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Where to Stay in Ohakune: The Best Hotels and Alternative Accommodations

Ohakune might be a small town, but when it comes to accommodation it has a little bit of everything, including hotels, lodges, B&Bs, motels and holiday parks. Here, you’ll find boutique accommodations in both sections of the town: the town centre and The Junction. There are hotels attached to popular apres-ski bars and restaurants, as well as secluded suites should you seek tranquillity. Check out your options for the limited number of hotels in Ohakune in the list below, as well as alternative places to stay.

Before we begin, don’t miss our 20 Best Things to Do in Ohakune to plan some amazing experiences.

1. The Powderhorn Chateau – Luxury Hotel at The Junction

Ohakune’s premier ski chalet hotel, The Powderhorn Chateau boasts attractive timber-lined rooms and apartments. Stay in one of the queen or twin suites with luxurious additions like spa bathrooms, private balconies, views of the Mangawhero River and Tongariro National Park and more. Make use of the indoor swimming pool, as well as two in-house restaurants which make up the bar and eatery scene of The Junction part of town. We also feature this accommodation in the 5 Best Luxury Accommodations in Ohakune.

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5 Best Hotels in Ohakune© The Powderhorn Chateau

2. Tongariro Suites – Adults-Only Accommodation in Ohakune

And a hotel with just four suites, Tongariro Suites offers tranquillity and breathtaking views of Mt Ruapehu among lush landscaped gardens. Suites are furnished with contemporary flair and feature an ensuite with a freestanding bath. The adults-only accommodation also presents a relaxing guest lounge with a wood fire, as well as an attractive outside area with a barbecue and cedar hot tub. Continental breakfast provisions are left in your room each day so you can feast at your own leisure. See more like this in the 10 Best Romantic Accommodations in Ohakune.

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5 Best Hotels in Ohakune© Tongariro Suites

3. Kings Ohakune – Cheap Hotel in Ohakune with Spa Pool

Stay in Ohakune’s apres-ski hub, The Junction, at Kings Ohakune. The hotel also adds to the restaurant and bar scenery with its western-themed bar and burger saloon. Guests can retreat to one of the queen, twin, triple or quadruple rooms, which are well-presented and feature an ensuite bathroom. On-site are two spa pools, one of which laps up the views of Mt Ruapehu, while a continental breakfast is also included in your stay. For those wanting more space, there’s also a private multi-bedroom apartment with a full kitchen and a balcony.

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5 Best Hotels in Ohakune© Kings Ohakune

4. Tussock Grove Boutique Hotel – Boutique Hotel in Ohakune

Tussock Grove Boutique Hotel is a boutique hotel with plenty of recreation. Challenge yourself with a game of petanque, soak your muscles in the indoor spa pool, and play on the hard-court tennis court near the hotel. In between doing the Ohakune must-dos and making use of the recreational facilities, stay in two-storey hotel rooms with various grades, from queen rooms to spacious suites. See more small-scale stays like this in the 10 Best Boutique Accommodations in Ohakune.

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5 Best Hotels in Ohakune© Tussock Grove Hotel & Cottage

5. The Ohakune Central Motel – Upscale Accommodation in Ohakune Town Centre

Now that we’ve exhausted our hotel-style accommodation in Ohakune, how about staying in one of the town’s motels? The Ohakune Central Motel is well worth considering, featuring contemporary king studios to the standard of an international hotel. Each studio is centrally heated and has a spacious modern kitchen and an ensuite with a shower. Other features include an outdoor hot tub and barbecue facilities. See more motels in our 10 Best Motels in Ohakune.

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5 Best Hotels in Ohakune© Ohakune Central Motel & Lodge

6. Rocky Mountain Chalets Ohakune – Apartments in Ohakune

Book into a multi-bedroom apartment at the Rocky Mountain Chalets in Ohakune and enjoy all of the conveniences of home with a full kitchen, separate bedrooms and more. Ideal for families and groups, the chalets sleep up to eight people with open-plan living areas and kitchens to ensure a social stay. What’s more, on-site is a communal spa pool and sauna.

