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 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Skotel Alpine Resort has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jun 27, 2012

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Free parking available at the hotel


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Sleeps Room Type Price
Max adults: 6. Max children: 4
Cabin
  • 4 bunk beds and 1 queen bed
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Max adults: 2
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Max adults: 2
Ngauruhoe Room
  • 1 queen bed
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Max adults: 2
Queen Room
  • 1 queen bed
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Max adults: 2
Ruapehu Room
  • 1 queen bed
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Max adults: 2
Tongariro Room
  • 1 queen bed
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Max adults: 4. Max children: 2
Family Room
  • 2 bunk beds and
  • 1 queen bed
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Max adults: 3. Max children: 1
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Max adults: 2
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Max adults: 5. Max children: 4
Family Room with Shared Bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed and
  • 2 queen beds
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Max adults: 2
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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Mount Ruapehu
    0.1 miles
  • Taranaki Falls
    1 miles
  • Rangatira Express
    2.7 miles
  • Whakapapa
    2.7 miles
  • Waterfall Express Chair
    3.2 miles
  • West Ridge Quad
    3.3 miles
  • Waterfall T-Bar
    3.6 miles
  • Knoll Ridge T-Bar
    3.7 miles
  • The Valley T-Bar
    3.8 miles
  • Far West T-Bar
    3.8 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Skotel Restaurant and Bar
    0 miles
Top attractions
  • High Noon Express
    7 miles
  • Giant Chair
    7.1 miles
  • Movenpick Chair
    7.3 miles
  • Turoa
    7.3 miles
  • Parklane Chair
    7.3 miles
  • Nga Wai Heke Chair
    7.5 miles
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing
    10.9 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Mt Ruapehu
    4.3 miles
  • Mountain Mt Ngauruhoe
    10.3 miles
  • Mountain Mt Tongariro
    10.3 miles
Ski lifts
  • Whakapapa Ski Area
    4.3 miles
Closest Airports
  • Taupo Airport
    43.1 miles
How to get to Skotel Alpine Resort from Taupo Airport
    Car
    Free parking is available.
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Skotel Bar & Restaurant

    Food: Local

Amenities of Skotel Alpine Resort
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Ski
  • Ski rental on site
Activities
  • Walking tours
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Ping-pong
  • Game room
  • Skiing
  • Fishing Off-site
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
Transportation
  • Public transit tickets Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Indoor play area
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safe
General
  • Convenience store on site
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Fitness
  • Spa facilities
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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

Check-in

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Check-out

7:00 AM - 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 are considered 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 year
Crib by request
NZD 10 per child, per night
2+ years
Extra bed by request
NZD 35 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

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 Skotel Alpine Resort accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

FAQs about Skotel Alpine Resort

  • Skotel Alpine Resort has 1 restaurant:

    • Skotel Bar & Restaurant

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Skotel Alpine Resort (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Parking
    • Street parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • Skotel Alpine Resort is 350 feet from the center of Whakapapa Village.

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

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

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

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Skotel Alpine Resort by:

    • Car 1h

  • Room options at Skotel Alpine Resort include:

    • Bungalow
    • Double
    • Family
    • Triple

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

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