Skotel Alpine Resort - Whakapapa

Ngauruhoe Place 1, Whakapapa, New Zealand, SH 48show map
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Very goodBased on  120 reviews
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Overview

Skotel Alpine Resort is a 3-star venue set just 1.5 km from Taranaki Falls. Skotel Alpine Resort welcomes guests to its non-smoking rooms since 1986.

The city center is 10 minute walking distance from the hotel. Thanks to a train station nearby, the spectacular hotel is well connected with other parts of Whakapapa.

Skotel Alpine Resort offers a stunning view to its guests.

Skotel Alpine Resort is set 70 km from Taupo airport.

Rooms

Skotel Alpine Resort has 48 guestrooms appointed with individual climate control, a minibar, TV, a dressing area and a work desk and provides ideal lodging in Whakapapa. Rooms come with the patio view. Skotel Alpine Resort offers bathrooms fitted with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

The comfortable bar serves a selection of tea and coffee.

Services

Guests can rent bicycles at the hotel.

Relax

On-site facilities for children include meals, a game room and board games. The hotel offers a gym and a fitness centre for active guests.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel at NZD 5 per day.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   48.

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Facilities
Paid Wi-Fi

NZD 5 per day

Parking

On-site car park

24-hour services

24-hour reception

Babysitting
Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Air conditioning
Facilities for kids

Game room

Children's menu

DVDs/ Videos for children

Board games

Ski facilities

Ski equipment rental

Ski storage

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis

Services

  • Paid shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Ski equipment rental
  • Laundry

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's menu
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Mountain view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Washing machine
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
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)43.3 mi
Wanganui (WAG)59.4 mi
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Reviews
7.2
Very goodBased on  120  reviews
  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Comfortable rooms; clean and functional bathroom; well-equipped and clean kitchen.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Staff at front desk, very kind and helpful. The beds in our room were so soft and comfortable. Room was simple, budget, but had what we needed. Thanks

    Would have liked to see a less expensive menu for dinner and breakfast. More variety.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    The location

    The bed! Roll-together, titled downwards at the head end and the mattress springs were coming thru. Not a good night's sleep. But the worst part was that when I commented on the bed at check-out time, the staff did not really want to know. I was given a feedback form which I filled out but there was no empathy, no nothing.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    This a great location for anyone who wants a comfortable base in Whakapapa Village, which makes you as close as possible to the ski field. The food and wine in the restaurant was good, and I had a great massage (highly recommended after a day in the snow!).

    The spa was broken and looked like it hadn't been used in ages.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The view, ambiance and friendly staff. Rooms were warm albeit very small.

    The rooms were comfortable but tired - cleanliness was not perfect. The bed creaked when you moved. No utensils for preparing the basic meals e.g, breakfast cereals

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Friendly, cheerful staff. Good value for money.

    Some aspects looking tired... Ripped pool table cloth and broken video recorder in communal lounge room didn't create a good 1st impression...

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The restaurant was surprisingly good, I had a great caesar salad and my friend had the venison sausages. Breakfasts also good, although the buffet selection was pretty standard and average. Rooms had nice views and the location is very convenient, minutes from the ski fields. Staff very friendly.

    The shuttle services provided by Skotel was $20 each way per person - very steep. We had a car so we didn't use this service. Rooms weren't spotless, also walls were quite thin, decor very dated but still functional. Spa pool was revolting - dirty floors, awful paint job/lighting, no extractor fan so it just fogged up...

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    A really great place to stay if you are having a ski trip, Has everything you need to go and have fun on the mountaian. I had never skied before and they really looked after me here, the room was fantastic and the staff were all very welcoming and friendly. One of the best places i have stayed. Good location for exploring the rest of the area too.

    I really can't find any faults with this place.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Staff very friendly and accomodating and knowledgable, satisfied with dinner meal served, rooms clean and tidy although dated, we had family room 2 x adults anf 4 x children under 11 years, perfect for large familly room would sleep 2 more comfortably, very close to snow

    Mattreses and bed pillows very cheap and nasty, sleeplessnight and very sore back in morning, both my wife and I breakfast poached eggs might has well been hard boiled, for very few people(not busy) very dissapointed with breakfast, would hate to see it when very busy, food cold over cooked and poached eggs like rubber, would accept if cheap but $12 to $15 each for breakfast you should expect better

  • 6.2
    Good

    The site.

    Leaking toilet in en-suite.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Location to Whakapapa Ski Field. We enjoyed having our own Cabin.

    The rodents were very unwelcome, hungry and noisy night guests which we did not expect.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Location only

    Spa room was not at all upto the standards - not enough space to move around.......also nearby area of Spa & Sauna room were not good. Restaurant didn't had many choice of Vegetarian Food.....not only Veg but not much choice for other people too Common Area were also not good

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Location and friendly and helpful staff.

    Room too hot as thermostat did not seem to work properly. Near empty toilet roll on arrival. Near empty tissue box on arrival.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Best position for visit Tongariro Park. Exceptional view. Very accessible. Nice staff.

    At some hour it's impossible to eat . All restaurants ( only 2 ! ) it is closed !

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Nice atmosphere Friendly helpfully staff Awesome location

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  120 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best 3 Star Hotels in New Zealand

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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Taupo (TUO)43.3 mi
Wanganui (WAG)59.4 mi
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