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20 BEST Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Ohakune 🛎️ [2023]© Rocky Mountain Chalets Ohakune

7. Station Lodge – Cheap Accommodation in Ohakune

This characterful hostel and apartment accommodation near the railway station at The Junction part of town gives you proximity to mountain bike trails, bars and clubs that come alive in winter, and the Ohakune Mountain Road leading to the ski field. Guests can enjoy a spa pool, an outdoor wood fire pizza oven, bikes for going to town (and mountain bikes to hire) and more. The hostel also offers campervan sites, dorm rooms, private double and family rooms, as well as premium apartments. See more like this in the 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Ohakune.

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20 BEST Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Ohakune 🛎️ [2023]© Station Lodge

8. The River Lodge – Quiet Self-Contained Accommodation

Stay in one of the charming lodge suites or enjoy your own space in one of the two standalone chalets of The River Lodge. Located on picturesque grounds beside the Mangawhero River, The River Lodge offers a relaxing retreat with facilities like a timber hot tub, a generous continental breakfast, an electric vehicle and bike charging station and more. With a wine and beer bar, a barbecue area and a bonfire which can also be organised on request, it’s a place to enjoy the great outdoors.

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20 BEST Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Ohakune 🛎️ [2023]© The River Lodge

9. The Gables B&B – Bed & Breakfast for Couples

Away from the hustle and bustle of town, The Gables B&B offers pure serenity with your own private cottage complete with a bedroom, living area, bathroom and a fully-equipped kitchen. Don’t worry about breakfast, as continental breakfast provisions are left in your kitchen to enjoy at your own leisure. The modern cottage boasts tremendous views of Mt Ruapehu across the extensive gardens. You’re also one of the closest accommodations to the start of the Ohakune Old Coach Road, which you can find out more about in the 20 Best Things to Do in Ohakune.

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20 BEST Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Ohakune 🛎️ [2023]© The Gables B&B

10. Frankie & Hugh’s – Family Bed & Breakfast Holiday Home

A family-friendly holiday home meets B&B accommodation, Frankie & Hugh’s is the ideal stay for groups and families seeking their own space. The three-bedroom holiday home will instantly transport you into holiday mode with its timber-lined alpine lodge interiors, while the babbling stream winding through the property of native trees simply adds to the adventure. Although you have a small kitchen to prepare home-cooked meals, you won’t need to worry about breakfast as it’s all included.

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20 BEST Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Ohakune 🛎️ [2023]© Frankie & Hugh's

11. Ruapehu Country Lodge – Luxury Lodge in Ohakune

Boasting countryside elegance in its grounds and decor, Ruapehu Country Lodge offers something special just outside of Ohakune. Stay in one of the well-appointed king/twin guest rooms with an outdoor courtyard looking out into expansive gardens. The lodge is adjacent to the Waimarino Golf Club, which we feature in the 9 Luxury Activities in Ohakune, while the grounds also have a petanque course, spa bath, barbecue, fitness suite, and an elegantly decorated guest lounge.

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20 BEST Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Ohakune 🛎️ [2023]© Ruapehu Country Lodge

12. Ohakune TOP 10 Holiday Park – Ohakune’s Only Holiday Park

Ohakune’s only holiday park has something for everyone, from camping sites to cheap cabins with shared facilities to fully self-contained motel units. The “Gypsy Cabins” are a fun feature sleeping up to three guests while being close to the communal block with showers, toilets and a kitchen. Those who prefer their own space can opt for the “Kitchen Cabin” or one of the motel units for a reasonable price. The holiday park features a children’s playground, a private spa, go-kart hire, petanque and all sorts of fun stuff.

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20 BEST Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Ohakune 🛎️ [2023]© Ohakune TOP 10 Holiday Park

13. Mangateitei Views – Rangataua Tiny Home

One of the most unique accommodations in Ohakune, Mangateitei Views is set on the quiet rural outskirts. The tiny house offers a memorable stay for solo travellers or couples with all the essentials in one modern and luxurious package. Your open-plan kitchen and lounge spill onto an undercover deck with wonderful views to soak in from your outdoor bathtub or around the wood-burner. The holiday home is managed by Bachcare, ensuring a high-quality holiday home stay.

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20 BEST Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Ohakune 🛎️ [2023]© Bachcare

14. Ossies Motels and Chalets – Cheap Group Accommodation in Ohakune

A little old school but still in the ski holiday spirit, Ossies Motels and Chalets is made for groups and families on a budget. Every accommodation choice here fits at least six guests, as well as provides cooking facilities, free WiFi, heating and more. While units are not serviced every day, this helps keep the price low for one of the most affordable group stays in Ohakune. They also offer ski rental so you can get a quick start on the mountain.

