Discovery Lodge - Tongariro National Park-39.1677, 175.48233
The 4-star Discovery Lodge is placed about 7 km from Taranaki Falls.
The property is located 8 km away from Tongariro National Park. 133 km to Havelock North.
Taupo airport is within a 75 km distance from the hotel.
The property has cozy rooms featuring pay TV, a storage space, flat-screen television, a trouser press and a CD player. Guests will enjoy views of Tongariro National Park from their rooms. The rooms are appointed with en suite bathrooms and leather furniture.
Eat & Drink
Residents can have breakfast in the restaurant.
There are a safe deposit box, a car park and a lift available on the premises.
High-speed internet access is available in the business centre for free.
Private parking is possible on site for free.
Number of rooms: 40.
- Air conditioning
- Flat-screen TV
Location was perfect, the chalet was pristine, beautifully appointed( furnished), set in a lovely location with privacy, wonderful views, delightful garden, easy proximity to the restaurant & reception, restaurant had an excellent menu. Lovely, lovely, friendly informed staff.
Located close to Mt. Tongariro and Mt. Ngauruhoe with a great view. Peaceful ambiance (not as crowded/busy as the hotels at the foot of the mountain). Staff was friendly and very helpful, especially when it came to planning outings. Food was good. Chalet room was very nice. Stayed two nights, would have stayed more if we had the time.
There was only one washer/dryer machine so there was a cue to wash clothes. Listening to the couple next door using their outdoor voices to discuss marital issues. The entry way into the chalet was straight onto carpet so you have to take your shoes off outside to avoid tracking dirt/water in. The free wired internet is slow. No bug screens on windows.
We got a bigger appartment with fully kitchen coz it was not so busy. That was perfect! furniture a bit old but still nice! We've loved it! :-)
Discovery is a lodge which caters to people interested in hiking and outdoor activities. Given it's location, the amenities were certainly adequate, comfortable, good food and we very much enjoyed our stay.
location was excellent , staff very pleasant and helpful, restaurant food excellent , we enjoyed it very much.
The chalet rooms were warm and comfortable and really nicely designed, with great views through the floor-to-ceiling windows and doors. The on-site restaurant was totally fantastic, we did not expect such excellent cooking and were really pleased to have 2 delicious meals there, especially after long walks. The folk there also know the area well and were able to offer an alternate walk when the alpine crossing was closed due to Tongariro erupting.
The accomodation was very cheap and location excellent
Thought we might have got a kettle to make a drink! The bed fixture was very squeeky and kept us awake.
location, relaxed attitude, good budget accommodation for us and options for more luxury if wanted
The little Breville portable stove top cookers in the shared kitchen ! They simply don't work. They heat up to a certain level, then turn themselves off so that it's impossible to actually boil anything on them - making cooking impossible. Sorry for going on about this, but seriously you should chuck those things out and get something that works - then your place would be great. As it is, I found it incredibly frustrating.
Proximity to National Park and an early lift by the Lodge's own van to start of walk and the dinner at the Lodge exceeded the standard of accommodation
Room and facilities rather basic and outdated
Staff were really helpful.
Room was a bit small, but you get what you pay for. I can not fault Discovery Lodge for this.
Exactly what you would hope to find from a Lodge in a national park – everything clean,comfortable and good quality. We had an excellent meal in the restaurant – probably the best fish I have ever tasted. Also really good views of the sunset from the bedroom window. However, the most impressive thing was the owners Micki and Callum who make all their visitors very welcome.We had an emergency situation whilst staying there and they were extremely helpful and thoughtful - making lots of phone calls and hotel bookings/cancellations and route plans on my behalf and Callum even gave me a ‘refresher’ driving lesson.