Located in the heart of Tongariro National Park, Skotel Alpine Resort offers a restaurant, a hot tub and a terrace bar with a fireplace. Most accommodations boast stunning mountain or region views. The highest hotel in New Zealand, Skotel Alpine is 10 minutes’ drive from the Whakapapa Ski Fields. Tongariro Alpine Crossing is 20 minutes’ drive away. Accommodations options include rooms with an private bathroom and dormitories with shared bathroom facilities. All accommodations include access to the shared kitchen and lounge area. The Terrace Restaurant offers stunning views of Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe and features an à la carte menu. Guests can relax in the hot tub or enjoy a game of table tennis. Ski facilities on site include a ski shop and ski drying room. Round trip shuttle services to the Tongariro Crossing and the Ski field are available right from the door step.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Free parking available at the hotel


Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
4 bunk beds
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1 queen bed
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
1 twin bed
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1 queen bed
1 twin bed
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1 queen bed
2 bunk beds
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1 queen bed
1 bunk bed
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2 queen beds
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Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
8.8
Facilities
7.9
Cleanliness
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Value for money
8.3
Location
9.5
Free WiFi
9.0
High score for Whakapapa Village
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Elisabeth
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Amazing location in Tongariro National Park. Close to the trails.
  • Joan
    United States of America United States of America
    The views were amazing! We loved the hiking trails. We enjoyed sitting on the terrace at night and playing pool and ping pong. We had two rooms. One was the Tongariro room-awesome view and we also had a cabin/chalet with better views. Family of 7...
  • Chimene
    Canada Canada
    The heater in the room worked well which was a huge plus because it rained everyday we were there ! Very convenient location for the hikes. Pool table, ping pong and other games were in the basement which we used everyday! Sauna and spa pool were...

Hotel area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • Skotel Bar & Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      Local

Amenities of Skotel Alpine Resort

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Fitness center
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Restaurant
  • Family rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Towels
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Ski
  • Ski rental on site
Activities
  • Walking tours
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
    Off-site
  • Hiking
    Off-site
  • Ping-pong
  • Playground
  • Game room
  • Skiing
  • Fishing
    Off-site
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
Transportation
  • Public transit tickets
    Additional charge
Services
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Packed lunches
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Indoor play area
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safe
General
  • Convenience store on site
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Spa
  • Fitness
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    Additional charge
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Skotel Alpine Resort takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

From 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 3 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 years
Crib upon request
NZD 10 per child, per night
2+ years
Extra bed upon request
NZD 35 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Cash is not accepted Skotel Alpine Resort accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

All requests for late arrival are subject to confirmation by the property.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Skotel Alpine Resort of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

FAQs about Skotel Alpine Resort

  • The prices at Skotel Alpine Resort may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, Skotel Alpine Resort is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Skotel Alpine Resort is 350 feet from the center of Whakapapa Village. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Skotel Alpine Resort offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness center
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Playground
    • Skiing
    • Game room
    • Ping-pong
    • Fishing
    • Fitness
    • Walking tours
    • Horseback riding

  • Room options at Skotel Alpine Resort include:

    • Bungalow
    • Double
    • Family
    • Triple

  • Skotel Alpine Resort has 1 restaurant:

    • Skotel Bar & Restaurant

  • Check-in at Skotel Alpine Resort is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Skotel Alpine Resort on this page.