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20 BEST Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Ohakune 🛎️ [2023]© Ossies Motels and Chalets

15. Snowman Lodge and Spa – Budget Accommodation in Ohakune with Spa

An affordable lodge in the centre of town, right by the New World supermarket, Snowman Lodge and Spa not only provides convenience but its a place for a little bit of pampering. Indulge in the outside spa pool, the private sauna or even get a massage treatment. As for accommodation, you’ll find campervan sites and a range of affordable private rooms such as double, twin, triple, quadruple rooms and even rooms for up to six people. Some but not all rooms have an ensuite. Otherwise, there are shared bathroom facilities. While there aren’t self-catering facilities, guests can enjoy hot drinks at the on-site cafe or make use of the barbecue.

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20 BEST Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Ohakune 🛎️ [2023]© Snowman Lodge and Spa

16. Nightsky Cottage – Luxury Holiday Home in Ohakune

Experience pure serenity among the protected native forest of Nightsky Cottage, exclusively accessible by a 50 m (164 ft) boardwalk. This eco-focussed two-bedroom holiday home features all the homely appliances with the luxury of lavish European-style furnishings. Snuggle up by the cosy fireplace in winter, bask in the mountain views from your private picnic area accessible via a short bushwalk, and indulge in the his-and-hers freestanding bathtubs in the bathroom looking out to the forest.

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20 BEST Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Ohakune 🛎️ [2023]© Nightsky Cottage

17. The Hobbit Motorlodge – Pet-Friendly Accommodation in Ohakune

While the name might sound like a cheesy jump on The Lord of the Rings bandwagon, The Hobbit Motorlodge actually has a good range of well-presented motel rooms for travellers. The lodge offers motel studios and multi-bedroom units with ensuite and kitchen facilities to make for a fully functional stay. On-site is also an outdoor spa pool and a mountain shuttle service, as well as a backpackers lodge, which you can learn more about in the 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Ohakune.

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20 BEST Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Ohakune 🛎️ [2023]© The Hobbit Motorlodge

18. Snowhaven – Self-Contained Accommodation in Ohakune

For contemporary studios sleeping two to four people or perhaps a three-bedroom townhouse, set your sights on Snowhaven. Featuring various grades of studios, Snowhaven’s studios feature quality kitchenettes, ensuites and modern furnishings and fixings, from the “Economy Studio” sleeping up to two to the “Superior Studio” sleeping up to four. The main motel is situated in the town centre, while larger groups may want to book into the three-bedroom townhouse in The Junction part of town.

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20 BEST Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Ohakune 🛎️ [2023]© Snowhaven

19. Manuka Lodge B&B – Upscale B&B in Ohakune

A boutique B&B located in a quiet cul-de-sac, Manuka Lodge offers a peaceful and comfortable experience for guests. The lodge has just four tastefully-decorated guest rooms, all with private ensuites and a full-cooked breakfast included each morning. Keep tasty and warm in winter with European-style central heating, underfloor heating and double-glazed windows, as well as an outdoor spa pool!

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20 BEST Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Ohakune 🛎️ [2023]© Manuka Lodge B&B

20. Ohakune Court Motel – Cheap Motel in Ohakune

A classic Kiwi motel, the Ohakune Court Motel isn’t anything flashy but still provides a pleasant and comfortable stay for those seeking their own space. Located between the main town and The Junction, the motel features stunning views of Mt Ruapehu and the Tongariro National Park. Relax in the sunny courtyard and enjoy a self-contained stay in the various grades of studios, family units or the three-bedroom house with cooking facilities, ensuite and many with views of the mountain. Check out more places like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Ohakune.

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20 BEST Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Ohakune 🛎️ [2023]© Ohakune Court Motel

More Hotels in Ohakune

That’s it for our list of the best hotels in Ohakune, but it’s by no means the end of our advice! Check out more guides to help you plan the perfect trip to Mt Ruapehu:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Complete Travel Guide to Ohakune.


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About The Author

Laura S.

This article has been reviewed and published by Laura, the editor-in-chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Laura is a first-class honours journalism graduate and a travel journalist with expertise in New Zealand and South Pacific tourism for over 10 years. She also runs travel guides for five of the top destinations in the South Pacific and is the co-host of over 250 episodes of the NZ Travel Show on YouTube.

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