Skotel Alpine Resort

Skotel Alpine Resort
Ngauruhoe Place
Whakapapa Village, NZ

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The Skotel is an alpine retreat, nestled in the tussock, on the edge of the Whakapapa Village in the heart of the Tongariro National Park. Skotel*s wood decor, friendly restaurant and bar, spa pools and lounge provide a comfortable base for all activities in the Tongariro National Park. Skotel has a wide range of accommodation from deluxe rooms, standard rooms and family chalets to a backpacker*s wing. Whether you are an avid skier or just love the mountains, the team at Skotel can give you a holiday you will not forget. Our friendly reception staff have a wide knowledge of the activities available in the Park, both winter and summer, and can help you plan your day. You will enjoy your stay in New Zealand*s highest hotel.

Room Information

Deluxe Single
Deluxe room with one queen and one single bed Deluxe room with one queen and one single bed Situated in the new section of The Skotel, these rooms have a queen size bed and a single size bed with tea and coffee making facilities, T.V., phone and a fridge.


By CAR- The Skotel is conveniently accessible by road for anyone travelling between Auckland and Wellington. From state highway 1, turn off at Turangi or from State Highway 4, turn off at National Park. By TRAIN- The Auckland-Wellington express trains *The Overlander* and *The Northerner* stop at National Park and our reception can arrange for you to be collected at the station which is at National Park township, about 15 kms from the Skotel. By BUS- There are also bus connections that will bring you the Whakapapa Village. Inter City travels from Auckland to Wellington and stops at Turangi and from there Alpine Scenic Transport has a bus link to the Whakapapa Village. By PLANE- Mountainair are available for charter from Auckland and other cities to their airport about 7km from the Skotel.


Restaurant / Dining Information
Our fully licensed restaurant is renowned for our Chef*s creative use of national and international produce for our a la Carte menu and daily specials. Reservations are necessary. Dinner hours are from 6pm to 9pm. The restaurant is not open for lunch except for special bookings. Packed lunches are available if ordered the night before. Breakfast is served in the restaurant from 7.00am to 9.30am with continental and cooked breakfasts available.

Area Attractions

Area Attractions
Mt. Ruapehu, Tongariro national park, Whanganui river, active volcanoes, hot springs, ski fields, war musuem, Mauri culture, soda springs, silica rapids, Lake Rotopaunamu, Tama Lakes.


Recreation Information
On site- An inside and an outside spa, sauna, games room, bar. Offsite- skiing, horse trekking, hiking, rock climbing, fishing, fourwheel driving, dirtbike riding, canoeing, horse riding, mountain biking, scenic flights, jet boats, white water rafting, chairlift rides.

Meeting Facilities

Meeting / Conference Information
We specialize in smaller events of up to 20 rooms but given adequate notice we are able to devote the whole hotel to larger events. Many clients find that by combining business sessions with outdoor activities, the event can be made both more memorable and more effective for its purpose of education, training, decision-making or team-building.

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  • Business Center
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  • Continental Breakfast
  • Coffee Maker in Room
  • Copy Service
  • Handicapped Rooms/Facilities
  • Family Plan
  • FAX
  • Fishing
  • Free Parking
  • Game Room
  • Golf
  • Horseback Riding
  • Ice Machine
  • International Direct Dial
  • Jogging Track
  • Guest Laundromat
  • Lounge
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
  • Overhead Projector
  • Phone Service
  • Picnic Area/Tables
  • Bus Parking
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Parking
  • Recreational Vehicle Parking
  • Queen Bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Western Room Style
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Single Bed
  • Skiing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fitness Center or Spa
  • Telephone
  • Outdoor Tennis
  • TV Remote Control
  • Vending Machines
  • Video Tapes
  • Wake-up Service
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • White Board

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