10 Top-Rated Hotels in Ruapehu, Manawatu-Wanganui Region, North Island

January 22, 2023 Kandra Bartel

Discover the best hotels in Ruapehu, Manawatu-Wanganui Region, North Island including Chateau Tongariro Hotel, Powderhorn Chateau, Skotel Alpine Resort, The Peaks Motor Inn, Tongariro Suites, LKNZ Ohakune, Ohakune Court Motel, Ossie's Chalets Apartments, Alpine Motel & Backpackers Lodge, Two Rivers Ohakune.
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1. Chateau Tongariro Hotel

State Highway 48, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951 New Zealand
Excellent
33%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
8%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2976 reviews

Chateau Tongariro Hotel

Everything we do at the Chateau Tongariro Hotel we believe in providing you with a timeless elegance. We believe that preserving tradition and history is most important and as the hotel is located within a dual World Heritage National Park, conservation and culture are also at the forefront of your experience. Tongariro National Park provides a stunning natural playground bursting with diverse landscapes for visitors to the Chateau Tongariro to discover. Chateau Tongariro provides accommodation, restaurants, bars and conference facilities and is an all-seasons, utterly timeless experience not to be missed.

Great place

Reviewed By thereseaj2015

The best thing about the Chateau Tongariro is defintely the staff: front reception, housekeeping and lounge, dining and piano player. All set in the old world of 1920s decor. The food was fantastic. The decor needs refurbishing in keeping with the current charm. All set in the peaceful environment of Tongariro park.

2. Powderhorn Chateau

194 Mangawhero Terrace PO Box 222, Ohakune 4625 New Zealand
Excellent
57%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 423 reviews

Powderhorn Chateau

Combining all the facilities of an boutique hotel with the ambiance of a an alpine lodge, the Powderhorn Chateau is situated in Ohakune at the doorstep of the spectacular Tongariro National Park. This stunning alpine wonderland is one of only a handful of sites throughout the world to be given dual natural and cultural World Heritage status by UNESCO.

Great experience

Reviewed By Roger G

Friendly efficient staff in this very good country hotel. The large room with balcony and fantastic public rooms offer the traveller a unique experience. Great bar and well presented dinner and wine service. Would recommend a stay here if travelling through the North Island

3. Skotel Alpine Resort

1 Ngauruhoe Place, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951 New Zealand
Excellent
44%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 112 reviews

Skotel Alpine Resort

Skotel Alpine Resort is 100% owned and operated and New Zealand’s highest hotel, located in the heart of the North Island within the Tongariro National Park. It is conveniently located in Whakapapa Village at the foot of Mount Ruapehu, within 500 meters of Tongariro National Park Whakapapa Visitor Centre. Hiking trails start directly at the hotel and the Sky Waka as well as the Mount Ruapehu ski field (Jun-Oct.) are a 6km drive up the mountain. The hotel offers guests a variety of room types, from Backpacker rooms to View rooms of the Tongariro National Park and the volcanic mountain peaks of Ngauruhoe, Tongariro and Ruapehu. The hotel is the ideal base for exploring the UNESCO world heritage park – and the many hiking and biking trails in the area. We also offer lunch packages so you won’t get hungry on your adventures. From the hotel you can walk to Taranaki Falls, Tama Lakes and Silika Rapids and for those up for a day trail walk, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Shuttles for the crossing can be booked upon arrival and leave from our doorstep. After an exciting day hiking, biking, skiing (Jun-Oct) or sight-seeing guests can enjoy a refreshing sauna, a relaxing spa, or unwind over a drink or a meal at the Skotel Restaurant and Bar. At the Skotel our friendly, experienced staff have all the information to enable you to design your own adventure. Find out more about Tongariro Northern Circuit, Tongariro Alpine Crossing and more hiking options – click here. You can also book a wide range of New Zealand tours and attractions via our tour booking partner. Skotel Alpine Resort offers Free WiFi to guests. Skotel Alpine Resort is a 3 hour drive from Hamilton Airport, 4.5 hours from the Auckland and Wellington Airports.

Unexpected gem.

