a fitness centre and a sauna. Skotel Alpine Resort helps provide the perfect ski holiday with ski storage, ski equipment rentals and ski passes. At the end of the day, order après-ski drinks at the hotel's bar. There's a restaurant on site. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Tongariro National Park hotel.

  • 48 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 6 buildings
  • 200 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 1986
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Ski lift tickets
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Ski equipment rentals
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Airport: Taupo (TUO) (91.1 km / 56.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Area shuttle within 90 kilometers and train station pick-up available for a surcharge
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Skotel Alpine Resort offers 48 forms of accommodation. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Heating
  • Unique furnishings
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM.

Skotel Alpine Resort has a restaurant on site.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 8 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 6:30 AM - 8 PM.
Guests arriving after 9:00 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 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 credit 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. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: NZD 19.5 for adults and NZD 19.5 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-in fee: NZD 20 for check-in between 9:00 PM and 6:30 AM

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

Hotel Names

  • Skotel Alpine Backpackers
  • Skotel Alpine Resort Hotel & Backpackers
  • Skotel Alpine Resort Hotel & Backpackers Whakapapa
  • Skotel Alpine Resort Whakapapa
  • Skotel Alpine Resort
  • Skotel Alpine Whakapapa
  • Skotel Alpine
  • Skotel Alpine Hotel Whakapapa Village
  • Skotel Alpine Resort Tongariro National Park
  • Skotel Alpine Tongariro National Park
  • Skotel Alpine Resort Hotel Backpackers
  • Skotel Alpine Resort Hotel
  • Skotel Alpine Resort Tongariro National Park
  • Skotel Alpine Resort Hotel Tongariro National Park

You should know

  • Skotel Alpine Resort offers transfers from the train station (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 48 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • 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 3 star plus, which is displayed on this page as 3.5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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