East Coast and the Volcanic Zone Hotels

Chateau Tongariro

  • 99 State Hwy. 48 Map It
  • Tongariro National Park
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Pros

  • Classy, restful place
  • Enormous lounge area has a welcoming open fire and billiard table

Cons

  • When the mist comes down you won't get a view from even the most expensive suite
  • A long way from the nearest town

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

Built in 1929, this French neo-Georgian-style property in Whakapapa hosts everyone from well-heeled movie types to people who tramp and ski by day, then switch their clothing to dress in heels or jacket and tie for the evening. Harking back to an older era, it's simply a lovely place to stay. Most of the handsome rooms have views of the surrounding national park, and the magnificent Mt. Ngaruhoe cone is outstanding at sunset or on a moonlit night. The chateau offers a range of eateries from the sophisticated Ruapehu Room to more casual places. Guided hikes on all the best-known routes in the park can be arranged.

Hotel Information

Address:

99 State Hwy. 48, Mt. Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park, Manawatu-Wanganui, 3951, New Zealand

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Phone:

07-892–3809; 0800-242–832

Hotel Details:

  • 101 rooms, 5 suites, 9 villas
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 08/30/2016

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