Manowhenua Lodge

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Manowhenua Lodge

2.0 star property
National Park Village hostel with 4 restaurants and 4 bars/lounges

8.8/10 Fabulous

29 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Restaurant
The price is NZ$129
Price available on 21/08/2022
35 Mackenzie St, National Park Village, Manawatu-Wanganui, 3989
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 4 restaurants and 4 bars/lounges
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Free train station drop-off
  • 2 coffee shops/cafes
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Communal living room
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Free self parking
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

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About this area

Getting around

  • Free train station pick-up
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free train station drop-off

About this property

Manowhenua Lodge

Enjoy your visit to National Park Village with a stay at Manowhenua Lodge. You can relax with a drink at one of the 4 bars/lounges, and the 4 restaurants are nice spots to grab a bite to eat. Other highlights include 2 coffee shops/cafes, a terrace, and a garden.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 15 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the train station; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and an access code; access will be through a private entrance
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms (1-device limit)


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Free train station shuttle from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM*


  • Area shuttle within 35 kilometers*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 4 restaurants
  • 4 bars/lounges
  • 2 coffee shops
  • Barbecue grills
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Ski lifts nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Hot springs nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Communal living room


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi (1-device limit)

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2.5 percent

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Hot springs access available from 9:00 AM to 8:30 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Manowhenua Lodge National Park Village
Manowhenua Lodge Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Great stay. Thank you.
Shannon, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Clean, no frills accomodation
Basic but spotlessly clean accomodation, lovely host. Would definitely stay again when I need a base in Tongariro National Park.
3-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Staff was very friendly and they make sure you feel like as home. The very next morning they called me by my name.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Very bad experience... reached at 8 and they closed their kitchen at 9 ... could not use even microwave to warm food .. not even providing paper towel in the kitchen ... pathetic experience
1-night trip with friends
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

It was cozy and fair priced
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I really like the hosts. Very homely and nice people.
1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Home away from home. Great hosts & who were available any time.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

So comfy and warm , a real home vibe Will definitely return next year Thank you Tracey & hubby ☺️
1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Enjoyed every moment of our stay at this lodge! Tracey and husband are very welcoming I would definitely recommend to anyone with a family good value for money too! Kids loved the ping pong table will be back next year definitely.
2-night family trip
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