North Island's West Coast Hotels

Stratford Mountain House

  • Pembroke Rd. Map It
  • Stratford


  • Dramatic mountain views
  • Fine food


  • It can rain often on the mountain

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

High on Mt. Taranaki, this hotel and restaurant has a long-standing reputation for its dramatic setting and good food. In 2010 it was reincarnated after being purchased by the local Māori people, Ngati Ruanui, keen to provide jobs for their people through tourism. All 10 rooms (eight doubles, a twin, and a family unit that sleeps four) have en suites with spa baths and delightful views of the national park forest. A café serves breakfast until early afternoon along with lunch and snacks, while the fine dining restaurant serves dinner centering on contemporary and classic cuisine made with local produce. Trails from the lodge traverse the lower reaches of the mountain through a mix of subalpine shrublands and dense forest, and the small ski club is a 10-minute drive and 20-minute walk away.

Hotel Information


Pembroke Rd., E. Egmont, Stratford, Taranaki, 4391, New Zealand

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 10 rooms
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 10/27/2015

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