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4.7 out of 5

"Very friendly, exceptionally clean. Haven’t squeezed into a double bed for a couple of decades and didn’t enjoy trying! Wouldn’t have fitted a bigger ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 25 Apr 2021

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Hotel Description

At Sportsmans Lodge you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Turangi i-SITE Visitor Centre and 4.8 km (3 mi) from Tongariro National Trout Centre. Highlights at this hotel include free in-room WiFi.

This smoke-free hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a game room, and a library. Added amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities, and ski storage. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions within a 20-minute drive of this 3-star Turangi hotel include Lake Taupo and Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$83* Per night/room 13 May - 14 May

Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Cottage

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Sportsmans Lodge ratings based on 67 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 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 Sportsmans Lodge

Everyone (39) Couples (17) Family (11)
2 out of 5
We were burgalled whilst out fishing. No recording security cameras on the premises and free access through the property fo anybody off the road.

Posted by on 29 Apr. 2021

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2 May 2021 by Matt

Hi Hugh, We are off course terribly sorry your equipment was taken while staying here. It is the first time in our 4+ years of ownership something has ever gone missing. But, what your forgot to mention was you left your fishing gear in a plastic box outside the cottage while you went fishing. This is not good practice regardless of where you stay. My advice to you would be: do not leave items visible in your car and do not leave your fishing gear on the front porch or your accommodation. Never in Turangi ... never anywhere if you want to guarantee they will be there when you get back! Our property has river access - via a short track - for the benefit of our fishermen and the front access - the driveway - is for all guests to access the property. There is not free access through the property and walk throughs are not encouraged at all and we will certainly deal with trespassers if we see them. Those that steal generally do so without making themselves known to those they are stealing from. We are looking forward to getting the fishing pole you forgot to pack, and which you also assumed that was stolen, back safely to you. Finally, yes we are offended by your rating of us and by your comments. Kind Regards

4 out of 5
Very friendly, exceptionally clean. Haven’t squeezed into a double bed for a couple of decades and didn’t enjoy trying! Wouldn’t have fitted a bigger bed in the room though 😜

Posted by on 25 Apr. 2021

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2 May 2021 by Matt and Juliet

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience staying with us. Clean, simple & friendly is what we do best. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Cheers

5 out of 5
Everything was as advertised and expected

Posted by on 9 Apr. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 May 2021 by Matt and Juliet

Thank you for choosing Sportsmans Lodge for your stay. We truly appreciate your kind appraisal and look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Kind regards Matt

5 out of 5
Top value for money. Compact modernised bedroom en-suite linked to a clean, well designed and presented kitchen, dining and lounge areas. Surrounded by a nicely presented garden area with seating.

Posted by on 31 Jan. 2021

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2 May 2021 by Matt and Juliet

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your kind comments. Clean, simple & friendly is what we do best. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Cheers Matt

5 out of 5
Friendly clean and comfortable. Excellent. 😁👌 And really close to the mighty Tongariro River, many trout !

Posted by , from Auckland NZ on 23 Sep. 2020

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30 Sep. 2020 by Matt and Juliet

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your kind comments. It was a pleasure to have you and we are so happy we could help make your stay next to the mighty river district so wonderful. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.

5 out of 5
Great location...we went for many nice walks in the area. We also dined out at local restaurants.

Posted by on 20 Feb. 2020

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25 Feb. 2020 by Matt & Juliet

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your kind comments. We are pleased we could help make your stay in the beautiful Tongariro district successful. Cheers

5 out of 5
Great location, very clean rooms. Super close to the river trail

Posted by on 6 Jan. 2020

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18 Feb. 2020 by Matt & Juliet

Hey Anon, Unfortunately your name doesn't ring a bell but your kind comments have made us smile for the rest of the day. Thank you for choosing Sportsmans Lodge for your stay.

5 out of 5
We loved the cottage - birdsong morning and evening 😄

Posted by on 26 Dec. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Feb. 2020 by Matt & Juliet

Hi Anon, The birds, the bush, the river, the mountain ... where else is there like the beautiful Tongariro district ae! Thank you for choosing Sportsmans Lodge for your stay and taking the time to review us.

5 out of 5
Quiet and very comfortable bed. Easy to find and close to amenities

Posted by on 13 Dec. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 May 2021 by Matt

Cheers Anon Appreciate the 5 otta 5.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 6 Nov. 2019

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Property Features

As a guest of Sportsmans Lodge, you'll find a library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. WiFi is free in public spaces. Barbecue grills, an arcade/game room, and ski storage are also featured at Sportsmans Lodge. Self parking is free. You'll have access to the indoor pool and outdoor pool at a partner property. This 3-star Turangi hotel is smoke free.

  • 10 guestrooms or units
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Game room or arcade
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Taupo (TUO) (43 km / 26.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sportsmans Lodge offers 10 accommodations. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can make use of the in-room full-sized refrigerators/freezers and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers. This Turangi hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Change of towels and change of bedsheets can be requested.

  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 8:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM.
Guests arriving after 8:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact 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 20 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Sportsmans Lodge

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.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

  • No lifts
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 20 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Sportsmans Lodge Turangi
  • Sportsmans Turangi
  • Sportsmans Lodge Hotel
  • Sportsmans Lodge Turangi
  • Sportsmans Lodge Hotel Turangi

You should know

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

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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