Reviewed By DayBec

Unexpected gem of a place. Right on the track to Tama lakes so doesn't get much handier if you are doing this walk. Staff were really helpful and friendly. Room was small but immaculately clean and very cozy. Great value weekend away. Bar was great too with undoubtedly one of the best views in New Zealand.

4. The Peaks Motor Inn

128 Mangawhero Terrace Cnr Mangawhero Tce & Shannon St, Ohakune 4625 New Zealand
Excellent
56%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 238 reviews

The Peaks Motor Inn

The Peaks is the perfect base for visiting Mt Ruapehu summer or winter, with a great location on the main road to Turoa ski area, halfway between town and the Junction. The property features 23 Studio & 1-Bedroom Units, 2 Outdoor Spa Pools Sauna, Gym, Guest Laundry and a Drying room.

Always good

Reviewed By 391lucindaj

This motel is so clean It’s always a pleasure to stay here even during covid level 2. Although you had no contact with staff they made sure you were well stocked up for your stay abs were only a phone call away if you needed them which we didn’t. Top place

5. Tongariro Suites

27 Hutiwai Road Horopito, Ohakune 4696 New Zealand
Excellent
93%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 254 reviews

Tongariro Suites

Tongariro Suites Premium Boutique accommodation business in the Ohakune region. Located equal distance from both Turoa and Whakapapa skifield. Several mountain bike tracks accessable from our front door, including the Mountain to Sea and Old Coach Road tracks. All our four suites have breath taking views from Mt Ruapehu ( weather permitting ofcourse). Although it is operated as a homestay business, guests have their private entrance, use of guest lounge and guest laundry which is all seperate from the owners section of the house. Each suite has a deck opening up from their rooms. There is also a 49sq m sheltered deck for guests to mix and mingle and enjoy a BBQ on while seeing the sun go down over the mountain. Breakfast basket is provided in your room upon arrival so you can enjoy your breakfast at a time suitable to you. Located 25 minute drive from the start of the Tongariro Crossing walk. 10 Minute drive to Ohakune and 15 minute drive to National Park Village We are very eco friendly and almost self sufficient with regards to water and electricity. We are located on one hectare of land next to native bush line.

Stunning

Reviewed By Rowanch

Stunning property, exceptional facilities in a great location. Elspeth greeted us warmly and made sure we were aware of all local restaurants and attractions on offer before leaving us to enjoy our stay in privacy in this truly lovely accommodation. We had a wonderful time cycling The Old Coach Road from the doorstep of Tongariro Suites and our only regret was we did not have enough time to explore the many attractions in this area. We will be back to enjoy more of Elspeth’s superb hospitality and fabulous accommodation.

6. LKNZ Ohakune

1 Rata Street, Ohakune 4625 New Zealand
Excellent
57%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 164 reviews

LKNZ Ohakune

A friendly, comfortable and inexpensive hostel at the base of Mt Ruapehu. LKNZ Backpackers is a great base for the Ruapehu Ski Resorts, Tongariro Crossing, Old Coach Road Track, Whanganui River and many other amazing walks and tracks in the Ruapehu area. Convenient shuttle services available for all activities. There is a wide range of accommodation options to suit your budget from New Kitchenette En-suites, Private Doubles, Family rooms, Dorms and Cabins spread over 4 building each with their own kitchens and lounges. Van and Tent site available too during summer. With action packed activities in the area all year round LKNZ have loads of Local Knowledge to share with all of our guest. As far as affordable North Island ski field on Mt Ruapehu and Tongariro accommodation goes, look no further than LKNZ Lodge. We have our own onsite Cafe, a Sauna and two hot tubs!

Wonderful hospitality

Reviewed By reddaza

If you need a place to stay while exploring the beautiful surrounds of ohakune whether it be tamping, hiking, skiing, bilking this place makes for a wonderful base camp with great food, brilliant staff and a great place to relax after a hard day adventuring. Highly recommend

7. Ohakune Court Motel

101 Goldfinch Street, Ohakune 4625 New Zealand
Excellent
39%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 180 reviews

Ohakune Court Motel

Ohakune Court Motel has 18 self-contained units and most have mountain-views. Our units have ample heating,electric blankets and Sky TV. We offer private spa pool, BBQ, wifi, free DVD library with over 300 dvd's, sunny courtyard where you can relax. We are short a distance to scenic walks and mountain bike tracks. We can assist you with reccomendations on the tracks in our area. In addition, Ohakune Court is within walking distance from the city center where you can find supermarket, bars & restaurants, cafes and cinema.

