Discovery Lodge - Tongariro National Park

State Highway 47 ,Tongariro National Park 3948, Tongariro National Park, New Zealandshow map
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FabulousBased on  16 reviews
Overview

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.

Rooms

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.

Services

There are a safe deposit box, a car park and a lift available on the premises.

Internet

High-speed internet access is available in the business centre for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   40.

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Facilities
TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Lift

Air conditioning

Room features

  • Air conditioning

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
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Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
Getting around
Airports
Taupo (TUO)43.9 mi
Wanganui (WAG)60.1 mi
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Reviews
8.2
FabulousBased on  16  reviews
  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    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.

    nothing.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    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! :-)

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    location was excellent , staff very pleasant and helpful, restaurant food excellent , we enjoyed it very much.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Staff were really helpful.

    Room was a bit small, but you get what you pay for. I can not fault Discovery Lodge for this.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Le personnel est particulièrement attentionné. Nous avons apprécié leur disponibilité pour nous aider et nous apporter des réponses à toutes nos demandes. Nous avons également eu le plaisir d'être surclassé et de bénéficier d'un studio très propre et bien équipé. Enfin, le repas proposé est de très bonne qualité et typique ce qui est agréable. Adresse fortement recommandée.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Le gros problème est que la chambre réservée via Booked.net est une chambre sombre au rez de chaussée, sans aucune vue, ce qui est un comble quand on réserve un motel en pleine nature... Après avoir voulu me vendre une chambre plus chere, Tania a accepté de me surclasser sans supplément. J'ai alors eu une chambre à l'étage avec vue sur la campagne (pas de vue sur les volcans) tout à fait correcte. La cuisine est tout à fait correcte.

    Pas de wifi, computer de la maison très très lent.... .

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Die Lage zum Nationalpark war gut.

    Es gab nicht einmal Nachttischlampen. Zimmer dringend überholungsbedürftig.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Die neu hergerichteten kleinen Bungalows sind funktional und komplett eingerichtet, Heizung funktioniert gut, die Lage als Ausgangspunkt für Wanderungen (insbesondere Tongariro Crossing) ist unschlagbar. Der Koch bereitet hervorragendes Essen zu und das für ein wirklich gutes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis.

    Im Vergleich zum Essen in dem Restaurant sind Breakfast- bzw. Lunch-Pakete überteuert und für Wanderungszwecke nicht tauglich (zu wenig). Insgesamt relativ teure Unterkunft.

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FabulousBased on  16 reviews
Good to know
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Taupo (TUO)43.9 mi
Wanganui (WAG)60.1 mi
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