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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

'Haus Dachstein' - Modern, warm and comfortable!

 Great batch, great location. Would definitely stay again. 

Mountain Lodge - much more than a chalet

 The Lodge was pretty much exactly what we had expected. A lovely 'rustic' feel to the place, with a big roomy lounge, ideal for our group. SKY was provided and all the appliances worked well. Beds were very comfortable and everyone seemed to sleep well. Views of the mountain were awesome. Location was fine with a nice little walk into town or a very short drive if you preferred. 

The Blue House Ohakune - warm and inviting lodge

 Walking distance to town. The drying cupboard was very useful and the house had spacious rooms 

Southridge Stay - Ohakune Chalet

 Great place to stay and relax plus basing MTB riding from. House is warm, comfortable, clean, quiet with and good outlook. 

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The Blue House Ohakune - warm and inviting lodge

 awesome well setup accomadation 

The Blue House Ohakune - warm and inviting lodge

 Instructions easy to follow, house was warm, cosy and clean, loads of hot water, plenty of comfy beds to stash two families. Lots to do in Ohakune - the Old Coach Road trail, walks on the mountain, Tangiwai, coffee and cake in town...Price very reasonable for a house that sleeps so many people, and is warm, cosy and clean with two bathrooms... greta book collection too, with something for everyone.