Affordability at its finest

Reviewed By AlvinNTin

The host greeted us with warm welcome. He is helpful and very professional. Our room is nice, tidy and the property is very well maintained/updated. Great location too as it is near supermarket and restaurants. Two thumbs up!!!

8. Ossie's Chalets Apartments

Corner Tainui & Shannon Street, Ohakune New Zealand
Excellent
37%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 49 reviews

Ossie's Chalets Apartments

Ideal family accommodation at reasonable prices. All units are self contained and self catering and sleep between 6 and 13 people. They have a double bed and bunk beds, and are well heated. Units also have a drying room - ideal for drying off damp gear after a day on the mountain.Groups of all sizes can be catered for - we have one, two and five bedroom units.There is ski and snowboard rental available on site, a free guest laundry, and free Wi-Fi available from most units.Our huge five bedroom chalets are extremely popular for work ski trips and school and social club outings.Huge discounts apply over summer and in winter couples can make the most of our great mid week specials.

Spacious room and full kithcen

Reviewed By jianghao1

This place is better than I expected. The apartment is spacious, equipped with a full kitchen. I guess full kitchen is becoming less these days as those little kitchenettes are hard to use actually. Also separate shower and toilet is convenient. FREE WIFI.

9. Alpine Motel & Backpackers Lodge

7 Miro Street, Ohakune 4625 New Zealand
Excellent
35%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
10%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 91 reviews

Alpine Motel & Backpackers Lodge

Alpine Motel, Lodge & Sassi's Restaurant is located right in the heart of Ohakune township only a minutes stroll to bars, cafes, shops, banks, supermarket, picture theatre and the information centre....We have a wide range of accommodation to suit everyone,5 studio units / 1 one bedroomed unit / 3 chalets that sleep upto 10 persons / a four bedroomed Town house that sleeps upto 14 persons, and a backpackers lodge made up of 2, 3 and 4 berth rooms.Our units are modern, warm and comfortable with good heating, electric blankets, Sky satellite TV, telephone, Wireless internet, and most have kitchen facilities.

No fuss tidy and convenient

Reviewed By GWnortznz

Stayed 2x Nights, unit 5. Price mid-range. Contactless check in and out made everything ALOT more streamlined, all I wanted to do after a long drive was get in and wash up. Room was open plan, no drawers. Bed was comfortable and there was an electric blanket <3 which I really appreciated as Ohakune is cold. Small kitchenette with all you need to cook and coffee milk etc. Bathroom is bright and warm under the heat lamps impeccably clean and fresh. Shower has incredible pressure throughly impressed. Ambience was to be expected for business trip. Bright lights relaxed clean tidy space, lots of Power points to plug in laptops and cellphones, tv to provide background noise and free strong wifi. 2 doors down from the main street with 2 restaurants at the top of the road, New World just around the block and Hot latte 1 min stroll away. I am very happy with my stay and will return again. Thank you for hosting me.

10. Two Rivers Ohakune

44 Burns Street, Ohakune 4625 New Zealand
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

Two Rivers Ohakune

Newly built in 2018, and extended to three rooms in 2019, each room has a private en-suite bathroom, a queen bed, double glazing, heating, smart TV, fridge & free WiFi. Each bathroom has a large shower cubicle with normal and rain shower heads, heated towel rail, extra wide vanity and mirrors. Guests have a private entry, shared drying room and storage shed. The Mangawhero and Mangateitei rivers meet in our garden, and there are panoramic views of Mt Ruapehu, which can be viewed from the guest deck, sitting area and spa. Our Rua Awa room has a private use spa, Mangawhero and Mangateitei share a spa.

Relaxing Respite

Reviewed By Heidi_Kismet

My sister and I stayed one night and it was a perfect getaway. Close to town but also feels like you're also far away. The host was very hospitable and approachable. Room was very clean with a lovely view of the rivers and mountain. We had a lovely spa on the deck with the rushing waters of the rivers in the background.

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