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Snowy Waters Lodge

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Front of property
Quadruple Room | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Living room
Meeting facility
Double Room, 1 Double Bed | Bathroom shower

Overview of Snowy Waters Lodge

Snowy Waters Lodge

3.5 star property
3.5-star hostel in Raetihi

9.2/10 Superb

28 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
58 Ward Street, Raetihi, 4632
Main amenities
  • Breakfast available
  • Spa tub
  • Babysitting
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • BBQ(s)

Room options

About this area


  • Angel Louise Internet Cafe & Restaurant - 9 min walk
  • Raetihi Cosmopolitan Club - 10 min walk
  • Volcano Coffee Roastery - 10 min walk
  • Coach Caffe - 10 min walk
  • Clown's Cafe - 12 min walk

About this property

Snowy Waters Lodge

Enjoy your visit to Raetihi with a stay at Snowy Waters Lodge. The hot tub makes for a relaxing end to the day, and freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks. A terrace and a garden are other highlights. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travellers.



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 or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • 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

  • The front desk is open Monday - Sunday (7 AM - 10 AM) and Monday - Sunday (5 PM - 8 PM)
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance 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 cots (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • BBQs

Travelling with children

  • Playground
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Skiing nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Hot tub


  • No lift (single-level property)


  • English

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately NZD 10.00 per person

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Snowy Waters Lodge Raetihi
Snowy Waters Lodge
Snowy Waters Raetihi
Snowy Waters
Snowy Waters Lodge Raetihi
Snowy Waters Lodge Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Snowy Waters Lodge Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Raetihi

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Snowy Waters Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Snowy Waters Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Snowy Waters Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Snowy Waters Lodge?
You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
What is there to do at Snowy Waters Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with nearby winter activities such as skiing. Relax in the hot tub or enjoy the use of other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
What's the area around Snowy Waters Lodge like?
Snowy Waters Lodge is a short 18-minute walk from Ratana Church and 8 minutes' walk from Raetihi Show Ground.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Quiet and quirky. Exceptionally clean
Mark, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We were in the 'Doctors Residence'.It was lovely to have a fire going in the lounge, very cosy. The staff were marvellous and the continental breakfast was both generous and very nice.
1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I was concerned on arrival as we are a young family that there was a travel bus outside reception. The staff upgraded us for free to keep us away from the noise, excellent!
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely Lodge
When we arrived, we were upgraded to a room with en-suite rather than the shared bathroom that we were expecting, which was a lovely surprise. The room was a good size for 1/2 nights stay and had everything we needed. Lovely lounge area with good kitchen facilities. They also offered breakfast, but we weren’t told that we had to order the day before so unfortunately we couldn’t get breakfast there but easy to drive into town to get some. Overall, a pleasant stay and would definitely recommend.
Chloe, 1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Characterful and comfortable place to stay
I had a lovely room in this characterful place, with access to a kitchen and lounge area. There's even a hot tub on the front lawn, perfect for soaking those tired limbs after the Tongariro Crossing walk! Great little place.
Sarah, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stop off place
Great accommodation and amenities. Good value for money.
Susana, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Passing through for one night, stayed in double-bed room 3. Excellent value for money, even at the pre-reduction rate of 80$. Staff particularly helpful with an initially recalcitrant wifi system, kitchen well-equipped and laid out, well chosen range of dvds in the lounge, rooms and facilities clean and appropriately equipped. Only shortcoming noticed was lack of shaving mirrors in the mens' bathroom, easy to rectify.
1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Good value for money, the staff are very pleasant and I would stay here again
1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic place to stay with lovely people, We will certainly stay again. thank you so much.
Derek, 2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay on a ski trip
A great place to spend a couple of nights on a ski trip as it’s not far from Turoa ski fields. The whole place was very clean and cosy, with great attention to small details. Friendly staff too. Would recommend bringing ear plugs and eye masks if you’re a light sleeper. Thanks for the spa - albeit a tad cold when we visited. Overall a great place to stay. Will come again.
Anna, 2-night romance trip
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