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East Coast and the Volcanic Zone Hotels

Chateau Tongariro

  • Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel

  • Excellent starter to the day.

  • That quarter of a strawberry just about finished me off. Stuffed

  • Mouldy

  • Dire

Pros

  • Classy restful place
  • The enormous lounge area has a welcoming open fire and a full-size billiard table

Cons

  • When the mist comes down you won't get a view from even the most expensive suite

Updated 02/18/2014

Fodor's Review

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

Hotel Information

Address:

99 St. Hwy. 48, Mt. Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park, 3951, New Zealand

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Phone:

647-892–3809; 0800-242–832

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 106 rooms, includes 7 suites and 9 motel units
  • No meals

Updated 02/18/2014

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