Skotel Alpine Resort

1 Ngauruhoe Place, Whakapapa Village , Tongariro National Park NZ 3951

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This resort is the highest hotel in New Zealand and a true alpine retreat. The wood decor reflects the natural wonder of the Tongariro National Park. After an exciting day skiing, tramping, mountain biking or exploring guests can relax in the sauna and spa pool, unwind at the Terrace Bar by the fire, or enjoy dinner at the Terrace Restaurant. A games room is located on the lower ground floor, with table tennis and other all weather activities, as well as the mezzanine lounge which has comfortable chairs and a quiet atmosphere for relaxing in front of the fire.

The Superior Rooms are fully serviced with tea and coffee-making facilities, a TV with Freeview, fridge, shower and toilet facilities. Some rooms have a bath combined with the shower. All rooms have individually controlled heating, most by thermostat on the wall. Each room has views of Mount Ngauruhoe and or Mount Ruapehu, or landscape views overlooking the Chateau golf course, and opens on to a deck with a small table and chairs.

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  • Baggage Holding Room
  • Bar on Premises
  • Barbecue
  • Day Tours/Tour Desk
  • Guest Lounge
  • Gymnasium
  • Hotel
  • Guest Laundry
  • Restaurant - On Premises
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Free Wi-Fi

Reception Hours:

07:00am to 8:00pm.

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Check In/Out Info:

Please notify in advance if arriving after 8:00pm.

Internet Facilities: There are internet computers in both the mezzanine lounge and the backpackers lounge. WIFI is free of charge.

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Restaurant Info:

Skotel Restaurant and Bar.

Bar Info:

Skotel Bar.

Credit Cards Accepted:

Mastercard and Visa
Note that a credit card may be requested upon check-in as a form of security deposit.

Driving Info:

Skotel Alpine Resort is located in the Ruapehu Region on the Thermal Explorer and Volcanic Loop Touring Routes which traverse dramatic landscapes in the heart of the North Island of New Zealand, approximately half way between Auckland and Wellington. Tongariro National Park is about 4.5 hours drive from either city.

Transfer Info:

Flights to Ruapehu
There are now direct flights from Australia to Rotorua that bring you directly to the Volcanic Plateau and from there it is only a little over two hours to the Skotel. Cars can be hired at the airports. The Skotel has an arrangements with Eurocar and Budget for special rates. For more details please email us.

Trains to Ruapehu
The Ruapehu region is serviced by the Northern Explorer Train service between Auckland and Wellington. The trains stops at about 1pm at the National Park Township which is about 12km from the Skotel. We can arrange transport from the train to the hotel. There is a charge for this service.

Buses to Ruapehu
There are two services. Intercity travels directly from Auckland via Taumarunui and stops at National Park Village at about 1pm from where a pick-up is required. Details at The Naked Bus company travels via Taupo. A change of bus is necessary at Turangi but the service comes to Whakapapa Village and the stop is about 300metres from the Skotel front door.

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